93points

Fitbit Sense

84points

Garmin Forerunner 245

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Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Forerunner 245

Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245

Why is Fitbit Sense better than Garmin Forerunner 245?

  • Can be used to answer calls
    ?
  • Has a touch screen
    ?
  • Has NFC
    ?
  • Has a temperature sensor
    ?
  • 1.96x higher resolution
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    336 x 336pxvs240 x 240px
  • 31.67% bigger screen size
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    1.58"vs1.2"
  • Has a barometer
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  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.2

Why is Garmin Forerunner 245 better than Fitbit Sense?

  • 1 days longer battery life
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    7 daysvs6 days
  • Has a compass
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  • 9.7g lighter
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    38.5gvs48.2g
  • 12h longer battery life - GPS
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    24hvs12h
  • Has a cadence sensor
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  • Supports Galileo
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  • Has a stroke counter for swimming
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  • 0.7h shorter charge time
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    1.3hvs2h

Price comparison

User reviews

Overall Rating

Fitbit Sense
5.6
8 User reviews
Fitbit Sense
5.6/10
8 User reviews
Garmin Forerunner 245
8.7
3 User reviews
Garmin Forerunner 245
8.7/10
3 User reviews

Features

Build quality

5.8/10
8 votes
No reviews yet
 

Design

6.9/10
8 votes
No reviews yet
 

App

5.1/10
8 votes
8.0/10
3 votes

Performance

5.1/10
8 votes
No reviews yet
 

Fitness features

6.4/10
8 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comments

Faraz

Faraz

10 months ago

8 / 10

A good watch with exceptional health features.

Faraz

Faraz

10 months ago

8 / 10

The details of health related data gathered by the Sense is really good, compared to many other watches out there. If you are health conscious and care less about third party apps and notifications but prefer to focus on health, heart, sleep, then this is the watch for you. I compared the Fitbit Sense with my wife's Apple Watch and I have to admit, the level of data & details provided by the Sense is unmatched. The Apple Watch really lacks behind in regards of data and detail level. My only issue with the Sense is that it has thick bezels around the display, it's too "thick" (probably because of the health related hardware) and lacks blood pressure.

Pros

  • Superb health features
  • Gorgeous display
  • Automatic Activity Recognition
  • Snore & Noise Detect in db.
  • Exceptional level of data and details

Cons

  • Thick Bezels around the watch
  • Fitbit app could be improved
  • Lacks Blood Pressure Function
  • Temperature is only measured during sleep
  • To thick and bulgy
4 users found this helpful
Eduardo

Eduardo

10 months ago

7 / 10

Good hardware, terrible software.

Eduardo

Eduardo

10 months ago

7 / 10

Most of the apps are outdated, even with the newest models

Pros

  • Fast charge
  • Resistant
  • Very detailed data analysis
  • Smart alarms to wake up in a non deep sleep phase

Cons

  • It's hard to change between screens
  • Apps are outdated and the good stuff is part of the premium service (they removed the free Fitbit Coach)
  • Check payment options via NFC in your country before purchasing
  • The assistant won't hear you most of the time
  • Button sensibility and location is not that smart
1 users found this helpful
Kyle

Kyle

4 months ago

10 / 10

FITBIT SENSE 😁

Kyle

Kyle

4 months ago

10 / 10

The watch itself is brilliant And use it to death. I love it so much, However it can be finicky when it wants to be. It is also not great for gps at times.

Pros

  • Does exactly what it was designed for 90% of the time

Cons

  • The GPS location messages yo sometimes
1 users found this helpful

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.sweat resistance
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.resolution

336 x 336px

240 x 240px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
6.Watch band is replaceable
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.
7.has a touch screen
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.weight

48.2g

38.5g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Sensors

1.has GPS
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
4.Has a barometer
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
5.has an accelerometer
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.has a compass
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
7.Has a temperature sensor
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
8.Has a cadence sensor
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.
9.has a gyroscope
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Activity tracking

1.Has a route tracker
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
2.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
3.Tracks distance
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
It tracks how far you travel.
4.Measures pace
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
5.Counts how many calories you've burned
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
6.Has trackback mode
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
7.Tracks your sleep
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
8.Has multi-sport mode
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
A multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling, and swimming. This feature is ideal for those who need to change quickly between various activities (e.g., triathletes).
9.Has goal setting
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
2.Is compatible with Android
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
4.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
5.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
6.supports ANT+
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
7.supports Wi-Fi
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
9.has NFC
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.

Battery

1.battery power

266mAh

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.battery life

6 days

7 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
4.battery life in training mode

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24h

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
6.has wireless charging
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
7.has a battery level indicator
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8.Has a solar power battery
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.
9.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Can upload maps
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
2.Has vibrating alerts
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
3.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
4.Locates your phone
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
5.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.has irregular heart rate warnings
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Through continuous heart rate monitoring, the device is able to detect an irregular heartbeat and alert the user.
7.has fall detection
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Fall detection is a feature that relies on accelerometers and other sensors to differentiate between regular movement and a fall. If the wearer falls, the device can perform functions such as sounding an alarm or displaying an alert.
8.Includes access to online portal
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.
9.Has notifications
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

Miscellaneous

1.Has ECG technology
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245
ECG stands for electrocardiogram and measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat, which is a more in-depth reading of heart health than blood pressure alone. Note: This feature may not be available in all markets.
2.Has music playback
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
3.Free app
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
4.Supports widgets
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
5.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
6.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Your data is synced to the cloud, ensuring it is always backed up in case you lose or change your device.
7.Ad-free
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
8.Supports routes
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can create or find existing routes to sync to the app.
9.Can be personalised
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.

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