79points

Garmin Fenix 3

63points

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Fenix 3
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Garmin Fenix 3 vs Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Why is Garmin Fenix 3 better than Garmin Forerunner 735XT?

  • 3 days longer battery life
    ?

    14 daysvs11 days
  • 2h longer battery life - GPS
    ?

    16hvs14h
  • Can upload maps
    ?
  • Has a barometer
    ?
  • 47.36% higher resolution
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    218 x 218pxvs150 x 215px
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 50m higher waterproof depth rating
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    100mvs50m
  • Has a temperature sensor
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Why is Garmin Forerunner 735XT better than Garmin Fenix 3?

  • Has a heart rate monitor
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  • 41.8g lighter
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    40.2gvs82g
  • Detects activities automatically
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  • 4.1mm thinner
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    11.9mmvs16mm
  • 2.5% bigger screen size
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    1.23"vs1.2"
  • 6.5mm shorter
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    44.5mmvs51mm
  • 6.5mm narrower
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    44.5mmvs51mm
  • Has a removable battery
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Price comparison

Garmin Fenix 3

Buy used:

$319.99

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fēnix 3, Silver
Amazon logo
$429.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fenix 3 GPS Watch, Gray
Amazon logo
$599.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (0...Garmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (010-N1338-00) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$363.41

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Buy used:

$169.00

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT, Multisport GPS ...Garmin Forerunner 735XT, Multisport GPS Running Watch With Heart Rate, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$209.00
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT - Black and Gray...Garmin Forerunner 735XT - Black and Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.49
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin 010-01614-07 Forerunner 735XT - E...Garmin 010-01614-07 Forerunner 735XT - EU, Midnight Blue/Frost Blue
Amazon logo
$229.90
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin 010-01746-00 Forerunner 935 Runni...Garmin 010-01746-00 Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit (Black)
Amazon logo
$289.00
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT Midnight Blue/Fr...Garmin Forerunner 735XT Midnight Blue/Frost Blue, One Size (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$174.99
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch...Garmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$149.99
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT Bundle, Multispo...Garmin Forerunner 735XT Bundle, Multisport GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate, Includes HRM-Run Monitor, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$299.99
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 645 Music, Gps Running...Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, Gps Running Watch With Contactless Payments, Wrist-Based Heart Rate And Music, Slate
Amazon logo
$229.00
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT Black/Grey, One ...Garmin Forerunner 735XT Black/Grey, One Size
Amazon logo
$230.00

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.sweat resistance
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.resolution

218 x 218px

150 x 215px

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.
5.has branded damage-resistant glass
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
6.weight

82g

40.2g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.
4.Has a barometer
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.
5.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.
6.has a compass
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.

Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.
2.Tracks distance
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
It tracks how far you travel.
3.Measures pace
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.
4.Has a route tracker
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.Has goal setting
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
4.Automatically syncs
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
6.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

14 days

11 days

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

16h

14h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
3.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.battery life in training mode

20h

11h

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
6.Has a solar power battery
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.

Features

1.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
2.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
3.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
4.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
5.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
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.
6.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

Miscellaneous

1.Compatible with external heart rate monitors
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Forerunner 735XT (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
2.Has live tracking
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Forerunner 735XT (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can share your workout progress live, for example allowing your friends to see where you are on your running route.
3.Supports widgets
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Forerunner 735XT (Garmin Connect Mobile)
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.
4.Can be personalised
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Forerunner 735XT (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
5.iOS app size
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.
6.rating on Google Play
The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Price comparison

Garmin Fenix 3

Buy used:

$319.99

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fēnix 3, Silver
Amazon logo
$429.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fenix 3 GPS Watch, Gray
Amazon logo
$599.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (0...Garmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (010-N1338-00) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$363.41

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Buy used:

$169.00

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT, Multisport GPS ...Garmin Forerunner 735XT, Multisport GPS Running Watch With Heart Rate, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$209.00
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT - Black and Gray...Garmin Forerunner 735XT - Black and Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.49
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin 010-01614-07 Forerunner 735XT - E...Garmin 010-01614-07 Forerunner 735XT - EU, Midnight Blue/Frost Blue
Amazon logo
$229.90
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin 010-01746-00 Forerunner 935 Runni...Garmin 010-01746-00 Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit (Black)
Amazon logo
$289.00
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT Midnight Blue/Fr...Garmin Forerunner 735XT Midnight Blue/Frost Blue, One Size (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$174.99
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch...Garmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$149.99
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT Bundle, Multispo...Garmin Forerunner 735XT Bundle, Multisport GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate, Includes HRM-Run Monitor, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$299.99
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 645 Music, Gps Running...Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, Gps Running Watch With Contactless Payments, Wrist-Based Heart Rate And Music, Slate
Amazon logo
$229.00
Garmin Forerunner 735XT AmazonGarmin Forerunner 735XT Black/Grey, One ...Garmin Forerunner 735XT Black/Grey, One Size
Amazon logo
$230.00

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