Garmin Vivoactive 4 review

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  • Garmin Vivoactive 4
  • Garmin Vivoactive 4
  • Garmin Vivoactive 4
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  • Garmin Vivoactive 4
  • Garmin Vivoactive 4

Specs / Features


Tech Spec
Display Size 1.3
Display Type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display Resolution 260 x 260
Battery Life Up to 18 hours
Compatibility iPhone, Android
Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 5-September-2019
Size 4.51 x 4.51 x 1.28 cm (1.8 x 1.8 x 0.5 in)
Weight 50.5 grams
(1.78 ounces)

Critic Reviews


TrustedReviews

Offers stellar fitness tracking

from TrustedReviews

The Vivoactive 4 isn't a giant step forward from the Vivoactive 3, but it remains one of the best mid-tier fitness trackers on the market. Highlights include stellar GPS location tracking, inbuilt storage for music and maps and the ability to track pretty much every sport under the sun.

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The Vivoactive 4 isn't a giant step forward from the Vivoactive 3, but it remains one of the best mid-tier fitness trackers on the market. Highlights include stellar GPS location tracking, inbuilt storage for music and maps and the ability to track pretty much every sport under the sun.

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The Wirecutter

For the fitness enthusiast

from The Wirecutter

Winning points for accuracy and wearability, this investment fitness tracker combines the best of sport and lifestyle wear for those who lead a workout-fueled life.

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Winning points for accuracy and wearability, this investment fitness tracker combines the best of sport and lifestyle wear for those who lead a workout-fueled life.

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Expert Reviews

Excellent fitness tracking features, good price

from Expert Reviews

The Vivoactive 4 packs in a host of handy new features such as hydration and period tracking, plus guided animated workouts. When you factor in the comparatively low price, there's very little not to like; as far as sports watches go, you'll be hard pushed to find anything better.

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The Vivoactive 4 packs in a host of handy new features such as hydration and period tracking, plus guided animated workouts. When you factor in the comparatively low price, there's very little not to like; as far as sports watches go, you'll be hard pushed to find anything better.

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Wareable

A top notch sporty smartwatch where fitness comes first

from Wareable

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is another great sports-focused smartwatch that you’re going to struggle to find something better for the price. While smartwatch features have largely stayed the same as its predecessor, there’s even more going on on the health and fitness front. It may well lack the...More

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is another great sports-focused smartwatch that you’re going to struggle to find something better for the price. While smartwatch features have largely stayed the same as its predecessor, there’s even more going on on the health and fitness front. It may well lack the more vibrant display found on the Venu, but the screen is still great, and you get all of the same features for less money and better battery life.

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Tom's Guide

The best fitness smartwatch gets better

from Tom's Guide

This well-rounded, fitness-focused smartwatch improves upon the Vivoactive 3 with more bells and whistles for tracking health stats and workouts, plus offline Spotify playback. For a more premium look, the Garmin Venu offers an AMOLED display for $50 extra.

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This well-rounded, fitness-focused smartwatch improves upon the Vivoactive 3 with more bells and whistles for tracking health stats and workouts, plus offline Spotify playback. For a more premium look, the Garmin Venu offers an AMOLED display for $50 extra.

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Android Authority

All-around great

from Android Authority

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is a solid upgrade to the Vivoactive 3 and 3 Music, and will certainly please those in need of a midrange multisport watch. It's not as flashy as the new Garmin Venu, but that might be a good thing: It has a more readable display and longer battery life. If you're interest...More

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is a solid upgrade to the Vivoactive 3 and 3 Music, and will certainly please those in need of a midrange multisport watch. It's not as flashy as the new Garmin Venu, but that might be a good thing: It has a more readable display and longer battery life. If you're interested, you won't be disappointed... just be prepared to pay up.

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Ars Technica

So many fitness features, so little time

from Ars Technica

If you want your wearable to work harder for you, particularly in the health and fitness department, the Vivoactive 4 is a good option. It's more well-rounded in features than Forerunner smartwatches, and it's nowhere near as expensive as Fenix devices, making it a solid, mid-tier fitness watch for those who are more active than most.

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If you want your wearable to work harder for you, particularly in the health and fitness department, the Vivoactive 4 is a good option. It's more well-rounded in features than Forerunner smartwatches, and it's nowhere near as expensive as Fenix devices, making it a solid, mid-tier fitness watch for those who are more active than most.

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ZDNet

Touchscreen, advanced health tracking, golf, music, and more

from ZDNet

I love what Garmin has been doing lately with its GPS sports watches by including Body Battery, Pulse Oximeter for advanced sleep tracking, hydration tracking, stress tracking, respiration tracking, and more in regards to monitoring all the details of your health to help you improve in areas beyo...More

I love what Garmin has been doing lately with its GPS sports watches by including Body Battery, Pulse Oximeter for advanced sleep tracking, hydration tracking, stress tracking, respiration tracking, and more in regards to monitoring all the details of your health to help you improve in areas beyond the exercise session. It's also quite handy to have the animated workouts that encourage you to cross-train and discover new exercises.

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DC Rainmaker

A logical evolutionary update over its predecessor

from DC Rainmaker

It’s not as swanky looking of a display as the Venu is, but it fits the bill for many while saving you $50 compared to the Venu. The greater lifestyle and wellness features help round it out and give it more depth compared to Fitbit, and also compared to Apple Watch (ignoring 3rd party apps of...More

It’s not as swanky looking of a display as the Venu is, but it fits the bill for many while saving you $50 compared to the Venu. The greater lifestyle and wellness features help round it out and give it more depth compared to Fitbit, and also compared to Apple Watch (ignoring 3rd party apps of course). And of course – having music be part of the baseline is somewhat expected in this day and age at this price point.

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