Fitbit Alta vs Garmin Vivofit

Fitbit Alta Garmin Vivofit

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$16499$5700Garmin Vivofit is 2.9x cheaper
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth track sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse No YesGarmin Vivofit has built-in heart rate monitor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors Yes NoFitbit Alta has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Fitbit Alta provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
Goal Setting No YesSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Garmin Vivofit
Inactivity Alert Yesn/aFitbit Alta helps you stay active with inactivity alert

Additional Features

GPS No NoBoth don't have built-in GPS support
Compass Non/aBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes NoFitbit Alta has a alarm clock
Reminders Yes YesBoth have reminder app
Stopwatch No NoBoth don't have stopwatch
Music Playback Non/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

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

Battery

Duration5 days365 daysGarmin Vivofit battery life is about 73.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight32 grams25 gramsGarmin Vivofit is 7.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayOLED ScreenLCD Screen
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a n/a
Color Display Non/a
Touch Screen Yesn/a

Compatibility

Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac Yes YesBoth compatible MAC OS X laptops and PCs
Windows Phone Yes NoFitbit Alta compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
Web Portal No NoBoth don't have online web portal option
Social Features Yesn/aYou can integrate Fitbit Alta with social networks and share information

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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