With the Garmin vívoactive® 4 GPS Smartwatch, you'll be able to track your fitness goals every day. This Garmin fitness tracker is designed to be worn every day with the durable lens material and silicone wrist strap. With a water rating of swim, 5ATM, you'll be able to keep this watch on while swimming in a pool, or showering. For tracking options, this Garmin GPS smartwatch offers data on daily steps, breathing, stress levels, calories burned, heart rate, energy levels throughout the day, and more. Plus, you'll be able to log your runs or bike rides with the GPS feature to track distance traveled. When you are out of workout ideas, simply use the animated workouts that appear right on your screen. Reach your fitness and exercise goal with the Garmin vívoactive® 4 GPS Smartwatch.
Personal running coach for training
Easy touchscreen and color display
Tracks all-day health monitoring features
Tracks breathing throughout the day and night
Breaks down your light, deep, and REM sleep stages
Menstrual cycle tracking with Garmin ConnectTM apps
Garmin PayTM makes it easier the checkout at the store
Safe to wear during rain or snow, showering, or swimming
Connect IQ store for customization and downloading apps
Log daily water intake and see consistency from day-to-day
Tracks stress and offers reminders to do short breathing activity
Get easy-to-follow, animated workouts rights on your watch screen
Clock features include time, date, alarm clock, timer, and stopwatch
Body BatteryTM energy monitoring shows your body's energy levels throughout the day
Wrist heart rate helps gauge how hard your workout and alerts you if it's too high at rest
Tracks all the ways you move—including walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, golf, and more
Pulse Ox Sensor gauges blood oxygen saturation to demonstrate how well your body absorbs oxygen
Safety tracking features allow your location to be sent to your contacts either manually or automatically
Easily download music including playlists from Spotify, Deezer, or Amazon Music for phone-free listening
Smart notifications for emails, texts, and alerts when paired with a compatible smartphone, option to respond to texts if you have an AndroidTM phone
Weight: 50.5 g
Size: 45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8mm
Display Size: 1.3 in. (33mm)
Water Rating: Swim, 5 ATM
Display Resolution: 260 x 260 pixels
Fit: 135 to 200mm wrist circumference
Memory: 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data
Activity Tracking Junkie with Smartwatch Convenience
Just a quick review. I am active 6 days a week. Run, bike, strength, cardio.
Have owned VA HR, VA 3, fenix 5, Samsung Gear & Galaxy Watch.
Battery life: 3 to maybe 4 days. I would assume 25 to 30% battery loss per day if you do a 30min GPS run everyday. If you just use it as a smartwatch it's probably 20% per day.
Screen is nice. It's noticeable that screen is a little bigger and has slightly better resolution.
Touchscreen and software is simple, but effective. Especially for active types. I love weekly fitness goals and the way Garmin tracks them. I have always liked Garmin for watch and the connect app. I am 40+ and more resolution isn't necessarily better. Need big numbers.
Smart functions work well. 95% of a smartwatch is notifications. Email and text notification interface is better than previous models.
HR and GPS are accurate, but not without occasional variations similar to ALL wrist based trackers. Upper body strength has to use HR strap for accurate data. Samsung doesn't have this ability.
Sleep tracking, steps, floors, all seem to work as my previous versions did.
Not 100% on the new respiration and body battery monitoring. It's doing it, but not sure what it means/accuracy after only a week seeing data. Similar to the stress monitoring, I suspect this data isn't something that most will care about.
Overall, I rated it a 4 based on price. It doesn't employ the latest in screen technology which should make it cheaper. I assume by black friday it will be offered for $50 to $100 less, but I was clamoring for touchscreen again.
I am 100% behind screen technology because I want better battery life and do use it often in sun. Always on display is basically an automatic with this technology, not a massive battery drain.