Garmin have announced the vívosmart 4, a slim, smart activity tracker that introduces a wrist-based pulse ox sensor. This allows users to gauge their blood oxygen saturation levels at night to better understand their sleep quality. The vívosmart 4 also introduces a Body Battery energy monitor that estimates the body’s energy reserves, letting users know the optimal time for activity and rest. Body Battery at 90? Go crush that cycling class! Clocking in at 20? Better take it easy.
“Sleep quality plays a critical role in your overall physical health,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Poor sleep quality may contribute to the development of significant chronic conditions. With its slim design, the vívosmart 4 is comfortable to wear at night and pulse ox provides customers with information they can use to improve their health.”
In addition to pulse ox, the vívosmart 4 features Garmin’s new advanced sleep monitoring which estimates light, deep and REM stages of sleep, along with movement throughout the night. Upon awakening, users can review their sleep stats in the Garmin Connect Mobile app.
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 colourful 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 customised 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 colourful new Garmin Connect badges when goals are crushed.
The vívosmart 4 has a suggested retail price of £119.99 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. To see more of what the vívosmart 4 has to offer, visit Garmin.com/vivo.