Garmin Forerunner 630 vs Microsoft Band 2

Garmin Forerunner 630 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 Yes YesBoth track sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth measure heart rate
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 No YesMicrosoft Band 2 has a stopwatch
Music Playbackn/an/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes YesBoth show smartphone notifications
Caller ID Yes YesBoth show caller ID notification
Music Control Yes YesBoth allow 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

Duration28 days2 daysGarmin Forerunner 630 battery life is about 14.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight44 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/Mac Yes YesBoth compatible MAC OS X laptops and PCs
Windows Phone No YesMicrosoft Band 2 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
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-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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Garmin Forerunner 630

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