Product Comparison: Garmin Vívofit 2 vs Fitbit Alta


General Specifications
Brand
Garmin
Fitbit
Model
Vívofit 2
Alta
Origin
Taiwan
China
About the product
Get up and get moving with vívofit 2. It’s the only activity tracker¹ with a 1+ year battery life and backlit display. It even reminds you to stay active throughout your day with its move bar with audible alert that lets you know when you’ve been idle for an hour or longer.
Motivation is your best accessory with Fitbit Alta—a customizable fitness tracker designed to fit your personal style.
Key Specs
Type
Wristband
Wristband
Color
Black (also available in 4 colors)
Black
Heart rate monitor
Yes
Battery life
365 days
5 days
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • Battery life is amazing - it lasts about a week without having to charge.
  • Battery life is amazing! I can usually go for about a week before I need to charge it
  • The battery life, for me, lasts approximately a week. It takes maybe an hour to charge.
  • Doesn't keep track of your heart rate.
  • One down side - the Alta does not track heart rate.
Size & Weight
Weight
0.89 oz.
1.1 oz.
Size(s)
8.3 in.
Small: 5.5 - 6.7, Large: 6.7 - 8.1, XL: 8.1 - 9.3 in.
Material
Elastomer
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • I love the slim design of the Alta. I like how it looks less clumsy and bulky on my wrist than the HR.
  • The slim design is perfect for my small wrists.
  • DURABILITY - this is the most durable fitness tracker I've had. It shows no wear after weeks of use
  • The charger seems insanely fragile for something that will be needed every 2-3 days to keep your unit going.
  • As usual the wrist band style is not secure. Fitbit is great, but if you at all active, buy one with a bucke strap. So far I have lost three.
Details
Features
Personalized daily goals, use the activity timer to record a timed activity, such as a walk or run, which can be saved and sent to Garmin Connect
SmartTrack Automatically recognizes select activities and records them in the exercise section of the Fitbit app.
Package
USB ANT Stick
Wireless sync dongle, Charging cable
Protection
Waterproof
Rain, splash and sweat-resistant
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Display
LCD
OLED
Product benefits
Backlit display
You can wear Alta in the shower, but we recommend rinsing and drying it afterwards because it's best for your skin if the band stays clean and dry.
OS compatibility
Mac, iOS, Android, Windows
Altimeter
No
Bluetooth
4.0
Vibration motor
Yes
Control
Sensor
What customers say about "Details"
 
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • The call vibrating feature is amazing because for some reason I can never hear my phone ringing.
  • The accelerometer works well when you angle the watch up to your face to see the time
  • I love the new screen, it is resilient to scratches and the displays are clear with a lot more display options than the Charge HR
  • The alta is not waterproof so you have to take it off every time you hit the shower or pool
  • Sometimes the syncing with my Alta and smartphone isn't instant. I mean it takes more than 3 minutes.
  • The only con is that the Alta doesn't have an altimeter, heart-rate tracker, and isn't fully water proof (as with most wearables).
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"
 
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • You can either tap the screen OR just turn your wrist down & then up and it shows the time, distance, steps, etc
  • Has an idle alert, so every hour, it vibrates and says "get moving, only 100 more steps", to get you to be more active--and believe me! THat helps when you have an office job!
  • I'm actually using more of the functions than I thought I would, including the calorie intake tracker
  • I can view text messages, calories burned, steps, miles walked, and minutes for increased activity. The app works great
  • The Alta is not accurate when it comes to steps and calories burned. It might look sleek but if you're looking for a serious fitness tracker pass on this one!
  • VERY inaccurate step and calorie measurements.
  • I don't think it tracks my sleep or my steps accurately. I also wish that Fitbit gave more details about quality of sleep rather than if you're awake, asleep, or restless.
Functions
Inactivity reminder
Yes
Caller ID
Yes
Alarm signals
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

Garmin Vívofit 2

Fitbit Alta

Other Information
FAQ
Reviews
Date first available
January 7, 2015
Product manuals
Manufacturer link
MSRP
99.99 $
129.95 $

Garmin Vívofit 2

Fitbit Alta

Rating
Ebay
4.6
4.7
Bestbuy
4.4
4.5
Walmart
4.2
3.9
Amazon
3.9
3.9
Site manufacturer
4.3

Garmin Vívofit 2

Fitbit Alta

Garmin Vívofit 2

Fitbit Alta


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