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Garmin introduces $80 Vivofit 4 with one-year battery life and color display

One aspect that causes activity trackers to end up in the drawer is short battery life. Garmin achieves year-long battery life with its latest tracker while including a small color display.

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Most activity trackers that last a day or two end up in a drawer so providing a tracker that lasts up to a year alleviates a major pain point. The new Garmin Vivofit 4 never needs to be charged and may even last you longer than a year.

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The Vivofit 4 is designed to track steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep. With the battery lasting a year or more, its perfect for 24/7 mounting on your wrist, and at just 25g, it should be quite comfortable, too. It is rated to be swim and shower safe so you may never have to take it off.

A small 11 x 11mm color display with 88 x 88-pixel resolution is present, so it functions as a watch, alarm, and timer. Your activity status is shown on the display, but it's much more useful on the awesome new Garmin Connect smartphone app.

You do not need to manually start or stop your activity either, as the Vivofit 4 includes Move IQ and will automatically capture and classify your activities. The daily move goal adjusts to fit your personal activity level to help set goals that push you yet are also achievable.

There is even functionality to use the Vivofit 4 to help you locate a misplaced smartphone.

You can purchase the Garmin Vivofit 4 on Amazon in small or medium size in white, lime green speckled, and black band colors or in large size in black for just $79.99. There are other small and medium band size colors available for $29.99, speckled merlot and speckled navy, in a combo pack. Individual bands in speckled black, white, and black are available for $19.99.

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