Garmin Vivosmart vs Jawbone UP2

Garmin Vivosmart

JAWBONE UP2

Vivosmart is another Garmin product that looks very good and really smart. The black armband with silver clasp will fit sports T-shirt and an elegant evening suit. As to the number of sensors and features is currently one of the most advanced products in the market. Vivosmart can be purchased for less than $150 Read More
Jawbone UP2 is the newest wristband based on the previous model UP24. Since that time, Jawbone has consolidated its nomenclature and new models are called UP2, UP3, and UP4. Latest UP2 band has all the features of its predecessor U24. The biggest change occurred in the appearance of the band, which is considerably smaller than its predecessor is, and its style has been adapted to the new style of other bands proposed by Jawbone. The good news is that although the new band starting price was higher, now it is below $100. It also forced the price drop of the old bands, which can now be purchased for under $80. Read More

1. Specifications

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
JAWBONE UP2
Wristband
Type
Wristband
Berry
Blue
Black
Slate
Purple
Green
Colours
Silver
Black
Small 5.0-6.8” Large 6.1-8.7”
Wristband Size
wrist sizes ranging 140mm–190mm
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material
Materials
Medical-grade hypoallergenic TPU rubber Anodized aluminum with less than 0.5% nickel
OLED touchscreen
Display
Three single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
Battery life: up to 7 days
Battery life:
7 days
Lithium battery
Battery type:
Lithium-Ion Polymer, 38 mAh Battery
4 hours
Charge time:
100 min.
14° to 140°F
Operating temperature:
no data
no data
Maximum operating altitude:
no data
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
Water Resistance
Splash-proof, splash-resistant, so no need to worry about rain, sweat from a hard workout or getting wet in the shower. Just don't submerge it.
Price

Garmin Vivosmart

JAWBONE UP2

Vivosmart has an OLED display which is activated when you double-tap a finger on the band. We can then read on it the number of steps, distance travelled, calories burned, time and a lot of other information, e.g. From integrated with the band smartphone. Although the band is present in several colors, which are different on the inside of the band. On the outside, it is matt black. Applied rechargeable battery allows for seven days work, which is a very good result for this class of devices. In Vivosmart you will be able to do surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities. Read Full Specs
The UP2 is equipped with single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications. UP2 is only available in two colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for seven days work, which is a very good result for this class of devices. Unfortunately, despite the basic water resistance, the device cannot be used while swimming. Read Full Specs

2. Features

2a. Tracking Features

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
JAWBONE UP2
yes
Activity & Inactivity
yes
yes
Calorie Intake
yes
yes
Calories Burned
yes
yes
Distance
yes
no
Elevation/Stairs
no
yes
Steps
yes
yes
Goal Setting
yes
yes (optional)
Heart Rate
no
yes
Sleep Quality
yes
yes
Sleep Time
yes
no
GPS tracking
no

Garmin Vivosmart

JAWBONE UP2

Vivosmart is equipped with typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals, achievements, and displays the status of their implementation. The wristband can also be purchased in the extended package that received an HR sensor, which will allow us to more accurately calculate calorie consumption based on your heartrate. Vivosmart also measures the quality of your sleep.
UP2 equipped with typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and displays the status of their implementation. UP2 also measures the quality of your sleep.

2b. Other Features

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
JAWBONE UP2
yes
Clock
no
no
Alarm
yes
no
Barcode Scanner
yes
yes
Online Portal
yes
yes
Reminders
yes
yes
Music control
no
yes
Notifications
no
yes
Call notifications
no
The remote function allows you to control your action camera from a distance. Information on your current bike speed from a paired bike speed sensor. Helps locate a lost mobile device that is paired using Bluetooth wireless technology.
Extra non standard
no

Garmin Vivosmart

JAWBONE UP2

Vivosmart provides training data, but this is not the end of its capabilities during cycling you can control your bike speed with the help of a sensor from which you can download useful information. Of course, the band serves as a typical watch. We will also be informed about the news of our paired smartphone. For athletes who enjoy listening to music during training, the device has been added with the ability to control music in our smartphone. You can also use the camera control on Vivosmart with the VIRB Elite Action camera. Vivosmart will help you to find your smartphone paired with it.
UP2 also has a barcode scanner combined with an extensive database of food that allows you to quickly enter data to calculate the calories consumed.

3. Synchronization & Compatibility

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
JAWBONE UP2
yes
iOS Compatibility
yes
yes
Android Compatibility
yes
no
Windows Phone Compatibility
no
yes
Mac OS X Compatibility
no
yes
Windows Compatibility
no
Garmin Connect
Compatible Applications
UP by Jawbone™

Garmin Vivosmart

JAWBONE UP2

Vivosmart is compatible with many smartphone working on iOS or Android. Thanks to the open policy, available Garmin Connect IQ platform allows developers to create applications and services compatible with Garmin wearable for other operating systems.
Available on iOS and Android Application Company Garmin Connect ™ Mobile allows a detailed record of your activity, of meals, and the quality of sleep. By connecting to the Internet, you can share your results with your family and friends, which certainly will further motivate you to continue the effort.
UP2 is compatible with many smartphones working on iOS or Android. Available on these devices, UP by Jawbone Software ™ allows a detailed record of your activity, of meals, quality of sleep. While the Internet can encourage the community members to share their results with family friends which certainly further motivate you to continue the effort.

4. The Bottom Line

Garmin Vivosmart
VS
JAWBONE UP2
Customer Reviews
• Design
• Waterproof
• A large number of functions
• Work with HR sensor available in the extended package
• Compatible with multiple devices running iOS or Android
• Available for Developers Connect IQ Platform
Pros
• Price
• Design
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Works with many applications
• Short battery life
Cons
• Inability to swim with the device
• No display of information
• Short battery life
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