Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Microsoft Band 2

Garmin Forerunner 220 Microsoft Band 2

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$23155
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep No YesMicrosoft Band 2 monitors your sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse No YesMicrosoft Band 2 has built-in heart rate monitor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors No YesMicrosoft Band 2 counts your climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging No YesOnly Microsoft Band 2 provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No YesMicrosoft Band 2 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 Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders No YesMicrosoft Band 2 has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have stopwatch
Music Playbackn/an/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivityActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications No YesIf you get a phone notification, Microsoft Band 2 make an alert for you
Caller ID No YesMicrosoft Band 2 can notify you who is calling
Music Control No YesMicrosoft Band 2 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

Battery

Duration42 days2 daysGarmin Forerunner 220 battery life is about 21.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight41 gramsn/a

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenOLED Screen
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a n/a
Color Displayn/an/a
Touch Screenn/an/a

Compatibility

Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Macn/a YesMicrosoft Band 2 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes YesBoth compatible with Windows Phone devices
Windowsn/a YesMicrosoft Band 2 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

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fin/a NoBoth don't have Wi-Fi connection
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ Yes NoOnly Garmin Forerunner 220 has ANT+ wireless technology
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