Garmin vívoactive vs Microsoft Band

Garmin vívoactive Microsoft Band
Model Garmin

Basic Info

Suggested Price 219.99 199.99
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Release Apr 2015 Apr 2015


BestBuy Rating 4.4 4.2
Walmart Rating 5.0 0.0


Top Features
  • Compatible with select Bluetooth-enabled iOS and Android devices
    Get alerts for incoming calls, e-mails and social media notifications without having to dig in your pocket or purse.
  • Built-in GPS enables simple navigation
    Helps track your running, biking and swimming pace, distance and time.
  • 8 mm ultrathin color touch-screen display
    The high-resolution, sunlight-readable touch screen provides a clear view of the current time and notifications.
  • Track and manage your fitness
    Get real-time workout stats including steps taken and distance traveled. Built-in sports apps track your stats even when you’re away from your phone.
  • Get reminders to stay active throughout your day
    The move bar appears after 1 hour of inactivity to let you know when you’ve been sitting too long.
  • Classic and customizable style
    Keep your look simple with the original black band, or personalize it by choosing different colors or a leather option (additional bands not included).
  • Durable, water-resistant design
    5 ATM water rating withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters, allowing you to swim, sweat and shower with it on.
  • Rechargeable battery
    Lithium-ion polymer battery can be charged with the included USB cable.
  • 4MB internal memory
    Provides self-contained storage space for your apps.
  • Microsoft Health helps you live a healthier lifestyle
    Get real-time wellness insights on your wrist. Learn which exercises burned the most calories during your workout, how much restful sleep you got last night and much more.
  • Stay informed with the Microsoft Health app and a full-featured Web dashboard
    The app lets you track progress toward fitness goals with easy-to-understand charts, and the Web dashboard provides insights unique to you in your favorite browser.
  • Built-in GPS lets you monitor your runs
    Measure the distance you’ve run and track your pace and route. Save your favorites to retrace your steps and challenge yourself later.
  • Get notifications at a glance
    Check incoming calls, texts, social updates, weather, finance and more on your wrist without pulling out your phone.
  • Cortana becomes your virtual personal assistant
    Cortana lets you reply to text messages, take notes or set reminders with your voice. Plus, get traffic notifications and stay on top of sports, stocks, weather and more.
  • Stylish design
    Capacitive full-color display in a thermal plastic band with an adjustable-fit clasp.
  • Compatible with most current smartphones
    Works with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

All Features

Alarm Yes Yes
Case Width 0.24 inches 0.76 inches
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance 164 feet 0 feet
Mobile Notifications Yes
Charging Interface(s) USB USB
Battery Size Specialty Custom, nonreplaceable
NFC Technology No No
Vibration Alert Yes
Band Length 9.75 inches 9.5 inches
Adjustable Band Length Yes Yes
Date/Time Display Date and time Date and time
Body Metrics Measured Pace Calories burned
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Parts 1 year 1 year limited
Clock Display Yes Yes
Color White Silicone Black Thermal Plastic
Band Width 0.94 inches 0.76 inches
Email Capable No Yes
Operating System Compatibility Android Android
Screen Size 1.13 millimeters 1.4 millimeters
Bluetooth Enabled Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Compatibility Bluetooth Bluetooth
Built-In Microphone No Yes
Shock Resistant No Yes
Clasp Type Other Other
Band Material Silicone Other
Multi-Sport Tracking Yes
Watch Finish Other Satin/matte
Additional Accessories Included Clip
Automatic Sync Yes Yes
Screen Type Digital Digital
GPS Enabled Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Adjustable Brightness Yes No
No-Contract No No
Battery Type Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Internal Memory 0.004 gigabytes 0 gigabytes
Color Category White Black
Phone No No
Model Number 010-01297-01 4M5-00002
Carrier Type Unlocked Unlocked
Watch Memory (RAM) 0 megabytes 0 megabytes
Data Plan Required No No
Product Name vívoactive Smartwatch 28.6mm Plastic Band Smartwatch (Medium)
Operating System Garmin Windows
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Labor 1 year 1 year limited
Brand Garmin Microsoft
Case Material Plastic Not Applicable
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Wireless Syncing Yes Yes
Processor Speed 0 gigahertz 0 gigahertz
Instant On No Yes
Maximum Height of Shock Resistance 3 feet
Bluetooth Version Other
Case Length 2 inches
Case Thickness 0.36 inches

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