I do not like the Apple Watch. Thanks so much to my favorite brother for recommending it. 🙂
I understand that the Apple Watch is more about “overall health and well-being,” while the Fitbit is more for exercise. But here’s my primary issue:
“To determine exercise, your Apple Watch looks at your heart rate and movement data. That means that things you do on a regular basis probably won’t raise your heart rate enough for the Apple Watch to deem it as exercise.”
So if I want the Apple Watch to record my 30 minutes on the treadmill, I have to manually start an activity. I’m doing 3.3 mph going nowhere for 30 minutes twice per day — with an overall total of about 5 miles per day — and that is exercise in my book. If I kick up the speed to up my heart rate, I’ll be jogging and that is not happening. Period. If I don’t start my walk as an “exercise,” I get alerts that my resting heart rate (close to 100 while walking) is too high — when it’s not my flipping resting heart rate. ARG!
I want a new Fitbit but now I’ve invested in this Apple Watch.
While my Apple Watch is scoffing at my exercise, my Fitbit tells me my cardio fitness is excellent for women my age. The readings I’m getting from the Apple Watch makes me wonder if I’m gonna die. For example, Apple Watch notified me via an alert that I had a heart rate spike of 135 bpm while resting. Fitbit recorded my heart rate at that time at 70 bpm. Which one is accurate? I have no clue.
What this means is I’ll keep wearing both watches looking like a goof of some sort until I either get better used to the Apple Watch or break down and buy a new Fitbit.
In the meantime, this 101 pound diva lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks as per the doctor’s orders and her summer body will be ready by the time it warms up here.
No McDonalds cheeseburgers or KFC popcorn chicken until 5 more pounds disappear from this voluptuous canine.