Product Comparison: Fitbit Charge vs Garmin Vivofit


General Specifications
Brand
Fitbit
Garmin
Model
Charge
Vivofit
Origin
USA
Taiwan
About the product
Whether you’re at the office or on the go, Charge wirelessly syncs your stats to your smartphone and computer to help you find the motivation you need to achieve your goals.
Start each day with a personalized and attainable goal. Designed to be worn 24/7, this water-resistant fitness band has a battery life of over one year and reminds you to move throughout the day.
Key Specs
Type
Wristband
Wristband
Color
Black (also available in 3 colors)
Black
Battery life
7 - 10 days
365 days
Heart rate monitor
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
  • The battery lasts a long time, a year or more.
  • Love that I don't have to charge it, comes with a one year battery
  • The year long battery is a definite plus compared to the competition.
  • After trying several times to make the heart rate monitor to work. It didn't.
  • This is a good fitness band but would be better if it monitored your heart rate.
Size & Weight
Size(s)
Small 5.5 - 6.5, Large 6.5 - 7.7, X-large 7.7 - 8.9 in.
Small: 4.8 - 6.9, Large: 5.9 - 8.3 in.
Material
Elastomer
Elastomer
Weight
1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
  • The design is great and it is very comfortable to wear.
  • Good design with stylish look. good one at this price
  • t is a cool gadget to track my steps and calories burnt. The design is stylish.
  • Simple design and easy to use. Looks and works just as described.
  • The strap is of very poor design.
  • The band has a bad design and does not close right.
Details
Features
Charge also has a surgical-grade stainless steel clasp.
It is also compatible with select heart rate monitors (sold separately), so you can accurately track calories burned during everyday activities and your more intense workouts.
Package
Wireless sync dongle, Charging cable
USB ANT Stick, vívofit with large and small band
OS compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iOS, Android, Windows
Android, Apple iOS, Windows Mobile
Altimeter
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
Yes
Vibration motor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Display
OLED
LCD
Product benefits
By automatically and wirelessly syncing your stats to your computer and 200+ leading smartphones, Charge lets you see your progress on-the go, and shows you detailed charts and graphs so you can track your trends over time.
Easy-to-read display - View the time of day and your stats right on your wrist.
Control
Button
Button
Protection
Waterproof
What customers say about "Details"
 
Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
  • Digital display is easy to read. Quick access to number of steps, distance walked, time and date.
  • I like the display on the Vivofit VERY much - that's why I bought it. I really like having an actual watch with a constant display.
  • I like the Garmin because it is water resistant and I don't have to take it off all the time to shower.
  • Regarding features, the Vivofit does not have the altimeter to measure stairs
  • No vibration, so no alarm in the morning or buzz to tell you to get up and move.
  • Backlit display. You cannot see the display in poor or no light.
Body Metrics
Distance covered
Yes
Yes
Calories burned monitoring
Yes
Yes
Sleep quality tracking
Yes
Yes
Step counting
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Body Metrics"
 
Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
  • Well worth the price if you are interested in steps, calories, distance.
  • The sleep tracker helps me to see the quality of sleep I am getting.
  • I really like that it can link with the app to help keep track of the calories burned after I enter the calories I have eaten so I can keep better track of my actual calories for the day
  • Registers more steps then I take, sleep app is not easy to use
  • No alarm if you've met your steps goal (I didn't realize how much I would miss this). If I don't check my steps every day I won't know if I met my goal or not and I can't always remember to do that before I go to bed.
Functions
Caller ID
Yes
No
Alarm signals
Yes
No
Inactivity reminder
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE, EAC
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
Other Information
FAQ
Reviews
Product manuals
Manufacturer link
MSRP
99.99 $
Rating
Overstock
4.3
Amazon
3.4
3.9
Ebay
4.9
Bestbuy
4.4

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