Garmin Forerunner 230 vs Polar RS300X

Garmin Forerunner 230 Polar RS300X

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 230 tracks your sleeping time and quality
Heart Rate / Pulse No YesPolar RS300X tracks heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors No NoBoth don't have elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes YesBoth have exercise tagging feature
Smart Coach No YesPolar RS300X provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alertn/a NoBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Compassn/a NoBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders No NoBoth don't have reminder
Stopwatch Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 230 has a stopwatch
Music Playbackn/a NoBoth don't have music playback
Weather Yes No*Weather forecast
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes NoIf you get a phone notification, Garmin Forerunner 230 make an alert for you
Caller ID No NoBoth don't show caller ID notification
Music Control Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 230 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

Duration35 days365 daysPolar RS300X battery life is about 10.4 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight41 grams181 gramsGarmin Forerunner 230 is 140.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD Screen Yes
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a n/a
Color Displayn/a No
Touch Screenn/a No

Compatibility

Android Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 230 is compatibles with Android phones and tablets
iOS Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 230 can connect with iPhones or iPads
OS X/Mac No YesPolar RS300X compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone No NoBoth don't compatible with Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
Web Portal Yes YesBoth have access to online web portal
Social Featuresn/a NoBoth don't have social features

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes NoOnly Garmin Forerunner 230 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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