Apple Watch Series 2 vs Garmin Fenix 3 HR

Apple Watch Series 2 Garmin Fenix 3 HR

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep No YesGarmin Fenix 3 HR monitors your sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have heart rate tracking
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Pace Yes No
Stairs / Floors Yes YesBoth track elevation, climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes YesBoth have exercise tagging feature
Smart Coach Yes NoApple Watch Series 2 provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alert Non/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Navigation Yes NoApple Watch Series 2 has onboard GPS navigation
Compass Yesn/aApple Watch Series 2 has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders Yes NoApple Watch Series 2 has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have stopwatch
Music Playback Yesn/aOnly Apple Watch Series 2 offers phone-free music
Weather Yes No*Weather forecast
Voice commands Yes No
ReportsActivityActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes YesBoth show smartphone notifications
Caller ID Yes YesBoth show caller ID notification
Music Control Yes YesBoth allow control smartphone music player
Call Control Yesn/aApple Watch Series 2 allows you control phone calls
Camera Control Yesn/aApple Watch Series 2 has a smartphone's remote control function
Find Phone Yesn/aApple Watch Series 2 allows you to locate your phone


Duration1 days14 daysGarmin Fenix 3 HR battery life is about 14.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Rating5 ATMn/a
Weight52 grams86 gramsApple Watch Series 2 is 34.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayOLED ScreenLCD Screen
Display Size1.53 inchesn/a
Screen Resolution 312 x 390 pixels n/a
Color Display Yesn/a
Touch Screen Yesn/a
Sapphire glass Yes No*Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass


Android No YesGarmin Fenix 3 HR is compatibles with Android phones and tablets
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac Yes NoApple Watch Series 2 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone No YesGarmin Fenix 3 HR compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No NoBoth don't have a find phone feature
Web Portal No YesGarmin Fenix 3 HR allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Features Yesn/aYou can integrate Apple Watch Series 2 with social networks and share information


Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi Yes YesBoth have built-in Wi-Fi wireless connection
NFC Yes NoOnly Apple Watch Series 2 has NFC (Near Field Communication)
ANT+ No YesOnly Garmin Fenix 3 HR has ANT+ wireless technology
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