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Garmin Vivoactive 4

Garmin Vivoactive 4: A Review: Smartwatch for Smart People

A year after the release of Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music, it has appeared with one of the most dynamic wearable technology.

Do you know what is Garmin up to?

Some of you can definitely guess it right.

The Garmin has launched Vivoactive 4 which can be said as the best alternative to Apple’s watch with music. The release was scheduled in September 2019 with solid features waiting for you.

The smartwatch is updated by Garmin with the Vivoactive 4 series. It comes in two variant and both are quite impressive having individual sets of features. One is Vivoactive 4 that has a dial of 45 mm and another model is Vivoactive 4s that has a dimension of 40 mm.

Garmin’s lineup of GPS watches offers something or the other to most of its users. It is designed with a multi-sport fitness feature and it even comes with an advanced design.

Garmin has advanced its devices actively in the last 2 years. Germin has surfaced with far better sound system maintaining mode for playing and downloading music form a smartwatch.

One of the smartest wearable today is Garmin’s Vivoactive 4 and is no way less than a mini-smart-phone. 

Vivoactive encompasses around different and useful features like an animated workout, heart rate monitor, inbuilt music, solid GPS tracking, sleep tracking, blood oxygenation levels and there are many more modern features that could keep you in “AWE” for a while.

What is new compared to the previous versions?

Released in 2 sizes, Garmin Vivoactive 4(45 mm) and Vivoactive 4s(40 mm) can fit anybody, be it fit or fat. 

40 mm Vivoactive 4s is built with a compact 1.1-inch display.

On the other hand, Vivoactive 4 comes with an impressive 1.3-inch display.

The display size of Vivoactive 3 and 4 are the same, the only difference between them is sizes.

Vivoactive 4 has been made with impressive built-in music support which the Vivoactive 3 lacked before, but later it added the same.

The Vivoactive is packed with 3.5 GB storage capacity for local music or for offline music playing apps like Spotify, Amazon Music,iHeartRadio and that is quite remarkable. 

The stuff that will intrigue you more is Vivoactive’s new animated workouts that can be used for cardio, yoga, strength training, etc. Apart from these, Garmin has also added relax mode, new coherence, focus mode, and peaceful breathwork activities.

Before in Vivoactive 3, the pulse oximeter used to work only for the night span.

2 other changes are brought in terms of aesthetics. Both the devices now have 2 button design, one of the top and one in the bottom. The button on top is to regulate the exercise and shortcuts menu, while the button below is used for managing the settings.

The battery capacity for both the models differ with Vivoactive 4 can last until eight days while in smartwatch mode. And the 4s last not more than 7 days with 5 hrs of active use of GPS and music.

Let’s have a look at the best features in Vivoactive 4 and 4s

It comes with :

  • Advanced sleep tracking
  • 5 ATM water resistance rating
  • Menstrual Cycle Tracking
  • Body Battery
  • Garmin Coach
  • Stress Tracking
  • Respiration Tracking
  • Full day Pulse oximeter record
  • Incident detection 
  • Has Wi-Fi connectivity & Bluetooth
  • Sensors: GLONASS, Garmin Elevate Heart Rate Sensor, GPS, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, and even Thermometer.

It is been compared with the top smartwatch brands due to it’s potential and features.

It is the best smartwatch for fitness.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 and 4s  is best for Fitness Enthusiasts

Garmin Vivoactive 4 now comes with 20 pre-loaded exercises for its fitness users and sports enthusiasts. Here you will have the ability to launch and track every form of exercise that you do throughout the day by pressing the button on the top side.

Vivoactive’s new animated workouts have been taking the user’s breath away with having support for various exercises such as pilates, cardio training, on screen yoga, strength training. 

It is as advanced as any other trending fitness smartwatches out there. It can track cycling, biking, and outdoor running with advanced support of locking onto a GPS signal in less than 10 seconds. Later you can also see a map of the road you took in the Garmin Connect App.

The pulse oximeter can come helpful for tracking oxygen saturation levels paired with respiration tracking. You can also get an idea of your sleep routine in the app with supported Spo2 readings as a part of your sleep log.

 Other useful features that Garmin brings in are not less than impressive. Both the Vivoactive model 4 and 4s now have Respiration Tracking, pulse oximeter, hydration tracking, and post workout-sweat loss metrics.

Vivoactive 4 in the future will be able to diagnose any health conditions based on the information it gathers. Maybe one day it will be rebuilt for better health and fitness benefits.

The best smartwatch is specifically a handful device for distance runners and it is because you can build your own customized training plans in the Garmin desktop app and you can also check out the advanced metrics.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 & Vivoactive 4s: Pricing

With the prices starting at £240 for the S variants. The regular verison of Vivoactive 4 is priced at £260 which beats the price of Vivoactive 3 having a cost-prize of £150.C

Wrapping it Up

Garmin has always made sure, that it satisfies the necessity of its customers. It has become an ever-advancing Brand with an impressive collection of the best fitness smartwatches in the world.

Garmin continues to improve the Brand and its product and is doing what he does the best, which is fitness tracking.