Samsung Gear Fit vs Fitbit Flex
If you haven’t noticed it yet, wearable fitness trackers are increasingly becoming essential companion devices to our smartphones . With the availability of these gadgets, they’re ushering in this new found resurgence in personal fitness management – ensuring that we’re constantly informed about our habits. Two popular options that are right now, the Samsung Gear Fit and Fitbit Flex, have proven themselves to almost be invaluable to the fitness minded individual. However, the more pressing matter here is which one should earn that prized spot on your wrist.
In true fashion, these two fitness trackers undeniably help to gain some attention on our wrist. The more we look at the two, the more we begin to realize their differences. First, let’s talk about the stylish element, which the Samsung Gear Fit undoubtedly has more of with its premium nature. Partly due to its curved Super AMOLED display, the Gear Fit’s overall design is elevated beyond its rival – one that greatly gets our attention especially in the dark, where the glow of its display dazzles our eyes. At first glance, it appears as though Sammy’s offering is bulkier in size, but it seems only marginally wider than the Fitbit Flex.
Opting to go with a more reserved tone with its design, the Fitbit Flex stands out mostly for the colorful wrist bands that are available with the fitness tracker. In fact, the intent here with the design of the Fitbit Flex is to mimic the fashionable looks popularized by things like the Livestrong wrist band. To tell you the truth, the execution is done properly, as the colorful options help to accentuate the overall look of the fitness tracker. Yes, there are color options available with the wrist band of the Gear Fit too, but there isn’t as much variety – nor is it uniform. Finally, the Fitbit Flex might not come off as futuristic like the Gear Fit, but nevertheless, the reserved design of the Flex is still a welcomed one that doesn’t compromise its ability to intrigue people from afar.
Having one less thing to worry about, these two trackers are actually water-resistant – though, there’s more protection with Fitbit’s offering. Specifically, the Samsung Gear Fit is protected for up to 3 feet under water for 30 minutes – whereas the Fitbit Flex has a deeper protection of 10 meters. We’ve washed our hands and even showered with them on, but we’re less inclined to expose the Gear Fit through those kinds of scenarios.
Bound to mesmerize strangers more, the Samsung Gear Fit’s 1.84-inch 432 x 128 Super AMOLED curved display proves it usefulness over the Fitbit Flex’s mere 5-LED indicator lights. Aside from how the Gear Fit’s curved display contours our wrist properly, it’s a fully functioning touchscreen that permits us to interact with the device. For example, we can instantly view all of our relevant data directly on the Gear Fit – independent from any smartphone. It also has that smartwatch-like functionality, allowing us to see notifications, messages and emails for example. On the flip side, the Fitbit Flex can only light up the corresponding LEDs to indicate our progress. In order to view the relevant data it compiles throughout the day, we’re required to check it out on a smartphone.
1. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
clearly the Gear Fit has the upper hand in everything ...
2. bachir8k (Posts: 143; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
how you are even able to compare these two??? i paid 200$ to get a sport tracker and a watch plus a lot of great features, but i am not going to pay 100$ for only a tracker...
3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Because everyone should read this paid advertisement for the Gear Fit and buy one.
So if you are going to pay Samsung $200 so they take your health data/movements/etc. and sell them to insurance companies, data brokers, government agencies, etc., please do everyone else a favor and wear the thing in its proper place -- around your ankle.
4. joey_sfb (Posts: 5256; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
LOL! you really are a Samsung hardcore hater appearing in every article that remotely mention Samsung.
While i will just check out products that has Samsung and see whether i want to buy one. They do make quite a wide range of products. I like their new Triangle Air-con and are considering upgrading my old LG air-con.
5. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Here you go, buddy!
6. joey_sfb (Posts: 5256; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Thank you. But I prefer water based. Petroleum ones gives you cancer.
8. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I don't really care what you prefer, it was directed to 0xFFFF.
You should be less of a fanboy and actually take your time to read properly.
9. joey_sfb (Posts: 5256; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Don't care but do want to show your emotion. Lol!
Anyway to each their own.
7. joey_sfb (Posts: 5256; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
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10. dallasgrant (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)
Being a person who has owned a FitBit and a GearFit, I can truly say I am fairly disappointed by the GearFit; in fact, I am more interested in using the GearFit more so as a stylish looking watch rather than a fitness device.
The first issue I have with the device is compatibility with other phone's or devices. I have two phones (Note 3 & Droid Turbo) and also an iPad Mini. The Gearfit is only workable on the Samsung phone. There is a workaround to kinda get it to work on the Turbo; however, it would require me to loose some functionality. On the other hand, my FitBit is compatible with all devices.
Second, the FitBit is compatible with many other software options such as with MyFitnessPal and is fully integrated to work with some other fitness websites such as Walgreens fitness rewards. These integrations open up many options to improve functionality or make it easier to track food.
I personally would rather go with the newer watch version of Fitbit instead. I will admit though that with the proper watch face, the Gearfit looks hot and will get people to want to comment about your wrist.