Differences between Garmin viovactive 4 and VenuThe Garmin vivoactive 4 is available in two versions, which differ only in size. These are the vivoactive 4 and vivoactive 4s.
DisplayLet's start with the biggest and most important difference between the Garmin vivoactive 4 series and the Garmin Venu. This is the display. The Venu has an AMOLED display. Both Garmin vivactive 4 models have a MIP display. All variants have a touch display made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.
In the resolution we also have differences here:
- Garmin vivactive 4s: 218 x 218 pixels
- Garmin vivactive 4: 260 x 260 pixels
- Garmin Venu: 390 x 390 pixels
Thus the Garmin Venu offers a clearly better picture. This is exactly the sense behind the model. The Garmin Venu should finally appeal to the public who value a good look. So far in my opinion a small Markel at many watches of Garmin. Especially if we look a little deeper in the price segment. Only the Fenix series has always had a better look, which is also evident in the price.
Size and weightBoth in size and weight, the Venu also stands out from the vivoactive 4 series. Overall, the Venu lies between the vivoacative 4s and vivoactive 4.
|Physical size||40 x 40 mm||45,1 x 45,1 mm||43,2 x 43,2 mm|
|Thickness||12,7 mm||12,8 mm||12,4 mm|
|Diameter||27,9 mm |
|33,0 mm |
|30,4 mm |
|Weight||40,0 g||50,5 g||46,3 g|
Battery lifeProbably also the much higher resolution display is responsible for the lower battery life of the Garmin Venu. In comparison to the three models, this one comes off worst.
|Smartwatch||With GPS and Musik|
|Garmin vivoactive 4s||7 days||5 hours|
|Garmin vivoactive 4||8 days||6 hours|
|Garmin Venu||5 days||6 hours|
Similarities - Garmin vivoactive 4 Series and VenuApart from the dimensions and the battery life, the watches have no differences. A short list of the important key data may be relevant here:
- Waterproof with 5 ATM, suitable for swimming
- Pulse measurement under water
- Built-in GPS, GLONASS and Galileo
- Altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope
- Pulse oximeter acclimatization
- Yoga and Pilates support (improvement to vivoactive 3)
- Music memory (up to 500 tracks)
- Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
- Garmin Pay
Which watch is right for you?The only difference is the size and especially the display. If you want a high resolution watch with a better picture, the Garmin Venu is your choice. However, this will cost you some battery life and a higher price.
If you are only interested in the function, then depending on the size, the Garmin vivoactive 4 or Garmin vivoactive 4s is your choice.
Overall, the Garmin vivoactive 3 music can also be very interesting for you. It is cheaper than the vivoactive 4 series. The predecessor doesn't offer much less. You can find more about this in the comparison between the Garmin vivoactive 3 and 4.