76points

Fitbit Charge 2

82points

Microsoft Band

Fitbit Charge 2
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Fitbit Charge 2 vs Microsoft Band

Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band
76
points
82
points

Why is Fitbit Charge 2 better than Microsoft Band?

  • Tracks elevation
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has exercise tagging
  • Has inactivity alerts
  • Tracks calorie intake
  • 16.1MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    14MBvs30.1MB
  • Has social features
  • Is compatible with Windows

Why is Microsoft Band better than Fitbit Charge 2?

  • Has a heart rate monitor
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has GPS
  • Compatible with RunKeeper
  • 2.4mm narrower
    19mmvs21.4mm
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
  • Monitors perspiration
  • Has coaching

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Has a display
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

3.sweat resistant
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

4.has a touch screen
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

5.width

21.4mm

19mm

Best

Misfit Ray

12mm

6.Has an OLED display
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

OLED displays offer infinite contrast ratio, wider viewing angles and faster response time compared to LCDs.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

2.has an accelerometer
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

3.has GPS
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

4.Monitors perspiration
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks elevation
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

2.Tracks your sleep
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

3.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

4.Has exercise tagging
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

After exercising, you can add details of your workout eg. jogging, swimming, cycling. This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burnt.

5.Provides sleep reports
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.

6.Tracks steps taken
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

3.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Huawei Band 2 Pro

4.2

4.Has Bluetooth
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Is compatible with Android
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

6.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

7 days

2 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

365 days

2.has a battery level indicator
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

2.Has notifications
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

3.Has inactivity alerts
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

4.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Has achievements
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

6.Has social features
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous

1.Free application
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

2.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

3. smaller app size (iOS app)

14MB (Fitbit App)

30.1MB (Microsoft Health)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Bowflex Boost

3.4MB

4.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

5.Ad-free
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

6.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Fitbit Charge 2
Microsoft Band

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

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