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Garmin Vivoactive 3 vs Fitbit Ionic

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Garmin Vivoactive 3

Fitbit Ionic

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

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Release August, 2017
Device Name Garmin Vívoactive 3 Fitbit Ionic
Device Type GPS Sport smartwatch Sportwatch
Device Model 010-01769-01 (black with stainless hardware), 010-01769-11 (black with slate hardware), 010-01769-21 (white with stainless hardware) Ionic
Box Items Vívoactive 3, Charging/data cable, Manuals Watch, Charging Cable, Warranty Card, User Manual


Shape Circular Rectangular, Flat
Case Dimensions 43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm 1.9 x 4 x 8.7 inches (38.59mm Width x 12.2mm Thick)
Case/Bezel Caase: Fiber-reinforced polymer and stainless steel, Bazel: Stainless steel Aluminium unibody
Strap Material Silicone
Weight 43.0 g (1.52 oz) 30g
IP Rating -
Water Resistance 5ATM waterproof, up to 164 ft 165ft (50 meter) water-proofing (5ATM waterproof)
Colors Black, Blue Gray, Slate Blue , Charcoal
Other Information -


Type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) LCD (with 1000nits Brightness)
Screen Size 1.2" (30.4mm) diameter 1.42Inch (36mm)
Screen Resolution 240 x 240 pixels 348 x 250 pixels
Pixel Density - 306ppi
Multi Touch Yes Yes
Screen Protection Chemically strengthened glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3


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


Internal Memory - 2.5 GB
SD Card Slot No

Cellular Network

Technology No No
Bands No No
Speed No No

Activity Tracker

Distance Yes Yes
Heart Rate Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes


Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 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 No Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Radio No


Touch Yes Yes
Watchface Customizable Digital, Analog, Custom
Voice Command - No
Personal Assistant - No
Smartphone Compatibility Android, iOS 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 Yes
Other Sensors Thermometer, Barometric altimeter, VO2 max Altimeter, Sp02 Sensor


Speaker No No
Microphone No No


Capacity - Lithium-Polymer
Battery Life Smartwatch Mode: 7 days, GPS Mode: 13 Hours 4 Days (without gps), 10 hours (with GPS)
Standby Up to 7 days -
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 Garmin Pay 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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