Overview: The Garmin vívofit 4 is a water-resistant activity
tracker that helps you keep track of and reach your personal fitness goals. The
slender, lightweight device is worn on the wrist, and displays your steps,
calories burned, and distances traveled, and alerts you when you've reached your
daily goal. It can even monitor your sleep. The vívofit 4 weighs less
than an ounce, comes in a choice of colors and sizes.
Garmin Connect: The vívofit 4 has built-in Bluetooth Smart
technology so you can automatically pair it to your smartphone or mobile device.
You can also use an optional wireless USB ANT+ stick to connect the device to your home
computer. With the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone or computer, you can keep
track of your activities, your daily goals, the calories you've burned, and help
motivate you to keep active. You can also share your activities and goals with
your friends on social media. The vívofit 4 settings are configured on Garmin
Connect, including Time Format (12-hour or 24-hour), Measurement Units (miles or
kilometers), Visible Screens, and Auto Goal. Garmin Connect for your home
computer is compatible with Windows 7 SP1 and newer and Mac OS 10.10 or newer.
Garmin Connect Mobile works with Bluetooth Smart-compatible devices, including
Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch running iOS 9.0 and above, and select Android
devices (version varies with device).
Wrist Band: This vívofit 4 comes with a large wrist band
(for wrist circumferences between 5.83" and 8.46"). A version of the device
small-medium wrist band (4.8" to 7.4" wrist circumference) is available. The
vívofit 4 should be worn all day to monitor your
activities, and all night if you wish to monitor your sleep.
Activities: The Garmin vívofit 4 keeps track of your activity
level throughout the day and displays the results on the 0.43" x 0.43", always-on liquid
crystal display with a resolution of 88 x 88 pixels. You can view at a glance your daily step count and the
percentage of your daily step goal, the distance you have traveled, the number
of calories you have burned, the time of day, your current heart rate, and your
heart rate zone. If Auto
Goal is enabled, the device will adjust your daily step goal up or down
depending upon your previous step totals. If worn at night, the vívofit 4 monitors
your rest, including total hours of sleep, sleep levels, periods of movement, and periods of
restful sleep. The vívofit 4's memory stores up to 4 weeks of 24/7 activity data,
(less if the heart rate monitor is used). You should
sync the device with your phone or home computer periodically to clear the
Move IQ: The vívofit 4's Move IQ technology recognizes from
your movements the different activities you perform. Whether you're walking,
running, biking, swimming, or on a treadmill or elliptical, you don't need to
adjust the device when you change your activity.
Move Bar: Sitting for long periods of time can be
detrimental to your health. To remind you to keep moving, vívofit 4 displays the
Move Bar and gives an audible alert after one hour of inactivity. Additional
segments of the Move Bar appear after every 15 minutes of inactivity. Walking a
short distance will reset the Move Bar.
Intensity Minutes: The vívofit 4 monitors the intensity of
your activity and tracks your intensity minutes. Several health organizations
recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week.
Toe-to-Toe: The Toe-to-Toe feature lets you wirelessly
connect your vívofit 4 to your child's
vívofit jr. 2 device, or another vívofit 4. You can challenge your children,
spouse, or friend to a instant timed step competition. After the competition,
both devices will display the total number of steps taken.
Water Resistance: The vívofit 4 has a water resistance rating
of 5 ATM, which means it can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50
meters (164 feet). Not only can you wear the device in the rain and wet weather,
you can even shower or swim with it. The device also has a wide operating
temperature range of 14° to 140°F.
Batteries: The vívofit 4 is powered by two user-replaceable
SR43 batteries (also known as a 386 button battery) with an estimated life of approximately one year. The batteries never have to be charged, so it's always ready for your next activity.
A small Phillips screwdriver is required to change the batteries.