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Apple vs. Samsung: Which Smartwatch is the Best for Fitness?

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Fitness Routine

In recent years, people have become health conscious. As a result, they’re looking for a smartwatch to track their workouts as they improve their fitness routine. The good news is that there are several options with advanced features.

The majority of them have features such as activity/sleep tracking, GPS, music storage, and much more. These watches give fitness enthusiasts a perfect blend of fitness tracking features and smartwatch perks. Apple and Samsung are two smartwatch manufacturers dominating the fitness field. This leads to the question – which of the two is the best for your fitness needs.

The following are two smartwatches that can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Apple Watch Series 7

Keeping up with Apple fitness watches can be a challenge because every new model has advanced features, so you have to upgrade. However, these improvements are worth the premium price.

Series 7 was designed to help users get real-time health insights. As a result, users can check their blood oxygen levels using an app or revolutionary sensor, take ECG, monitor heart rate, sleep and mindfulness to keep themselves healthy. Further, the model has enough design improvements compared to the previous one.

Apple Watch Series 7

Key Features

Big Screen: It measures 41mm-45mm. Apple watches offer thinner bezels and bigger display areas. The watch can fit more text on its screen with the larger display. The watch was re-engineered to reduce its bounders by 40% to achieve this.

Battery Life: It has an updated charging architecture in addition to a fast-charging USB-C cable. The watch goes from 0 to 80% within 45 minutes. However, you must charge it regularly because of its multiple features.

Freedom of Cellular: You can receive a call or forward your friends a text with a smiley face because the Apple Watch with cellular enables you to remain connected even when you leave your phone behind.

Wallet app: You can pay for anything with the Wallet app, board your plane, unlock the door as well as start your car. Everything you need is in one location and ideal when you have to run many errands.

Basically, Apple Watch Series 7 has multiple apps specifically designed to help you do what you love, including photography, surfing, astronomy, and much more.

However, you need an Apple Fitness + subscription if you acquire the watch for your fitness routine. The service provides you with an extensive library of workout-enabled videos to choose from. Your preferred video will be displayed on your Apple device, and real-time data will appear on the screen as you continue with your workout.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

As usual, Samsung is an electronic manufacturer that doesn’t disappoint its users. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has a bigger screen compared to earlier models, and its design is ideal for the office or gym.

You can use the watch to track up to seven exercises automatically and log several others manually. It has built-in GPS and the ability to automatically track activities such as sleep, heart rate, caffeine consumption, food, water, and much more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Key Features

The Samsung fitness smartwatch is compact, lightweight, stylish, and loaded with features. The following features set it separate from other watches in the market.

AMOLED touchscreen: Apart from being stunning, it’s easy to navigate thanks to the capacitive bezel.

Battery: The 40mm and 44mm models have 2-3 days battery life. However, you have to charge it every few days because it’s packed with features.

Improved Running Coach: The feature provides you with real-time pace metrics and a breakdown of what to expect in each session before you start.

Running Analysis: The feature allows you to prevent injuries, improve your form, and become a better runner.

Notifications: The smartwatch can notify you about Wi-Fi connectivity, Samsung Pay, and music storage.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 has an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor to detect irregular heartbeats, a monitoring feature for blood pressure, and measure VO2 max or the maximum oxygen level you will utilize when you engage in intense activity.

Opt for an LTE model if you’re seeking a marvelous upgrade of a well-rounded smartwatch. However, this model is more expensive than the Bluetooth-only model.

The downside of this smartwatch is that it has mediocre third-party app support and a Tizen OS learning curve.

Verdict

Both companies have brought to the market fitness watches with advanced features. The best of the two depends on the features you’re looking for. However, Apple watches are the best premium option while Samsung watches provide unbeatable value.

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