FITNESS FRIDAY: Apple Watch 2 vs. Fitbit Charge 2

At this day and age, we are at the peak of technology and mindfulness. Many people are becoming more aware of their health. Both eating healthy and working out to improve overall health is amazing, but can also be overwhelming. That’s when technology comes into play! With advancements in wearable technology, keeping track of your health has become much easier. We are going to be looking at the differences between the Apple Watch 2 and Fitbit Charge 2, to see which one would work best for you!

Price

Let’s start with what might be the biggest deal breaker for some, the price.  Apple Watch 2 starts at $369, while the Fitbit Charge 2 is $149.95. If that didn’t already make a decision for you, let’s go more in depth.

Activity Tracking

The Apple Watch 2 tracks activity via Activity Rings: stand, move, and exercise. After you set your goals, the watch tracks how well you’ve done accomplishing your goal for the day. You also get to see how your friends are doing with their rings, a little healthy competition can be inspiring!

The Fitbit Charge 2 tracks steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and active minutes in your day. Both devices allow you to input workouts that can be tracked as well. Both will also remind you to move or stand if you haven’t in a while. You can also track your heart rate on both devices. A benefit with the Apple Watch is the built-in GPS which will allow the watch to track things like your run without you having to carry your phone around with you.

Battery Life

The Apple Watch 2 has a battery life of up to 18 hours, while the Fitbit Charge 2 can last up to 5 days on one charge.

Notifications

The Fitbit Charge 2 give notifications for call, text and calendar alerts via mobile phone. The Apple Watch 2 can give you notifications for those things as well as any app that is Apple Watch compatible. With the Apple Watch you also have the ability to answer calls, texts, and emails.

Compatibility

The Apple Watch 2 works with an iPhone 5 or later.  Fitbit Charge 2 works with iOS, Android or Windows devices.

Customization

The Apple Watch 2 comes in 2 different sizes with a total of 6 different faces to choose from. There are also a large assortment of different bands to choose from. The Fitbit Charge 2 has three different styles of bands to choose from.

 

Benefits of the Apple Watch 2

  • Waterproof. The phone is water resistant up to 50 meters.
  • More app functions
  • GPS included 

Benefits of the Fitbit Charge 2

  • You can track your sleep
  • Longer battery life
  • Compatible with more devices

Apple Watch 2 can be purchased here and the Fitbit Charge 2, here.

 

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