Analysis and handling of the Vivofit 4 from Garmin.

Foreword

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

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

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

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The Vivofit 4 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
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.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

What are its functions for everyday use?

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 Vivofit 4 test shows.
Garmin has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Garmin didn’t see fit to install it.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.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.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.This watch is very comfortable to wear.Indeed, it is only 79 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The right model for analyzing his sports activity?

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.Here’s the Vivofit 4 detail.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
With its weight of 79 grams, it is still one of the heaviest watches.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

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 means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
Due to a screen size of 1.2 inches, some will have difficulty reading and analyzing the data displayed.With a contained weight of 79 grams, you’ll forget you’re wearing it on your wrist.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

Finally, The Vivofit 4…

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
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

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