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The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is the cheapest it’s ever been

A premium fitness smartwatch at a (relatively) paltry price

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is a five-star smartwatch. That’s not just a figure of speech, we gave it five stars in our full-length review here, hailing it for its fantastic fitness tracking features, sleek design and easy-to-read display.

In the Black Friday sales over on Amazon, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 is shifting for its cheapest ever price, down to just £207 from £260. A quick root around our favourite price comparison tool Camel Camel Camel tells us that’s the lowest price it’s retailed for on the site.

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But don’t be sold on price alone – no matter how unprecedented the deal. The Vivoactive 4 is an excellent smartwatch in its own right. Encased in a sleek shell, its minimalistic design marks a sophisticated upgrade on its more mundane predecessor, the Garmin Vivoactive 3. A narrow border and glass that’s subtly curved at the edges make for an aesthetically pleasing smartwatch.

As for features, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 is bristling with them. Music playback is a key one; you can now transfer music files directly to the device while also connecting to third-party services like Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer (although you’ll need a Premium subscription to do this).

Another corker of a feature is the Body Battery function, which scores your current energy reserves by assessing your sleep quality, stress level and activity data. With gyms reopening as we emerge from lockdown, this energy-gleaning feature will no doubt come in handy when assessing whether to hit the treadmill or hit the snooze alarm.

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Meanwhile, its Pulse Ox sensor gives users an insight into blood oxygen levels and on-demand. Not intended for everyday use, the Pulse Ox sensor is great for checking whether you’ve acclimatised to your altitude on hiking expeditions – or figuring out if you have an abnormal sleep condition (although shouldn’t be substituted for a medical device).

A fantastic smartwatch with a roster of features, from the eminently handy to the more niche side of the spectrum. Now flogging for its cheapest ever price on Amazon. And just in time for the January health kick too.

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