Best Fitness Smartwatch

Nov 19, 2018 25 Comments

Figuring out which one to buy. Looking for other recommendations too.

Not an iPhone customer, so no Apple Watch.

What I care about:
1. Display
2. Fitness, Sleep tracking
3. Some Gamification
4. Good integration with Android

Currently have a Samsung Gear Fit 2 and looking to upgrade.

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Microsoft vivalavida
    Buy iPhone, then Apple Watch
    Nov 19, 2018 2
    • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
      OP
      No. Thanks.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      Apple Eng

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      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      Yeah fuck the Apple Watch
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng FreshPrinc
    Had an ionic. Sold it for a Garmin. Much happier.
    Nov 19, 2018 5
    • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
      OP
      I'll check Garmin out! Thanks ya'll.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng FreshPrinc
      Garmin's fitness tracking is just superior. More frequent HR updates, better GPS tracking, more advanced stats recorded, etc.

      Ionic felt super clunky as a smartwatch to the point that I only ever used it as a fitness tracker which defeated the point.
      Nov 20, 2018
  • Microsoft MrRobotron
    I love my Fitbit Versa
    Nov 19, 2018 6
    • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
      OP
      Thanks for the detailed response. 4 days is crazy good. And, yeah, GPS isn't a deal breaker for me. So, versa should be good!
      Nov 19, 2018
    • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
      OP
      Does it by any chance track different workouts?
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Uber vor
    I don't know about other watches, but I have ionic - very accurate sleep measurements and heart rate monitor. I verified the heart rate monitor against the chest strap that I had before. Now I don't have to wear the chest strap. The major complain is the battery life. And the speed of charging is ridiculous - takes about 3 hours.
    Nov 19, 2018 3
    • Uber vor
      I think the battery lasts a few days, but since charging takes so long, I just charge it every morning when I get up. It's usually around 75% and takes about an hour to get to 100. Yes, it tracks all the workouts, even swimming. Tracks treadmill very accurate. And it's not big at all - I am a woman BTW. And you can also load music on the watch and listen to it via Bluetooth
      Nov 20, 2018
    • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
      OP
      Sweet! Versa is okay for a guy too right? The design seemed like it targeted the women market segment.
      Nov 20, 2018
  • IBM
    lonely gir

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    lonely girmore
    These will die out soon
    Nov 19, 2018 2
    • Uber bReF55
      That was said in 2012 and they’re still kicking. I like my smartwatch 🤷‍♂️
      Nov 19, 2018
    • IBM
      lonely gir

      IBM

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      Blue Origin
      lonely girmore
      How much fitbit stock do you own?
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Cruise Automation Vhqc32
    I'm happy with Garmin Vivoactive 3. Check DC Rainmaker review, it's very detailed. There is a summary at the end with the differences between this one and Fitbit Ionic: www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/10/garmin-vivoactive-3-in-depth-review.html
    Dec 11, 2018 0
  • EMC dicpic
    Iwatch
    Nov 19, 2018 0

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