Garmin has announced the vivofit 4. This fitness tracker comes with an always-on colour display, and claims to offer a whopping one-year battery life.
The new vivofit 4 mirrors many of the design aesthetics found on the vívofit 3, and retains most of its features. Unfortunately, Garmin elected to not put in a heart-rate monitor in the vivofit 4, so this is a purely an activity tracker. It is, however, swim-friendly.
What it tracks however are essential fitness information that any health enthusiast will appreciate. It has a step counter, calories burned, distance traveled, intensity meter and even a stationary bar that shows if you have been still for too long.The step tracker even adjusts automatically according to your activity history.
It has Bluetooth connectivity to enhance its capability. Connect to the Garmin app on either iPhone or Android and track your healthy lifestyle on the app. The data can be exported later for review; however, it is not compatible with other tracking apps on the market.
The Bluetooth connectivity also allows users to use the vivofit 4 to find their phones in case they misplaced it; plus it can display some notifications from the phone as well as answer calls using the single button on the front. The vivofit uses two SR43 button batteries, which will need to be replaced once they run dry. This may or may not be a good thing.
The Garmin vivofit 4 has a sticker price of US$ 79.99 (RM 326) and is available in White (S/M), Limegreen Speckled (S/M) and Black (S/M and L). The replacable bands meanwhile comes in Speckled Black (S/M), White (S/M) and Black (S/M and L) with each band costing US$ 29.99 (RM 122) each.