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Garmin vívofit 4 activity tracker announced

The new device is slimmer, water-proof, has an always-on display and a one-year battery life; it is available for $79.99.

Garmin vívofit 4 activity tracker announced

Garmin has unveiled its latest "daily activity tracker," the vívofit 4, with a 1+ year battery life and a sunlight-readable, always-on color display. The device is also water-proof (you can swim with it) and has a "sleek, comfortable band."

"An activity tracker is only as effective as how often you wear it, and this is where the vívofit 4 really shines — you can set it and forget it," Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales, said in a statement. "It's the ideal device for customers who want something reliable that they don't need to hassle with or take off to recharge."

Beyond basic step tracking, the vívofit 4 encourages users to stay active with a colored move bar that fills up when a user has been stationary for too long. It also assigns daily step goals based on current activity levels which automatically adjust to the user, gradually nudging them toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.

In addition, Garmin's wearable can track sleep, intensity minutes and — with help of the Move IQ technology — detect changes in a user's movement and automatically capture and classify activities such as walking, running, biking, swimming and using an elliptical.

The vívofit 4 can also double as an everyday watch — albeit an ugly one — complete with a countdown timer, stopwatch and multiple alarms; it even boasts a weather widget as well as the ever-handy Find My Phone feature.

Speaking of phone… Through the Garmin Connect app, users can customize the vívofit 4 with various watch faces, color themes and personalized text, such as an emergency contact or motivational phrase. Interchangeable accessory bands (sold separately) make it easy to switch up colors and styles to match any mood or outfit.

The vívofit 4 is available in White (S/M), Limegreen Speckled (S/M) and Black (S/M and L) for a suggested retail price of $79.99. Interchangeable accessory bands are available in a Speckled Merlot and Speckled Navy combo pack (S/M) for $29.99. Accessory bands in Speckled Black (S/M), White (S/M) and Black (S/M and L) are available for individual purchase for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

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