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Fitbit Alta HR

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Garmin Vivosport (large)

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Fitbit Alta HR vs Garmin Vivosport (large)

Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

Why is Fitbit Alta HR better than Garmin Vivosport (large)?

  • Tracks calorie intake
  • 5.8mm narrower
    15.2mmvs21mm
  • Compatible with heart rate monitors
  • Ad-free
  • Has barcode scanner on app
  • Uses M7 processor
  • Tracks water intake
  • Has weight tracking

Why is Garmin Vivosport (large) better than Fitbit Alta HR?

  • Tracks elevation
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Automatically syncs
  • Has a stopwatch
  • Compatible with MyFitnessPal
  • Measures pace
  • Has GPS
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Has a display
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

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

3.has a touch screen
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

4.sweat resistant
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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

5.width

15.2mm

21mm

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Misfit Ray

12mm

6.Watch band is replaceable
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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.

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Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

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

2.has an accelerometer
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

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.

3.has GPS
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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

4.Has a barometer
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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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Activity tracking

1.Tracks elevation
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

2.Tracks your sleep
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

3.Detects activities
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.

4.Has exercise tagging
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

After exercising, you can add details of your workout eg. jogging, swimming, cycling. This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burnt.

5.Provides sleep reports
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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.

6.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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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Connectivity

1.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

2.Is compatible with Android
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

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

3.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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

4.Is compatible with iOS
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

5.Compatible with MyFitnessPal
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

MyFitnessPal is a popular app designed to help you lose weight. With a compatible fitness tracker you can sync data between the two apps.

6.Has Bluetooth
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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Battery

1.battery life

7 days

7 days

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

Best

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

365 days

2.has a battery level indicator
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has notifications
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

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.

2.Has smart alarm
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.

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Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

3.Has silent alarm
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

4.Has inactivity alerts
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

5.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Has achievements
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

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Miscellaneous

1.Free application
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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

2.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

3.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

4.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

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.

5.Ad-free
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Garmin Vivosport (large)

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

6.Uses M7 processor
Fitbit Alta HR
Garmin Vivosport (large)

It utilises the M7 co-processor on compatible iOS devices such as the iPhone 5s. This is a small processor dedicated to collecting your steps taken throughout the day without having an impact on battery life.

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