Garmin Forerunner 10 vs Microsoft Band

Garmin Forerunner 10 Microsoft Band

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity No YesMicrosoft Band tracks your activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep No YesMicrosoft Band tracks your sleeping time and quality
Heart Rate / Pulse No YesMicrosoft Band has built-in heart rate monitor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps No YesMicrosoft Band tracks and measures your steps
Stairs / Floors No NoBoth don't have elevation feature
Exercise Tagging No YesOnly Microsoft Band provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No YesMicrosoft Band provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alertn/an/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Compassn/an/aBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock No YesMicrosoft Band has a alarm clock
Reminders No YesMicrosoft Band has a reminder option
Stopwatch No YesMicrosoft Band has a stopwatch
Music Playbackn/an/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications No YesIf you get a phone notification, Microsoft Band make an alert for you
Caller ID No YesMicrosoft Band can notify you who is calling
Music Control No YesMicrosoft Band allows control smartphone music player
Call Controln/an/aBoth don't have call control
Camera Controln/an/aBoth don't have camera control
Find Phonen/an/aBoth don't have a find phone feature


Duration35 days2 daysGarmin Forerunner 10 battery life is about 17.5 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable Batteryn/a

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight43 grams60 gramsGarmin Forerunner 10 is 17.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayE-ink Screen Yes
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a n/a
Color Displayn/an/a
Touch Screenn/an/a


Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac No YesMicrosoft Band compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone No YesMicrosoft Band compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesMicrosoft Band allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal Yes YesBoth have access to online web portal
Social Featuresn/an/aBoth don't have social features


Bluetooth No YesOnly Microsoft Band 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 NoBoth don't provide ANT+ wireless technology
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