Garmin vívoactive vs Samsung Gear S3

Garmin vívoactive Samsung Gear S3
Model Garmin
Gear S3

Basic Info

Suggested Price 219.99 399.99
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Release Apr 2015 Dec 2016


BestBuy Rating 4.4 4.7
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.
  • Compatible with select Android phones
    So you can stay connected while your phone stays out of sight.
  • Simple navigation and clear visuals
    1.3″ Super AMOLED touch-screen display with 360 x 360 pixels resolution.
  • Stainless steel case
    Along with a silicone watch band ensures durability and an elegant look.
  • IP68-rated dustproof and waterproof design
    Defends your smartwatch against submersion in up to 10′ of water.
  • Make calls, receive messages and access apps
    Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity allow you to access your phone’s functions directly from the watch.
  • Built-in pedometer
    Keeps track of walking and running distances to help you stay in shape.
  • Weather app
    Shows you the day’s and week’s forecast at a glance.
  • Vibrate mode
    Quietly alerts you to a range of notifications, such as incoming e-mails, calls and text messages, as well as upcoming calendar events.
  • Built-in 380 mAh battery
    Offers up to 4 days of use on a full charge for extended operation. Charge easily using the included wireless charging dock.

All Features

Alarm Yes Yes
Case Width 0.24 inches
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance 164 feet 10 feet
Mobile Notifications Yes
Charging Interface(s) USB Wireless
Battery Size Specialty Not available
NFC Technology No Yes
Vibration Alert Yes Yes
Band Length 9.75 inches
Adjustable Band Length Yes
Date/Time Display Date and time Time
Body Metrics Measured Pace Distance traveled
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Parts 1 year Not Available
Clock Display Yes Yes
Color White Silicone Black
Band Width 0.94 inches
Email Capable No Yes
Operating System Compatibility Android Android
Screen Size 1.13 millimeters 32.9 millimeters
Bluetooth Enabled Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Compatibility Bluetooth Wireless B
Built-In Microphone No Yes
Shock Resistant No
Clasp Type Other Buckle
Band Material Silicone
Multi-Sport Tracking Yes
Watch Finish Other Other
Additional Accessories Included Clip Power adapter; wireless charging dock
Automatic Sync Yes
Screen Type Digital Super AMOLED
GPS Enabled Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Adjustable Brightness Yes
No-Contract No
Battery Type Lithium-ion Other
Internal Memory 0.004 gigabytes 4 gigabytes
Color Category White Black
Phone No Yes
Model Number 010-01297-01 R765A
Carrier Type Unlocked AT&T
Watch Memory (RAM) 0 megabytes 768 megabytes
Data Plan Required No
Product Name vívoactive Smartwatch 28.6mm Plastic Gear S3 frontier Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel AT&T
Operating System Garmin Tizen
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Labor 1 year Not Available
Brand Garmin Samsung
Case Material Plastic Stainless steel
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Wireless Syncing Yes Yes
Processor Speed 0 gigahertz 1 gigahertz
Instant On No
Internet Connectable Yes
Power Supply Type Other
Rechargeable Battery Yes
Model Family Gear
Band Color Black
Stopwatch Yes
Media Card Slot None
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Band Type Band
Screen Protection Yes
Case Shape Round
Battery Capacity 380 milliampere hours
Number of Sensors 6
Processor Brand Samsung Exynos
Dust Resistant Yes
Sensors Accelerometer
Maximum Usage Time 96 hours

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