Garmin Approach X40 vs Garmin Vivofit 2

Garmin Approach X40 Garmin Vivofit 2

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth track sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth measure heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Pace Yes No
Stairs / Floors Yes NoGarmin Approach X40 has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
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 Alert Non/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes NoGarmin Approach X40 has GPS support
Compass Non/aBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes NoGarmin Approach X40 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
Weather Yes No*Weather forecast
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes NoIf you get a phone notification, Garmin Approach X40 make an alert for you
Caller ID Yes NoGarmin Approach X40 can notify you who is calling
Music Control Yes NoGarmin Approach X40 allows control smartphone music player
Call Control Non/aBoth don't have call control
Camera Control Yesn/aGarmin Approach X40 has a smartphone's remote control function
Find Phone Yesn/aGarmin Approach X40 allows you to locate your phone


Duration5 days365 daysGarmin Vivofit 2 battery life is about 73.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No Yes
IP Rating5 ATMn/a
Weight31 grams25.5 gramsGarmin Vivofit 2 is 5.5 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenLCD Screen
Display Size1.00” x 0.42 inchesn/a
Screen Resolution 160 x 68 pixels n/a
Color Display Non/a
Touch Screen Yesn/a


Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac No YesGarmin Vivofit 2 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoGarmin Approach X40 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesGarmin Vivofit 2 allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal No NoBoth don't have online web portal option
Social Features Non/aBoth don't have social features


Bluetooth Yes NoOnly Garmin Approach X40 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+ Yes YesBoth provide ANT+ wireless technology
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