Fitbug Orb vs Garmin Swim

Fitbug Orb Garmin Swim

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$1975$16899Fitbug Orb is 8.6x cheaper

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep Yes NoFitbug Orb monitors your sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse No NoBoth don't measure heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes NoFitbug Orb tracks and measures your steps
Pace No Yes
Stairs / Floors No NoBoth don't track climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Fitbug Orb provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach Yes NoFitbug Orb provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting No YesSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Garmin Swim
Inactivity Alertn/a NoBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS No NoBoth don't have built-in GPS support
Compassn/a NoBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock No YesOnly Garmin Swim has a watch
Alarm Clock No YesGarmin Swim has a alarm clock
Reminders No YesGarmin Swim has a reminder option
Stopwatch No YesGarmin Swim has a stopwatch
Music Playbackn/a NoBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications No NoBoth don't have phone notifications
Caller ID No NoBoth don't show caller ID notification
Music Control No NoBoth don't have phone music control
Call Controln/a NoBoth don't have call control
Camera Controln/a NoBoth don't have camera control
Find Phonen/a NoBoth don't have a find phone feature


Duration121 days365 daysGarmin Swim battery life is about 3.0 times longer
Battery Typen/aReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance No Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Ratingn/a5 ATM
Weight8.5 grams40 gramsFitbug Orb is 31.5 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLED LightsLCD Screen
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a 55 x 31 pixels
Color Displayn/a No
Touch Screenn/a No


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 No YesGarmin Swim compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
Web Portal Yes YesBoth have access to online web portal
Social Featuresn/a YesYou can integrate Garmin Swim with social networks and share information


Bluetooth Yes NoOnly Fitbug Orb has a built-in Bluetooth connection option
Wi-Fi No NoBoth don't have Wi-Fi connection
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ No YesOnly Garmin Swim has ANT+ wireless technology
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