79points

Garmin Vivoactive 3

91points

Samsung Galaxy Watch

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch

Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch

Why is Garmin Vivoactive 3 better than Samsung Galaxy Watch?

  • Locates your phone
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Automatically syncs
  • Supports ANT+
  • Includes access to online portal
  • Has social features
  • Free application
  • Designed for golf

Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch better than Garmin Vivoactive 3?

  • 8.33% bigger screen size
    1.3"vs1.2"
  • Has WiFi
  • Has NFC
  • Integrates with social networks
  • Has voice commands
  • Wireless charging
  • Has a cellular module
  • Has a gyroscope

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Design

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

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

3.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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

5.screen size

1.2"

1.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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2.4"

6.Watch band is replaceable
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The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.

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Sensors

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

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

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

4.Has a barometer
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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.

5.has an accelerometer
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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.

6.has a gyroscope
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A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

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Activity tracking

1.Measures pace
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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.

2.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

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

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

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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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.

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Connectivity

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

2.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

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

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

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

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

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Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

For example

Yamay Bluetooth Smartwatch

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

5.Has a solar power battery
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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 Watch GT

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

For example

Fossil Q Harper

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Features

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

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

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

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

For example

Apple Watch Series 4

5.has voice commands
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You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

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Miscellaneous

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

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