93points

Fitbit Sense

81points

Garmin Instinct

Comparison winner
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
vs
vs

140 facts in comparison

Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Instinct

Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct

Why is Fitbit Sense better than Garmin Instinct?

  • Can be used to answer calls
    ?
  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
    ?
  • Has a touch screen
    ?
  • Has NFC
    ?
  • Has a temperature sensor
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 6.89x higher resolution
    ?

    336 x 336pxvs128 x 128px
  • 1.76x bigger screen size
    ?

    1.58"vs0.9"

Why is Garmin Instinct better than Fitbit Sense?

  • 8 days longer battery life
    ?

    14 daysvs6 days
  • Has a compass
    ?
  • 50m higher waterproof depth rating
    ?

    100mvs50m
  • Has a cadence sensor
    ?
  • Supports Galileo
    ?
  • Has a stroke counter for swimming
    ?
  • Supports ANT+
    ?
  • Can upload maps
    ?

Price comparison

Fitbit Sense

Buy used:

$105

ProductStorePrice
Fitbit Sense amazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, White/Gold, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
amazon logo
$220
Fitbit Sense amazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, Carbon/Graphite, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
amazon logo
$219
Fitbit Sense amazonFitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch...Fitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch W/ GPS, Bluetooth Call/Text, Heart Rate SpO2, ECG, Skin Temperature & Stress Sensing (S & L Bands, 90 Day Premium Included) International Version (White/Gold)
amazon logo
$811
Fitbit Sense banggood_wwBakeey Temperature Changing Color Sensin...Bakeey Temperature Changing Color Sensing Literary Titanium Steel Tail Ring
banggood_ww logo
€8.81
Fitbit Sense banggood_wwBakeey 18mm Genuine Leather Replacement ...Bakeey 18mm Genuine Leather Replacement Watch Band Strap for Fitbit charge 3 Smart Watch
banggood_ww logo
€16
Fitbit Sense banggood_wwBakeey Multifunctional Watch Partner Tem...Bakeey Multifunctional Watch Partner Temperature Sense Intelligent Titanium Steel Smart Ring Changing Color Temperature
banggood_ww logo
€12
Fitbit Sense pricegrabberFitbit® Fitbit Sense GPS Smart Watch
pricegrabber logo
$300
Fitbit Sense pricegrabberFitbit® Fitbit Sense GPS Smart Watch
pricegrabber logo
$300
Fitbit Sense aliexpressBand For Fitbit Versa 3 Classic Soft Sil...Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Classic Soft Silicone Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Band Smart Watch Strap For Fitbit Sense Replacement
aliexpress logo
$1.52
Fitbit Sense aliexpressMulticolor Tpu Protective Case For Fitbi...Multicolor Tpu Protective Case For Fitbit Versa 3/Sense Watch Shell Cover Screen Protector For Versa 3/Sense Waterproof Case
aliexpress logo
$0.83
Fitbit Sense aliexpressFor Fitbit Versa 3 Sense Strap Braided S...For Fitbit Versa 3 Sense Strap Braided Solo Loop Nylon Braid Soft Elasticity Watchbands Wrist Strap Versa 3 Wearable Accessories
aliexpress logo
$3.99
Fitbit Sense aliexpressReplacement Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Stra...Replacement Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Strap For Fitbit Sense Silicone Bracelet Colorful Wristband Smart Watch Accessoriess Belt
aliexpress logo
$2.50
Fitbit Sense aliexpressEssidi Soft Silicone Bands For Fitbit Ve...Essidi Soft Silicone Bands For Fitbit Versa 3 Sports Bracelet Strap Loop For Fitbit Sense Watch Wrist Replacement Correa
aliexpress logo
$3.60

Garmin Instinct

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin 010-02064-01 Instinct, Rugged Out...Garmin 010-02064-01 Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features Glonass and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Tundra
amazon logo
$189
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin 010-02064-00 Instinct, Rugged Out...Garmin 010-02064-00 Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features Glonass and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Graphite
amazon logo
$187
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features Glonass and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Lakeside Blue
amazon logo
$210
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch wit...Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring - Graphite (010-02064-00) with Tech Smart USA Fitness & Wellness Suite Includes Altair Weyv, Yoga Vibes and Daily Burn
amazon logo
$260
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch wit...Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring, Graphite (010-02064-00) with 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
amazon logo
$260
Garmin Instinct banggood_wwColorful Watch Replacement Cover Case Wa...Colorful Watch Replacement Cover Case Watch Cover for Garmin Fenix5/ 5X/ 5S
banggood_ww logo
€14
0

User reviews

Overall Rating

Fitbit Sense
7.0
4 User reviews
Fitbit Sense
7.0/10
4 User reviews
Garmin Instinct
8.0
1 User reviews
Garmin Instinct
8.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

7.8/10
4 votes
No reviews yet
 

Design

8.0/10
4 votes
No reviews yet
 

App

6.3/10
4 votes
10.0/10
1 votes

Performance

5.8/10
4 votes
No reviews yet
 

Fitness features

6.8/10
4 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comments

Faraz

Faraz

8 months ago

8 / 10

A good watch with exceptional health features.

Faraz

Faraz

8 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
2 users found this helpful
Eduardo

Eduardo

8 months ago

7 / 10

Good hardware, terrible software.

Eduardo

Eduardo

8 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
0 users found this helpful
Jacques-André

Jacques-André

4 months ago

3 / 10

Pas fiable pour le rythme cardiaque, bugs HW et SW

Jacques-André

Jacques-André

4 months ago

3 / 10

En une année, 2 remplacements, une fois bloquée par logiciel et une fois l'écran est mort. Les trois Sense n'ont jamais réussi à mesurer mon rythme cardiaque durant mon fitness de façon corre cte. De toutes mes montres fitbit, c'est la plus mauvaiseet en plus, il faut payer pour avoir toutes les données (fausses en grande partie). Avec la dernière mise à jour, la batterie dure 40 heures sans GPS!

Pros

  • Design

Cons

  • Ne marche pas
0 users found this helpful

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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

128 x 128px

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 Instinct
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 Instinct
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.weight

48.2g

52g

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 Instinct
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
7.Has a temperature sensor
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
It tracks how far you travel.
4.Measures pace
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
8.Has multi-sport mode
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
5.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
6.supports ANT+
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

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

14 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
3.battery life with GPS on

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Sense)

16h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
4.charge time

2h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.has wireless charging
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
6.has a battery level indicator
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.Has a solar power battery
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.
8.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
9.has a removable battery
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.Can upload maps
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
3.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
4.Locates your phone
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
5.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct
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 Instinct (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 Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
4.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
5.Supports widgets
Fitbit Sense
Garmin Instinct (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.
6.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Instinct (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 Instinct (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 Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can create or find existing routes to sync to the app.
9.Can be personalised
Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.

Price comparison

Fitbit Sense

Buy used:

$105

ProductStorePrice
Fitbit Sense amazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, White/Gold, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
amazon logo
$220
Fitbit Sense amazonFitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with To...Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch with Tools for Heart Health, Stress Management & Skin Temperature Trends, Carbon/Graphite, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
amazon logo
$219
Fitbit Sense amazonFitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch...Fitbit Sense Health & Fitness Smartwatch W/ GPS, Bluetooth Call/Text, Heart Rate SpO2, ECG, Skin Temperature & Stress Sensing (S & L Bands, 90 Day Premium Included) International Version (White/Gold)
amazon logo
$811
Fitbit Sense banggood_wwBakeey Temperature Changing Color Sensin...Bakeey Temperature Changing Color Sensing Literary Titanium Steel Tail Ring
banggood_ww logo
€8.81
Fitbit Sense banggood_wwBakeey 18mm Genuine Leather Replacement ...Bakeey 18mm Genuine Leather Replacement Watch Band Strap for Fitbit charge 3 Smart Watch
banggood_ww logo
€16
Fitbit Sense banggood_wwBakeey Multifunctional Watch Partner Tem...Bakeey Multifunctional Watch Partner Temperature Sense Intelligent Titanium Steel Smart Ring Changing Color Temperature
banggood_ww logo
€12
Fitbit Sense pricegrabberFitbit® Fitbit Sense GPS Smart Watch
pricegrabber logo
$300
Fitbit Sense pricegrabberFitbit® Fitbit Sense GPS Smart Watch
pricegrabber logo
$300
Fitbit Sense aliexpressBand For Fitbit Versa 3 Classic Soft Sil...Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Classic Soft Silicone Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Band Smart Watch Strap For Fitbit Sense Replacement
aliexpress logo
$1.52
Fitbit Sense aliexpressMulticolor Tpu Protective Case For Fitbi...Multicolor Tpu Protective Case For Fitbit Versa 3/Sense Watch Shell Cover Screen Protector For Versa 3/Sense Waterproof Case
aliexpress logo
$0.83
Fitbit Sense aliexpressFor Fitbit Versa 3 Sense Strap Braided S...For Fitbit Versa 3 Sense Strap Braided Solo Loop Nylon Braid Soft Elasticity Watchbands Wrist Strap Versa 3 Wearable Accessories
aliexpress logo
$3.99
Fitbit Sense aliexpressReplacement Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Stra...Replacement Band For Fitbit Versa 3 Strap For Fitbit Sense Silicone Bracelet Colorful Wristband Smart Watch Accessoriess Belt
aliexpress logo
$2.50
Fitbit Sense aliexpressEssidi Soft Silicone Bands For Fitbit Ve...Essidi Soft Silicone Bands For Fitbit Versa 3 Sports Bracelet Strap Loop For Fitbit Sense Watch Wrist Replacement Correa
aliexpress logo
$3.60

Garmin Instinct

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin 010-02064-01 Instinct, Rugged Out...Garmin 010-02064-01 Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features Glonass and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Tundra
amazon logo
$189
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin 010-02064-00 Instinct, Rugged Out...Garmin 010-02064-00 Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features Glonass and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Graphite
amazon logo
$187
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features Glonass and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Lakeside Blue
amazon logo
$210
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch wit...Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring - Graphite (010-02064-00) with Tech Smart USA Fitness & Wellness Suite Includes Altair Weyv, Yoga Vibes and Daily Burn
amazon logo
$260
Garmin Instinct amazonGarmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch wit...Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring, Graphite (010-02064-00) with 1 YR CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
amazon logo
$260
Garmin Instinct banggood_wwColorful Watch Replacement Cover Case Wa...Colorful Watch Replacement Cover Case Watch Cover for Garmin Fenix5/ 5X/ 5S
banggood_ww logo
€14

Which are the best smartwatches?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.