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Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Garmin is one of the top fitness watch brands in the world and it has been quite impressive with its fitness watches. The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is a part of Garmin’s range of touchscreen fitness watches that comes with numerous features. Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the latest edition of the successful Samsung Galaxy Watch Series. It focuses more on the fitness part and is targeted at people who what to track their active lifestyle.  So, Which Smartwatch is a better choice for you? Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. Check out this ultimate Smartwatch review by Qalfit.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Design:

Both watches have a superior build and design. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is super customizable with a lot of designs to choose from including tough stainless steel or lightweight aluminum body design, and numerous straps. Whereas, in Garmin Vivoactive 4 you have multiple colour options to choose from.

Design Garmin Vivoactive 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Weight 50.5 grams 30 grams
Dimensions 45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm 44.0 x 44.0 x 10.9 mm
Build Material Fiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover Tough stainless steel/ lightweight aluminium body design,
Colours Multiple colour options Crown silver, Black, Pink

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Display:

Garmin Vivoactive 4 comes with a 1.3-inch touch screen display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection whereas, Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes with a slightly bigger display and Super AMOLED screen.

Display Garmin Vivoactive 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Technology Transflective memory-in-pixel touch screen display.  Super AMOLED
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Size 1.3 inch 1.4 inch
Resolution 260 x 260 pixels 360 x 360 pixels
Touch Screen Yes yes

Fitness features:

Garmin Vivoactive 4 comes with a wide range of all-day health monitoring features including a blood oxygen saturation monitor and menstrual cycle tracker. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a perfect blend of gorgeous design and great functionalities. It has on-demand VO2 max readings and ECG features.

Design Garmin Vivoactive 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Modes 20+ modes including yoga and Pilates. Walking, running, cycling, rowing, elliptical, swimming and workouts.
Water resistance 5 ATM IP68 and 5ATM
Sensors GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, and pulse ox sensors.  GPS,Glonass,Beidou,Galileo, Accelerometer,Barometer,Gyro Sensor,HR Sensor,Light Sensor
Activity tracker Body energy monitoring, blood oxygen saturation monitor, respiration tracking, sleep monitoring, stress tracking, hydration tracking, menstrual cycle tracker and heart rate monitoring.  Heart rate monitor, ECG, on-demand VO2 max readings, stress monitor.

Smartphone connectivity:

In terms of smartphone connectivity, in Vivoactive 4 you can receive emails, texts, and alerts right on your watch. You can even reply to texts directly on your watch if you have an android phone. Whereas, Samsung galaxy Watch Active 2 offers you a large variety of downloadable 3rd party apps.

Smartphone connectivity Garmin Vivoactive 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.  Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. 
Compatibility Iphone, Android Iphone, Android
Notifications emails, texts and alerts notifications, and music controls. emails, texts and alerts notifications, music control, alarm, timer.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Battery:

In terms of battery performance, Garmin Vivoactive 4 offers a better battery life as compared to Galaxy Watch Active 2.

Battery Garmin Vivoactive 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Capacity Not available 340 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Standby 5 days 4 days
Charging time 1 hour 2 hours

Price:

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is priced at INR 34,990 while the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 is priced at INR 24,090.

Price Garmin Vivoactive 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Cost INR 34,990 INR 24,090

Final Verdict:

Both Garmin Vivoactive 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch come with powerful fitness features such as GPS tracker sleep monitor, stress monitor, training plans as well as smartwatch features. If you’re looking for a fitness watch that balances form and function, Garmin Vivoactive 4 should be your go-to fitness watch in 2020. If you’re looking for a sleek fitness watch in the Samsung line that is a worthy opponent for Apple’s Watch series line, make sure you check out the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2.

Check Full features:

Garmin Vivoactive 4: Garmin.co.in

Samsung Galaxy Watch 2: Samsung.com


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