76points

Garmin Vivoactive 3

80points

Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

Garmin Vivoactive 3
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Garmin Vivoactive 3 vs Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)
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80
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Why is Garmin Vivoactive 3 better than Polar Vantage V (medium / large)?

  • Is compatible with Android
  • 1.3mm thinner
    11.7mmvs13mm
  • Locates your phone
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a stopwatch
  • 23g lighter
    43gvs66g
  • Has call control
  • Is compatible with iOS

Why is Polar Vantage V (medium / large) better than Garmin Vivoactive 3?

  • 0.35% higher pixel density
    283ppivs282ppi
  • Screen is always on
  • Wireless charging
  • Integrates with social networks
  • Has a route tracker
  • Detects activities
  • Has exercise tagging
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    2vs1

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

2.sweat resistant
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.has a touch screen
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

5.pixel density

282ppi

283ppi

Best

LG Watch Sport

491ppi

6.thickness

11.7mm

13mm

Best

MetaWatch M1 Core

5.1mm

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

3.has a compass
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

4.has an accelerometer
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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 barometer
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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.

6.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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.

For example

Huami Amazfit 2

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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.

3.Tracks steps taken
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

4.Provides activity reports
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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.Tracks your sleep
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

2.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

3.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

4.Has WiFi
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

ZTE Nubia Alpha

5.Automatically syncs
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

6.has NFC
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

For example

Huawei Honor Watch Magic

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.Alerts you to low phone battery
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

For example

ZTE Nubia Alpha

5.has a removable battery
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

For example

Fossil Q Harper

6.Has a solar power battery
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.

For example

Huawei Honor Watch Magic

Features

1.Has notifications
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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.

2.Has silent alarm
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

3.Has call control
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.

4.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Can be used to answer calls
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.

For example

ZTE Nubia Alpha

6.Locates your phone
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

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

Miscellaneous

1.Free app
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Polar Vantage V (medium / large)

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

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