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57points

Apple Watch

38points

Garmin Vivoactive

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Apple Watch vs Garmin Vivoactive

Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive

Why is Apple Watch better than Garmin Vivoactive?

  • Has a heart rate monitor
    ?
  • Watch band is replaceable
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  • Can be used to answer calls
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Has NFC
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  • Has call control
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  • 4.01x higher resolution
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    312 x 390pxvs148 x 205px
  • Provides activity reports
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Why is Garmin Vivoactive better than Apple Watch?

  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Has GPS
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  • Is compatible with Android
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  • Provides sleep reports
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  • Has a barometer
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  • 2.5mm thinner
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    8mmvs10.5mm
  • Has multi-sport mode
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  • Has inactivity alerts
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Price comparison

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
3.sweat resistance
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.has a touch screen
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
5.Watch band is replaceable
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.
6.Has a display
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
7.resolution

312 x 390px

148 x 205px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
8.screen size

1.5"

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The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
9.Always-On Display
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
2.has GPS
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
4.has an accelerometer
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
5.has a compass
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
6.Has a barometer
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
7.has a gyroscope
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
8.Has a temperature sensor
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
9.Has a cadence sensor
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
It tracks how far you travel.
2.Tracks your sleep
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
3.Tracks steps taken
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
4.Measures pace
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
5.Counts how many calories you've burned
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
6.Provides activity reports
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
7.Provides sleep reports
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.
8.Detects activities automatically
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
9.Tracks elevation
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Garmin Vivoactive
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has NFC
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Garmin Vivoactive
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.Automatically syncs
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Garmin Vivoactive
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
8.has a cellular module
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Garmin Vivoactive
Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.
9.Is compatible with iOS
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

0.75 days

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Garmin Vivoactive)

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

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has a battery level indicator
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Garmin Vivoactive
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.battery life with GPS on

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple Watch)

10h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
7.charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple Watch)

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
8.battery life in power save mode

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In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.
9.battery life in training mode

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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

Features

1.Can be used to answer calls
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
2.Locates your phone
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
3.Has call control
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
4.Has notifications
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
5.Has silent alarm
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Garmin Vivoactive
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.Has a stopwatch
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Garmin Vivoactive
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
7.Has vibrating alerts
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Garmin Vivoactive
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
8.RAM

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Garmin Vivoactive)

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
9.Integrates with social networks
Apple Watch
Garmin Vivoactive
It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

Miscellaneous

1.Has music playback
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
2.Free app
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Syncs to the cloud
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
4.Has exercise diary
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
5.Ad-free
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
7.Has passcode
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
You can set a passcode to keep your data private.
8.Predicts start date
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
The app uses your data to predict future period start dates.
9.Has period notifications
Apple Watch (Apple Health)
Garmin Vivoactive
You get a notification when you are due to get your period.

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