After owning the two fitness trackers now for a year, I am able to admit which fitness tracker I prefer. I’ve reached this conclusion for one simple reason. I grew tired of one of the trackers. It is sitting in a drawer of my night stand. It has not been charged for more than a month . I originally bought two bands for the Fitbit Versa – and I never used one of them.
On the other hand, I continue to charge my Apple Watch. I continue to use it for the fitness features as well as the other apps it features. A month ago, I went back to the Apple store and bought a new band. I now change the band frequently. If I am playing tennis, I use the sport band. If I am going to work or out to dinner – I use the silver band which is more classy.
Why did I lose interest in the Fitbit Versa? I liked the ability to easily track sleep with the Fitbit Versa. However, I grew tired of wearing a fitness band day and night. Overall, the Apple Watch has more features, is stylish, interactive, and I have a better experience with the product. While the EKG features are not as exciting or as promising as I thought it would be, it definitely has more features that make it the clear winner over the Fitbit Versa. One clear advantage is calling 9-1-1 on detection of a hard fall.
Recently Google announced they are going to purchase Fitbit. I think this will improve the Fitbit products. Google pairing with Fitbit may help Google improve their market share of smart phones and wearable technology.
Overall, I prefer the Apple Watch 4 over the Fitbit after my year long trial. I like it and I continue to use it. Now that my Fitbit is collecting dust, I realize that the better investment is the more expensive product.
Disclaimer: I am not endorsed or paid by either product. The opinions are clearly my own. I do not own stock in either product at this time.