Garmin Vivoactive HR vs Polar A360

Garmin Vivoactive HR Polar A360

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$24999$13585Polar A360 is 180% 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 heart rate tracking
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Stairs / Floors Yes NoGarmin Vivoactive HR counts your climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes YesBoth have exercise tagging feature
Smart Coach No YesPolar A360 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 NoGarmin Vivoactive HR 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 YesPolar A360 has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes NoGarmin Vivoactive HR 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 NoGarmin Vivoactive HR 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

Duration8 days12 daysPolar A360 battery life is about 1.5 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight48 grams317 gramsGarmin Vivoactive HR is 269.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenLCD 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 No YesPolar A360 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoGarmin Vivoactive HR compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesPolar A360 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-Fi No NoBoth don't have Wi-Fi connection
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ Yes NoOnly Garmin Vivoactive HR has ANT+ wireless technology
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