I’m here to help! I’ve had both these products and given each a fair shot. While both have their negatives and positives, disclaimer: I prefer the Apple Watch. Having said that, I’m going to give honest feedback on both and do my best not to have too much of a bias. Honestly, both are really great! It all comes down to personal preference. For your reference, I currently have the 1st generation Apple Watch, and I have also had the Fitbit Blaze.
I loved my Fitbit. Fitbit was where it all began for me, and I’ve always liked their products. From the Charge to the Alta, I have tried them all! The reason I liked the blaze was that it was the most similar to a watch. You can change the faces on the screen, as well as the bands AND the little case that holds the actual Fitbit. That is a definite bonus in the Fitbit column. I have very tiny wrists, and I found the Blaze to personally be a little large. Nothing crazy, but it definitely looked bulky on my wrist. You can get texts and other social media notifications on the Fitbit, and your phone calls will come up on the screen as well, however you can’t answer the call on the Blaze device itself. I liked all the watch face options the Blaze had, and it was user friendly too. The quality of the product over all is really great. I really think it all comes down to preference. It retails for about $200 Canadian right now.
I have the first generation Apple Watch, which starts at $329 Canadian at the moment. So price wise, they are a little different, but nothing as crazy as what is commonly misconceived. A lot of people think the only Apple Watches available are around $1000. I think there are Apple Watches for that price, but honestly I have no idea what the difference is. My 1st Gen watch does almost everything the other watches do. Even their newest watch is only $429, so I’m honestly not sure what the $1000 watches have to offer. A few of the reasons I chose Apple, was that the watch has a slightly more sleek design, and the band it came with was definitely more comfortable. It’s also more user friendly (assuming you have an Iphone). You can answer calls on the actual watch, get live map directions, and respond to texts to name a few. The Apple Watch also comes with various digital faces. Overall the Apple Watch was a little smaller and looked a little nicer on my wrist. All while offering a lot of the same fitness attributes as the Fitbit.
Which one do you have, or which are you thinking of getting? Let me know below!