It is normal to feel in some way a great offer smartwatches It's currently on the market, even if you're willing to buy a device produced by Fitbit or Apple.
In fact, once you've reached this point maybe it's because you're wondering precisely whether you're betting on Fitbit or the Apple Watch. At PCWorld we want to help you and therefore analyze the benefits offered by some of its brands.
Of course, there are clear differences smartbands on Fitbit and Apple Watch: The first one doesn't have as many programs as the last one. However, their roles as guardians of fitness yes they can be compared.
In this article, we will compare two Apple Watch models for sale right now (Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple Watch Series 5) with Fitbit 4 charge, Fitbit Versa 2 and Fitbit Ionic. They are all very good, but which is the best for you?
1. Monitoring work (tie)
You don't have to be a gymnast or a race athlete to stay fit. Being busy during the day has benefits for everyone's health and Fitbit and Apple Watch activity monitors help you to become.
Each task monitor is able to measure steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and minutes where you worked all day. It also shows you your progress and allows you to define your goals.
On top of all this, the Fitbit models are highly developed and have a barometric alphabet that records the distance they travel over a soft surface and can adapt information about your weight collected by Aria scale 2.
So, it can be concluded, that Fitbit monitors are ready for daily workout activities and highly demanding sports activities. In addition, i smartwatch Ionic can pinpoint when cycling, running, etc.
In fact, most professional racers initially made the decision using the Apple Watch in favor of the Fitbit Ionic, although this has changed slightly since the emergence of the Series 2 with integrated GPS.
Series 3 and Series 5 have a faster processor, but also poor battery life. A 4G model is available, which you can use without having to carry your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
This brings us closer to the Fitbit Ionic clock, which includes the music player, to show you notifications from you smartphone and is affordable communication. So, you can leave your mobile phone and wallet at home.
Obviously fitness It's at the heart of the Fitbits operation, while the Apple Watch, tracking is one of its functions. In a sense, it has two applications: & # 39; Work & # 39; and & # 39; Training & # 39 ;.
With the & # 39; Action & # 39; App, you can track your health, mobility, well-being and daily activities. With the & # 39; Training & # 39; app, you will follow whenever you start running, biking or walking. You will find all the information in the & # 39; Work & # 39; App & # 39; Health & # 39; on your iPhone.
Just by looking at your Apple Watch, you'll know whether you're approaching your daily life and exercise goals or not. Three colored rings (Movement, Exercise, Standing) will show how you perform in each department.
We also emphasize that both manufacturers include in their models an app that sends out delivery notifications, get up and stretch your legs when they find you have been sitting for too long.
2. Set goals (Fitbit win)
Another major difference is that Apple doesn't let you set goals based on the number of steps or other metric (other than calories burned). If losing calories is not your main goal, then you will find the Apple Watch unlimited.
Instead, Fitbit devices allow you to set specific goals on your own depending on the steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, minutes of workouts, recommended workouts, and hourly workouts.
3. Heart rate test (Fitbit won)
Both the Apple Watch and those Fitbit models with a heart monitor feature use a technique called Photoplethysmography to measure your heart rate.
In particular, the LED lights on the back of the app can detect your blood volume and changes in the size of your capillaries when pressed and where your heart is beating.
Fitbit monitors your heartbeat at all times, 24 hours a day. They are able to keep track of your heart rate every second when you do physical exams, while they do it every 5 seconds.
Instead, Apple Watch monitors it every 10 minutes, although it can be done continuously once you open the & # 39; training program & # 39; it's open. This can be a great help when practicing training sessions.
Both manufacturers recently updated these monitors from their advanced devices. The watchOS 4 system also measures your heart rate during rest, and the Fitbit Ionic and Versa watches have more accurate LED lights.
The Apple Watch got even better with watOS 6 first introduced in the Apple Watch Series 5. Fitbit also says that heart rate monitoring has improved on its Ionic and Versa 2 watches.
The Apple Watch should be able to detect a certain heartbeat in the long run if you do not exercise, but also if that rate is slow. Series 4 and Series 5 to let you know when that happens.
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The ability to monitor heart rate also allows us to know where the heart rate is not, which can be a sign of arterial fibrillation and, consequently, of myocardial infarction.
With the advent of watOS 5.2, Apple introduced the possibility of having an electrocardiogram just using the Digital Crown of the clock. However, Apple has agreed that the accuracy of its analysis is only 41%.
Fitbit, on the other hand, has also begun to provide a workaround for heart rate detection with Fitbit OS 4 and its partnership with FibriCheck. Unlike Apple, the Fitbit app has not been certified in the United States (but has been certified in Europe).
4. Calorie count (tie)
One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to count the calories you use and make sure that these are low in calories you burn in exercise. In a sense, both Apple and Fitbit devices can count calories.
To do this, the Apple Watch uses information that relates to your movements and your heart. The number of calories will be more accurate when you use it smartwatch because this will learn your habits.
Unlike Fitbit devices, the Apple Watch separates calories from resting and calories when working. The latter is considered to count the calories burned, something that some say is wrong.
In fact, the Apple Watch often can't accurately determine the distance traveled or the type of exercise performed. Instead, i smartwatches Versa and Ionic know when you run or play football.
To calculate calories, Fitbit models use your height, weight, age, and gender, as well as your heart rate if the device in question has a heart rate monitor.
Specifically, on Fitbit, calorie counts do not stop at night when you are asleep. This is also considered to be the case with the Apple Watch, which you will need to charge when resting.
Fitbit wristbands are so precise that they even allow you to manually record certain body functions, as well as everything you eat during the day. Your device will use all this data to measure calories burned.
5. Sleep monitoring (Fitbit wins)
No wonder he's a fighter fitness Include – or should include – the sleep assessment feature, as resting at night is just as important to your health as eating well and exercising.
This feature is available on both Fitbit and Apple monitors, but in the case of the Apple Watch it is less useful because, due to the shorter battery life, you have to charge it at night.
However, to use this function you will need to download a compatible mobile app in both cases. Exercise, we slept with Fitbit and Apple Watch overnight and the results were the same.
Now, it's true that the Fitbit bracelet is extremely accurate to automatically detect while you sleep, while the Apple Watch sometimes interrupts continuous light and sleep activity.
In addition, Fitbit Inspire HR, Versa Lite, Volume 2, Charge 4 and Ionic are able to describe the different stages of sleep you experience at night: light sleep, deep sleep and REM phase. It should be clear, however, that they do not do scientific accuracy.
6. Apps (Fitbit Wins Firm, Apple Everything)
It is true that & # 39; Applications Training & # 39; & # 39; Apple & # 39; s Apple & Watch & # 39; s performance is great and has a very good design, however, in this feature we chose the Fitbit compatible app, as it provides more details and statistics.
In addition to having a very accurate and well-designed display, Fitbit Trainer App Includes video training sessions that will help you improve your endurance, speed and fitness. Of course, you have to pay € 43.99 per year.
Now, if what you need is a watch or a bracelet fitness you can use other apps that are directly related to physical activity, you should bet on Apple Watch or Android device.
Indicate exactly which app to use without fitness. Experience has shown that the Apple Watch's most used notification is, on the other hand, also found on Fitbit devices.