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The Garmin vívoactive 4 is a smartwatch that is primarily made for people who want to do more for their fitness and health. It is suitable for sport thanks to apps, training plans, heart rate measurement, water resistance up to 50 m, music player and up to 8 days of battery life. Many good reviews and test results speak in favor of the Apple Watch alternative. Therefore you will find a summary of the Garmin vivoactive 4 as well as a comparison to Garmin vivoactive 4S. For everyone who wants to jump straight to the product, here is the link for that ;)
There are numerous manufacturers and offers for smartwatches with fitness and sports functions. There are also fitness trackers that look more like a bracelet and are simpler. With the Garmin vívoactive 4 you get a watch with a classic design and some exciting features in your luggage. These are the technical data and functions of the watch:
The motto of the Garmin Connect app for the iPhone with iOS and Android smartphones is “beat yesterday” (outbid yesterday). This is intended to create the claim to take more steps, complete more demanding training, have a lower stress level - or simply sleep better: D You can find this and other Garmin offers for smartphones in the Apple App Store as well as in the Google Play Store.
The Garmin vívoactive 4 Smartwatch with many sports and health offers scores good to very good on average. On the linked Amazon page you will find a reference to a chip test in the product images, in which the watch was rated "very good". The 4.756 Amazon reviews to date also show a high level of user satisfaction with an average of 4,4 / 5 stars. A total of 70% of the experiences and test reports are 5-star and 15% are 4-star ratings.
Note for users of the Apple iPhone: Older reviews from 2019 or early 2020 sometimes talk about connection problems to the Apple smartphone. However, these will be revised in later evaluations from mid / late 2020. An update of the app and / or the clock seem to have led to the problems being resolved, which will certainly make the ratings even better in the future. The information was as of February 2, 2021.
The S in the product name stands for "small". The model, which is available in rose gold / white, slate / black and silver / gray, does not save on functionality. Only the dimensions and thus the display and the battery are a bit smaller. The sometimes somewhat cheaper smartwatch for sporty people in comparison with the larger model has been compared to you in the following overview:
|Garmin vivoactive 4||Garmin vivoactive 4S|
|Display Size||1,3 inches (3,3 cm)||1,1 inches (2,79 cm)|
|Dimensions without tape||4,5 x 4,5 x 1,28 cm||4,0 x 4,0 x 1,28 cm|
|Weight:||50 g||40 g|
|Battery life||8 days (15 h with GPS)||7 days (13 h with GPS)|
|Price||from € 259,99||from € 259,99|
Note on prices: The offers vary, especially with regard to the choice of colors.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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