80points

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

79points

Microsoft Band

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Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus vs Microsoft Band

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band

Why is Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus better than Microsoft Band?

  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Detects activities
  • Has exercise tagging
  • Has inactivity alerts
  • 30.4g lighter
    29.6gvs60g
  • Measures pace
  • 16.6MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    13.5MBvs30.1MB
  • Has social features

Why is Microsoft Band better than Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus?

  • Has a stopwatch
  • Compatible with RunKeeper
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
  • Monitors perspiration
  • 7.2mm thinner
    8.7mmvs15.9mm
  • 0.5 Higher rating on the App Store
    4.5vs4
  • Has coaching
  • Syncs with existing calendars

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Microsoft Band

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

2.Has a display
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Microsoft Band

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

3.has a touch screen
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Microsoft Band

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

4.sweat resistant
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Microsoft Band

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

5.weight

29.6g

60g

Best

Goccia

3g

6.thickness

15.9mm

8.7mm

Best

Lark Larklife

2.8mm

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Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
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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
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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.has GPS
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Microsoft Band

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

4.Monitors perspiration
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Microsoft Band

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

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Activity tracking

1.Tracks your sleep
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Microsoft Band

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

2.Detects activities
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Microsoft Band

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

3.Provides activity reports
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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.

4.Provides sleep reports
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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.

5.Has exercise tagging
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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.

6.Measures pace
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Microsoft Band

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.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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Microsoft Band

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

2.Automatically syncs
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Microsoft Band

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

3.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Huawei Band 2 Pro

4.2

4.Has Bluetooth
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Microsoft Band

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

5.Is compatible with Android
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Microsoft Band

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

6.Is compatible with iOS
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Microsoft Band

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

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Battery

1.battery life

5 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
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Microsoft Band

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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Microsoft Band

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has silent alarm
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Microsoft Band

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

2.Has notifications
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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 inactivity alerts
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Microsoft Band

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

4.Has a stopwatch
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Microsoft Band

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Has achievements
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Microsoft Band

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Free application
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Microsoft Band

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

2.Has exercise diary
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Microsoft Band

It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

3. smaller app size (iOS app)

13.5MB (Garmin Connect Mobile)

30.1MB (Microsoft Health)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Bowflex Boost

3.4MB

4.Ad-free
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Microsoft Band

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

5.Compatible with heart rate monitors
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Microsoft Band

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

6.Syncs to the cloud
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Microsoft Band

Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

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