After the vast update on Fenix 6 Series last month, the Garmin Watch has introduced the Vivoactive 4, 4S GPS, the new Venu GPS family, and the Legacy Hero Series at IFA 2019.
Garmin Vivoactive 4 and 4S GPS
Let’s start with Garmin Vivoactive 4 (45mm version) and 4S GPS (40mm version), two Garmin smart watches that aim to offer the largest possible number of features dedicated to monitoring activity and health 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Vivoactive 4 has a battery that allows you to reach 8 days of juice in smartwatch mode and 6 hours in GPS + Music mode, values that go up to 7 days and 5 hours for 4S. Among the innovations we find a Pulse Ox sleep analysis method, suggestions for the rest, a new respiration tracking system, the Body Battery mode (which estimates how much energy is still present in the wearer’s body, in order to suggest when perform physical activity and when to rest), detection of irregular heartbeats, tracing of the menstrual cycle, reminder for hydration and much more.
There are also over 40 different types of training, represented graphically in the dial face, and the possibility of downloading new training plans from Garmin Connect app. There is also the possibility to download Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer songs locally. Among the other functions, we find the detection of the fall, the stress level, the heartbeat variations, the sleep monitoring and the detection of its phases, the Elevate application to take advantage of the GPS and exercises dedicated to breathing.
Finally, we also have the classic typical smartwatch notification features support for Garmin Pay and compatibility with Android and iOS devices. The Vivoactive 4 and 4S are priced at $349.99 and both can be pre-ordered via Bhphotovideo.com.
Garmin Venu GPS
Let’s move on to Venu, a new range that incorporates the main features of Vivoactive 4 and offers them in a smartwatch with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display and battery life of up to 5 days (6 hours in GPS + Music mode). Also, the Venu series will be available from September in black with gold case, light sand with rose gold case, granite blue with a silver case and black with slate case color combinations.
All the main features take up those of Vivoactive 4, so we find the same options for sleep monitoring, physical activity, support for Garmin Pay and compatibility with Android and iOS devices. The Garmin Venu GPS has been priced at $399.99 and it can be pre-ordered via Bhphotovideo.com.
Garmin Legacy Hero
The Legacy Hero Series is dedicated to Captain Marvel and Captain America fans. These special editions also incorporate the main features of Vivoactive 4 but are enriched with exclusive content dedicated to the two superheroes, such as the Denver Blue color strap for the Captain Marvel edition, or the 40s vintage design for the First Avenger model.
The Captain Marvel edition is basically a special variant of the 4S, so it shares the 40mm case and 7-day battery life, while the First Avenger one has a 45mm case and 8 days of juice. Among the other customizations, we find the motivational phrases of the two superheroes engraved on the back and various badges, exclusive watchface avatars and more inspired by the two Marvel heroes.