83points

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

83points

Microsoft Band (2015)

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
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Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus vs Microsoft Band (2015)

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)
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83
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Why is Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus better than Microsoft Band (2015)?

  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Detects activities
  • Has exercise tagging
  • Has inactivity alerts
  • Measures pace
  • 16.6MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    13.5MBvs30.1MB
  • Locates your phone
  • Is compatible with Windows

Why is Microsoft Band (2015) better than Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus?

  • Has a stopwatch
  • Compatible with RunKeeper
  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
  • Monitors perspiration
  • Has a barometer
  • Has coaching
  • 0.5 Higher rating on the App Store
    4.5vs4

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

2.Has a display
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

3.sweat resistant
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

4.has a touch screen
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

5.has branded damage resistant glass
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

6.resolution

128 x 16px

106 x 320px

Best

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

216 x 432px

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

2.has an accelerometer
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

4.Monitors perspiration
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

5.Has a barometer
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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.has a gyroscope
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks your sleep
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

2.Detects activities
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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.Has exercise tagging
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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.

5.Provides sleep reports
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

2.Automatically syncs
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

6.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

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
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

2.Has notifications
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

4.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Has achievements
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

6.Locates your phone
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

Miscellaneous

1.Free application
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

2.Has exercise diary
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

5.Ad-free
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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

6.Syncs to the cloud
Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
Microsoft Band (2015)

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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