87points

Garmin Fenix 5X

49points

Polar M430

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Garmin Fenix 5X vs Polar M430

Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

Why is Garmin Fenix 5X better than Polar M430?

  • Provides activity reports
  • Has a barometer
  • Has a route tracker
  • Syncs wirelessly
  • Can upload maps
  • Has silent alarm
  • Has multi-sport mode
  • Supports ANT+

Why is Polar M430 better than Garmin Fenix 5X?

  • 47g lighter
    51gvs98g
  • Detects activities
  • Tracks your sleep
  • Is compatible with Mac OS X
  • Provides sleep reports
  • Is compatible with Windows

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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

2.resolution

240 x 240px

128 x 128px

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300 x 320px

3.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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

4.sweat resistant
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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

5.weight

98g

51g

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33g

6.Has sapphire glass display
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

Sapphire crystal glass is an extremely durable material, which is surpassed only by diamond in terms of hardness. A sapphire crystal display is stronger and more scratch resistant than toughened glass such as Corning Gorilla Glass.

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Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
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Polar M430

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

3.Has a barometer
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Polar M430

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.

4.has an accelerometer
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Polar M430

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
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Polar M430

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

6.Has a 3D compass
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Polar M430

3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

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Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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
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Polar M430

It tracks how far you travel.

3.Has a route tracker
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Polar M430

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.

4.Measures pace
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Polar M430

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.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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Polar M430

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
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Polar M430

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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

3.Is compatible with Android
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Polar M430

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

4.Is compatible with iOS
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Polar M430

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

5.Supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

6.Has WiFi
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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Polar M430

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

24h

8h

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

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50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
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Polar M430

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.Alerts you to low phone battery
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Polar M430

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

5.battery life in power save mode

100h

30h

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.

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Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7

16500h

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Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

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

3.Has inactivity alerts
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Polar M430

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

4.Has notifications
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Polar M430

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.Locates your phone
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Polar M430

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

6.Has a stopwatch
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Polar M430

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

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Miscellaneous

1.Can upload maps
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Polar M430

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

2.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
Garmin Fenix 5X
Polar M430

It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.

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