Microsoft Band 2 vs Samsung Gear S

Microsoft Band 2 Samsung Gear S

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 YesBoth have heart rate tracking
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 NoOnly Microsoft Band 2 provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach Yes YesBoth can help with smart coaching
Goal Setting Yes NoSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Microsoft Band 2
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 Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have 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 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

Duration2 daysn/a
Battery TypeRechargeable Batteryn/a

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes No
Waterproof No No
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weightn/a67 grams

User Interface

DisplayOLED Screen Yes
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 NoMicrosoft Band 2 can connect with iPhones or iPads
OS X/Mac Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes NoMicrosoft Band 2 allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal Yes NoMicrosoft 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 YesSelect Samsung Gear S if you need a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
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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