Analysis and handling of the vivoactive 4 from Garmin.

And to begin with…

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The vivoactive 4, the right one for healthy use?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Our tests have shown that the vivoactive 4 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.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).
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

The right choice every day?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the vivoactive 4 test shows.
Garmin has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.This watch informs you and gives advice.
Although Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 7 hours.
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.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
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.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, music lovers will appreciate the possibility of listening to music on this model.Even if the sound isn’t at the perfect level, it’s still an interesting option.

The right model for analyzing his sports activity?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a product with many advantages.And as far as the vivoactive 4 is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
It includes GPS tracking.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.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.

An interesting point about this smartwatch, is the presence of an audio player.

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 influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

The vivoactive 4 – in a nutshell

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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