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Compare the Fitbit Charge 2 to the Garmin Vivosmart HR+

The Fitbit Charge 2 and the Garmin Vivosmart HR + have a lot in common. So they both have a built-in heart rate sensor, display smartphone notifications and measure your daily activities. But there are also differences. For example, the Garmin Vivosmart HR + has a built-in GPS sensor. Registers your distance and speed during exercise. The Fitbit Charge 2 does not have that, but is in turn very user-friendly.

Similarities and differences

Fitbit Charge 2 Garmin Vivosmart HR+
Heart rate sensor Yes Yes
Built-in GPS sensor No Yes
Measure steps, sleep and calorie burning Yes Yes
Shows smartphone notifications Yes Yes
Measure distance and speed \ t Yes No
Water resistance \ t Splash proof Waterproof


The Fitbit Charge 2 is a complete activity tracker that measures your daily activities. The Garmin Vivosmart HR + measures your sports performance in addition to your steps, sleep and calorie burning. Thanks to the GPS sensor, you also measure your traveled distance and speed with the Vivosmart HR +. So if you want to use the tracker during exercise to monitor your progress, I would recommend the Garmin Vivosmart HR +. Are you less focused on improving your sports performance, but do you just want to keep an eye on your daily exercise and health? Then the Fitbit Charge 2 is a good activity tracker.

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