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Garmin Vivoactive 4

Garmin Vivoactive 4
alaScore 90

10 reviews

Jun, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Garmin Vivoactive 4. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The touch screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the image quality, and reviews are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivoactive 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Angela Moscaritolo (

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Review


Respiration tracking ; Pulse oximeter readings ; On-screen workout animations ; Onboard music storage and support for Bluetooth headphones ; Underwater optical heart rate monitoring ; Pilates support

Uses multiple smartphone apps ; Excessive badges

Garmin's excellent Vivoactive 4 fitness tracker offers insights about your breathing, sleep, and stress, motivating training plans, and smartwatch features like contactless payments, downloadable apps, and onboard music storage.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (

Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: Touchscreen, advanced health tracking, golf, music, and more Review | ZDNet


Garmin continues to offer a number of watches as it works to provide options for everyone. The Vivoactive 4 is a great option for those who want a touchscreen interface with 24/7 health tracking and support for gym and bodyweight workouts.

Advanced health tracking features ; High quality materials, fit, and finish ; Responsive touchscreen interface ; Offline music and Garmin Pay support ; Extensive golfing support

Heavier than the 245 Music ; Display a bit dim for indoor use

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Jimmy Westenberg (

Garmin vivoactive 4 review: All-around great


Should you buy Garmin's all-business vivoactive 4 or AMOLED-touting Venu? Read our Garmin vivoactive 4 review to find out!

Garmin Pay support is convenient

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

Garmin Vivoactive 4 review


The Garmin Vivoactive 4 smartwatch is almost the perfect workout companion.

Comes in two sizes ; Built-in music storage with Spotify support ; Two-button navigation

Occasional syncing issues ; Convoluted app installation process

The Vivoactive 4 is a solid GPS watch with a better combination of features than its predecessor. In an increasingly competitive market, Garmin is playing to win.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Smartwatch In-Depth Review


It's been about 5 months since Garmin first introduced the Vivoactive 4 series (alongside the Garmin Venu). Both watches, screen aside, are nearly identical. And in that time Garmin has also introduced a number of themed Vivoactive 4 variants (such as...

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin’s Vivoactive 4 Series: Everything you need to know


Today Garmin announced the new Vivoactive 4 & 4S watches, within a pile of different color/material variants. The difference between the 4 & 4S is simply the size. They also announced the new AMOLED display Venu watch, . Ultimately though the...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Garmin Vivoactive 4 review


The Garmin Vivoactive 4 might have a few less features than the Forerunner series, but still provides an excellent smartwatch experience.

Great exercise tracking, with full GPS On-watch music streaming Stacks of stats

ANT+ HR broadcast mode does not work well yet No Performance Condition/training load monitoring Spotify/Deezer integration should be more friendly

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 puts the tech smarts of the watches used by the ultra-marathon-running elite into a more accessible wearable. You may not get all the pro-style advice of a Forerunner, but you do get the rest.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: Great tracking without the huge price tag


Garmin's Vivoactive has been redesigned and features some great new features. For many it'll be the perfect fitness watch that doesn't break the bank.

Significantly improved design ; Practical two-button solution ; Great value for money ; Offline music listening

Still struggles with HIIT workouts ; Display tech means low quality graphics/animations ; Garmin Pay not supported by a lot of banks

By taking a lot of what's great about the more expensive Fenix and Forerunner devices and compressing that into a compact and far more affordable device, the Vivoactive 4 will be the perfect fitness tracker for many, without breaking the bank.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Becky Firth (

Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: A sleek smartwatch that inspires goal-setting


It's one of Garmin's more affordable watches.

Sleek ; Touchscreen ; Tons of activity modes and health metrics ; Multi-GNSS support ; Several ways to stay connected

Goal alerts can be distracting ; Battery life isn't the greatest

The vívoactive 4 is an excellent smartwatch for active people wanting to be more in tune with their bodies, and for less active individuals who have the desire but need a little nudging to stick to their goals.

Aug, 2021

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