garmin-forerunner-235 Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Forerunner 235 VS. Garmin Vivoactive HR
garmin-vivoactive-hr Garmin Vivoactive HR

Garmin Forerunner 235 vs. Garmin Vivoactive HR

September 17, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

Garmin Forerunner 235 is a better smartwatch when we compare Garmin Forerunner 235 vs Vivoactive HR in this review because of the following; compatible with Windows 10 Mobile, has higher pixel density sharpness and has higher screen resolution.

DESIGN

The design features of Garmin Vivoactive HR vs Forerunner 235 are;

Weight; Garmin Forerunner 235 is 42g.

Strap material; Garmin Forerunner 235 has rubber.

Clock face; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR have digital.

Shape surface; Garmin Forerunner 235 has circular, flat whereas Garmin Vivoactive HR has rectangular, flat.

Dimensions; Garmin Forerunner 235 has 45 x 45 x 11.117mm whereas Garmin Vivoactive HR has 57 x 30.2 x 11.4mm.

Bottom Line design
Garmin Forerunner 235 is better in terms of design.
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DISPLAY

In terms of display, we have the following features of Garmin 235 vs Vivoactive HR;

Screen size; Garmin Forerunner 235 has 1.2”

Screen resolution; Garmin Forerunner 235 has 180 x 215px whereas Garmin Vivoactive HR has 0.8 x 1.13px.

Pixel density; Garmin Forerunner 235 has 234ppi.

Bottom Line display
Garmin Forerunner 235 is better in terms of display.
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SENSORS

Accelerometer; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR have accelerometers.

GPS; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR have GPS.

Bottom Line sensors
Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR are the same in terms of sensors.
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CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR have Bluetooth.

Compatible with Windows; Garmin Forerunner 235 is compatible with Windows 10 Mobile.

Compatible with android; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR are compatible with android.

Compatible with IOS; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR are compatible with IOS.

Bottom Line connectivity
Forerunner 235 is better as it is compatible with Windows 10 mobile.
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 ACTIVITY TRACKING

In terms of activity tracking of Vivoactive vs Forerunner 235, we have the following features;

Calories intake burned; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR can count the amount of calories burnt.

Activityinactivity; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR have this feature.

Tracks distance; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR can track distance.

Sleep quality; the two devices have this feature.

Active minutes; the two devices have this feature.

Heart rate monitor; the two devices have heart rate monitors.

Tracks steps; Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR can track steps.

Hours slept; the two devices have this feature.

Bottom Line activity tracking
Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR have the same features.
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BATTERY

Battery life; Garmin Forerunner 235 has up to 9 days.

Bottom Line battery
Garmin Forerunner 235 is better in terms of battery.
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KEY FEATURES

The key features of Garmin Vivoactive HR vs Garmin Forerunner 235 include the following;

Music control; the two devices have music control.

Notifications; the two devices have notifications.

Bottom Line key features
Garmin Forerunner 235 and Garmin Vivoactive HR are the same in terms of key features.
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Conclusion

In this review of Garmin Forerunner 235 vs Vivoactive, Garmin Forerunner 235 is a better device.

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