80points

Garmin Vivoactive 3

79points

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
80
points
79
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Why is Garmin Vivoactive 3 better than Samsung Gear S3 Frontier?

  • 1.2mm thinner
    11.7mmvs12.9mm
  • Watch band is replaceable
  • Tracks your sleep
  • 19g lighter
    43gvs62g
  • Has silent alarm
  • Provides sleep reports
  • 5.7mm shorter
    43.4mmvs49.1mm
  • Has goal setting

Why is Samsung Gear S3 Frontier better than Garmin Vivoactive 3?

  • 8.33% bigger screen size
    1.3"vs1.2"
  • Can be used to answer calls
  • Has WiFi
  • 2.25x higher resolution
    360 x 360pxvs240 x 240px
  • 7.09% higher pixel density
    302ppivs282ppi
  • Has NFC
  • Screen is always on
  • Integrates with social networks

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

3.thickness

11.7mm

12.9mm

Best

MetaWatch M1 Core

5.1mm

4.has a touch screen
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

5.sweat resistant
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

6.pixel density

282ppi

302ppi

Best

LG Watch Sport

491ppi

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

4.has an accelerometer
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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 Gear S3 Frontier

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 Gear S3 Frontier

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 Gear S3 Frontier

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 Gear S3 Frontier

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

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

2.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

3.Has WiFi
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

5.has NFC
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

6.Automatically syncs
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

Battery

1.battery life

7 days

3 days

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

Best

Cogito Fit

365 days

2.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.wireless charging
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

Features

1.Has call control
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

2.Has notifications
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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.

3.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

4.Has silent alarm
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

5.Locates your phone
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

6.Can be used to answer calls
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

Miscellaneous

1.Free application
Garmin Vivoactive 3
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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

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