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Garmin Vivoactive 3 vs Apple Watch Series 3


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General

  • Release
    September, 2017
  • Device Name
    Garmin Vívoactive 3 Apple Watch Series 3
  • Device Type
    GPS Sport smartwatch Smartwatch
  • Device Model
    010-01769-01 (black with stainless hardware), 010-01769-11 (black with slate hardware), 010-01769-21 (white with stainless hardware) MR352LL/A
  • Box Items
    Vívoactive 3, Charging/data cable, Manuals 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

Body

  • Shape
    Circular Rectangle
  • Case Dimensions
    43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm 42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 mm (1.67 x 1.43 x 0.45 in)
  • Case/Bezel
    Caase: Fiber-reinforced polymer and stainless steel, Bazel: Stainless steel Stainless Steel/Ceramic back
  • Strap Material
    Silicone Nylon, Fluoroelastomer Rubber, Leather, Stainless Steel
  • Weight
    43.0 g (1.52 oz) 52.8 g (1.87 oz)
  • IP Rating
    - IPX7
  • Water Resistance
    5ATM waterproof, up to 164 ft Dust/water Proof over 50 meter
  • Colors
    Black, Space Black, Silver
  • Other Information
    -

Display

  • Type
    Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) AMOLED
  • Screen Size
    1.2" (30.4mm) diameter 1.65 inches, 8.6 cm2
  • Screen Resolution
    240 x 240 pixels 390 x 312 pixels
  • Pixel Density
    - 303 ppi
  • Multi Touch
    Yes Yes
  • Screen Protection
    Chemically strengthened 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
    - 16GB
  • SD Card Slot
    No 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
    Bluetooth 4.0 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS
    GPS + GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • WiFi
    No Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC
    Yes Yes
  • USB
    No No
  • Radio
    No No

Control

  • Touch
    Yes Yes
  • Watchface
    Customizable Digital, Analog, Custom
  • Voice Command
    - Yes
  • Personal Assistant
    - Siri
  • Smartphone Compatibility
    Android, iOS 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 Yes
  • Other Sensors
    Thermometer, Barometric altimeter, VO2 max

Sound

  • Speaker
    No Yes
  • Microphone
    No Yes

Battery

  • Capacity
    - Li-Ion 273 mAh
  • Battery Life
    Smartwatch Mode: 7 days, GPS Mode: 13 Hours 18 hrs
  • Standby
    Up to 7 days -
  • 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
    Garmin Pay Yes
  • Bluetooth Music
    - Yes
  • Other Features
    -

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