By Sam Davis, BHS, CPT, FNS
Yes; it’s a big investment. But a fitness tracker can be a very useful tool if you are a consistent sweat junkie. Some features are more important than others. Consequently, if you purchase the wrong one, it’s likely to sit on your dresser or in a drawer. Furthermore, it’ll remain there until you are brave enough to try using this type of AI fitness technology again. With that in mind, let’s compare the Apple Watch 4 vs the Fitbit Versa.
I get the pain: reading 100 reviews of the Apple Watch, then 100 reviews on the Fitbit, then piecing the information together so you can figure out which one is going to be best for you.
So, this review is going to be as simple, and straight-to-the-point as possible. Hopefully, it will provide some clarity based on the features you are looking for. Below, I’ve created a table that divides each watch up by feature, for easy comparison.
Fitbit takes the cake when it comes to fitness tracking and goal setting. It was designed specifically for the sweat junkie or fitness lover, with a community space that keeps you motivated. They provide a leaderboard with challenges and awards, and the ability to set personal goals instead of the defaults Apple has set in place. Best of all, you can export your Fitbit data to use in other ways.
The Apple Watch is very “smart.” Plus, if connectivity matters to you, then the ability to send and receive texts and phone calls from your wrist is invaluable. The Apple Watch is an incredible, everyday accessory for the busy, tech-savvy people who want access to the best apps for fitness. But ultimately, it’s up to you!