Garmin Vivosmart HR+ vs Microsoft Band 2

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Microsoft Band 2

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$8499
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 measure heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Stairs / Floors Yes YesBoth count your climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging No YesOnly Microsoft Band 2 provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach No YesMicrosoft Band 2 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 YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Compassn/an/aBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders No YesMicrosoft Band 2 has a reminder option
Stopwatch No YesMicrosoft Band 2 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 No YesMicrosoft Band 2 can notify you who is calling
Music Control Yes YesBoth allow 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 days2 daysGarmin Vivosmart HR+ battery life is about 2.5 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight31 gramsn/a

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenOLED 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 YesMicrosoft Band 2 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone No YesMicrosoft Band 2 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
Web Portal No YesMicrosoft Band 2 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 HR+ has ANT+ wireless technology
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