My two working smart/fitness watches the Charge 2 and the Apple Watch. Well overall we have one obvious winner hear and that is clearly the Apple Watch Series 2. Well if you want to spend less the Charge 2 is a great option. Let’s Compare.
Built in GPS
Charge 2: Connected GPS
Apple Watch Series 2: Yes
Heart RateFitbit Charge 2: Yes
Apple Watch Series 2: Yes
Charge 2: Yes
Apple Watch Series 2: Yes + Saved in Apple Health
Both Watches have Steps, Distance, Hourly Move, and more.
Apple Watch 2 does an amazing job when it comes to notifications. You can even talk on the phone by using the Apple Watch. You can reply to text. It has FaceBook, Instagram, Snapchat, calendar, and any app that has notifications turned on your iphone they will be turned on your iwatch. Fitbit Charge 2 on the other hand only has the basics Calls, Text, and Calender notification. When it comes to Text and Calender notifications it will show only part of it temping you to get out your phone not putting it away. You can not talk into it or anything like that.
The Apple Watch is the winner. It has apps. If you an app you can go to the App Store and download an app. If it has a Apple Watch app available it should be on there shortly after you get the app. The apps are really handy. You can download apps like Messenger, Skype, Slack, and more messaging apps and message the same way you do on the Apple Messages app. The Messages app is both texting and iMessage. It has the phone app and you can call someone on your watch. It has your (“Favorite”) activity and workout app on there to. It has the music app. It has the remote app to control your Apple TV. It has a lot of apps. A new app on Watch OS is a app called Breath. The Fitbit has not really any just notifications. However it does have the breath feature that the Apple Watch has but it does not save your Breath minutes.
Apple Watch is again the winner. This time Fitbit does really good on this category. The Apple Watch has the Activity app and the workout app. The Apple Watch Series 2 has built in GPS which is the biggest reason I got this watch. The Actitvity app is your daily activity. There are three rings Move, Exersize, and Stand. My favorites are Move and Exersize. At the button it has Steps, Distance, and any workout you did that they. Also you can download 3rd party connected GPS apps for the device (Apple Watch) like Nike. Some apps like Nike if you pair it to your Apple health app it will show up with your workouts in the actitvity app. There is also a breath app where you can breath and a heart rate tracking app where it can track your resting heart rate. The Heart Rate monitor is not always on. Fitbit also does a really good job. It has your steps, heart rate, distance, calories, floors, active minutes, and moving. The Fitbit has connected GPS. It does a decent job. It has breathing where it makes you relax. It also has Smart Track auto workout tracking.
The Charge 2 is finally the winner. It goes up to five days on a single charge. On the other hand the Apple Watch Series 2 only goes UP TO 18 hours of battery life and 4 hours of battery life if doing GPS tracking.
Winner: Apple Watch Series 2
Apple Watch 2 categories won: 3 of 4
Charge 2 Categories won: 1 of 4.
Either tracker would be a great option. Depends on your price.
P.S. If you are getting the Charge 2 get it on Amazon because you save a buck.