77points

Apple Watch Series 3

65points

Garmin Vivoactive 3

Comparison winner
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68 facts in comparison

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Garmin Vivoactive 3

Apple Watch Series 3
Garmin Vivoactive 3
77
points
Apple Watch Series 3
65
points
Garmin Vivoactive 3

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 better than Garmin Vivoactive 3?

  • 37.5% bigger screen size
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    1.65"vs1.2"
  • 2.11x higher resolution
    312 x 390pxvs240 x 240px
  • Has WiFi
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  • 7.09% higher pixel density
    302ppivs282ppi
  • Can be used to answer calls
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  • Has NFC
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  • Has wireless charging
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  • Integrates with social networks
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Why is Garmin Vivoactive 3 better than Apple Watch Series 3?

  • 6.25 days longer battery life
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    7 daysvs0.75 days
  • Is compatible with Android
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  • Has silent alarm
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  • Has multi-sport mode
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  • Has vibrating alerts
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  • Has stroke recognition
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  • Free app
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  • Has social features
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Price comparison

Design

1.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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Dustproof/water-resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

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2.has branded damage-resistant glass
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Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

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3.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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4.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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5.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

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6.pixel density
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Best

LG Watch Sport

491ppi

302ppi

282ppi

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

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2.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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3.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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4.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

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5.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
6.has a gyroscope
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A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

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Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

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2.Tracks steps taken
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It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
3.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
4.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

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5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
6.Tracks your sleep
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It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

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2.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
3.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
4.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
5.has NFC
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NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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Battery

1.battery life
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With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Cogito Fit

365 days

0.75 days

7 days

2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
4.battery life with GPS on
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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Amazfit GTR

40h

18h

13h

5.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3

Features

1.Has notifications
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If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
2.Has call control
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The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
3.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
4.Locates your phone
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The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
5.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3
6.Integrates with social networks
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It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3

Miscellaneous

1.Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

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