Gave up on the watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Adam Henry, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. MorganB, Oct 30, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018

    MorganB macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    I think based on what you want out of a smartwatch the Fitbit is clearly better for you. It does a few things well and its not so expensive or bulky. They are really two different products, one being fitness tracker focused and the other more a universal smart watch.

    I have a polar fitness watch and TBH I prefer it to the Apple Watch for workout tracking. Why? Because the polar screen remains on and prominently displays my heart rate. I like having quick visible access to my heart rate without needing to move my wrist about. Also my trainer can see my heart rate on the polar but has to ask me what it is when I wear the Apple Watch as the screen is usually dark. I also don't like the heart rate monitor on the watch. It is simply to slow to read and tens of seconds waiting allows for a significant change in my heart rate. Right now I am using the Apple Watch to track my workouts but have paired it with a polar heart rate chest strap for instant reading.
  2. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    I am thinking about giving up all together. I also have SS S2 AW and have been thinking about S4, but I get very little benefit out of my current S2, than upgrading to S4 would not make a difference for me; hence, I might go back to be watchless (like I have been for the past 30+ years) before my S2.
  3. iFan83 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2017
    yikes... Fitbit software is better? not for me!! I thought Fitbit software was a bit buggy and the found the straps nowhere as comfortable, seemed to really trap heat and make my wrist sweat, also it felt too tight or too loose for me. Found it really lacking on the software or app side of things, with the AW S3 I can unlock or lock my front door, turn my lights on or off, use a Bluetooth HR monitor, better workout apps, much better notifications, better health tracking... the one thing I miss about Fitbit is they may have the best sleep tracking software but that's it.
  4. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    I had a fit bit...before my apple watches...and it wasn’t for me. I love that the Apple Watch does more but I am glad that there are different options for everyone. I am thoroughly enjoying my series 4.
  5. Adam Henry thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2014
    yeah i saw the versa at costco it looked like an apple watch knockoff. i purchased the charge 3 which is much less bulky and so far its been good but its only been a week. after charging for about an hour its been on my wrist since and still looks to have 50% battery remaining.
    the software has come a long way. i have no issues syncing and it is laid out well and easy to see the data i want. again im not saying the apple watch is bad its just not for me. also i think apple would have sold more watches if they had come out with a true fitness device and not a mini iphone you wear on your wrist. jmo.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The FitBit Charge series was bullet proof for me.
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Not sure if you've heard but the Apple Watch is the best selling watch in the world. How is it supposed to be more popular?
  8. oeagleo macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2016
    West Jordan, Utah
    I had 3 Charge HR's, all of which went "tits-up" after a month or so.. Went to Garmin, and Suunto, both which had their ills, quirks, and weirdness, and finally settled on the AW, and it "just suits me". Of course, I have very specific wants, as do most, so what works for me, probably won't work for you for the same reasons. (Unless, of course, you're my twin brother, in that case, all bets are off) :)

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