59points

Garmin Vivofit 2

32points

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

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Garmin Vivofit 2 vs Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

Why is Garmin Vivofit 2 better than Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)?

  • Has a heart rate monitor
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  • Detects activities automatically
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  • Tracks elevation
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  • Syncs wirelessly
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  • Automatically syncs
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  • Measures pace
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  • Has exercise tagging
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  • Has a route tracker
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Why is Garmin Vivofit 4 (large) better than Garmin Vivofit 2?

  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Has notifications
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  • Locates your phone
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  • Watch band is replaceable
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  • 2mm narrower
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    19mmvs21mm
  • Always-On Display
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  • Supports ANT+
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  • Has a removable battery
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Design

is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
sweat resistance
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Has a display
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
has branded damage-resistant glass
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

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Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.
has a touch screen
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
waterproof depth rating

50m

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The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
Watch band is replaceable
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.

Sensors

has GPS
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
has an accelerometer
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
Has a temperature sensor
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
Has a barometer
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
has a gyroscope
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
Has a cadence sensor
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.
Monitors perspiration
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

Activity tracking

Detects activities automatically
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
Has multi-sport mode
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
A multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling, and swimming. This feature is ideal for those who need to change quickly between various activities (e.g., triathletes).
Has exercise tagging
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
After exercising, you can add details about your workout (e.g., jogging, swimming, cycling). This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burned.
Tracks elevation
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.
Tracks distance
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It tracks how far you travel.
Tracks steps taken
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
Has a route tracker
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
Measures pace
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
Tracks your sleep
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

Connectivity

Is compatible with Android
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Automatically syncs
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
maximum Bluetooth range

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The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
has aptX
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has NFC
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
supports Galileo
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Galileo is a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that is similar to GPS. Supported devices can use a combination of Galileo and GPS for location-based services such as Google Maps, and tend to be around 30% more accurate than GPS-only devices.

Battery

battery life

365 days

365 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
battery power

260mAh

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
has wireless charging
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
has a battery level indicator
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a removable battery
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
battery life in training mode

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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
battery life with GPS on

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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Features

Has smart alarm
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.
Has silent alarm
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
Has call control
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
Locates your phone
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
has irregular heart rate warnings
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Through continuous heart rate monitoring, the device is able to detect an irregular heartbeat and alert the user.
Has inactivity alerts
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
Has notifications
Garmin Vivofit 2
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.
Provides activity reports
Garmin Vivofit 2 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

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