Garmin Vivosmart 5 vs Fitbit Charge 5 comparison

Garmin Vivosmart 5 vs Fitbit Charge 5, Today we are comparison to branded watches in very detail we are telling you this watch’s advantages and disadvantages.

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to the website today on fitness tech
reviews we’re going to be going over the
Garmin vivosmart 5 and the Fitbit charge
5.
these guys are coming around at the
same price this charge 5 is about 150
the vivosmart 5 is about 150 but let’s go
ahead see what the differences are the
similarities and really which one is
best for you but let’s go ahead and get
right into it.

Vivosmart 5 Review


let’s get into the similarities real
quick so they both do have a touch screen
OLED displays of course the monochrome
on the vivosmart 5 and also they come
with five atmospheres of water
resistance they have heart rate monitors
they have accelerometers they both have
spo2 tracking women’s health tracking
and stress tracking as well of course
they go through your steps and your calories
burn throughout the day too they both do
come in with about seven days of battery
life but if you’re gonna be using these
guys to the fullest extent you’re
probably a little bit longer down to
four but we’ll get into that in a second

Vivosmart 5 Review
Vivosmart 5 Review


they even have some breathing exercises
on the bands and in the abs themselves
to help out with some stress they both
can detect irregular heartbeat so if
your heartbeat is too high or too low
you can customize it throughout each one
of these bands to see if you can get a
notification so to let you know if you
are too high or too low
all right that’s pretty much all the
similarities let’s go ahead and get in
the differences first thing first of
course the screen itself the Garmin is
coming in with a 0.41-inch display where
the Fitbit charge 5 is coming in with
about a 1.04-inch display you do see the
difference of course its monochromes
over here on the vivosmart 5 where you
do get full color on the charge 5. the

Charge 2 Fitbit charger


Garmin vivosmart 5 does have a physical
button there at the bottom to go back
where if you want to go back on the
Fitbit you have to double-tap the center
of the screen to be able to navigate
we’ll get into the user interface
a little bit later in the article, you do get
NFC payment through Fitbit pays on the
charge five so that’s awesome and you
also have the GPS and an ECG monitor on
this as well so you do get a lot of
extra sensors and not only that it is
detecting a fib irregular heartbeat on
the charge 5 that recently came out this
week so I haven’t been able to test it
or anything like that but it is on the
charge 5 and with the new update so with


the battery life they both have seven
days of battery life but with the Garmin
if you want to get the best sleep
tracking out of the device you will have
to turn pulse ox on and you’ll get
around five days of battery life with
the charge five it does get about seven
maybe closer to six days of battery life
but it also hasn’t always been on display and
if you like to use the always-on display
you’re probably looking at around four
to five days of battery life they both
also do have interchangeable bands that
is new on the vivosmart 5 where the
charge series always had interchangeable
bands also with the weight you have
about 2 grams less on the vivosmart 5

Goes with a body battery – A charger for Fitbit blaze


but there is a medium-small and there’s
also a large variant as well for wrist
sizes so you will have to make sure to
get the right one I have a smaller wrist
and do have to go small media both these
guys do have music controls because so
you can pause tracks skip tracks
throughout whatever you’re using to play
music and of course price they’re both
coming in about 150 right now but as i
am filming this article the charge 5 on
amazon is 127 so you are saving some
money here so that is awesome or the
vivosmart 5 just came out we probably
won’t see any of those discounts anytime

Goes with a body battery - A charger for Fitbit blaze
Goes with a body battery – A charger for Fitbit blaze


soon so Garmin goes with a body battery
and this goes right as soon as you put
it’s on and it kind of depletes your body
battery and brings it up to let you know
how much energy do you have throughout
where on the charge five it uses the
readiness score with the readiness score
uh it uses things like hrv I mean they
both do but you do have to have the band
on for about five days to actually get
that ready to score to come up talking
about that you get six months of premium
with your charge five, what is premium
it’s on the app itself so even with
readiness score you do have to have
premium to be able to get your readiness
score was with the vivosmart 5 the

Premium version – Fit bit blaze charger


Garmin in general everything is free
nothing’s behind the paywall where the
Fitbit they have this premium version of
their app where there are a lot of
things behind a paywall yes you’ll get
sleep scores yes you’ll get your heart
rate variability and all of that but
it’ll only track for seven days so you can’t see
longer periods to be able to check how
things are going up and down unless you
are on the premium it does again come
with six months of premium if you want
to pay for a full year it’s 80 and you


want to pay per month it is 9.99 so that
is something to definitely take into
account and on the app itself if you are
a data nerd the Garmin app has so much
things built in it’s right over here
where the Fitbit is a little bit more
simplified so you’ll be able to see
everything may be a little bit easier but
there are so many different things to go
through on the Garmin ad if you’re a
data nerd the Garmin app is better but
if you’re looking for a simple
The Fitbit app might be a little bit better
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Customizable How does Fitbit track spinning


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with my website all right let’s get into the user
the interface of both the starting with the
vivosmart 5. of course you do have your
physical button down here at the bottom
when you swipe down this is going to go
through all your widgets these are
customizable through the app and of
course this bottom button is your home
button and swiping up just kind of goes
the backward way if you do hit that

Customizable How does Fitbit track spinning
Customizable How does Fitbit track spinning


the home button you have your activities
right here if you like to start a
workout heart rate watch faces you could
change out not really that many clocks
settings and all of that when you slide
swipe to the left you’re not really
getting anything when you swipe to the
right you are going to get some things
like call notifications and do not
disturb and here on the back this is
where you’re gonna have all of your
sensors and this is a replaceable band
and if you are charging it is a
barrel charger that does plug in both
ways and it charges in about two hours

Touchscreen Fitbit


all right here on the charge five when
you swipe down you have NFC payments do
not disturb screen wakes a lot of these
things are customizable when you get
into your settings, you can go to always
on change out your heart rate zone stuff
For that when you wanna go back you do
have to double tap on the screen when
you swipe to your right these are going
to be your widgets you can change where
you want your exercises and you can
change which one you have right there
and of course, you keep swiping you’re
going to go through all your widgets as
you go double-tapping on that home
screen will get you there.

when you’re swiping the other way it’s just
going to go the opposite way you can get
your eda scans timers and stuff like
that when you swipe upwards this is
going to give you a day on how you are
looking at your heart rate with your
sleep and all that you can have right
here and of course double-tapping is
going back here on the back are all your
sensors and you do have your charging
here at the bottom, it is a magnetic
charger and only goes on one way so it
snaps right in I do like the magnetic
charger a little bit wet better but it
takes about three hours to fully charge

How to take the band off Fitbit inspire – Garmin GPS ball size


so one of my overall thoughts and
recommendations here
to be perfectly honest I don’t think you
could really beat the charge 5 here it
is sleeker it does have a better build
quality in my opinion and it’s cheaper
at this point, it has GPS built-in i did
have a little bit of a problem with the
connected GPS on the vivosmart five it
kind of fluctuated a little bit, not the
most accurate well you will get a more
accurate tracking with your GPS here but


if you are a data nerd and do not want
to work through the premium Fitbit app i
would go with the Garmin this is small
both of these guys are relatively small
but the charge 5 is a little bit smaller
so will stay a little bit more out of
the way but both of these are a very
good build and they’re both going to
give you pretty much the same type of
heart rate tracking and also sleep
tracking I wouldn’t really say one is
better than the other on each one but i
mean maybe the vivosmart 5 might be
a little bit better on sleep tracking but

Blueline watch band – Garmin vivofit 5


the charge 5 is also very good for sleep
tracking and as far as their fitness
tracking the same type of deal their heart
rate sensors work great I believe i did
have a better experience with the charge
5 then i did with the vivosmart 5 so but
that can be up to variance and stuff
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