When comparing Apple Watch vs Fitbit Blaze, the Slant community recommends Fitbit Blaze for most people. In the question“What are the best fitness trackers?” Fitbit Blaze is ranked 2nd while Apple Watch is ranked 16th. The most important reason people chose Fitbit Blaze is:
The Fitbit Blaze is a great option for outdoor use thanks to how easy it is to see the display even in bright sunlight. The clear and bright display uses plenty of color for better clarity.
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Pro Works well with iPhone
Health apps downloaded on iPhone can be integrated with Apple Watch
Pro Digital Crown
The Digital Crown allows you to zoom in and out with various applications and can be used as a button.
Pro First -rate app support
Pro Heart rate sensor
Pro Haptic feedback for notifications
Pro Sensitive touch
Allows for taps and presses to be registered as two different types of input.
Pro Siri / Digital Assistant Support
You can use Siri directly from the Apple Watch, allowing you to call or text, but also to get directions, and more.
Pro Great fitness app support
The Apple Watch integrates with virtually every well-known fitness and calorie tracking app out there.
Pro Customizable watch faces
Can customize the watch faces with "complications" such as weather forecast, traffic, meeting schedule, etc… or your own photos.
Pro Can unlock your Mac
If you have a Mac with sufficient Bluetooth chip support the Apple Watch can be used in place of your password or touch ID to login/unlock the system when in proximity.
Pro Standalone phone calls
Series 3 can make and receive phone calls by itself, without the need to connect to a smartphone.
Pro Very easy to read, even in bright sunlight
The Fitbit Blaze is a great option for outdoor use thanks to how easy it is to see the display even in bright sunlight.
The clear and bright display uses plenty of color for better clarity.
Pro Wide range of wrist straps available for a more personalized look
If you don't like the basic rubber wrist strap the comes with the tracker, you can change out the strap for more premium options.
There are many different styles available including leather, silicone, or stainless steel in a variety of colors.
Pro Tracks your activity in a large variety of ways
The Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker is feature-rich and tracks steps, calories burned, distance traveled, active minutes, floors climbed, heart-rate, and sleep time.
Pro Long battery life for being so feature-rich
While it varies somewhat, many people have been reporting that the fitness tracker usually lasts 5 full days on a single charge.
In general, the more features a tracker has, the faster it will drain the battery. 4 or 5 days is an impressive charge compared to other trackers with similar features (continuous heart rate tracking for example).
Pro Interesting design
The Blaze has a techie look to it that some may find a nice change from the usual sporty-appearance of trackers.
It is fairly lightweight and the design isn't offensive, it's something you can wear every day.
Apple Watch is said to cost $349 USD.
Con Works only with iPhones
You need to have an iPhone (5 or later) to pair this smartwatch. It will not work with any other device, and has limited capabilities on its own (and still require the iPhone for the initial setup).
Con Poor use of the large display
The fitness tracker's screen takes up a small amount of the front face. The glass bezels and casing take up most of the front.
Con Requires your smartphone for GPS tracking
The Blaze lacks a built-in GPS so it can't track the route of your runs on its own. It can, however, be paired with your smartphone to use its GPS and track the route that way.
Con Inconvenient to charge
To charge the Blaze fitness tracker, you need to remove the main module and lock it into its charger.