After much speculation, Microsoft has finally unveiled its “intelligent bracelet”. Did they meet expectations compared to the competition? We bring you head to head comparison! Microsoft Band vs Samsung Gear Fit!
Microsoft Band vs Samsung Gear Fit – Design and Screen
At first glance, we notice that it is a similar product. Although somewhat smaller than today’s smart watches, and still give the impression of unusual wristwatch. The first major difference is the possibility of separating the main module from the bracelets itself at Gear Fit models. So it is possible to change the color or replace damaged with a new one.
Display features are again on the side of Samsung because AMOLED screens from 1.84 ˝ (resolution 432 x 128) compared with the TFT screen 1.4˝ (resolution 320 x 106) at Microsoft. As we talk about the small screen this information should not be considered as the most important in the selection.
Microsoft Band vs Samsung Gear Fit – Sensors and communication with cell phones / tablets
Both have accelerometer, gyroscope and optical heartbeat measurer. For Gear Fit, here the story ends, but not for Microsoft Band, which still can be proud with UV radiation sensor and temperature sensor on the skin surface, haptic response, with a GPS receiver, a microphone, and a built-in GSR (galvanic skin response) sensor to measure the level of stress.
As expected to connect both are using Bluetooth version 4.0. Let us mention that Microsoft bracelet because the microphone has the option of issuing commandsto digital assistant Cortana, which opens a large range of options.
Microsoft Band vs Samsung Gear Fit – Functionality
If we talk about water resistance, Gear Fit is waterproof because IP 67, while Microsoft Band has a lower resistance because a lower standard IP 54 (on dust and splashing). Both models show the notification, SMS, calls and e-mails.
One of the main features is the ability to use during sports activities, making it easier to exercise, measurement, and finally statistical monitoring through appropriate applications. Night tracking allow both bracelets, but Microsoft Band has an advantage because the haptic system and waking with a slow vibration.
Microsoft Band vs Samsung Gear Fit – Compatibility, Battery, Price
Microsoft Band can be used on all three mobile platforms, and the use of Gear Fit bracelets is related exclusively to android. The battery is stronger in Samsung’s version, 210 mAh which provides up to 3-4 days of use, while Microsoft has equipped its bracelet with double of 100 mAh which provides only two days of work. Price of Samsung Gear Fit is $129.99. For Microsoft Band you will have to give around $200.
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