Fitbit Surge vs Garmin Forerunner 35

Fitbit Surge Garmin Forerunner 35

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$23449$12396Garmin Forerunner 35 is 190% 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 YesBoth measure heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors Yes NoFitbit Surge has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes YesBoth have exercise tagging feature
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
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
Compass Yesn/aFitbit Surge has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders Yes YesBoth have reminder app
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have stopwatch
Music Playback Non/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, 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 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

Duration7 days9 daysGarmin Forerunner 35 battery life is about 1.3 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No Yes
IP Rating5 ATMn/a
Weight77 grams37 gramsGarmin Forerunner 35 is 40.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD Screen Yes
Display Size1,25 inchesn/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 Surge compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes NoFitbit Surge allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal Yes NoFitbit Surge allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Features Yesn/aYou can integrate Fitbit Surge with social networks and share information

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi No YesSelect Garmin Forerunner 35 if you need a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ No YesOnly Garmin Forerunner 35 has ANT+ wireless technology
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