Analysis and handling of the Vivofit 4 from Garmin.

And to begin with…

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
The size of his screen
Its weight/size
Little functionality for health monitoring
Not enough sport-oriented features
The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your health?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Our tests have shown that the Vivofit 4 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
This watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

Interesting for everyday life?

Do you need a smart watch?How is this useful in your daily life?Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the Vivofit 4 could do for you.
Through this model, Garmin offers an interesting product.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.So you can safely swim with it.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.Indeed, it is only 79 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The function is not available here.

A connected watch for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is Vivofit 4 a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 79 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

The Garmin watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With this small 1.2-inch screen, it’s not easy to get a good view of the information provided.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 79 grams.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

Vivofit 4, the right choice for the right use

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– The size of his screen
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications