Analysis and handling of the vivosmart 4 from Garmin.

As a preamble to this test

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution. 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.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
– 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?

For several years now, Garmin has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The design of the vivosmart 4 is impeccable.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.

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.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this vivosmart 4 is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.In the end, you know what level of repair your sleep is at.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the vivosmart 4, this is what you can expect.
Through this model, Garmin offers an interesting product.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
As for the autonomy, Garmin considers that it will last 7 hours.
This model comes standard with GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Last point about the features; this is the music function.That wasn’t planned here.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Here’s the vivosmart 4 detail.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.

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

Is it suitable for all needs?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire 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.
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.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
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 vivosmart 4 – in a nutshell

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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