fitbit inspire vs garmin vivofit 4

Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4 Compared

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Featured in this comparison, are; the Garmin Vivofit 4 – A smartband released last year and one of the most preferred choice among fitness enthusiasts, joined by the Fitbit Inspire – a low end version of the Inspire series with quite a handful of interesting features. We compare these two head-to-head, specs and features. The Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4 – which is better?.

Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4 Specs Compared

 Fitbit inspireGarmin Vivofit 4
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Design:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
Price:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit InspireGarmin Vivofit 4
Device typeSmartbandSmartband
Predessesor--Garmin Vivofit 3
Successor
Released dateMarch, 2019February, 2018
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeOLEDTransflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size1.4 inch0.43 inch
Screen resolution126 x 36 pixel88 x 88 pixel
Input typeTouchscreenTouchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension~38 x 18.3 x 11.8 mm9.4 x 19 mm
Weight--25 g (small band)
25.5 g (large band)
Casing materialThermoplasticPolycarbonate
Strap materialElastomerSilicone/TPU
Bezel Material----
Band size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (big)
122-188 mm (Small)
148-215 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassChemically strengthened glass
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Black and sangriaBlack

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageSaves daily totals for the last 30 days.4 weeks of tracked data
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0Bluetooth and ANT+
Wi-FiNoNo
NFCNoNo
GPSNoNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology----
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Third-party apps YesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoring----
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
Calories CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

Audio----
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYes
Magnetometer NoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)NoNo
BarometerNoNo
Gyroscope NoNo
Ambient light----
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
Chipset----
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium polymer 2 x SR43 replaceable battery
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeStandby :8 days+ , Mixed usage: 4 days+1 year+
ChargingMagnetic pin chargingNo charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hrs--

MISC

Payment systemNoNo
Compatibility Android 5.0 or later and iOS 4s or later,
iPad 3+ and Windows 10.

Check supported devices
Android and
iOS
Companion appFitbit appGarmin connect app
Customizable watch faceYes--
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit InspireGarmin Vivofit 4
2 Straps (Large and small)Strap
Magnetic charging cable--
User manualUser manual

PRICE

About $70About $70

What’s the Difference?

Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4 Features Compared

  1. Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4: Design

  2. Both smartbands have got very nice attributes that makes any of these two a befitting wearable that you’d probably forget that you’re wearing it.
    However, the Fitbit Inspire no doubt has a better design that leaves it with a more stylish and elegant design than the Vivofit 4.

    The Inspire also has a larger display sizes that ensures you can see more at a glance. And in addition, the OLED display offers a much more interactive display than the transflective memory-in-pixel LCD display of the Vivofit 4.

    Although, the Vivofit 4 display is easier to read under sunlight compared to the Inspire, and is also slightly slimmer than the Inspire.

  3. Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4: Fitness Tracking

  4. These two qualify as basic and nice choices for tracking your active life. Each can track your steps, distance, sleep, calories, sedentary reminder plus a few other activities.

    Although with the Inspire, there’s a female tracking feature that allows you to log your period which can help you manage and track changes in period cycle. This feature is not available on the Vivofit 4.

    On the other hand, the Vivofit 4 comes with a toe-to-toe feature that lets it connect to a nearby vivofit 4 or Vivofit JR 2 allowing for steps competition. An interesting feature that can make recreational times more fun.

  5. Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4: Battery Life

  6. As per battery life, these two offer impressive long battery life that lets you go long. However, while the Inspire uses a non-removable lithium polymer battery that last about five days on regular usage, the Vivofit 4 uses 2 x SR43 replaceable battery that last just over a year before needing a replacement.

Fitbit Inspire vs Garmin Vivofit 4: Which is Better?

No doubt, any of these two would make a great choice as a basic fitness tracker that can help you manage your fitness goals.

However, based on the appearances, the Inspire has a more decent design that obviously makes it a more befitting wearable. Otherwise, it’s a stalemate.

Editor’s Pick

The Fitbit Inspire has a quiet stylish design that leaves it with a more decent appearance, while also being a nice fitness tracker. It’s our preferred choice.

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