Garmin Vivosport (small / medium)
55 facts in comparison
Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Sapphire crystal glass is an extremely durable material, which is surpassed only by diamond in terms of hardness. A sapphire crystal display is stronger and more scratch resistant than toughened glass such as Corning Gorilla Glass.
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
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.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
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.
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
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.
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
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.
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.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
RunKeeper is a popular app designed to help you track your fitness activities such as jogging. With a compatible fitness tracker you can sync data between the two services.
With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
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.
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Fit
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.