76points

Garmin Vivoactive 3

86points

Samsung Galaxy Watch

85points

ZTE Nubia Alpha

Garmin Vivoactive 3
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94 facts in comparison

Garmin Vivoactive 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch vs ZTE Nubia Alpha

Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha
76
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86
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85
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Why is Garmin Vivoactive 3 better than Samsung Galaxy Watch & ZTE Nubia Alpha?

  • Automatically syncs
  • Free app
  • Supports ANT+
  • Includes access to online portal
  • Designed for golf

Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch better than Garmin Vivoactive 3 & ZTE Nubia Alpha?

  • Has NFC
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

Why is ZTE Nubia Alpha better than Garmin Vivoactive 3 & Samsung Galaxy Watch?

  • Screen size
    4"vs1.2,1.3"
  • Can be used to answer calls
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has a route tracker
  • Alerts you to low phone battery
  • Has smart alarm
  • Has a curved display
  • Has a front camera

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

3.sweat resistant
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

4.has a touch screen
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

5.Has a display
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

6.screen size

1.2"

1.3"

4"

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

Best

ZTE Nubia Alpha

4"

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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.

4.has a compass
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

5.Has a barometer
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

2.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

3.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Automatically syncs
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

6.has NFC
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

5.has a removable battery
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Can be used to answer calls
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

6.Locates your phone
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

Miscellaneous

1.Free app
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

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

2.Has a curved display
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ZTE Nubia Alpha

A curved screen is designed to better fill a user's field of vision, giving the viewer a sense of being immersed in the image.

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