Today, Garmin has announced the Vivosmart 4, a slim, smart activity tracker that introduces a wrist-based pulse ox sensor. This allows customers to gauge their blood oxygen saturation levels at night to better understand their sleep quality. The vívosmart 4 also introduces a Body BatteryTM energy monitor that estimates the body’s energy reserves, letting users know the optimal time for activity and rest.

Garmin’s most fashionable activity wristband tracker to date, the ultra-slim vívosmart 4 blends smarts with style, and is available in multiple colors with metal trim accents in silver, gold and rose gold. The vívosmart 4 is safe for the pool and shower and boasts up to 7 days of battery life between charges.

The innovative Body Battery energy monitoring feature lets users see 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. Body Battery assists users in making sense of patterns, demonstrating how behaviors and activities of the past few days influence how one feels at a given moment.

The vívosmart 4 comes fully-loaded with a newly redesigned Elevate wrist-based heart rate sensor, new abnormal heart rate alerts, VO2 max, and activities for walks, runs, strength training, pool swims, yoga and more. The vívosmart 4 includes all-day stress tracking and a new relax reminder feature that suggests users take a moment to do a breathing routine when it detects elevated stress levels. It’s easy to stay connected with the ability to check the weather, control music, receive smart notifications with vibration alerts, “find your phone,” access social media notifications, and even reply to texts with preset messages (Android only).

 

The redesigned Garmin Connect makes it easier than ever to beat yesterday with colorful activity cards that give users an at-a-glance to the most important stats. Simply scroll down to compare today’s totals to past results or tap in for more detailed information. Activities and other stats captured by the device are presented in vivid detail with data customized and filtered so that the user is only seeing what is most relevant to his or her goals. Users can connect with friends and family to motivate one another, join challenges, engage in friendly competitions and score colorful new Garmin Connect badges when goals are crushed.

The vívosmart 4 has a suggested retail price of €139.99 and comes in several stylish color and bezel/buckle options including: berry with rose gold bezel, powder grey with silver bezel, azure blue with silver bezel, and black with slate bezel.

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

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