Is Fitbit or Apple Watch Better for Monitoring Steps & Fitness?

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If you are considering purchasing a Fitbit or Apple Watch to help track your fitness and weight loss goals, learn about which one might be better for you, right here at The Aspen Clinic. 

Fitbit vs. Apple Watch Fitness Tracking

Both the Fitbit and the Apple Watch are designed to measure things like steps, active minutes, calories burned, distance, and more. If you want to save a few dollars and are only interested in activity tracking, the Fitbit is for you. However, if you have an IPhone and don’t mind paying a little extra, the Apple Watch provides you with fitness tracking as well as other features that come with Apple devices. 

Which is Better for Weight Loss?

The Fitbit and the Apple Watch both help you count calories burned throughout the day and have features for setting goals and receiving rewards when you reach certain goals, which is helpful for motivating weight loss. If you use weight-loss apps through your IPhone, you can view and use the apps on your Apple Watch to make working out more convenient, which is more than a standard Fitbit offers. 


Fitbit and Apple Watch both have features like:

  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Calorie monitoring
  • Sleep monitoring 
  • Step tracking 

Fitbit actually has a better sleep tracker than the Apple Watch and most other trackers. The Apple Watch does have a built-in GPS which can come in handy and only certain Fitbit models have this feature. The Apple Watch relies on its three rings, Move, Exercise, and Stand to meet your fitness goals. Fitbit uses Active Zone Minutes to encourage you to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week. 

When it comes down to it, both the Fitbit and the Apple Watch are great tools for monitoring fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Deciding which one is right for you is based on personal preference depending on if you are someone that likes the added features that the Apple Watch offers or if you like to stick to the basics with a Fitbit.

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