Apple Watch Series 3 vs Garmin Forerunner 235

Apple Watch Series 3 Garmin Forerunner 235

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep No YesGarmin Forerunner 235 monitors your sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have heart rate tracking
VO2 Max No YesGarmin Forerunner 235 tracks the maximum consumption of oxygen per minute
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Pace Yes Yes
Speed Yes Yes
Stairs / Floors Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 counts your climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Apple Watch Series 3 provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alert No YesGarmin Forerunner 235 helps you stay active with inactivity alert

Additional Features

GPS Yes YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Glonass No Yes
Navigation Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 has onboard GPS navigation
Compass Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have stopwatch
Music Playback Yes NoOnly Apple Watch Series 3 offers phone-free music
Weather Yes Yes*Weather forecast
Temperature Yes No
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 Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 allows you control phone calls
Camera Control Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 has a smartphone's remote control function
Find Phone Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone


Duration1 days9 daysGarmin Forerunner 235 battery life is about 9.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery
Wireless Charging Yes No

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Rating5 ATM5 ATM
Weight53 grams42 gramsGarmin Forerunner 235 is 11.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayOLED ScreenLCD Screen
Display Size1.65 inches1,23 inches
Screen Resolution 312 x 390 pixels 215 x 180 pixels
Color Display Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Sapphire glass Yes No*Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass


Android No YesGarmin Forerunner 235 is compatibles with Android phones and tablets
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac Yes NoApple Watch Series 3 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone No NoBoth don't compatible with Windows Phone devices
Windows No NoBoth don't have a find phone feature
Web Portal No YesGarmin Forerunner 235 allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Features Yes YesBoth have social features


Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi Yes NoSelect Apple Watch Series 3 if you need a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
NFC Yes NoOnly Apple Watch Series 3 has NFC (Near Field Communication)
ANT+ No YesOnly Garmin Forerunner 235 has ANT+ wireless technology
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