This week’s Girl Talk Tuesday is a little different. Something that we’ve been seeing a lot in DMs lately is questions about my Fitbit. A lot of you want to know what I think about the Apple Watch vs. Fitbit and which model Fitbit I have. So I thought this would be a fun topic to chat about.
Since we can’t go to the gym and we’re spending a lot more time at home lately, I think a lot of us will start to notice unhealthier habits and weight gain if we’re not careful. I have already gained 6 lbs myself since quarantine started. Yikes. My tracker is something that makes me aware of how much I’m not moving and makes me want to do better.
I was a die hard for Apple Watches when I first bought mine. I was blown away with all the cool stats. Sep trackers weren’t new to me, but I loved seeing my steps on my watch and my phone. You know all of the pros about Apple products, they’re just darn cool. What I’m most interested in sharing is the cons…
The sleep stats just aren’t there.
I experienced numbness. Yes, you’re reading that right. My left arm and hand experienced numbness and tingling every time I wore the watch. It didn’t happen at first. But when it did start to happen, I was super freaked out. Once I figured out it was the Apple watch, it was an easy fix… I just stopped wearing it. This issue may be distinct to me, but regardless, I thought I should share.
It’s dang expensive. As are all Apple products.
The watch face is bulky. It’s not as slim and sleek as I would like it to be.
You have to be careful with it. If you don’t watch yourself, you’ll end up calling 911 by accident. I was carrying shopping bags and accidentally called 911. I didn’t realize it until I heard the 911 operator on my watching saying, “Hello. Helloooo. What’s your emergency??”
I have a Fitbit Charge 3 and I love it. I love it so much that Matt gave up his beloved Apple Watch and switched over to a Charge 3 with me (he also wears a Whoop on his other arm). Both my mom and my mother-in-law have Fitbits now too. Let’s compare pros and cons with the Apple Watch…
The sleep stats are awesome. I’m not here to debate how accurate the sleep stats are. What I can say is that they feel very accurate to me most days. There are off days, but for the most part, I think they’re right on. I love seeing how much deep sleep and REM I’m getting.
It’s lightweight. I like how small the watch face is. The Apple watch has that big square face that I just don’t love.
The pricetag. The Fitbit is way more budget friendly than the Apple watch. The price is literally hundreds less! It hurts a whole lot less replacing a Fitbit than it does an Apple watch.
I’ve never experienced any bad side effects. I have yet to experience any numbness or tingling in my arm from the Fitbit.
As for my Fitbit band, I use a magnetic metal band from Amazon. I like that it makes it look more like a regular watch than a tracker.
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments and I’ll fill in any other questions you may have!
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