100points

Fitbit Charge 3

13points

Garmin Vivoki

80points

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

76points

Jawbone UP4

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Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4
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Fitbit Charge 3 vs Garmin Vivoki vs Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus vs Jawbone UP4

Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

Why is Fitbit Charge 3 better than Garmin Vivoki & Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus & Jawbone UP4?

  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
  • Has an OLED display
  • Has a stroke counter for swimming
  • Uses M7 processor
  • Has multi-sport mode
  • Watch band is replaceable
  • Has stroke recognition

Why is Garmin Vivoki better than Fitbit Charge 3 & Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus & Jawbone UP4?

  • Has built-in clip

Why is Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus better than Fitbit Charge 3 & Garmin Vivoki & Jawbone UP4?

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has GPS
  • Locates your phone
  • Has a route tracker
  • Supports routes

Why is Jawbone UP4 better than Fitbit Charge 3 & Garmin Vivoki & Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus?

  • Has smart alarm
  • Compatible with IFTTT

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

2.Has a display
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

3.waterproofing maximum depth

50m

10m

50m

10m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Runtastic Moment Elite

100m

4.has a touch screen
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

5.sweat resistant
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

6.has branded damage resistant glass
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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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Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

2.has an accelerometer
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.

For example

Garmin Vivosmart 4 (small / medium)

4.has GPS
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

5.Monitors perspiration
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

For example

Microsoft Band (2015)

6.Has a temperature sensor
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

For example

BodyMedia FIT Link Armband

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Activity tracking

1.Tracks elevation
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

2.Tracks your sleep
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

3.Detects activities
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

4.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.

5.Provides sleep reports
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.Has exercise tagging
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

2.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

3.Has Bluetooth
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

4.Is compatible with Android
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

5.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

6.Compatible with MyFitnessPal
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

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Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

For example

Garmin Vivosmart 4 (small / medium)

4.has a removable battery
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

5.Alerts you to low phone battery
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.

For example

Garmin Vivosmart 4 (small / medium)

6.Has a solar power battery
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.

For example

Garmin Vivosmart 4 (small / medium)

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Features

1.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

2.Has notifications
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.

3.Has smart alarm
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.

4.Has inactivity alerts
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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 Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Has achievements
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Free application
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

2.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

3.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

4.Ad-free
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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

5.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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.

6.Uses M7 processor
Fitbit Charge 3
Garmin Vivoki
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Jawbone UP4

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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