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Today's top Prime Day Countdown deal: Garmin Vivofit

This underrated fitness band runs for a full year, no charging required. It originally sold for $130.

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Amazon Prime Day is coming (Tuesday, July 12), but guess what? You can start scoring deals right now. That's because Amazon is offering "Countdown" deals in the days leading up to the main event.

Needless to say, the company is saving all the best deals for the big event, but it's still worth a daily look to see if there's anything good. Today, for example, the Summer Travel collection yielded this bargain:

The Garmin Vivofit fitness band for $39.99 shipped. It's available in your choice of six colors.

Don't spend $130 to find out if a fitness band is right for you. Spend $40.

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Originally priced at $130, the Vivofit never really caught on the way Fitbits and other bands did -- despite offering some solid advantages.

For starters, it runs for an entire year on its replaceable battery. And because it's shower-friendly, you can wear it pretty much 24/7. It also sports a nice-looking display that shows the time, your movement stats and a "move bar" that grows the longer you remain inactive.

Alas, it doesn't vibrate, nor does it deliver notifications from your phone -- but it does what a fitness band is supposed to do, and for a measly $40. Read CNET's Vivofit review to find out if it's a good, well, fit.

Check back tomorrow for another look at the top Prime Day Countdown deals -- and there should be some good ones, because the category is "Gadgets on the Go."

In the meantime, read these 7 things you should know about Prime Day.