Garmin Forerunner 735XT vs Polar M200

Garmin Forerunner 735XT Polar M200

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$22499$9999Polar M200 is 2.3x cheaper
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth track sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have built in heart rate sensor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Pace No Yes
Speed No Yes
Stairs / Floors No YesPolar M200 has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes YesBoth have exercise tagging feature
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alertn/a YesPolar M200 helps you stay active with inactivity alert

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 Yes YesBoth have reminder app
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have stopwatch
Music Playbackn/a NoBoth 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 NoGarmin Forerunner 735XT 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

Duration11 days6 daysGarmin Forerunner 735XT battery life is about 1.8 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Ratingn/a3 ATM
Weight40 grams40 gramsBoth are the same weight

User Interface

DisplayLCD Screen Yes
Display Sizen/a26 mm
Screen Resolution n/a n/a
Color Displayn/a No
Touch Screenn/a No

Compatibility

Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac No YesPolar M200 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoGarmin Forerunner 735XT compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesPolar M200 allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal No NoBoth don't have online web portal option
Social Featuresn/a NoBoth don't have social features

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi Yes NoSelect Garmin Forerunner 735XT if you need a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ Yes NoOnly Garmin Forerunner 735XT has ANT+ wireless technology
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Garmin Forerunner 735XT

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