Smart accessories are all the rage in the digital age. After smartphones, there came smartwatches. Now here come smart fitness trackers that are just as nifty and essential accessories for people who want to monitor their fitness habits. Fitness buffs wear fitness trackers on their wrists throughout the day. These devices also have awesome and practical features for people who are keen about living healthy lives. Two of the most popular fitness trackers to date are the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Fitbit Blaze. Here is a comparison of these two top fitness gadgets.
Design and Specs
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has 51.2 x 24.5mm dimensions. It does not look much different than other traditional fitness trackers. Its 1.5 AMOLED screen with 216 x 432 pixels resolution is has a stretched-out and curved design. You have the tracker that is attached to your wrist with a plastic strap, and you can also choose from colors of black, blue or pink. Conversely, Fitbit Blaze has 25.4 x 40.1mm dimensions and is designed with a black front panel. It is featured with a 1.25 inch square LDC screen with 240 x 180 pixels resolution encased in a stainless steel frame. You can either choose from the several colors of its removable plastic straps, such as blue-silver, plum-silver, black-silver and black-gunmetal.
Samsung Gear Fit 2 has a 3 to 4 days battery life while Fitbit Blaze has 5 days battery life. Both of the trackers can also be connected to smartphones, with the Gear Fit 2 being compatible with the Bluetooth 4.2 and Fitbit Blaze compatible with Bluetooth 4.0.
Fitness Tracking Capabilities
The Gear Fit 2 and Fitbit Blaze are both installed with a heart rate monitor and are also able to track motion through an accelerometer. However, the Gear Fit 2, in addition, offers a barometer and a gyroscope that can track the orientation of the device. Meanwhile, Fitbit Blaze, as an added perk, offers an altimeter that functions in the same way as the barometer. You can therefore, use it to detect altitude. An ambient light sensor is also available in the Fitbit Blaze.
Both Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Fitness Blaze are compatible to use with smartphones. Gear Fit 2 works well with smartphones operating with at least Android 4.4 while Fitbit Blaze supports either Android, iOS and Windows.
What Is The Better Choice?
Taking these factors into consideration, you can also make a better choice for your fitness tracker, whether the Gear Fit 2 or the Blaze depending on your particular needs and fancy. Here is a video of them side by side so you can decide which is better for you.