When you’re trying to solve a problem, it helps to have all possible information. It’s the same with losing weight and being healthy. Just putting on a wearable doesn’t mean you’ll start losing weight.
If you’re the kind of person who gets excited by new technology, strapping a computer on your wrist can be a great way to motivate yourself. And if you’re an iPhone owner, there are basically two options: an Apple Watch or a Fitbit.
The Apple Watch is better at almost everything. Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, there’s nuance to this argument and making blanket generalizations don’t help anyone. But that’s what the rest of the article is for.
Apple Watch Is a Joy to Use
This smooth interaction allows the Apple Watch to be a “real” smartwatch. Swiping between watch faces, interacting with complications and even opening apps happens in a couple of seconds. Plus, you can avoid interacting with the touch screen altogether by asking Siri to do things like start a workout or set a reminder.
Fitbits, on the other hand, suffer in this regard. Depending on your Fitbit of choice, your interaction experience can range from nonexistent on the Fitbit Flex to mildly annoying on the Charge 2.