Those who are considering buying a smartwatch but confused between Fitbit and Apple watch here is a quick summary of what each smartwatch has to offer:
Design and Display:
Apple Watch has a small screen with a fairly good resolution so it is best that one navigate with Digital Crown as the finger takes up most of the screen. The watch is scratch proof and there are 2 sizes and 3 models that it is available in. It is splash and water-resistant but not water-proof.
Fitbit Surge has an LCD touchscreen and features a backlight so you can use it in areas with low-light. You can have an analog face by customizing the screen. It comes in three designs and three colors. The smartwatch is sweat, splash and rain proof but not waterproof.
An Apple Watch would require to be charged after 18 hours of active and inactive use. The Power Save Mode lets it charge in a couple of hours else it will take a whole night to charge. The watch has been enabled to turn off its face after 15 seconds once you lower your hand while it instantly lights up when you lift up your hand.
Fitbit Surge has a monstrous battery life which lasts you for seven days. The smartwatch charges up in just two hours. The GPS does drain the battery considerably but it definitely lasts longer than an Apple Watch.
An Apple Watch will only work with an iPhone. There are many apps that run seamlessly on it such as MapMyRun, Pocket Yoga, Runtastic etc.
Fitibit Surge can be used with iOS, Android and Windows smartphones with the help of Bluetooth. Even if there is no phone around any computer, tablet etc. can be synced wirelessly through a dongle. Surge can also be integrated with different apps such as Strava, Endomondo, inKin, Strava to name a few.
An Apple Watch measures your blood flow and pulse with the help of a visual heart rate monitor located at the back of Apple Watch which uses infrared and basic LEDs for the tracking. There is no built-in GPS in the watch. You can use the microphone and speaker assimilated in it that lets you speak to the watch to chat with another Apple watch wearer or send audio messages to them. It also has an 8 GB memory to store photos and 2 GB space for music that you would want to listen to while you are on the run. Some other apps that Apple includes are Apple Maps, Weather, Camera Remote, Calendar etc.
Fitbit Surge has GPS connection and a 24-hour heart rate monitor. Your heart rate information is saved at the rate of 1-second intervals when you are exercising and at an interval of 5 seconds when you are not. Surge also features a Caller ID, text notifications, music controls which are present on the watch and many fitness features.
Hope you have a clear idea of what these smart watches have in store for their users.