Garmin Vivoactive HR vs Polar Loop

Garmin Vivoactive HR Polar Loop

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$24999$5997Polar Loop is 4.2x cheaper
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 NoGarmin Vivoactive HR tracks heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors Yes NoGarmin Vivoactive HR has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Garmin Vivoactive HR provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No YesPolar Loop 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 NoBoth don't have reminder
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 NoIf you get a phone notification, Garmin Vivoactive HR make an alert for you
Caller ID Yes NoGarmin Vivoactive HR can notify you who is calling
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 days6 daysGarmin Vivoactive HR battery life is about 1.3 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable Batteryn/a

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight48 grams38 gramsPolar Loop is 10.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenLED Lights
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 Loop compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoGarmin Vivoactive HR compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesPolar Loop 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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