Fitbit Charge vs Garmin Vivofit

Fitbit Charge Garmin Vivofit

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$7978$9999Fitbit Charge is 130% cheaper
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth can track your sleep
Heart Rate / Pulse No YesGarmin Vivofit has the heart rate monitoring sensor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Stairs / Floors Yes NoFitbit Charge counts your climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging No NoBoth don't have exercise tagging
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alertn/an/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

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

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications No NoBoth don't have phone notifications
Caller ID Yes NoFitbit Charge 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

Duration10 days365 daysGarmin Vivofit battery life is about 36.5 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weightn/a25 grams

User Interface

DisplayOLED ScreenLCD 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 YesBoth compatible MAC OS X laptops and PCs
Windows Phone Yes NoFitbit Charge compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
Web Portal Yes NoFitbit Charge 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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