51points

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

82points

Microsoft Band

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
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Garmin Vivofit 4 (large) vs Microsoft Band

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band
51
points
82
points

Why is Garmin Vivofit 4 (large) better than Microsoft Band?

  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has inactivity alerts
  • 34.5g lighter
    25.5gvs60g
  • Locates your phone
  • Has social features
  • Supports ANT+
  • Compatible with MapMyFitness
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Microsoft Band better than Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)?

  • Has a heart rate monitor
  • Has silent alarm
  • Automatically syncs
  • Syncs wirelessly
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has GPS
  • Free app

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

2.Has a display
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

3.weight

25.5g

60g

Best

Goccia

3g

4.sweat resistant
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

5.has a touch screen
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

6.has branded damage resistant glass
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

For example

Fitbit Versa Lite

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

2.has an accelerometer
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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.

3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

Garmin Vivosmart 4 (small / medium)

4.has GPS
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

5.Monitors perspiration
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

6.Has a temperature sensor
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

For example

BodyMedia FIT Link Armband

Activity tracking

1.Tracks elevation
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

For example

Garmin Vivosmart 4 (small / medium)

2.Provides activity reports
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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.

3.Detects activities
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

For example

Fitbit Ace 2

4.Tracks your sleep
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

5.Provides sleep reports
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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.

6.Has exercise tagging
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

After exercising, you can add details of your workout eg. jogging, swimming, cycling. This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burnt.

For example

Fitbit Ace 2

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

2.Automatically syncs
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

3.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

4.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Huawei Band 2 Pro

4.2

5.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

6.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

365 days

2 days

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

Best

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

365 days

2.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.wireless charging
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Fit

5.Alerts you to low phone battery
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

For example

Fitbit Ace 2

6.Has a solar power battery
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

For example

Fitbit Ace 2

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

2.Has notifications
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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 smart alarm
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Fit

4.Has inactivity alerts
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

5.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Free app
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
Microsoft Band

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

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