50points

Garmin Forerunner 235

48points

Polar M430

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Garmin Forerunner 235 vs Polar M430

Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

Why is Garmin Forerunner 235 better than Polar M430?

  • 9g lighter
    42gvs51g
  • Locates your phone
  • Automatically syncs
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone

Why is Polar M430 better than Garmin Forerunner 235?

  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Sweat resistant
  • 19h longer battery life in training mode
    30hvs11h
  • Detects activities
  • Is compatible with Mac OS X
  • Provides sleep reports
  • Is compatible with Windows

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Design

1.weight

42g

51g

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2.resolution

215 x 180px

128 x 128px

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3.Has a display
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

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

4.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

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

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

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Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Forerunner 235
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 an accelerometer
Garmin Forerunner 235
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.

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Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

It tracks how far you travel.

2.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.

3.Measures pace
Garmin Forerunner 235
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.

4.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.

5.Detects activities
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

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

6.Tracks your sleep
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Polar M430

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

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Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
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Polar M430

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Forerunner 235
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 iOS
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

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

4.Automatically syncs
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

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

5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

6.Is compatible with Windows
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Polar M430

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

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Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life in training mode

11h

30h

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

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3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

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

2.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.

3.Has notifications
Garmin Forerunner 235
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.

4.Locates your phone
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

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

5.Integrates with social networks
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430

It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

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