Garmin Forerunner 620 vs Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Forerunner 620 Garmin Vivosmart 3

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 tracks your activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 tracks your sleeping time and quality
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have built in heart rate sensor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 counts your steps
Stairs / Floors No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging No YesOnly Garmin Vivosmart 3 provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alertn/an/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 620 has GPS support
Compassn/an/aBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 has a reminder option
Stopwatch No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 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, Garmin Vivosmart 3 make an alert for you
Caller ID No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 can notify you who is calling
Music Control No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 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


Duration42 days5 daysGarmin Forerunner 620 battery life is about 8.4 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight44 grams21.5 gramsGarmin Vivosmart 3 is 22.5 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenOLED Screen
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 NoBoth don't compatible MAC OS X devices
Windows Phone No YesGarmin Vivosmart 3 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No NoBoth don't have a find phone feature
Web Portal Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 620 allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Featuresn/an/aBoth don't have social features


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 YesBoth provide ANT+ wireless technology
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