Posted at 4 p.m. May 3, 2017

Apple watch vs. Fitbit

Tara Halfhill Photo Editor Tara Halfhill Photo Editor

As time progresses, so do advancements in technology. We humans have a hard time keeping up with the newest trends, and often this can get pricey for buyers.

So when given so many choices, what is the biggest bang for your buck when choosing the latest gadgets?

For example, activity trackers are a huge trend today. Specifically, the Apple Watch and Fitbit wristbands are two of the most popular brands on the market. Brand new Apple Watches can run anywhere from $370 to $1,300 while Fitbits typically range from $60 to $250, depending on the model.

With such a major price difference, the Fitbit is a lot more appealing and affordable to the money-conservative buyer.

The Fitbit Surge, on the pricier side of the brand, is known for its ability to track a person’s daily activity habits. With a built-in GPS, heart rate and sleep tracker, durable battery life, wireless ability, and music/notification display, this device is a handy tool in monitoring health and fitness goals.

The Fitbit also has a simple design and can be comfortably worn in any setting.

However, Apple has tried to one-up the Fitbit by adding a sleek design to the Apple Watch that not only has more benefits, but makes a fashion statement, too.

Like the Fitbit, the Apple Watch has different models. There is series 1 and 2 Apple Watch that come in a variety of styles and colors. The series 2 features include everything a high-end Fitbit has and also has features iPhone lovers go crazy for, such as the app store and iTunes.

The Apple Watch alerts you when you have an incoming call or text and can be viewed without having to take out your phone. It’s almost all the convenience of a phone but in a small device strapped on your wrist.

The product takes the best of both worlds as a hybrid that is a smartwatch and fitness tracker. Together, it has surpassed the Fitbit in its advancements and has gained momentum and popularity in the market.

The Fitbit has a task on its hands competing with one of the biggest and most well-renowned brands in the world. In the end, that price tag that makes your eyes bulge, might actually be worth the extra


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