93points

Garmin Instinct

81points

Suunto Traverse Alpha

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Suunto Traverse Alpha
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Garmin Instinct vs Suunto Traverse Alpha

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
93
points
Garmin Instinct
81
points
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Why is Garmin Instinct better than Suunto Traverse Alpha?

  • 1h longer battery life - GPS
    ?

    16hvs15h
  • 23g lighter
    52gvs75g
  • Has multi-sport mode
    ?
  • Tracks your sleep
    ?
  • Detects activities
    ?
  • 5mm shorter
    45mmvs50mm
  • Locates your phone
    ?
  • Has inactivity alerts
    ?

Why is Suunto Traverse Alpha better than Garmin Instinct?

  • 0.3mm thinner
    15mmvs15.3mm
  • Has an altimeter
    ?
  • Has a temperature sensor
    ?
  • Has a world timer
    ?
  • Has a gyroscope
    ?
  • Is geocaching friendly
    ?

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
2.sweat resistant
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
3.Has a display
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
4.resolution
?

Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

128 x 128px

128 x 128px

5.weight
?

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

52g

75g

6.waterproofing maximum depth
?

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

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

100m

100m

Sensors

1.has GPS
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
2.Has a heart rate monitor
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
3.has an accelerometer
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
4.Has a barometer
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
5.has a compass
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
6.Has a 3D compass
?

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.

For example

Garmin Fenix 5X

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
?

It tracks how far you travel.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
2.Measures pace
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
3.Provides activity reports
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
4.Has a route tracker
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
6.Has goal setting
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
2.Has Bluetooth
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
3.Is compatible with Android
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
4.Supports ANT+
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
5.Is compatible with iOS
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
6.Automatically syncs
?

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

For example

Garmin Forerunner 935

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
2.battery life
?

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

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

14 days

14 days

3.battery life with GPS on
?

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

16h

15h

4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
5.Alerts you to low phone battery
?

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

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
6.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
2.Can upload maps
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
3.Includes access to online portal
?

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.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
4.Has silent alarm
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
5.Has achievements
?

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

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
6.Acquires GPS faster
?

It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

For example

TomTom Spark 3

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
?

An altimeter can track elevation, ascent and descent using GPS or air pressure. It is particularly useful if you travel on hills or mountains.

Garmin Instinct
Suunto Traverse Alpha
2.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire Edition

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