Garmin Vivoactive 4S Vs Forerunner 245: Comparison And Review

Garmin Vivoactive 4S Vs Forerunner 245
Garmin Vivoactive 4S Vs Forerunner 245

The Garmin Vivoactive 4S is a stylish and elegant fitness-focused smartwatch with onboard music storage and a battery life of about a week or more.

The display technology is the only difference between the Forerunner 245 and the Vivoactive 4/4S, which were both released at the same time. The displays on the Vivoactive 4S and 4 are transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP), whereas the Forerunner is AMOLED.

Garmin Vivoactive 4S Vs Forerunner 245: Personal Opinion

Garmin Vivoactive 4S

The transflective MIP memory-in-pixel (MIP) display on the Vivoactive 4S is always on, and the body is made of durable materials. It has an elegant look thanks to its stainless steel bezel and silicone 18mm straps, and the case is made of fiber-reinforced polymer with a polymer back cover. Aside from its small size and light weight (40g), the Garmin Connect IQ watch face can be downloaded from the Garmin Connect IQ store

The Vivoactive 4S’s 4GB storage capacity can hold 500 of your favourite files. Popular music streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer are also available.

The Vivoactive 4S can monitor your menstrual cycle, blood oxygen levels, VO2 Max, and a variety of other activities in addition to tracking your sleep, heart rate, calories burned, and stress levels.

With this watch by your side, you won’t miss any important updates such as SMS, calls, emails, reminders, and other notifications from both native and third-party apps. Notifications can also be responded to with a predefined text response. Garmin Pay can also be used on your watch to make purchases

With watch like the Garmin Forerunner 245, you’ll always have an advantage over the competition. With a battery life of up to seven days, the smartwatch eliminates the need to constantly charge it. The watch’s display allows for easy viewing of the watch’s TFT Display.

The watch is not only lightweight (about 38 grammes) than vivoactive 4s but it is also more waterproof.

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Garmin Vivoactive 4S Vs Forerunner 245: Comparison Chart

Weight38 grams40 grams
Strap MaterialSiliconSilicon
Battery LifeUp to 7 DaysUp to 5 Days
Compatible OsAndroid,iOSiOS and Android

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Garmin Vivoactive 4S Vs Forerunner 245: Detailed Analysis

The Garmin forerunner 245  and Vivoactive 4s smartwatch will also help you with your workouts. You can, for example, keep track of your calories burned, distance travelled, number of steps taken per day, and sleep quality. Furthermore, the smartwatch is compatible with both Android and iOS. You can also sync both the watches with your Android or iOS device to receive notifications from the watch such as alarm clocks, goal setting, reminders, and stopwatches.


Forerunner 245

Garmin India released an AMOLED-screen smartwatch with a suggested retail price of Rs 37,490. The company also released the Vivoactive 4 GPS smartwatch, which costs Rs. 32,590. When Amazon’s exclusive deal with Garmin expires, the Venu smartwatch will be available on Tata CliQ, Myntra, Flipkart, and Paytm Mall, in addition to Amazon. Furthermore, it is available in a physical store.

The Garmin Vvoactive 4 will be available at Amazon, Tata CLiQ, Myntra, Flipkart, and Paytm Mall, while the latter will only be available online. The Garmin Venu’s 1.2-inch AMOLED display comes in four colours: Granite Blue, Black/Slate/Rose Gold/Gold, and Black/Gold/Slate. It has a battery life of up to five days in smartwatch mode and six hours in GPS + music mode.

Whereas the Costs of the Garmin Forerunner 245 costs around Rs. 31,000 in India. In India, a Garmin Forerunner 245 smartwatch costs Rs 31,490. The Garmin Forerunner 245 smartwatch is available in Yellow.


The Vvoactive 4 is available in two colour combinations: Shadow Gray/Silver and Black/Slate (45mm). The battery lasts up to eight days when used as a smartwatch, and up to six hours when used as a GPS + music device.

“Garmin’s first smartwatch with an AMOLED display Vivoactive 4s marked its way to India. Customers will be able to enjoy their workouts more fully with this watch.” The news was officially announced by Ali Rizvi, Garmin India’s National Sales Manager, in a press release

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Garmin Vivoactive 4S

Trackable activities include the number of calories burned during the day and the number of steps taken each day.

You can use a body battery energy monitor to determine the best time of day to train to maximise output while minimising fatigue. The Garmin vivoactive 4s smartwatches, on the other hand, include a Power Manager, which allows them to last longer on a single charge. Among the new models is the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar, the company’s first solar-powered watch.

On various pieces of fitness equipment, features such as auto-rep counting, cardio and strength workouts, and a variety of gym profiles (such as elliptical and rowing) are available.

Whereas in Forerunner 245 you will get: the training, planning, and analysis tools include features such as customizable activity profiles, advanced exercises, VO2 max, activity history on the watch, GPS speed and distance, and downloadable training plans.

As a result, tracking your progress over time with metrics such as training load, training status, and training can assist in more effective planning and training.

Heart rate tracking includes a variety of useful features such as heart rate zones, alerts, calories, and percentages.

You can also track your recovery time to determine the best time to train after an outing

There are run workouts, foot pod compatibility, and run profiles such as running, treadmill running, and indoor track running.

Other running features available include cadence (steps per minute), stride length, running dynamics, race prediction, and performance condition (Track these data in conjunction with a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, sold separately).

Garmin Vivoactive 4S Vs Forerunner 245: Final Verdict

To conclude the above article and after comparing both of the spectacular smartwatches we would say that both of the watches posses almost similar sort of features and functions. But we would personally prefer that the Forerunner 245  is slightly ahead in the race as its design is considered.

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Tarun Verma

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