Fitbit vs Apple Watch: A Detailed Comparison Guide!

In this (vs.) guide, I’ll compare the design, accuracy, compatibility, ease of use, waterproofing, and battery life of Fitbit and Apple Watch to help you get what’s best. Without further ado let’s begin.

Overall Winner: Fitbit Vs Apple Watch

After comparing Fitbit and Apple Watch, I have concluded that Fitbit is the overall winner because of its affordable pricing, longer battery life, and better tracking capabilities for some activities. Although Apple Watch beats Fitbit in terms of accuracy, convenience, and additional features, its high pricing is a drawback. Despite their differences, both Fitbit and Apple produce high-quality wearable devices.

Fitbit and Apple Watch Specifications

Fitbit Sense 2

Fitbit Sense 2
Display Size1.58 inches
Resolution336 x 336 pixels
CompatibilityWorks with iPhone and Android
Heart Rate Monitor It has an HR monitor
Music Can’t stream or store music
Battery LifeServes for up to 6 days
Water ResistanceIt is waterproof up to 50 meters

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Apple Watch Series 9

Apple Watch Series 9
Display Size1.7 inches
Resolution430 x 352 pixels
CompatibilityWorks with iPhone only
Heart Rate Monitor It has an HR monitor
Music Can stream and store music
Battery LifeServe for 18 to 36 hours
Water ResistanceIt’s waterproof up to 50 meters

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Fitbit and Apple Watch (Here’s How They Compare!)

Design: Fitbit vs Apple Watch

Winner: Fitbit has a great design and is more comfortable.

Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, and Apple Watches have almost identical feature designs. However, if I had to choose between the two trackers, I would go for Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4. I would choose these because the bands on Fitbit Sense and Versa are slim, comfortable, and less obstructive, hence allowing me to work out comfortably.

On the other hand, some members of the Fitbit Community say that the Fitbit Charge 5 and Charge 6 are super comfortable, and they can barely be felt on the wrist thanks to their design. Since Fitbit Charge can barely be felt, you are less distracted while you work out. For this reason, I would choose the Fitbit Charge 6 or Charge 5 over the Apple Watch Series 7, Series 8, and Series 9.

The bands on Fitbit are more comfortable than the bands on the Apple Watch, and they can be used continuously. Nevertheless, both watches feature removable bands, so if either gets broken, you can swap them out and replace them with new ones.

Compatibility

Winner: Fitbit works with Android and iOS devices. Apple Watch only works with iPhones.

Fitbit Sense, Versa, Charge, Luxe, and Inspire work well with both iPhone and Android devices. Unfortunately, if you buy the Apple Watch, you will only be able to connect it to the iPhone. In other words, while Fitbit works with both Androids and iPhones, the Apple Watch only works with iPhones.

Even though I chose Fitbit over the Apple Watch, I would still award the Apple Watch points for working well with the iPhone. Because of this, you can send texts, take calls, listen to music, use apps, and more right from your wrist.

User Friendliness: Fitbit vs Apple Watch

Winner: The Apple Watch, has a large display, and a user interface that’s easy to use and understand.

Fitbit and Apple Watch are both user-friendly devices. However, in my personal experience, I find the UI of the Apple Watch to be simpler and easier to comprehend, making it the more user-friendly option.

Furthermore, I have noticed that sometimes the screens of Fitbit Charge 6, Inspire 3, and Luxe require a hard tap to respond, which is not the case with the Apple Watches as they are very responsive to taps and touches.

Reading stats on Apple Watches is effortless, whether you are still or on the go, thanks to their large, bright, and clear screens.

Unfortunately, it may be challenging for some users to read data on Fitbit Watches such as Inspire 2, Inspire 3, and Luxe, as they have small displays.

Although models like Sense and Versa have displays that can be read while on the go, the graphics are not as clear as those on Apple Watch SE, Series 7, Series 8, and Series 9.

Accuracy

Winner: Apple Watch, it gives data that’s more accurate

You can always rely on the heart rate readings you see on Fitbit and Apple Watch because they are accurate. However, the devices are not equal in terms of the accuracy of the activities they track.

When the Fitbit Inspire 3, Charge 5, and Charge 6 were tested, the step count and calorie burn results were slightly off. However, fitness stats like sleep were accurate. On the other hand, iWatches like the Apple Watch SE, Series 7, Series 8, and Series 9 showed reliable results for sleep and activities.

Waterproofing: Fitbit vs Apple Watch

Winner: While the Apple Watch supports water sports and recreational diving, Fitbit is not suitable for such activities.

Earlier models of Fitbit watches were not completely waterproof, but recent models such as the Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Inspire 3, and Charge 6 are swim-proof and can monitor swimming.

Similarly, Apple Watches like the Apple Watch Series 7, SE, Series 8, and Series 9 are waterproof and can track swimming.

The Apple Watch Ultra takes the brand to the next level! The watch is not only swim-proof, but it also supports water sports and recreational diving of up to 40 meters, which is something that not all waterproof watches can do.

Music and Storage

Winner: Apple Watch, it can store and stream music, allowing you to save your favorite songs.

If you’re looking for a watch that supports online and offline music playback, then Fitbit watches are not a suitable option. Instead, you should consider the Apple Watch, which allows you to stream and store music for offline playback. The reason for this is that Fitbit no longer supports the streaming and storage of music files. With Fitbit, you can only control the music playing on your paired phone.

Battery Life: Fitbit vs Apple Watch

Winner: Fitbit, its battery lasts for days. The battery in Apple Watches lasts for hours.

If you want or are looking for a watch that will hold a charge for a long time, consider Fitbit. Fitbit watches can last for days on a complete charge, whereas Apple Watches can only last for 18 hours or 36 hours on battery saver mode.

The Fitbit fitness tracker with the best battery life is the Fitbit Inspire 3. The watch can hold a charge for up to 10 days. The Fitbit Sense and Versa can hold a charge for about 6 days, whereas the Fitbit Charge and Luxe can hold a charge for about 5 days. If you have a child, you can buy them a Fitbit Ace 2 or Ace 3, which has a battery life of up to 8 days.

All Apple Watches, including Apple Watch Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, and Series 9, come with an 18-hour battery life. Some can last twice the period when battery save mode is activated.

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Jashon Kanaiza

I’m Jashon Kanaiza, a lover of life, books, gadgets, and coffee. I spend hours testing, researching, reviewing, and troubleshooting wearable tech by an array of brands. My goal with JayFinity is to help you push your wearable to its limit. From tips to how-to guides to reviews, you deserve the best wearable information – without a paywall behind it.

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