Microsoft Band vs Polar Loop

Microsoft Band Polar Loop

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$4999
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 NoMicrosoft Band has the heart rate monitoring sensor
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors No NoBoth don't have elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Microsoft Band provides exercise tagging
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 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 NoMicrosoft Band has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes NoMicrosoft Band has a stopwatch
Music Playbackn/an/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes NoIf you get a phone notification, Microsoft Band make an alert for you
Caller ID Yes NoMicrosoft Band can notify you who is calling
Music Control Yes NoMicrosoft Band 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 days6 daysPolar Loop battery life is about 3.0 times longer
Battery Typen/an/a

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight60 grams38 gramsPolar Loop is 22.0 g lighter

User Interface

Display YesLED 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 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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