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Garmin Fenix 3 vs Fitbit Ionic

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Garmin Fenix 3

Fitbit Ionic

Product Image Garmin Fenix 3 Fitbit Ionic
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Brand Garmin Fitbit
Category Smartwatch Smartwatch

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Release January 5, 2015 August, 2017
Device Name Garmin Fenix 3 Fitbit Ionic
Device Type Fitness GPS Smartwatch Sportwatch
Device Model 010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) Ionic
Box Items Fēnix 3, USB charging/data cable, AC adapter, Quick start manual Watch, Charging Cable, Warranty Card, User Manual
Predecessor Garmin Fenix 2
Successor Garmin Fenix 5S, Garmin Fenix 5, Garmin Fenix 5X


Shape Circular Rectangular, Flat
Case Dimensions 51 x 51 x 15.5 mm 1.9 x 4 x 8.7 inches (38.59mm Width x 12.2mm Thick)
Case/Bezel Case: Fiber-reinforced polymer, Bezel: Stainless steel Aluminium unibody
Strap Material Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
Strap/Band Size 26 mm
Replaceable Band Yes, QuickFit™
Weight 82 g 30g
IP Rating -
Water Resistance 10 ATM (100 meters) 165ft (50 meter) water-proofing (5ATM waterproof)
Colors 010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) Blue Gray, Slate Blue , Charcoal
Other Information -


Type Sunlight readable Garmin Chroma Display LCD (with 1000nits Brightness)
Screen Size 1.2 Inch (30.4 mm) 1.42Inch (36mm)
Screen Resolution 218 x 218 pixels 348 x 250 pixels
Pixel Density - 306ppi
Multi Touch Yes Yes
Screen Protection Domed glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3


Operating System Garmin Connect IQ Fitbit OS
Chipset - TZ1201XBG
CPU - Toshiba ARM Cortex M4F 120MHz, 32Bit
GPU - -


Internal Memory 32 MB 2.5 GB
SD Card Slot -

Cellular Network

Technology No No
Bands No No
Speed No No

Activity Tracker

Distance Yes Yes
Heart Rate Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes


Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (Syncing range: Up to 6.1 metres (20 feet))
GPS GPS + GLONASS GPS, GLONASS (records at 1-second intervals)
WiFi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Radio No


Touch Yes Yes
Watchface Customizable Digital, Analog, Custom
Voice Command - No
Personal Assistant - No
Smartphone Compatibility iPhone, Android, Windows Android v4.4+, iOS
Smartphone Companion App Garmin Connect App Fitbit App


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


Accelerometer Yes 3-axis Accelerometers
Gyro - Yes
Heart Rate Yes Yes (More accurate HR sensor)
Light - Yes
Compass/Magnetometer Yes Yes
Vibration/Haptics engine - Yes
Other Sensors Barometric altimeter, Thermometer Altimeter, Sp02 Sensor


Speaker No No
Microphone No No


Capacity - Lithium-Polymer
Battery Life Smartwatch mode: Up to 2 weeks, GPS mode: Up to 20 hours 4 Days (without gps), 10 hours (with GPS)
Standby Up to 50 hours -
Talk-Time - -
Wireless Charging - Contact Point Charging (Magnetic)
Charging Time -
Quick Charging - -

Additional Features

Language English
App Store Garmin Connect IQ Store Fitbit OS Store
Builtin Payment Service No NFC based contactless payments with Fitbit App
Bluetooth Music - Yes
Other Features - Memory Storage: Saves 7 days of detailed motion data – minute by minute, Saves daily totals for past 30 days, Stores heart rate data at 1 second intervals during exercise tracking and at 5 second intervals all other times.

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