80points

Fitbit Surge

83points

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

Fitbit Surge
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Fitbit Surge vs Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
80
points
83
points

Why is Fitbit Surge better than Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus?

  • Tracks elevation
  • Has a stopwatch
  • Tracks calorie intake
  • Tracks water intake
  • Has barcode scanner on app
  • Has weight tracking
  • Compatible with MapMyFitness
  • Compatible with smart scales

Why is Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus better than Fitbit Surge?

  • Detects activities
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 40m more water resistance
    50mvs10m
  • Measures pace
  • 0.5MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    13.5MBvs14MB
  • Locates your phone
  • Has a route tracker
  • Supports routes

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

2.Has a display
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

3.waterproofing maximum depth

10m

50m

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.sweat resistant
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

5.has a touch screen
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

2.has an accelerometer
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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 Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

Activity tracking

1.Tracks elevation
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

2.Tracks your sleep
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

3.Detects activities
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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 Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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.Has exercise tagging
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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.

6.Provides sleep reports
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

2.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

3.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Huawei Band 2 Pro

4.2

4.Has Bluetooth
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

5.Is compatible with Android
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

6.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

Battery

1.battery life

7 days

5 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 Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

2.Has notifications
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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 inactivity alerts
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

4.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Has achievements
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

6.Locates your phone
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

Miscellaneous

1.Free application
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

2.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

3. smaller app size (iOS app)

14MB (Fitbit App)

13.5MB (Garmin Connect Mobile)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Bowflex Boost

3.4MB

4.Ad-free
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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 Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

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

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