Analysis and handling of the vivoactive 4 from Garmin.

In a few words

Connected watches have become powerful.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

So what we have to remember is this one big strength: Its daily use
Several weak points on this watch: Little functionality for health monitoring Not enough sport-oriented features The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

A watch connected for health

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Following our tests, this vivoactive 4 has a low score for healthy use.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the vivoactive 4 could do for you.
With this model, Fossil is moving up the rankings.You’re even gonna wonder how you did it before, when you didn’t have it.
And yet the manufacturer indicates 7 hours of autonomy.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.So you can safely swim with it.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
And last but not least, because it’s still pleasant, this model allows you to listen to music.It is an option that makes it the ideal everyday accessory.

A connected watch for sports

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.Here’s the vivoactive 4 detail.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

You will also be able to listen to music with this smartwatch.

Is it suitable for all needs?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

The vivoactive 4 in conclusion

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its daily use
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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