Fitness monitoring has become an important part of our lives. This is done by using wearable devices, worn the wrist. While the Fitbit brand has dominated this industry for a while, Samsung have also upped their game to take on the reigning champs. Both companies have released their new flagship fitness monitoring devices, the Fitbit Blaze and the Samsung Gear Fit 2, and it is only fit that they be compared based on performance, design and other features.
The Gear Fit 2 packs in a 1Gz Exynos 3250 processor with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. It also has a 200mAh battery which can last 3-4 days. It has five sensors namely the Heart rate, Gyroscope, GPS, Accelerometer and Barometer. The devices’ interface is a 1.5” (216 × 432) touch curved AMOLED display which is rectangular. The battery capacity, processor and memory of the Fitbit blaze is not known. However, its battery lasts up to 5 days and it has the heart rate, Accelerometer, Ambient light and Altimeter sensors. It has a 1.25” (240 × 180) LCD display which is octagonal. The blaze is heavier that than the fit 2, weighing about 1.55 ounces and 1.06 ounces respectively.
The most notable difference between the two is the design and this could be the deciding factor. The Fitbit blaze closely resembles a smart watch due to its octagonal shape. The fit 2 on the other hand takes the traditional wrist fitness device shape which makes it look more like a band than a watch. However, this does not mean that the blaze beats the fit 2 in looks. The fit 2 looks more stylish with a more modern look and would appeal to those who like futuristic designs. The blaze on the other hand would appeal to the traditional watch design lovers.
The Blaze does not come with a microUSB port while the fit 2 does. Charging requires the removal of the main body of the Blaze from the straps and placing it on the charging cradle. However, since the battery lasts up to five days, this might not be a big issue as far as convenience is concerned.
Another important bit would be compatibility. The blaze comes with its own custom built OS which is more compatible with other platforms like Android, IOS, Mac and Windows. However, it is partially compatible with the Windows phone platform. This is much better as compared to the fit 2. It uses the Tizen OS which is only compatible with the Android platform. This gives you limited options of devices that can work with the fit 2.
Lastly, the blaze comes with a more variety of colors which are black/gunmetal, black/silver, blue/silver and plum/silver. The fit 2 comes in blue, black and pink only.