The fitbit is so much better? It does everything better - especially heart rate and tracking distance and more? I borrowed a Fitbit Charge and thought it did a good job at monitoring my heart rate when I wasn't pushing it and it seemed to do a good job at monitoring distance but after a few weeks of trying, I noticed it wasn't all that special at all for $150 or so... I would never want one that looked so cheap and unprofessional. It was much worse than the AW (I'm on beta 5) at picking up false steps and movement (mowing the lawn on a riding lawn mower, riding in a boat, taking the ATV for a ride). I decided it must have rave reviews on Amazon for over 8000 reviews but it was barely holding on to a 4 star review... Two of the last three reviews are posted here... Sound familiar? The reviews actually make it sound worse than the Apple Watch for heart monitoring during workouts. " was really expecting a lot out of this tracker, but have been let down so far. A few dispointments for me were the heart rate monitor, the fit, and the food diary. This FitBit isn't made for real athletes or those who train hard. Twice in the last week I had it stop monitoring my workouts because it just can't keep up. The reason I bought it was the get my heart rate during workouts and it has certainly not done its job there. It's fine if you walk around the neighborhood but don't expect too much more out of it. It's also not water proof, so when I'm in the middle of an intense workout I constantly find myself worrying about if sweat is doing damage to it. I think the sweat is the reason it's not tracking the workouts, which seems very silly to me." "The fitbit charge hr does a fine enough job at tracking steps, but so does a $10 step counter. That's the only thing the fitbit does accurately anyway. I cannot get it to keep track of my heart rate during my workouts (cycling, trx, HIIT, etc). The FitBit usually wont pick up my heart rate at all during the workouts and when it does it's usually 20-30 bpm off. It doesn't pick up all the staircases I ascend either--often missing a few here and there. It does track fairly well on resting heart rate which is the best indicator of increased fitness levels anyhow, and this is the only reason I decided to keep it. I also would have liked a Medium size and only S and L were available. The small is usually on the last notch during exercise and the fifth notch at rest and I have very small wrists." Sound familiar? So, even at a third of the cost and only one or two real tasks, the Fitbit has a worse customer review average score than the apple watch. But it is supposed to be so much better?