Product Comparison Calculator

How to find the right product for you

This Product Comparison Calculator will allow you to compare products in one of two ways. Choose from the two dropdown menus below to auto-populate the product boxes with results, or click on the product boxes to activate your own personalized choices. Once the product boxes are shaded per your liking, click the “COMPARE NOW” button to retrieve a customized product comparison graph.

Currently there are eight product types:

– Watches (and bike computers!!!!)
– Trainers (for cycling indoors)
– Activity monitors (things like Fitbits and step counters)
– Power meters (for cycling)
– Action Cams (things like GoPro’s and the like)
– Heart Rate Sensors (Straps and Optical sensors that measure HR)
– Trainer Apps (for cycling indoors on trainers)
– Drones (primarily sport focused options)

For trainers, the focus is primarily on computer-integrated trainers that provide resistance control. Additionally, like the watches I only include units that I’ve personally reviewed and/or used.

Select product use/budget for a comparison from the drop down menus:

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Note: While many running watches have a basic bike mode, only running units that are multi-sport focused are also included in the bike-only results (in addition to bike-specific units). Hiking units are those that include a Barometric Altimeter, Magnetic Compass and navigational functions.

Or select products for comparison by clicking the product boxes below:

Basis B1
Basis Peak
Fitbit Alta
Fitbit Alta HR
Fitbit Blaze
Fitbit Charge
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit Charge 4
Fitbit Charge 5
Fitbit Charge HR
FitBit Flex
FitBit Force
Fitbit Inspire
Fitbit Inspire 2
Fitbit Inspire HR
Fitbit One
Fitbit Surge
Fitbit Zip
Garmin Forerunner 15
Garmin Lily Sport
Garmin Vivofit
Garmin Vivofit 3
Garmin Vivofit 4
Garmin Vivofit Jr
Garmin Vivofit2
Garmin Vivosmart
Garmin Vivosmart 3
Garmin Vivosmart 4
Garmin Vivosmart 5
Garmin Vivosmart HR
Garmin Vivosmart HR+
Garmin Vivosport
Microsoft Band
Mio Fuse
Nike+ Fuelband
Polar A300
Polar A360
Polar A370
Polar Loop
Polar Loop 2
Polar M400
Timex Move x20
TomTom Touch
Withings Activité
Withings Activité Pop
Withings Pulse

Comparison Results:

Function/FeaturePolar A360
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated November 27th, 2017 @ 4:44 am New Window
Body PlacementWrist
Data Transfer TypeUSB, Bluetooth Smart
Bluetooth to PhoneYes
Has GPS built-inNo
Battery LifeUp to 2 weeks
Battery TypeUSB Rechargeable
Changeable Bands/StrapsYes
WatchPolar A360
Displays timeYes
Has time alarmsYes
Has smart sleep alarmsNo
NotificationsPolar A360
Smartphone NotificationsYes
WorkoutsPolar A360
Workout guidance/coachingYes
DataPolar A360
Step CounterYes
Stairs ClimbedNo
Distance WalkedYes
Calories BurnedYes
Sleep MetricsYes
24x7 HR MetricsNo
SensorsPolar A360
Skin TemperatureNo
Heart RateYes
Optical Heart RateYes
Can re-broadcast Heart Rate dataOnly to certain Polar platforms
Skin PerspirationNo
Cycling SensorsNo
Action Camera ControlNo
SoftwarePolar A360
Web ApplicationYes
PC ApplicationYes
Mac ApplicationYes
Phone AppsiPhone/Android
Ability to export/sync settings from computer/phoneYes
PlatformPolar A360
3rd parties can access data via APISorta
Ability to export your data out of platformYes
PurchasePolar A360
DCRainmakerPolar A360
Review LinkLink