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Garmin Vivoactive

Garmin Vivoactive
alaScore 91

1066 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1066 reviews of Garmin Vivoactive. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivoactive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Vivoactive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 user reviews of Garmin Vivoactive from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Vivoactive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Garmin Vivoactive from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Vivoactive

 

The Garmin Vivoactive is a fitness watch that cuts all the fat, and some of the muscle, off the higher-end Garmin Forerunner runner's watches. It delivers a GPS tracking device in a package that looks and feels like a lifestyle smartwatch.

Has full GPS tracking ; Good value ; Great battery life ; Small frame

Occasionally patchy notifications ; Limited apps library

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (t3.com)

Garmin Vivoactive: GPS fitness tracker with a side order of smartwatch

 

This smartwatch/fitness-band hybrid is a jack of all trades and a master of… Well, let's find out, eh?

Great multi-sport tracking ; Accurate ; speedy GPS ; Long battery life

No built-in heart-rate monitor ; It’s not overly sexy ; Sleep tracking rather basic

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: Great tracking without the huge price tag

 

Garmin's Vivoactive has been redesigned and features some great new features. For many it'll be the perfect fitness watch that doesn't break the bank.

Significantly improved design ; Practical two-button solution ; Great value for money ; Offline music listening

Still struggles with HIIT workouts ; Display tech means low quality graphics/animations ; Garmin Pay not supported by a lot of banks

By taking a lot of what's great about the more expensive Fenix and Forerunner devices and compressing that into a compact and far more affordable device, the Vivoactive 4 will be the perfect fitness tracker for many, without breaking the bank.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 4 review

 

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 might have a few less features than the Forerunner series, but still provides an excellent smartwatch experience.

Great exercise tracking, with full GPS On-watch music streaming Stacks of stats

ANT+ HR broadcast mode does not work well yet No Performance Condition/training load monitoring Spotify/Deezer integration should be more friendly

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 puts the tech smarts of the watches used by the ultra-marathon-running elite into a more accessible wearable. You may not get all the pro-style advice of a Forerunner, but you do get the rest.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Garmin Vivoactive review

 

An exercise band that is also nearly a smartwatch

Great fitness and activity tracking ; Top battery life ; Good comfort

Kinda drab design ; Less slick than Android Wear alternatives ; It looks like a smartwatch, but kinda isn't

May, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.co.uk)

Garmin Vivoactive review: A fitness smartwatch that ultimately falls short

 

An ultraslim design and a laundry list of features can't save this watch.

The Vivoactive has an ultraslim design, good battery life and an always-on color display that shines in outdoor performance. It has vibration and notification alerts from your smartphone, activity tracking with auto-adjusting goals, multisport tracking...

The Connect IQ app store is lacking, Garmin's mobile app is dated and sleep tracking is unimpressive. The watch software and smartphone connectivity can also be unstable, requiring frequent reboots.

The ultraslim design and laundry list of features can't overcome the buggy software. Once Garmin fixes these problems, the Vivoactive could be a good product, but until then, there are better options available.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

Garmin Vivoactive smartwatch hands-on review

 

Garmin has opted for a square design for the Vivoactive. We prefer the look of circular smartwatches but wouldn't say that the Vivoactive is unattractive. It's available in either black or white, and is fairly thin at 8mm though perhaps too large...

We're looking forward to spending some more time with the Garmin Vivoactive smartwatch to find out how accurate it is at tracking our activity and exploring its features more thoroughly to see whether they make life easier.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Garmin Vivoactive review

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Garmin calls the Vivoactive a smartwatch for an active lifestyle, but can it keep pace with our tough fitness tracking tests? And just how smart are its smart functions? Read on for our full review of the Garmin Vivoactive and find out whether it lives...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Garmin Vivoactive review: The fitness wearable to buy

 

Long battery life, integrated GPS and ANT+ compatibility make for a great fitness watch – niggles aside, the Vivoactive is the one to beat

The Garmin Vivoactive isn’t a sleek, sexy do-it-all wearable: it’s a GPS-enabled fitness watch with a smattering of semi-smart features.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Ashleigh Allsopp (techworld.com)

Garmin Vivoactive hands-on review

 

Garmin used CES 2015 to several new forays into the wearable market, including the new Vivoactive GPS smartwatch aimed at fitness enthusiasts interested in keeping track of their daily activity. Here's our Garmin Vivoactive hands-on review.

We're looking forward to spending some more time with the Garmin Vivoactive smartwatch to find out how accurate it is at tracking our activity and exploring its features more thoroughly to see whether they make life easier.

Jan, 2015

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