Fitbit Alta HR vs Garmin Forerunner 15

Fitbit Alta HR Garmin Forerunner 15

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$7865$13899Fitbit Alta HR is 180% cheaper
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth can track your sleep
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes NoFitbit Alta HR tracks heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors No NoBoth don't track climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Fitbit Alta HR provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
Goal Setting Yes NoSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Fitbit Alta HR
Inactivity Alertn/an/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS No YesGarmin Forerunner 15 has GPS support
Compassn/an/aBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes NoFitbit Alta HR has a alarm clock
Reminders Yes NoFitbit Alta HR has a reminder option
Stopwatch No NoBoth don't have stopwatch
Music Playbackn/an/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes NoIf you get a phone notification, Fitbit Alta HR make an alert for you
Caller ID Yes NoFitbit Alta HR can notify you who is calling
Music Control No NoBoth don't have phone music control
Call Controln/an/aBoth don't have call control
Camera Controln/an/aBoth don't have camera control
Find Phonen/an/aBoth don't have a find phone feature

Battery

Duration7 days35 daysGarmin Forerunner 15 battery life is about 5.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance No Yes
Waterproof No Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weightn/a43 grams

User Interface

DisplayOLED ScreenE-ink Screen
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a n/a
Color Displayn/an/a
Touch Screenn/an/a

Compatibility

Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac Yes NoFitbit Alta HR compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoFitbit Alta HR compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes NoFitbit Alta HR allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal No YesGarmin Forerunner 15 allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Featuresn/an/aBoth don't have social features

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi No NoBoth don't have Wi-Fi connection
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ No NoBoth don't provide ANT+ wireless technology
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