I'm looking into getting a fitness tracker. I want something that's accurate and reliable while doing my workouts. Also I'm wanting to stay in between the $100-$200 range. How many of you would suggest an Apple Watch or a Fitbit Alta?
I know nothing about the FitBit. I assume you already have an iPhone 5s or later, as one is needed for a Watch.
Typically the only Watch you'll get in that price range is the Apple Watch (original,pre-Series). It won't have GPS, if that's important to you. Does the FitBit have GPS? For a Watch with GPS you'll need a Series 2 and that's $399. You might score an open-box from BestBuy or an eBay deal, if your diligent and careful.
The Fitbit doesn't have GPS, but it is closer to my price range. I didn't think about the open box from Best Buy so I'll look into that, but I might just throw the extra few bucks for the Apple Watch. I think it'll be a better investment
I have the Fitbit Alta and am looking to get the Apple Watch soon. I use the health app which the Fitbit does not sync with so my steps are never counted during the day. I know that there is an app that you can get on the App Store but if I remember correctly the steps are not synced automatically and you have to do it manually which I feel is a bit of a bummer. I love my Alta but I think that the Apple Watch will probably be better as it is made specifically for the phone/OS. I'm thinking about getting the series 2 but if you don't need all the extra bells and whistles maybe you can try the series 1 but I think that may be a little out of your price range. Not sure about the series 0 as it is pretty slow but may still meet your needs.