Garmin Vivofit 3 vs Polar Vantage M

Garmin Vivofit 3 Polar Vantage M

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$4800$24995Garmin Vivofit 3 is 5.2x cheaper

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth track sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse No YesPolar Vantage M tracks heart rate
VO2 Max No YesYou can monitor your VO2 max with Polar Vantage M
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Pace No Yes
Speed No Yes
Stairs / Floors Yes YesBoth track elevation, climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging No YesOnly Polar Vantage M provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No YesPolar Vantage M provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alert Yes YesBoth have move reminders

Additional Features

GPS No YesPolar Vantage M has GPS support
Glonass No Yes
Compass No YesPolar Vantage M has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders Yes YesBoth have reminder app
Stopwatch No NoBoth don't have stopwatch
Music Playback No NoBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications No YesIf you get a phone notification, Polar Vantage M make an alert for you
Caller ID No YesPolar Vantage M can notify you who is calling
Music Control No NoBoth don't have phone music control
Call Control No NoBoth don't have call control
Camera Control No NoBoth don't have camera control
Find Phone No NoBoth don't have a find phone feature


Duration365 days30 hour
Battery TypeReplaceable Cell BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Rating5 ATMWR30
Weight26 grams45 gramsGarmin Vivofit 3 is 19.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD Screen Yes
Display Size0,39 х 0,39 inches1.2 inches
Screen Resolution 64 x 64 pixels 240 x 240 pixels
Color Display No Yes
Touch Screen No No


Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac No YesPolar Vantage M compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes YesBoth compatible with Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesPolar Vantage M allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal Yes YesBoth have access to online web portal
Social Features No NoBoth 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 NoOnly Garmin Vivofit 3 has ANT+ wireless technology
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