Garmin Introduces Vivoactive 4


Garmin announced the vívoactive 4 GPS smartwatch with the broadest available range of 24/7 health monitoring features in the market.

These innovations include advanced sleep with pulse ox1, new respiration tracking, Body BatteryTM energy monitoring, abnormal heart rate alerts, menstrual cycle tracking, stress tracking with relax reminders, new hydration tracking and more.

With an always-on screen available in two sizes (40mm and 45mm), a multitude of color
options and metal finishes, and a battery life of up to 5 days in smartwatch mode, the vívoactive 4 series is styled and featured for life on the go.

For those looking to switch up their fitness routine, the vívoactive 4 introduces 40+ on-screen animated workouts for strength training, cardio, yoga and Pilates. These easy-to-follow workouts demonstrate proper form and technique right on the user’s watch.

Animated workouts are just the latest addition to the vívoactive 4’s robust suite of workout options which include: preloaded workouts on the watch, preset workouts available to download from Garmin ConnectTM, “create your own” customizable workouts, and Garmin Coach training plans (these free training plans adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance with a coach to guide and motivate).

And because music makes it better, the vívoactive 4 lets users download their favorite songs or playlists2, including those from third-party music services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer, right to their wrist. Safety and tracking features built into the vívoactive 4 provide peace of mind and include incident detection (during select activities3) and assistance3, both of which send real-time location to emergency contacts.

The innovative Body Battery energy monitoring feature lets users check their body’s energy levels at any given moment, which can help with scheduling workouts, rest times and sleep. Using a combination of data gathered from stress, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep and activity, a higher Body Battery indicates the time is optimal to be active whereas a lower number suggests rest is in order.

When it’s time to wind down for the day, advanced sleep monitoring estimates light, deep and REM stages of sleep. New respiration tracking measures the number of breaths per minute and Pulse Ox gauges blood oxygen saturation levels while asleep. Together, this data can demonstrate sleep quality.

Upon awakening, users can review their sleep stats in Garmin Connect. With GPS, ElevateTM wrist-based heart rate5, and over 20 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps including Pilates, yoga, running, swimming and more, the vívoactive 4 is packed with features to keep up with a varied active lifestyle. Need to take a breather? The vívoactive 4 offers new structured breath-work activities designed to promote focus and relaxation.

Staying connected is key with smart notifications for incoming calls, text messages, social media updates, calendar reminders and more. Personalisation is fun and easy with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from the Garmin Connect IQTM store app. Users can even upload their own photos and turn them into watch faces.

The vívoactive 4 (45mm) has a battery life of up to 5 days in smartwatch mode, and up to 6 hours in GPS + music mode.

Officially priced at RM1,750, the smartwatch is available at all authorised Garmin retailers.