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Garmin Vivoactive 4S Specifications, Features and Price

$349.99 $299.99

  • Release date:: September, 2019
  • Display:: 1.1 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD, Touchscreen
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Storage:: 4GB
  • Battery Life:: 7 days+
  • Compatibility:: Android 5-0+ and iOS 11.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Battery:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Price:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Last updated on January 27, 2020 11:18 amCompare

Garmin Vivoactive 4S Specifications and Features – The Vivoactive 4S is a moderately sized fitness smartwatch with a classic appearance that’s both classy and elegant. The 40mm Vivoactive 4S is moderately sized, with the I.1 inches transfective MIP display that’s very bright and easy to read outdoors. The Vivoactive 4S like the 4 is fully equipped to track your active life, and is quite loaded with features including onboard music storage with a long battery life.

The transflective MIP LCD display is bright and easy to read, while it supports touchscreen with two buttons by the side to aid navigation. The Vivoactive 4S is fully equipped with all the standard sensors to track your active life comprehensively with hydration tracking, respiration tracking, body battery energy monitor, 20 preloaded sport modes and animated workouts that coach you through your favorite moves all added. While also being equipped with ANT+, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to keep you connected to all that matters to you.

The Vivoactive 4S also has a long battery life that lets you go over a week on a single charge, plus support for onboard music storage that lets you take over 500 of your favorite tracks with you.

The Vivoactive 4 series consists of the Vivoactive 4 and the smaller 4S, plus the Venu which is powered by AMOLED display. There’s also the special edition of the Vivoactive 4 and 4S in the place of Captain Marvel for the 4S and First Avengers for the 4 respectively.

Garmin Vivoactive 4S Features

  • 1.1 inches transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, bright and easy to read outdoors, and touchscreen.
  • Up to 7 days long battery life in smartwatch mode.
  • Clock features: Time/date, GPS time sync, auto daylight saving, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Download watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
  • Calls reject/text response with preset texts (Android only).
  • Find my phone, watch, control music on smartphone and remote camera control.
  • ANT+, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • Rated 5ATM (swim-proof).
  • 18mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Compatible with both Android 5.0+ and iOS 11.0+ devices.
  • Sync data from watch to the Garmin Connect community – a thriving community of fitness enthusiasts where you can connect and share.
  • Onboard music storage that lets you take your favorite tracks with you on the go, as well download from your favorite apps such as Spotify, Deezer and Amazon music.
Garmin Vivoactive 4S Activity Tracking Features
  • 20 Preloaded sport modes.
  • Animated workouts that can coach you through your favorite moves, helping you save on training videos.
  • Added hydration tracking that lets you log your daily water intake to help you stay hydrated and see how consistent you are from day to day.
  • Added respiration tracking that tracks how well you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep and during training activities.
  • Added body battery energy monitor that tracks your body energy throughout the day so that you can find the best time to train or rest.
  • Added pulse Ox sensor that tracks your blood oxygen level during the day and while you sleep to help you see how well your body absorbs oxygen.
  • Advance sleep monitoring that tracks the three sleep stages; light, deep and REM with data from pulse ox and respiration tracking for a more detailed and accurate sleep analysis.
  • Added wrist-based underwater heart rate tracking that tracks your heart rate while you swim, which can help you manage your training intensity more productively.
  • Garmin coach is your personal running coach right on your wrist that can coach you through your next 5k, 10, or even longer goals.
  • Safety and tracking features include, LiveTrack that lets you invite others to join in your training goals and incidental fall detection that automatically sends your location to preset emergency contacts when a fall has occurred (phone must be connected to watch to enable this features).
  • Activity tracking features includes, steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, floors climbed, distance, intensity minutes, fitness age and all day stress tracking.
  • Gym and fitness equipment includes, cardio and strength workout, automatic rep counting and available gym profiles which includes strength, cardio, elliptical, rowing, stair stepping, and yoga.
  • Training, planning and analysis features includes, downloadable training plans, VO2 max, activity history on watch, GPS speed and distance, create custom activity profiles and advanced workouts.
  • Heart rate tracking features includes, HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max and HR broadcast data to paired device.
  • Running features includes, GPS-based distance, time and pace, run workouts, foot pod capable, and available run profiles such as running, indoor track running and treadmill running.
  • Golfing features includes, Garmin auto shot, pin pointer, digital scorecard, yardage and round timer.
  • Outdoor recreational features includes, back to start, total decent/ascent and available outdoor recreational profiles such as skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddle boarding and rowing.
  • Cycling features includes, time/distance alerts, compatible with varia, speed and cadence sensor support and available cycling profiles such as biking and indoor biking.
  • Swim tracking features includes,pool swim metrics, stroke type detection, basic rest timer, time/distance alerts and pool swimming as available swim profile.
  • Log and track cycles with the Garmin menstrual cycle tracking feature that can help you detect physical and emotional symptoms.

Pros

  • Lightweight, sturdy, and stylish design.
  • Moderately sized.
  • Long battery life
  • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
  • Swim-proof.
  • Onboard music storage.
  • Preloaded animated workout modes.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.

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ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Vivoactive 4S

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Unisex, Women

Release date

September, 2019

Predecessor

Garmin Vivoactive 3

Successor

Versions

Captain Marvel, First Avengers, Vivoactive 4, Vivoactive 4S

BODY

BODY

Dimension

40.0 x 40.0 x 12.7 mm

Weight

40 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

18 mm

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Water resistance

Yes, 5ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Rose-gold, White

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.1 inches

Display type

LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective

Display resolution

218 x 218 px

Pixel density

Always on

Yes

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

ANT+, Bluetooth v4.0

Bluetooth calling

No

GPS

Galileo, GLONASS, GPS

NFC

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

4GB

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

None

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

mp3/mp4

Bluetooth music

Yes

Loudspeaker

No

Microphone

No

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

Yes

ECG

No

Gyroscope

Yes

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

Yes

Thermometer

Yes

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Yes

Blood Pressure

No

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fitness Level

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Yes

Menstrual cycle

Yes

Floors climbed

Yes

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Swim-heart tracking

Yes

On-screen workout

Yes

Sport modes

20

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

GPS mode with music: Up to 5hrs, Smartwatch mode: 7 days

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+

Payment system

Garmin Pay

Interchangeable strap

18mm, Yes

Voice command

No

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Garmin Vivoactive 4S, Manual, Straps

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