92points

Fitbit Sense

37points

Garmin Vivoactive

Comparison winner
Fitbit Sense
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Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Vivoactive

Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive

Why is Fitbit Sense better than Garmin Vivoactive?

  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
    ?
  • Has a heart rate monitor
    ?
  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
    ?
  • Can be used to answer calls
    ?
  • Watch band is replaceable
    ?
  • Has NFC
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has call control
    ?

Why is Garmin Vivoactive better than Fitbit Sense?

  • Has a compass
    ?
  • 4.4mm thinner
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    8mmvs12.4mm
  • 10.2g lighter
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    38gvs48.2g
  • Has a stroke counter for swimming
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  • 1.9mm shorter
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    38.5mmvs40.4mm
  • Supports ANT+
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  • Has stroke recognition
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  • Designed for golf
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Price comparison

Fitbit Sense

ProductStorePrice
Fitbit Sense AmazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, White/Gold, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
Amazon logo
$289.99
Fitbit Sense AmazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, Carbon/Graphite, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
Amazon logo
$298.95
Fitbit Sense AmazonFitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch...Fitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch W/ GPS, Bluetooth Call/Text, Heart Rate SpO2, ECG, Skin Temperature & Stress Sensing (S & L Bands, 90 Day Premium Included) International Version (White/Gold)
Amazon logo
$359.99

Garmin Vivoactive

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin 010-01769-01 Vivoactive 3, GPS Sm...Garmin 010-01769-01 Vivoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payments and Built-In Sports Apps, Black with Silver Hardware
Amazon logo
$139.45
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin Vivoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Fea...Garmin Vivoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensors and More, Black
Amazon logo
$284.97
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with ...Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with Built-in Sports Apps - Black/Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$109.95
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch - Bla...Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch - Black & Gunmetal (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$139.95
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin 010-02174-11 Vivoactive 4 Smartwa...Garmin 010-02174-11 Vivoactive 4 Smartwatch Black/Stainless Bundle w 1 Year Extended Warranty
Amazon logo
$249.00
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch (010...Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch (010-01605-03) - Regular Fit - Black - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$119.00
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Re...Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black
Amazon logo
$199.99
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vívoactive 4S, Smaller-Sized GPS ...Garmin vívoactive 4S, Smaller-Sized GPS Smartwatch, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensors and More, Light Gold with Light Pink Band (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$224.95
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonIQ Shield Screen Protector Compatible wi...IQ Shield Screen Protector Compatible with Garmin Vivoactive (2015)(6-Pack) Anti-Bubble Clear Film
Amazon logo
$7.25
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin 010-01769-09 vívoactive 3, GPS Sm...Garmin 010-01769-09 vívoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payments and Built-in Sports Apps, 1.2", White/Rose Gold (Renewed)
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$169.99

User reviews

Overall Rating

Fitbit Sense
7.5
2 User reviews
Fitbit Sense
7.5/10
2 User reviews
Garmin Vivoactive
0.0
0 User reviews
Garmin Vivoactive
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Design

8.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

App

6.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Performance

8.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Fitness features

8.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Comments

Eduardo

Eduardo

25 days ago

7 / 10

Good hardware, terrible software.

Eduardo

Eduardo

25 days ago

7 / 10

Most of the apps are outdated, even with the newest models

Pros

  • Fast charge
  • Resistant
  • Very detailed data analysis
  • Smart alarms to wake up in a non deep sleep phase

Cons

  • It's hard to change between screens
  • Apps are outdated and the good stuff is part of the premium service (they removed the free Fitbit Coach)
  • Check payment options via NFC in your country before purchasing
  • The assistant won't hear you most of the time
  • Button sensibility and location is not that smart
0 users found this helpful
Faraz

Faraz

29 days ago

8 / 10

A good watch with exceptional health features.

Faraz

Faraz

29 days ago

8 / 10

The details of health related data gathered by the Sense is really good, compared to many other watches out there. If you are health conscious and care less about third party apps and notifications but prefer to focus on health, heart, sleep, then this is the watch for you. I compared the Fitbit Sense with my wife's Apple Watch and I have to admit, the level of data & details provided by the Sense is unmatched. The Apple Watch really lacks behind in regards of data and detail level. My only issue with the Sense is that it has thick bezels around the display, it's too "thick" (probably because of the health related hardware) and lacks blood pressure.

Pros

  • Superb health features
  • Gorgeous display
  • Automatic Activity Recognition
  • Snore & Noise Detect in db.
  • Exceptional level of data and details

Cons

  • Thick Bezels around the watch
  • Fitbit app could be improved
  • Lacks Blood Pressure Function
  • Temperature is only measured during sleep
  • To thick and bulgy
1 users found this helpful

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.has a touch screen
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
5.Watch band is replaceable
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
7.resolution

336 x 336px

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.Always-On Display
Fitbit Sense
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.
9.screen size

1.58"

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

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
2.has GPS
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
6.Has a barometer
Fitbit Sense
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 temperature sensor
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
8.has a gyroscope
Fitbit Sense
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.
9.Has a cadence sensor
Fitbit Sense
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 your sleep
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
2.Tracks distance
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
It tracks how far you travel.
3.Tracks steps taken
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
4.Counts how many calories you've burned
Fitbit Sense
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.
5.Measures pace
Fitbit Sense
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.
6.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.has NFC
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
5.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Sense
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.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
8.has a cellular module
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.
9.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Fitbit Sense
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.

Battery

1.battery life

6 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

266mAh

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

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
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Fitbit Sense
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. (Fitbit Sense)

10h

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

2h

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

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Sense)

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

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Sense)

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

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
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
2.Locates your phone
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
3.Has call control
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
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
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
7.Has vibrating alerts
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
8.Has smart alarm
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
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.
9.RAM

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Sense)

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Has music playback
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
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
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Vivoactive
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Vivoactive
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
4.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
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.
5.Supports widgets
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Vivoactive
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
6.Ad-free
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
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.
7.Can be personalised
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Vivoactive
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
8.Has passcode
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Vivoactive
You can set a passcode to keep your data private.
9.Designed for women
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Vivoactive
The app has a community and exercises tailored specifically towards women.

Price comparison

Fitbit Sense

ProductStorePrice
Fitbit Sense AmazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, White/Gold, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
Amazon logo
$289.99
Fitbit Sense AmazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, Carbon/Graphite, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
Amazon logo
$298.95
Fitbit Sense AmazonFitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch...Fitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch W/ GPS, Bluetooth Call/Text, Heart Rate SpO2, ECG, Skin Temperature & Stress Sensing (S & L Bands, 90 Day Premium Included) International Version (White/Gold)
Amazon logo
$359.99

Garmin Vivoactive

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin 010-01769-01 Vivoactive 3, GPS Sm...Garmin 010-01769-01 Vivoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payments and Built-In Sports Apps, Black with Silver Hardware
Amazon logo
$139.45
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin Vivoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Fea...Garmin Vivoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensors and More, Black
Amazon logo
$284.97
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with ...Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with Built-in Sports Apps - Black/Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$109.95
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch - Bla...Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch - Black & Gunmetal (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$139.95
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin 010-02174-11 Vivoactive 4 Smartwa...Garmin 010-02174-11 Vivoactive 4 Smartwatch Black/Stainless Bundle w 1 Year Extended Warranty
Amazon logo
$249.00
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch (010...Garmin vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch (010-01605-03) - Regular Fit - Black - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$119.00
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Re...Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black
Amazon logo
$199.99
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin vívoactive 4S, Smaller-Sized GPS ...Garmin vívoactive 4S, Smaller-Sized GPS Smartwatch, Features Music, Body Energy Monitoring, Animated Workouts, Pulse Ox Sensors and More, Light Gold with Light Pink Band (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$224.95
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonIQ Shield Screen Protector Compatible wi...IQ Shield Screen Protector Compatible with Garmin Vivoactive (2015)(6-Pack) Anti-Bubble Clear Film
Amazon logo
$7.25
Garmin Vivoactive AmazonGarmin 010-01769-09 vívoactive 3, GPS Sm...Garmin 010-01769-09 vívoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payments and Built-in Sports Apps, 1.2", White/Rose Gold (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$169.99

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