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Garmin Vivoactive 4

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4.4 out of 5
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Pros

  • very sophisticated metrics and boasts an advanced suite of running features
  • does a great job on sleep tracking
  • it fits and feels better than any of the Garmin models

Cons

  • it s a bit too easy to earn badges
  • older model is now starting to get quite outdated
  • no need to take it off

Key specs

  • 260, 260 px
  • yes
  • yes
  • MIP
  • Built-in
  • yes
  • yes

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Garmin Vivoactive 4 - Pros & Cons

Garmin Vivoactive 4

Pros

  • very sophisticated metrics and boasts an advanced suite of running features
  • does a great job on sleep tracking
  • it fits and feels better than any of the Garmin models
  • nice (and confidence-boosting
  • app user-friendly
  • easy to navigate and well displayed
  • the accuracy of position+speed+time data is very good
  • more readable display and longer battery life
  • Both are excellent options depending on which features you prioritize
  • has a built-in GPS which is awesome as well
  • it was perfectly fine

Cons

  • it s a bit too easy to earn badges
  • older model is now starting to get quite outdated
  • no need to take it off
  • apart from to charge
  • tends to be a little slower on the update during the first few minutes of tracking
  • music service integration is clunky
  • screen is used to flick through information screens
  • custom-built workouts don t include form animations
  • vívoactive 4 is primarily a sports watch
  • Toy trends change every year
  • expensive

Garmin Vivoactive 4 - Technical Overview

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IconWaterproof depth
5 m
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50.5 g

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Garmin Vivoactive 4 - Full Specifications

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Display
Screen resolution260 x 260 px
Touchscreenyes
Colour screenyes
Display typeMIP
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Grey
  • Grey,Silver
  • Silver
Band materialSilicone
Protection featuresWaterproof
Waterproof depth5
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Connectivity
Bluetoothyes
GLONASSyes
GPSyes
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Dimensions
Width1.78 in
Depth1.78 in
Weight1.78 oz
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Features
Heart Rate MonitorBuilt-in
Distance meteryes
Calorie counteryes
Alarmyes
Compassyes
Stopwatchyes
Temperature sensoryes
Timeryes
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Power
Battery typeBuilt-in
Battery life (standby mode)8.0 day

Garmin Vivoactive 4 - Q&A (23)

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    Votes
    mai.johnson
    about 2 years ago
    Can I download golf courses on Garmin Vivoactive 4?
    kyla
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 lets you download golf courses and get useful information about the courses you're playing.
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  • 0
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    andera
    about 2 years ago
    Can I wear Garmin Vivosmart 4 in shower?
    doyle
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is waterproof and can be worn in the shower, at the beach, and even in the swimming pool.
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  • 0
    Votes
    cliff
    about 2 years ago
    Is The Garmin Vivoactive 4 better than Apple watch?
    pamala_daniel
    almost 2 years ago
    Both watches are good. If you want lots of smart functionality in addition to activity monitoring, the Apple Watch is clearly a better choice than The Garmin Vivoactive 4.
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  • 0
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    orville
    about 2 years ago
    Is the Garmin Vivoactive 4 touchscreen smartwatch?
    robt_hand
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 comes with a color touch screen, a durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lens, and a comfortable textured silicone strap.
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  • 0
    Votes
    maryland_smith
    about 2 years ago
    Does Garmin Vivoactive 4 support wireless charging?
    herbert.langosh
    almost 2 years ago
    Garmin Vivoactive 4 device supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
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  • 0
    Votes
    sheree.leuschke
    about 2 years ago
    Is the Garmin Vivoactive 4 a good running watch?
    darwin.hamill
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is an excellent watch that can be used for both outdoor running and the treadmill.
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  • 0
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    karolyn_herzog
    about 2 years ago
    Does the Garmin Vivoactive 4 track sleep?
    pat_sporer
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 automatically detects your sleep, and it even monitors your movement during your normal sleep hours.
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  • 0
    Votes
    marcelino
    about 2 years ago
    Does Garmin Vivoactive have GPS?
    terence_rodriguez
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 lets you track your position using GPS.
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  • 0
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    terrance
    about 2 years ago
    Is Garmin Vivoactive 4 compatible with Apple iPhone?
    darwin.hamill
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, Garmin Vivoactive 4 is compatible with a range of Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
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  • 0
    Votes
    dylan
    about 2 years ago
    Do Garmin Vivoactive 4 watch have a microphone?
    mirian
    almost 2 years ago
    Of course you can answer calls on your Garmin Vivoactive 4. The watch has a built-in speaker and microphone that allows you to answer calls and speak clearly.
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  • 0
    Votes
    yuonne_rippin
    about 2 years ago
    Can I answer call on Garmin Vivoactive 4?
    leon.gottlieb
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, you can easily take calls from your Garmin Vivoactive 4 watch. The watch has a built-in speaker and microphone that allows you to speak clearly.
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  • 0
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    elia
    about 2 years ago
    Can the Garmin Vivoactive 4 get wet?
    leo.leannon
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is waterproof up to 50 meters, so you can wear it during swims. It also supports pool swim tracking, which offers the option to set time and distance alerts.
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  • 0
    Votes
    jae.klocko
    about 2 years ago
    Can I Use Apple Music on My Garmin Vivoactive 4?
    lyman.batz
    almost 2 years ago
    Apple Music is not supported on Garmin music devicesGarmin Vivoactive 4, but songs purchased from the iTunes Store are supported on Garmin music devices.
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  • 0
    Votes
    roscoe
    about 2 years ago
    Can I respond to texts on a Garmin Vivoactive 4 watch?
    lauri.waters
    almost 2 years ago
    When your Garmin Vivoactive 4 watch is paired with a compatible smartphone, you can receive notifications, texts and alerts on your watch. If you have an Android™ phone, you can also respond to texts from your wrist.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    trevor.kihn
    about 2 years ago
    Is Garmin Vivosmart 4 waterproof?
    ambrose.runolfsson
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, the Garmin Vivosmart 4 is water-rated to 5 ATM, meaning it's suitable for swimming, showering, or enjoying a spa day.
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  • 0
    Votes
    millie
    about 2 years ago
    How accurate is the Garmin Vivoactive 4?
    saul.schuster
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is the most accurate fitness watch, and it has more advanced features than the other Watch.
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  • 0
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    mia.adams
    about 2 years ago
    Does Garmin Vivoactive 4 have altimeter?
    pamula
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 has a variety of sensors that track your activity: accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter. The Garmin Vivoactive 4 even has a barometric altimeter.
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  • 0
    Votes
    damian
    about 2 years ago
    Does Garmin Vivoactive 4 measure calories?
    florance.cremin
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 use an algorithm to calculate active calories based on your activity level, type of activity, age, height, weight, gender and other data.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    elton.hauck
    about 2 years ago
    Can you pause a workout on Garmin Vivoactive 4?
    rudolf
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Auto Pause feature of Garmin Vivoactive 4 can be used to pause the timer automatically when you stop moving or your pace or speed falls below a specified level.
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  • 0
    Votes
    brendon.ohara
    about 2 years ago
    Is Garmin Vivoactive 4 watch compatible with Android?
    lidia.wintheiser
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, Garmin Vivoactive 4 is compatible with a range of Android devices, including smartphones and tablets.
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  • 0
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    jacquelyne_gusikowski
    about 2 years ago
    Is Garmin Vivoactive 4 best for swimming?
    chet.bode
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is waterproof and can be worn in the shower, on the beach, or in the swimming pool. It comes preloaded with a swimming activity that can track distance, speed, style, SWOLF strokes, drills, and more when you swim in a pool.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    norbert
    about 2 years ago
    Which Garmin Vivoactive 4 watch is best for cycling?
    glady.bechtelar
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 4 has more cycling modes than any other Garmin watch, including multiple e-bike modes.
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  • 0
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    madge_mcdermott
    about 2 years ago
    Does Garmin Vivoactive 4 have music?
    ester_littel
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 4 stores up to 500 songs onboard for you to listen to when you're not connected to your smartphone. You can download music from your computer or third-party services including Amazon Music, Deezer, Runcasts, and Spotify.
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Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin - Editorial Reviews (13)

4.4
Based on 13 reviews
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Published: 08.10.2021
Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: An ideal smartwatch for most people
4.0

When you're seeking a highly efficient fitness watch, there are tons of options. The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is a user-friendly smartwatch that covers the essentials in a fun yet organized ...

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4 Smartwatch In-Depth Review
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DC Rainmaker
Published: 06.02.2020
Garmin Vivoactive 4 Smartwatch In-Depth Review

It’s been about 5 months since Garmin first introduced the Vivoactive 4 series  (alongside the Garmin Venu). Both watches, screen aside, are nearly identical. And in that time Garmin has also introduced a number of themed Vivoactive 4 variants (such

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4 review
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TechRadar
Published: 25.03.2021
Garmin Vivoactive 4 review
4.0

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 isn't the same as a Forerunner watch, but is a solid, more affordable option

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Trusted Reviews
Published: 25.11.2019
Garmin Vivoactive 4
4.5

The Vivoactive 4 is the latest smartwatch-come-fitness tracker from Garmin, and aims to take on the Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Iconic

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S review: Another outstanding sports smartwatch
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Expert Reviews
Published: 06.09.2019
Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S review: Another outstanding sports smartwatch
5.0

More an exercise in refinement than revolution, but the Vivoactive 4 does enough to become our new favourite fitness-orientated smartwatch

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4 review
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Tom's Guide
Published: 28.01.2021
Garmin Vivoactive 4 review
4.0

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 smartwatch is almost the perfect workout companion.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4s review: So many fitness features, so little time
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Ars Technica
Garmin Vivoactive 4s review: So many fitness features, so little time

More fitness chops than you'd expect in a $349 device but largely the same smartwatch.

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ProductReview.com.au
Published: 11.07.2022
Garmin Vivoactive 4

Garmin Vivoactive 4 (Smart Watch / Fitness Tracker): 3.4 out of 5 stars from 7 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4 Review: The Complete Guide to this Smartwatch
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Best GPS Tech
Published: 29.10.2020
Garmin Vivoactive 4 Review: The Complete Guide to this Smartwatch

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 features an array of health statistics and performance tracking metrics. Read the review to find out more.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4 Review
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PCMAG
Published: 04.05.2020
Garmin Vivoactive 4 Review
4.5

Garmin's excellent Vivoactive 4 fitness tracker offers insights about your breathing, sleep, and stress, motivating training plans, and smartwatch features like contactless payments, downloadable apps, and onboard music storage.

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PCMag UK
Published: 04.05.2020
Garmin Vivoactive 4
4.5

Our top-rated high-end fitness tracker

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: A sleek smartwatch that inspires goal-setting
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Mashable
Published: 04.08.2021
Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: A sleek smartwatch that inspires goal-setting
4.8

It's one of Garmin's more affordable watches.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: All-around great
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Android Authority
Published: 01.07.2021
Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: All-around great

Should you buy Garmin's all-business Vivoactive 4 or AMOLED-touting Venu? Read our Garmin Vivoactive 4 review to find out!

Garmin Vivoactive 4 - Timeline

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