72points

Garmin Vivosmart HR

82points

Microsoft Band

Garmin Vivosmart HR
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Garmin Vivosmart HR vs Microsoft Band

Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band
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82
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Why is Garmin Vivosmart HR better than Microsoft Band?

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

Why is Microsoft Band better than Garmin Vivosmart HR?

  • Has a stopwatch
  • Has GPS
  • Compatible with RunKeeper
  • Monitors perspiration
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
  • 7.2mm thinner
    8.7mmvs15.9mm
  • 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
Microsoft Band

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

2.Has a display
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

3.weight

29.6g

60g

Best

Goccia

3g

4.sweat resistant
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

5.has a touch screen
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

6.thickness

15.9mm

8.7mm

Best

Lark Larklife

2.8mm

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Vivosmart HR
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 Vivosmart HR
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
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

4.Monitors perspiration
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Vivosmart HR
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.

2.Tracks your sleep
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

3.Provides sleep reports
Garmin Vivosmart HR
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.

4.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.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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 steps taken
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Vivosmart HR
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.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.

4.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Huawei Band 2 Pro

4.2

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
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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
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Microsoft Band

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

2.Has notifications
Garmin Vivosmart HR
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
Garmin Vivosmart HR
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
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Free app
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

6.Has exercise diary
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Microsoft Band

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

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