After smartwatches, fitness trackers have become must have accessories that people wear on their wrist. These devices help users live a healthy life and they have some awesome smart features that are very useful for anyone who wants his/her habits monitored. Here’s a comparison between the Samsung Gear Fit 2 with smartwatch capabilities, and the Fitbit Blaze.

Design

The Gear Fit 2 measures 51.2 x 24.5 mm and the Fitbit Blaze measures 25.4 x 40.1 mm. The former looks like a traditional fitness tracker, featuring a stretched-out curved 1.5-inch AMOLED screen (216 x 432 pixels resolution) and a plastic strap available in colors such as blue, black, or pink. The Fitbit Blaze has a black front panel with a square 1.25-inch LCD (240 x 180 pixels resolution), and it’s encased into a stainless steel frame. The plastic strap is removable and the available color options are in black-gunmetal, black-silver, blue-silver and plum-silver.

Hardware Specs

The Gear Fit 2 is powered by a 1Gz Exynos 3250 processor backed by 512MB of RAM and has 4GB of internal storage. It runs on Tizen OS and it connects to smartphones via Bluetooth 4.2, while its 200mAh battery should last three – four days. The tracker is IP68 certified, but we don’t advise you to swim with it. Technical specs of the Fitbit Blaze haven’t specified, and all we know is that it supports Bluetooth 4.0 and that its battery should last 5 days.

Fitness Tracking

Both trackers have in common a heart rate monitor and accelerometer (it tracks motion), but the Gear Fit 2 offers in addition a barometer and gyroscope (it tracks the device’s orientation), while the Fitbit Blaze has an altimeter (it has the same functionality as the barometer, meaning that it can be used to detect altitude) and ambient light sensor.

Compatibility

The Gear Fit 2 is compatible with smartphone running on at least Android 4.4, while the Blaze supports Android, Windows Mobile and iOS.