FITBIT BLAZE VS FITBIT CHARGE 2: WHICH ONE COMES UP TOP?
Fitbit Blaze, the newest device from Fitbit is causing quite a stir in the world of fitness and rightfully so. It is unlike anything Fitbit has created in the past as it comes with an innovative, high-end design with tracking features that rival the most expensive devices, this exceptional tracker will truly allow you evaluate how well you exercise.
However, despite all that has been said about the Fitbit Blaze, several are still of the opinion that the Fitbit Charge 2 remains the best product from Fitbit. Why don’t we go into the details to see which faction is right and compare how well each matches up and what they can do for you.
This is the most obvious difference between both smartwatches, is in their design. While the blaze has the look of a smartwatch, the Charge 2 resembles the original Charge with the exception of a slightly larger screen, sticking with the trusted Fitbit look and feel. The Charge 2 resembles the Fitbit blaze as it has that sleek look although is slightly sleeker.
Basically, if you are looking for a fitness device to replace your watch, then the Blaze is your best bet, but if you want a fitness device which is very sleek, then the Charge 2 will fit the bill.
There’s not so much difference in both devices especially as the Blaze underwent a much-needed update earlier in the year, so the edge in strength which the Charge 2 had over the Fitbit Blaze due to its Cardio Fitness Level and Guided Breathing has been removed.
Both devices have heart rate tracking and use Fitbit’s PurePulse sensor, and they both perform similarly during moderate and steady running. Although they don’t do too well during intensive activities as both devices, suffer too much lag time to adequately track increasing bpm.
The Fitbit algorithm also does a good job of sorting laggy data into useable after-workout-reports which is great for providing feedback post gym session.
Both devices have a smartwatch-style notification which is common with most modern fitness brands. However, the Blaze’s bigger screen allows for much better and richer notification than the Charge 2 and while both display calls, texts, and calendar alerts from your Android or iOS device, only the Blaze supports third parties.
You can read complete messages on the Blaze while you can only read snippets on the Charge 2- it’s only prompting you to pull your phone out.
Both Fitbit devices provide at least five hours battery life which is an impressive longevity although they are both not as long-lasting as Garmin’s forerunners.
Previously, the Charge 2 was hands down the superior fitness tracker with its ability to track VO2 Max and breathing along with the rest of your metrics. But since the update brought these features to the Blaze, this has pretty much evened things out in this department.
However, the Charge 2 is still the more discreet tracker as the Blaze often appeals to those who want to make a Fitbit their only wrist device. Although neither design is perfect, in the end, it comes down to how you want your notifications to come up and which design you prefer.