Analysis and handling of the Vivofit 4 from Garmin.

To start

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary? 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 :
– The size of his screen
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

Is the Vivofit 4 compatible with healthy use?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The Vivofit 4 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Garmin decided to use his own portable operating system.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.Menus and features are less easy to find.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
This watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It will therefore be impossible for you to measure the number of steps you take during the day.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Interesting for everyday life?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?How is this useful in your daily life?For the Vivofit 4, this is what you can expect.
Through this model, Garmin offers an interesting product.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Garmin didn’t see fit to install it.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.Its weight is very low, 79 grams, less than on comparable models.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The function is not available here.

The watch to improve physical performance?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.And as far as the Vivofit 4 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 79 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in 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.
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.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

A connected watch with which applications

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.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.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
The screen is not very pleasant to read; mainly because of its small size of 1.2 inches.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 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.

The Vivofit 4 – in a nutshell

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.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– The size of his screen
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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