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Garmin Forerunner 255 vs Fitbit Charge 5

Garmin Forerunner 255 vs Fitbit Charge 5

 
 
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Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (46mm) Specifications

Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (46mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Charge 5 full specifications

Fitbit Charge 5 Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $387.30 $139.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (46mm) Fitbit Charge 5
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness smartband
Gender Men Unisex
Predecessor Garmin Forerunner 245 Fitbit Charge 4
Successor
Models Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, Garmin Forerunner 255 Standard
Date released June, 2022 September, 2021
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.04 inches
Display type LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective 450nits, AMOLED
Resolution 260 x 260 px 0.86″ x 0.58″px
Pixel density 282.84 PPI 326 ppi
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type (not touchscreen), 5 Physical buttons Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Rectangular
Case material Fiber-reinforced polymer Aluminum
Strap material Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Fiber-reinforced polymer Aluminum
Strap size 22 mm 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Color Black, Whitestone Black/black straps, Platinum/steel blue straps, Soft-gold/Lunar white straps
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass
Dimension 45.6 x 45.6 x 12.9mm 36.7 x 22.7 x 11.2 mm
Weight 49g 28g
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Durability test
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling No No
Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n No
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM N/A
ROM 4GB N/A
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Reply messages (Android only), Yes -
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 No
Microphone No No
Loudspeaker No No
Bluetooth music Yes No
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes No
Pulse Ox. Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes No
Barometer Yes No
Compass Yes No
ECG No Yes
Thermometer Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes No
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No Yes
Fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout Yes No
Preloaded sport modes Yes 20
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity N/A
Battery life GPS mode: Up to 26 hours, Smartwatch mode: up to 12 days Regular: 7 days+, Standby:10 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging duration 1-2 hours 2hrs
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Proprietary OS Fitbit OS
Chipset N/A
CPU N/A
GPU N/A
MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS
Companion app Garmin Connect Fitbit App
Compatibility Android 4.3+, iOS 7.0+ Android, iOS
Payment system Garmin Pay Fitbit Pay
Customizable strap 22 mm, Yes Yes
Voice Assistant No No
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Charge 5, Manual, Straps
Price $387.30 $139.99

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