Garmin Vivoactive

24 Reasons why Garmin Vivoactive is better

than the average

38gvs 60g (the average)
vs 25g (best: Huawei Honor Band Z1)
8mmvs 11mm (the average)
vs 5.1mm (best: MetaWatch M1 Core)
3.Has a compass
Yesvs No (54% don't have it)
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
4.Has music playback
Yesvs No (68% don't have it)
The device can play mp3 music files.
5.Has GPS
Yesvs No (76% don't have it)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
6.A little bit newer Bluetooth version
4vs 4 (the average)
vs 4.2 (best: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE)
38.5mmvs 48.2mm (the average)
vs 36mm (best: Sony SmartWatch)
8.Tracks your sleep
Yesvs No (78% don't have it)
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
9.Measures pace
Yesvs No (72% don't have it)
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.
10.Has a barometer
Yesvs No (85% don't have it)
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.
11.Has goal setting
Yesvs No (82% don't have it)
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
12.Has achievements
Yesvs No (82% don't have it)
You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
13.Supports ANT+
Yesvs No (98% don't have it)
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.
14.Provides sleep reports
Yesvs No (90% don't have it)
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.
15.Has stroke recognition
Yesvs No (98% don't have it)
It can automatically detect which type of swimming stroke you are performing during your workout. This is better for serious swimmers and saves you having to manually adjust your data later.
16.Designed for golf
Yesvs No (98% don't have it)
This watch comes preloaded with thousands of courses, showing exact yardages to the front, back and middle of greens along with a scorecard and shot distance calculator.
17.Has inactivity alerts
Yesvs No (98% don't have it)
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
18.Has multi-sport mode
Yesvs No (98% don't have it)
Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.
19.Has social features
Yesvs No (97% don't have it)
Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.
20.Has a stroke counter for swimming
Yesvs No (92% don't have it)
The device uses arm movement sensors to count the number of strokes when swimming.
21.Significantly more water resistance
50mvs 41m (the average)
vs 100m (best: Cogito Fit)
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.
22.Gramin Vivoactive contains build-in GPS
23.You can see activity data on screen
The vivoactive display means you can see current pace, laps, distance etc while you are actually training
24.Much much lighter
vivoactive is the current lightest smart watch at 38g with band
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