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  # 2389437 10-Jan-2020 08:42
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As an iOS user, I love my Garmin. I don’t want the Apple Watch “experience”. I want an accurate HR reading, I want a watch that can record a GPS track all day. I want a watch that can connect to a power meter. I want a watch where battery management isn’t a constant concern. An Apple Watch just doesn’t give me the experience I want.

Your use case obviously differs from mine. What we want from our smart watch experience differs too.

Each to their own.


I am exactly the same.


The Apple Watch isn't a watch - it's a computer on your wrist. That's fine if you're someone who tinkers with computers as a hobby, but as an athlete I found the whole Apple Watch experience to be pretty unsatisfactory. The idea that computer nerds can design products for athletes is absurd when you think about it.


What I need is a utilitarian sports watch that is designed for training and competitive events - that's what Garmin delivers.

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  # 2405219 23-Jan-2020 12:08
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I have both the Withings Steel HR and the Fitbit Charge 3.
I like the face of the Withings and how it looks like a regular watch, but I do find the digital screen to be a bit too small for my liking. I also wasn't a fan of the strap it came with, but that's an easy fix.


I've found I've been wearing my Fitbit more, I like how discrete it is while still giving me all the data I need (not a fan of the big Fitbit Versa / Apple watch faces). I didn't like the strap with this one either, but found replacements on Amazon.


In terms of accuracy of steps / heart rate - both are fairly spot on, but I Fitbit takes the lead for me here.


As for the Apps, I prefer Fitbit - though don't really use it that much, more at the end of the week when I check how much sleep I got.




Hope that helps



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