Garmin Fenix 2 vs Polar A300

Garmin Fenix 2 Polar A300

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep No YesPolar A300 monitors your sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse No NoBoth don't track heart rate
External HR Monitor Yes Yes
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps No YesPolar A300 has built-in pedometer to count steps
Pace Yes No
Speed Yes No
Stairs / Floors Yes NoGarmin Fenix 2 counts your climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Garmin Fenix 2 provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No YesPolar A300 provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alert No YesPolar A300 helps you stay active with inactivity alert

Additional Features

GPS Yes NoGarmin Fenix 2 has GPS support
Navigation Yes NoGarmin Fenix 2 has onboard GPS navigation
Compass Yes NoGarmin Fenix 2 has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders Yes YesBoth have reminder app
Stopwatch Yes NoGarmin Fenix 2 has a stopwatch
Music Playback No NoBoth don't have music playback
Weather Yes No*Weather forecast
Temperature Yes No
ReportsActivityActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes YesBoth show smartphone notifications
Caller ID Yes YesBoth show caller ID notification
Music Control No NoBoth don't have phone music control
Call Control No YesPolar A300 allows you control phone calls
Camera Control No NoBoth don't have camera control
Find Phone No NoBoth don't have a find phone feature

Battery

Duration35 days26 daysGarmin Fenix 2 battery life is about 1.3 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Rating5 ATM3 ATM
Weight85 grams48 gramsPolar A300 is 37.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD Screen Yes
Display Size1.20 inches64x28 inches
Screen Resolution 70 x 70 pixels n/a
Color Display No No
Touch Screen No No

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 No YesPolar A300 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 Features No YesYou can integrate Polar A300 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+ Yes NoOnly Garmin Fenix 2 has ANT+ wireless technology
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