Microsoft Band 2 vs Polar Loop Crystal

Microsoft Band 2 Polar Loop Crystal

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price
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 NoMicrosoft Band 2 tracks heart rate
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 counts your climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes YesBoth have exercise tagging feature
Smart Coach Yes YesBoth can help with smart coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alertn/an/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 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 Yes YesBoth have reminder app
Stopwatch Yes NoMicrosoft 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 Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 can notify you who is calling
Music Control Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 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

Duration2 days8 daysPolar Loop Crystal battery life is about 4.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable Batteryn/a

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weightn/a38 grams

User Interface

DisplayOLED 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 Yes YesBoth compatible MAC OS X laptops and PCs
Windows Phone Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
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+ No NoBoth don't provide ANT+ wireless technology
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Microsoft Band 2

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