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Garmin Fenix 3 vs Apple Watch Series 3


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General

  • Release
    January 5, 2015 September, 2017
  • Device Name
    Garmin Fenix 3 Apple Watch Series 3
  • Device Type
    Fitness GPS Smartwatch Smartwatch
  • Device Model
    010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) MR352LL/A
  • Box Items
    Fēnix 3, USB charging/data cable, AC adapter, Quick start manual Space Gray Aluminum Case, Sport Band (can be configured for either S/M or M/L length), 1m Magnetic Charging Cable, 5W USB Power Adapter
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Body

  • Shape
    Circular Rectangle
  • Case Dimensions
    51 x 51 x 15.5 mm 42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 mm (1.67 x 1.43 x 0.45 in)
  • Case/Bezel
    Case: Fiber-reinforced polymer, Bezel: Stainless steel Stainless Steel/Ceramic back
  • Strap Material
    Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Nylon, Fluoroelastomer Rubber, Leather, Stainless Steel
  • Strap/Band Size
    26 mm
  • Replaceable Band
    Yes, QuickFit™
  • Weight
    82 g 52.8 g (1.87 oz)
  • IP Rating
    - IPX7
  • Water Resistance
    10 ATM (100 meters) Dust/water Proof over 50 meter
  • Colors
    010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) Space Black, Silver
  • Other Information
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Display

  • Type
    Sunlight readable Garmin Chroma Display AMOLED
  • Screen Size
    1.2 Inch (30.4 mm) 1.65 inches, 8.6 cm2
  • Screen Resolution
    218 x 218 pixels 390 x 312 pixels
  • Pixel Density
    - 303 ppi
  • Multi Touch
    Yes Yes
  • Screen Protection
    Domed glass Sapphire crystal glass

Platform

  • Operating System
    Garmin Connect IQ watchOS 4.0
  • Chipset
    - Apple S3
  • CPU
    - Dual-core
  • GPU
    - PowerVR

Memory

  • RAM
    - 768MB RAM
  • Internal Memory
    32 MB 16GB
  • SD Card Slot
    - No

Cellular Network

  • Technology
    No GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Bands
    No 2G Bands:
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Bands:
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 / 800 - Europe, Australia (A1891)
    HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 800 - USA, LATAM, Canada (A1861)
    HSDPA 2100 - China (A1892)
    4G Bands:
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850) - Europe, Australia (A1891)
    LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 41(2500) - USA, LATAM, Canada (A1861)
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China (A1892)
  • SIM
    No Apple e-SIM
  • Speed
    No HSPA, LTE

Activity Tracker

  • Distance
    Yes Yes
  • Heart Rate
    Yes Yes
  • Steps
    Yes Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
    Yes 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS
    GPS + GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • WiFi
    Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC
    No Yes
  • USB
    No No
  • Radio
    No No

Control

  • Touch
    Yes Yes
  • Watchface
    Customizable Digital, Analog, Custom
  • Voice Command
    - Yes
  • Personal Assistant
    - Siri
  • Smartphone Compatibility
    iPhone, Android, Windows iPhone Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires an iPhone 6/iOS 11
  • Smartphone Companion App
    Garmin Connect App Apple Watch

Notifications

  • Activity Alert
    Yes Yes
  • SMS
    Yes Yes
  • Email
    Yes Yes
  • Incoming Call Alert
    Yes Yes
  • Calendar Reminder
    Yes Yes
  • Weather Forecast
    Yes Yes

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
    Yes Yes
  • Gyro
    - Yes
  • Heart Rate
    Yes No
  • Light
    - Yes
  • Compass/Magnetometer
    Yes Yes
  • Vibration/Haptics engine
    - Yes
  • Other Sensors
    Barometric altimeter, Thermometer

Sound

  • Speaker
    No Yes
  • Microphone
    No Yes

Battery

  • Capacity
    - Li-Ion 273 mAh
  • Battery Life
    Smartwatch mode: Up to 2 weeks, GPS mode: Up to 20 hours 18 hrs
  • Standby
    Up to 50 hours -
  • Talk-Time
    - -
  • Wireless Charging
    - Magnetic charging cable
  • Charging Time
    -
  • Quick Charging
    - -

Additional Features

  • Language
    English
  • App Store
    Garmin Connect IQ Store Apple store
  • Builtin Payment Service
    No Yes
  • Bluetooth Music
    - Yes
  • Other Features
    -

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