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Garmin Vivosport vs Vivosmart4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit Compared

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Featured in this comparison are; the Galaxy fit form Samsung – A low price smartband with some very interesting features, also joined by the duo; Garmin Vivosport and Vivosmart 4 – two other outstanding smartbands and some of the best selling on the market.

One common thing among these three is the about $100 price tag on each which makes it a very interesting comparison. Head-to-head we compare the specs and features the Vivosport vs Vivosmart 4 vs Galaxy Fit, so you know what the differences are and which of these three is the ideal choice for you.

Garmin Vivosport vs Vivosmart 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit Specs Compared

 Garmin Vivosport
Garmin Vivosmart 4Samsung Galaxy Fit
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Design:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Battery:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin VivosportGarmin Vivosmart 4Samsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Device typeSmartbandSmartbandSmartband
Predessesor--Garmin Vivosmart 3--
Successor
Released dateAugust, 2017August, 2018June, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)OLEDAMOLED
Display size0.76 inch0.70 inch0.95 inch
Screen resolution72 x 144 pixel48 x 128 pixel240 x 120 pixel
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreen, 1 single button

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension10.9 mm x 21 mm15 x 10.5 x 197 mm‎44.6 x 18.3‎ x 11.2
Weight24.1 g (small band)
27 g (large band)
16.5 g (small band)
17.1 g (large band)
23 grams
Casing materialPolymerPolycarbonateAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Bezel Material--AluminumAluminum
Band size122-188 mm (Small)
148-215 mm (large)
122-188 mm (Small)
148-215 mm (large)
20mm
Screen protectionChemically strengthened glassChemically strengthened glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM,MIL-STD-810G
Color(s)SlateGold/berry, gold/gray. silver/blue, black
Black, silver

MEMORY

RAM----2MB
Internal storage14 days of tracked data14 days of tracked data32MB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth and ANT+Bluetooth and ANT+Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi----
NFCNoNoYes
GPSYesNoNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology------
SIM slotNoNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Third-party apps YesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
Calories CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audio------
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer ------
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYesYes--
Gyroscope ----Yes
Ambient light--Yes--
Other sensors--Pulse Oximeter--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS Proprietary OS FreeRTOS
Chipset----
CPU----MCU Cortex M33F 96MHz / M0+ 16MHz
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium polymerLithium polymerLithium polymer
Battery capacity ----120mAh
Battery lifeGPS mode: Up to 8 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days
Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 daysStandby :10days+ , Mixed usage: 5days+
ChargingCharging cableCharging cableUSB charging cable dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNoNoSamsung Pay
Compatibility Android and
iOS
Android and
iOS
Android 5.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above
iPhone: iPhone 7 and above, iOS 10.0 or above
Companion appGarmin connect appGarmin connect appGear app
Customizable watch face----Yes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice commandNoNo--

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin VivosportGarmin Vivosmart 4Samsung Galaxy Fit
StrapStrapStrap
USB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
User manualUser manualUser manual

PRICE

About $126About $112About $100

What’s the Difference?

Garmin Vivosport vs Vivosmart 4 vs Samsung Galaxy fit Features Compared

  1. Garmin Vivosport vs Vivosmart 4 vs Samsung Galaxy fit: Design

  2. Well, each of these smartbands has got a decent appearance, sleek and lightweight which are attributes of a smartband that makes this type of wearables the most befitting choices to wear while working out.

    However, mere looking at these three, you’d agree with me that the Galaxy Fit has the most stylish design. The Galaxy Fit also has the largest display that ensures you can see more at a glance, and the AMOLED powering the display offers a more interactive display that’s more lively than the OLED on Vivosmart 4 and transflective memory-in-pixel of the Vivosport. Although, the transflective LCD display of the Vivosport makes the display easier to read outdoors than the other two.

    In addition, the Galaxy Fit also is certified MIL-STD-810G – US military grade rating that ensures it can withstand to a great extent extreme weather conditions that off course makes it a more durable device.
    Although, the Vivosmart 4 has the least weight, while also being the slimmest.

  3. Garmin Vivosport vs Vivosmart 4 vs Samsung Galaxy fit: Fitness Tracking

  4. Each of these three can track your steps, distance, sleep, calories, and sedentary reminder that remind you to move after a long period of inactivity.

    However, the Vivosport comes with inbuilt GPS which makes it a great choice for outdoor activities tracking, while the Vivosmart 4 comes with a pulse ox sensor that monitors blood oxygen level. This feature comes handy for climbers as it helps you see how well your body is adjusting to higher heights, thus helping you know when it’s not safe to continue climbing, while also being able to monitor how well your body utilizes oxygen while you sleep, giving you more insight into your sleep quality.

    On the other hand, the Galaxy Fit offers about 90 different preloaded activity profiles which is more preloaded sport modes than what you can get from either the Vivosport or Vivosmart 4. A great choice for indoor exercise tracking.

  5. Garmin Vivosport vs Vivosmart 4 vs Samsung Galaxy fit: Battery Life

  6. With any of these three you’ll get about a week of battery life which is quiet awesome. Although, while both the Vivosport and Vivosmart 4 will give you about a week of battery life, the Galaxy Fit falls behind a bit, no thanks to the AMOLED display.

Garmin Vivosport vs Vivosmart 4 vs Samsung Galaxy fit: Which is Better?

With any of these three you’ve got a fitness tracker that will help you manage your fitness goals efficiently and effortlessly.

However, the Galaxy Fit offers more activity profiles, about 90 and is able to auto detect and track a good number of those, while not forgetting that it also has an NFC chip that allows you access to Samsung Pay – a contactless payment system that lets you make payment from this device on the go.

It also features quick reply preset messages that allow you reply to text messages. This feature is also presen on the Vivosmart 4.

On the other hand, the Vivosport with inbuilt GPS is great choice for outdoor activity tracking, while the Vivosmart 4 with barometric altimeter and pulse ox is the best choice for climbers.

Here’s how they stack up;

SAMSUNG GALAXY FIT Has the most outstanding design, while also being a comprehensive activity tracker with support for 90 sport modes and an impressive long battery life that lets you go long on a single charge. The best choice for indoor exercise tracking.
GARMIN VIVOSMART 4 Also a great choice, and the best choice for climbers.
GARMIN VIVOSPORT Another nice choice, and the best choice for tracking outdoor activities.
Our Pick

The Galaxy Fit has the most stylish design that leaves it with the most decent apperance, while also being a comprehensive activity tracker with about 90 different sport modes to choose from, and a long battery life that lets you go about a week on a single charge. The Samsung Galaxy Fit is our preferred choice.

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