Garmin Vivosmart 3 vs Polar A360

Garmin Vivosmart 3 Polar A360

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$6157$12999Garmin Vivosmart 3 is 2.1x cheaper
Ratings

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth can track your sleep
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have built in heart rate sensor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors Yes NoGarmin Vivosmart 3 has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
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 No NoBoth don't have built-in GPS support
Compassn/an/aBoth 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 NoGarmin Vivosmart 3 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 Vivosmart 3 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

Duration5 days12 daysPolar A360 battery life is about 2.4 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight21.5 grams317 gramsGarmin Vivosmart 3 is 295.5 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayOLED 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 Vivosmart 3 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesPolar A360 allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal No YesPolar A360 allows you upload and view data on the online 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 Vivosmart 3 has ANT+ wireless technology
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