Garmin Vivosmart 4 vs Polar A300

Garmin Vivosmart 4 Polar A300

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$9840$17999Garmin Vivosmart 4 is 180% cheaper

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth track sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes NoGarmin Vivosmart 4 has the heart rate monitoring sensor
External HR Monitor No Yes
VO2 Max Yes NoGarmin Vivosmart 4 shows the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Stairs / Floors Yes NoGarmin Vivosmart 4 counts your climbing stairs or floors
Stress Yes NoGarmin Vivosmart 4 provides all-day stress level tracking
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Garmin Vivosmart 4 provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No YesPolar A300 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 NoBoth don't have built-in GPS support
Compass No 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 NoGarmin Vivosmart 4 has a stopwatch
Music Playback No NoBoth don't have music playback
Weather Yes No*Weather forecast
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 4 allows control smartphone music player
Call Control No YesPolar A300 allows you control phone calls
Camera Control No NoBoth don't have camera control
Find Phone Yes NoGarmin Vivosmart 4 allows you to locate your phone


Duration7 days26 daysPolar A300 battery life is about 3.7 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes No
IP Rating5ATM3 ATM
Weight16.5 grams48 gramsGarmin Vivosmart 4 is 31.5 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayOLED Screen Yes
Display Size0,26 x 0,70 inches64x28 inches
Screen Resolution 48 х 128 pixels n/a
Color Display No No
Touch Screen Yes No


Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac No YesPolar A300 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone No YesPolar A300 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows No YesPolar A300 allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal Yes YesBoth have access to online web portal
Social Features Yes YesBoth 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 Vivosmart 4 has ANT+ wireless technology
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