76points

Garmin Vivoactive 4S

82points

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Garmin Vivoactive 4S
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Garmin Vivoactive 4S vs Samsung Galaxy Watch

Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch

Why is Garmin Vivoactive 4S better than Samsung Galaxy Watch?

  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
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  • 4 days longer battery life
    ?

    7 daysvs3 days
  • Measures pace
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  • Has irregular heart rate warnings
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  • 23g lighter
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    40gvs63g
  • Has a cadence sensor
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  • Supports ANT+
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  • Supports Galileo
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Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch better than Garmin Vivoactive 4S?

  • Can be used to answer calls
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  • Automatically syncs
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  • 2.73x higher resolution
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    360 x 360pxvs218 x 218px
  • 18.18% bigger screen size
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    1.3"vs1.1"
  • Has ECG technology
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  • Has a route tracker
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  • Has wireless charging
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  • 39.64% higher pixel density
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    391ppivs280ppi

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Samsung Galaxy Watch
9.0
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9.0/10
3 User reviews

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Build quality

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9.7/10
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Design

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9.0/10
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App

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6.7/10
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Performance

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7.7/10
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9.3/10
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Design

screen size

1.1"

1.3"

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

LCD

OLED/AMOLED

The type of technology used in the display.
is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
ATM rating

5 ATM

5 ATM

The ATM rating indicates how much water pressure a device can withstand. 3 ATM is one of the lowest ratings and means that the device can only withstand splashes of water, whereas 20 ATM is one of the highest ratings and means that the device can be used for snorkeling and water sports.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
has branded damage-resistant glass
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

Gorilla Glass 3

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Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.
pixel density

280ppi

391ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
sweat resistance
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sensors

Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
has GPS
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
has an accelerometer
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
Has a temperature sensor
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
has a compass
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
Has a barometer
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
has a gyroscope
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
Has a cadence sensor
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.

Activity tracking

Tracks your sleep
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Tracks distance
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
It tracks how far you travel.
Tracks steps taken
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
Counts how many calories you've burned
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
Measures pace
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
Provides activity reports
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
Provides sleep reports
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
Detects activities automatically
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
Has a route tracker
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

Connectivity

Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Is compatible with Android
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Samsung Galaxy Watch
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Bluetooth version

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4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
supports Wi-Fi
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi version

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

The Wi-Fi versions supported by the device.
supports ANT+
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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 (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Automatically syncs
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
SIM cards

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1 eSIM

The number and type of SIM cards supported.

Battery

battery life

7 days

3 days

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

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472mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
battery life in training mode

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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
charge time

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2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
battery life in power save mode

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In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.
battery life with GPS on

15h

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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
has wireless charging
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
has a battery level indicator
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

Can be used to answer calls
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
Locates your phone
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
Has call control
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
Has notifications
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
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.
has irregular heart rate warnings
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Through continuous heart rate monitoring, the device is able to detect an irregular heartbeat and alert the user.
Has ECG technology
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
ECG stands for electrocardiogram and measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat, which is a more in-depth reading of heart health than blood pressure alone. Note: This feature may not be available in all markets.
Has silent alarm
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
has fall detection
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Fall detection is a feature that relies on accelerometers and other sensors to differentiate between regular movement and a fall. If the wearer falls, the device can perform functions such as sounding an alarm or displaying an alert.

Miscellaneous

Has music playback
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
Free app
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
Supports widgets
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
Has exercise diary
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
Syncs to the cloud
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Your data is synced to the cloud, ensuring it is always backed up in case you lose or change your device.
has aptX
Garmin Vivoactive 4S
Samsung Galaxy Watch
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Can be personalised
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
Ad-free
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
Supports routes
Garmin Vivoactive 4S (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
You can create or find existing routes to sync to the app.

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