Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire vs Suunto Traverse Alpha

Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire Suunto Traverse Alpha

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$29999
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep Yes NoGarmin Fenix 3 Sapphire monitors your sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse No NoBoth don't monitor heart rate
External HR Monitor No Yes
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Pace No Yes
Speed No Yes
Stairs / Floors Yes NoGarmin Fenix 3 Sapphire has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging No YesOnly Suunto Traverse Alpha provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
Goal Setting Yes NoSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire
Inactivity Alertn/a NoBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Glonass No Yes
Navigation No YesSuunto Traverse Alpha has onboard GPS navigation
Compassn/a YesSuunto Traverse Alpha has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders No NoBoth don't have reminder
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have stopwatch
Music Playbackn/a NoBoth don't have music playback
Weather No Yes*Weather forecast
Temperature No Yes
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes YesBoth show smartphone notifications
Caller ID Yes YesBoth show caller ID notification
Music Control Yes NoGarmin Fenix 3 Sapphire allows control smartphone music player
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

Battery

Duration2 days14 daysSuunto Traverse Alpha battery life is about 7.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Ratingn/a10 ATM
Weight85 grams75 gramsSuunto Traverse Alpha is 10.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD Screen Yes
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a 128 x 128 pixels
Color Displayn/a No
Touch Screenn/a No
Sapphire glass No Yes*Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass

Compatibility

Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac No YesSuunto Traverse Alpha compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoGarmin Fenix 3 Sapphire compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesSuunto Traverse Alpha allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal Yes NoGarmin Fenix 3 Sapphire allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Featuresn/a NoBoth don't have social features

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi Yes NoSelect Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire if you need a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ Yes NoOnly Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire has ANT+ wireless technology
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Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

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