Garmin vivoactive 4 vs Garmin Forerunner 245: A Spec Comparison

This article compares the Garmin vivoactive 4 and the Garmin Forerunner 245 smartwatches. Lets find the best smartwatch among the two.

Garmin vivoactive 4 vs Garmin Forerunner 245


Physical Size 45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)
Weight 50.5 gm 38.5 gm
Lens Material Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Material Stainless steel Fiber-reinforced polymer


Display Type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Display Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Screen Size 1.3″ 1.2”
Screen Resolution 260 x 260 pixels 240 x 240 pixels


GPS Yes Yes
Barometer Yes No
Compass Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes No
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Pulse Ox Yes No


Connectivity Bluetooth, ANT+ and Wi-Fi Bluetooth and ANT+
Compatibility Android and iOS Android and iOS


Smart Notifications Yes Yes
Alarm Clock Yes Yes
Timer Yes Yes
Stopwatch Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
Weather Yes Yes
Find My Phone Yes Yes
Step Count Yes Yes
Distance Travelled Yes Yes
Calories Burnt Yes Yes


Price Rs. 34,990 Rs. 31,490

The Garmin Forerunner 245 falls slightly behind in its specs in the comparison with the Garmin vivoactive 4. Even if this is the case, there are features which are commonly shared by both the smartwatches.

There is also a price difference of Rs. 3,500, with the Garmin vivoactive 4 priced higher than the Garmin Forerunner 245

So in the comparison, it can be declared that the Garmin vivoactive 4 is the better smartwatch than the Garmin Forerunner 245


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