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Released along the Garmin Fenix 6 Series is the Vivoactive 4 Series, while the later is made up of 3 members; Vivoactive 4, 4S and Venu, the former is made up of 6 members; Fenix 6, 6S, 6 Pro, 6S Pro, 6X Pro, 6X Pro Solar. Each of these three features the latest of Garmin technology which includes more activity tracking and battery saver modes features. Compare the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro vs Vivoactive 4 specs and features to find out the differences.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro vs Vivoactive 4: Specifications Compared

 
 
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Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Specifications, Features and Price

garmin vivoactive 4 specs, features and price

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Specifications, Features and Price

Price $699.99 $349.99 $297.98
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Garmin Vivoactive 4
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex
Release date September, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Garmin Vivoactive 3
Successor
Versions Captain Marvel, First Avengers, Vivoactive 4, Vivoactive 4S
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 47 x 47 x 14.7 mm 45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm
Weight 83 grams 50.5 grams
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Fiber-reinforced polymer Fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap material Leather, Nylon, Silicone, Titanium Silicone
Bezel material DLC, Stainless steel, Titanium Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass DX, Sapphire glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistance 10 ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black Black, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.3 inches
Display type LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective
Display resolution 260 x 260 px 260 x 260 px
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 5 Physical buttons 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth calling No No
GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM 32GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker No No
Microphone No No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter Yes Yes
Thermometer Yes Yes
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fitness Level Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection Yes Yes
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking Yes Yes
On-screen workout Yes Yes
Sport modes Yes 20
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity
Battery life Battery saver mode: 48 days, Expedition GPS mode: 28 days, Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days GPS with music: up to 6hrs, Smartwatch mode: up to 8 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Garmin Connect Garmin Connect
Compatibility Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+ Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+
Payment system Garmin Pay Garmin Pay
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command No No
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Garmin Fenix 6 Pro, Manual, Straps Charger, Garmin Vivoactive 4, Manual, Straps
Price $699.99 $349.99 $297.98

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro vs Vivoactive 4: Fitness Tracking Features

Garmin Fenix 6x ProGarmin Fenix 6x Pro Solar
Activity Tracking Features

Steps counter, floors climbed, fitness age, Move IQ
intensity minutes and distanced traveled.
YesYes
Body Battery Energy Monitor

Lets you see your body’s energy levels throughout the day so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
YesYes
Pulse OX Sensor

The Pulse Ox sensor gauges your blood oxygen saturation during the day and as you sleep to show how well your body is absorbing oxygen.
YesYes
Stress Tracking

Helps you find out if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day. Relax reminders will even prompt you to do a short breathing activity when you’re feeling stressed.
YesYes
Menstrual Cycle Tracking

Lets you use the Garmin Connect™ app to track your cycle, log physical and emotional symptoms and learn about training and nutrition during each phase of your cycle. Even get cycle tracking information on your wrist.
YesYes
Hydration Tracking

Log your daily fluid intake as a reminder to stay hydrated. You can even have an auto goal for hydration that adjusts based on how much sweat you lose during activities — even underwater.
YesYes
Respiration Tracking

See how you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep and during breath-work and yoga activities.
YesYes
Advanced Sleep Monitoring

Get a full picture of how you’re sleeping, with a breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages as well as Pulse Ox and respiration data
YesYes
Heart Rate Tracking

The watch constantly samples your heart rate2 and will alert you if it stays high while you’re at rest. It also helps gauge how hard you work during activities even underwater.
YesYes
Mindful Breathing

When you want to relax or focus, you can start a breath-work activity, and this watch will track your stress and respiration to help you get a better understanding of how you’re breathing.
YesYes
On-Screen Animated Workout Modes

Easy-to-follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts come preloaded on the watch, and you can download more from the Garmin Connect app.
YesYes
Preloaded Workout Modes

Track all the ways you move with more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps — including walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, golf and more.
YesYes
Garmin Coach

Get a personal running coach on your wrist, for free, to help you train for your next 5K, 10K or half-marathon.
YesYes
Safety and Tracking Features

When your watch and phone are paired, your live location can be sent to your contacts manually or — during outdoor activities — automatically with built-in incident detection.

Also Livetrack, Group LiveTrack and Live event sharing allow you to invite other to join you in your training.
YesYes
Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available gym profiles; Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga.
Yes and moreYes and more
Training, Planning and Analysis Features

Available run profiles; Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running.

GPS speed and distance, customizable activity profiles, advanced training, VO2 Max., heat and altitude acclimation, training load, training effect, auto and manual mutisport activities, Garmin and Strava live segments.
Yes and moreYes and more
ClimbPro Feature

Use ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.
YesYes
Outdoor Recreation Features

Outdoor recreational features include hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical
Yes and moreYes and more
Multi-GNSS Support

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
YesYes
TOPO Maps

Preloaded Topographical (TOPO) maps allow you use TOPO maps with Trendline Popularity Routing to find the best routes and navigate your adventures effortlessly
YesYes
Ski Maps

Preloaded Ski maps allow you view run names and difficulty ratings for 2,000 worldwide ski resorts.
YesYes
Round-trip Routing
Enter a distance you want to travel, and get suggested routes that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendline™ popularity routing helps you find the best local paths.
YesYes
Turn-by-turn Navigation

Follow a route or course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.
YesYes
ABC sensors

Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass
YesYes
Running Features

Available run profiles include running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running
Yes and moreYes and more
PACEPRO Technology

A first-of-its-kind PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.
YesYes
Golf Courses

Access full-color CourseView maps for more than 41,000 golf courses around the world, and get button targeting and the PlaysLike Distance feature.
YesYes
Swimming Features

Available swimming profiles; pool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running.

Other features include; tracks metrics such as distance, pace, stroke count, stroke distance and SWOLF.
YesYes
Underwater Wrist-based Heart Rate Tracking

Features underwater wrist-based heart rate tracking that helps you manage your swimming intensity.
YesYes
Altimeter

Floors climbed
YesYes

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro vs Vivoactive 4: Battery Life

Vivoactive 4 Fenix 6 Pro
Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 18 hours
Smartwatch: Up to 14 days
GPS: Up to 36 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 10 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: 72 hours
Expedition GPS Activity: 28 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 48 days

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro vs Vivoactive 4: What’s The Difference?

Although, the Vivoactive 4 is a more compact smartwatch and weighs a little less, but the Fenix 6 Pro is a better smartwatch for the following reasons;

  1. The Fenix 6 Pro available in titanium and DLC materials is a more durable and sturdy device than the Vivoactive 4.
  2. The Fenix 6 Pro with 32GB has a far more storage capacity than the Vivoacitve 4 with a mere 4GB onboard storage.
  3. The Fenix 6 Pro being a more comprehensive activity tracker has far more activity tracking features than the Vivoactive 4. It features preloaded TOPO maps, ski maps, Pacepro, more running and outdoor recreational features which the Vivoactive 4 lacks.
  4. The Fenix 6 Pro has a longer battery life that lets you go longer from a single charge than with the Vivoactive 4.

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