You heard me. Garmin’s vivofit 4 fitness tracker has one whole year of battery life. That’s 365 days, 8,760 hours or 525,600 minutes between charges. It’s mighty impressive when you consider a smartphone needs to be charged once, maybe twice a day.
Vivofit 4 is also Garmin’s slimmest wearable to date. It’s designed to be worn 24/7 with an always-on display, comfortable band and a swim and shower safe build.
“An activity tracker is only as effective as how often you wear it, and this is where the vívofit 4 really shines,” said Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia. “It’s the ideal device for customers who want something reliable that they don’t need to hassle with or take off to recharge.”
vívofit 4 tracks steps and encourages physical activity with a coloured move bar that fills up when you have been stationary for too long. It also assigns daily step goals based on current activity levels, gradually nudging you toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.
The wearable classifies activities such as walking, running, biking and swimming. It can also be used as a slim everyday watch, complete with a countdown timer, stopwatch, multiple alarms, weather updates and even Find My Phone.
Through the newly redesigned Garmin Connect, you can filter and customise data, connect with friends, join challenges and customise watch faces with various colours, themes and text.
The vívofit 4 will be available in White Lime, Green Speckled and Black colourways for RRP AU$159. Interchangeable accessory bands are sold separately.
The other big Garmin news is that the tech brand is set to launch its Forerunner 645 smartwatch which finally adds integrated music and payments.