After several years the career of smartwatches has left many victims along the way, and it seems that there are only two companies that take this category seriously by periodically launching new models with new and better features: Apple and Fitbit. The latter has the difficult mission of competing with the almighty Apple Watch, and It does so with models that offer an alternative to those looking for something different from Apple's smartwatch.
Your models Fitbit Versa and the newly launched Fitbit Charge 3 are the company's latest bets for taking a part of the difficult market of wearables, smartwaztches and quantifying bracelets. Perhaps you find in these models what you do not find in the Apple Watch, so we give you the details below.
Fitbit Charge 3
It is the latest model of the brand's well-known quantifying bracelet, and of course it incorporates many novelties regarding its predecessor. It stands out above all the water resistance with the possibility of submerging up to 50 meters with it without any problem, and a battery that will hold you for a whole week with normal use. And we cannot forget a function that has long been rumored in the Apple Watch without it becoming a reality: a relative partial oxygen saturation (SpO2) sensor, so you can know blood oxygen levels It is one of the most important parameters to monitor sleep and help detect some problems such as sleep apnea. It also includes the possibility of registering the women's menstrual cycle, and soon even helping to calculate their ovulation period.
This bracelet is aimed at those who do not want a smartwatch to which they can install applications, and look for a simpler bracelet but without giving up the most advanced monitoring systems. Of course you can receive notifications to not miss anything while you exercise, but without the complications offered by a smart watch. It is made of top quality materials, and the front glass is Gorilla Glass 3, with great scratch resistance. Its price is about € 147 on Amazon (link) and is available in several colors.
This Fitbit model does compete directly with smartwatches, and it does so with a much more affordable price than the competition. Running its own operating system, Fitbit OS 2.0, offers something completely different from those we see in the Apple Watch or watches with Android Wear, but without giving up functions such as make payments through the watch itself thanks to Fitbit Pay (compatible with Banco Santander and Carrefour Pass), store mp3 to listen to them via Bluetooth headphones or connect to both iPhone and any Android smartphone, without ties. It also has an extensive catalog of interchangeable straps so you can take it on any occasion without knocking it off.
Very oriented to health and fitness, it has 24/7 heart rate monitoring, personalized workouts, more than 15 exercise modes, sleep monitoring with SpO2 sensor and the possibility of submerging it up to 50 meters. It also includes menstrual cycle records and the ability to receive notifications and respond quickly from the watch itself (Android only). You can also change the look of the watch face, and you have hundreds of applications including Nest, Hue Lights, Strava or Yelp. Of course it is also compatible with iOS and Android, and its price is about € 176 on Amazon (link)
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