One of the obvious potential knocks against wearable technology is battery life, but the new Garmin Vivofit 4 is the Methuselah of fitness trackers. The latest incarnation of the popular fitness tracking device has an always-on color display, which would make one think that it also needs to be charged relatively frequently. However, Garmin claims that the battery life is tremendous, lasting an entire year on a single charge.
In an age where consumers own more and more connected devices, the ability to leave one of those for an extended period without charging is a clear benefit. Not only do people need to charge their smartphones every few days, but they might also need to charge their tablets, wireless headphones, laptops, and more. The Garmin Vivofit 4 thus offers people a welcome respite.