The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been released, and it is one powerhouse of a device. With a phablet as robust and insanely fast as the Note 7, it is not surprising at all for users to look into purchasing a wearable device to pair with the smartphone.
Among the most popular wearable devices today are dedicated fitness trackers, little devices that track a user's physical activities. For the Galaxy Note 7, however, which fitness tracker would be a great match for the phone?
Samsung Gear Fit 2
Being a device from the same manufacturer, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 is actually a great fit (pun intended) for the Galaxy Note 7. The device is small, unobtrusive, and it is also rife with useful features. What makes the Gear Fit 2 such a great wearable device is the fact that it is a very polished version of the company's first fitness tracker, the original Gear Fit.
The Gear Fit 2 includes notable features like a heart rate monitor, a GPS, and a slew of other health-monitoring applications. A particular gripe of its users, however, is that it is almost impossible to install any new apps on the Gear Fit 2.
At $180, the Gear Fit 2 is a pretty good deal for the features that users will be getting. It's attractive, it's durable, and it definitely delivers in the fitness department. One thing that it can improve on, however, is its battery life, which lasts about 3 days at most, with the GPS turned off.
Fitbit has taken a definitive step into premium fitness tracker territory with the Surge. Priced at a high $249, the Surge is among the most expensive wearables available in the market right now. Despite its price, however, many are still attracted to the device, mainly due to its inclusion of a suite of features that almost makes it seem like the Swiss Army Knife of fitness trackers.
GPS? Check. Sleep detection? Check. Multiple activity detections? Check. Continuous heart rate monitoring? Check.
What's more, the Fitbit Surge is fully compatible with Android phones like the Galaxy Note 7. Plus, it works well with both PCs and Macs too. Thus, compatibility-wise, the Surge is the fitness wearable to beat. Lastly, the battery life of the Surge is a monster, lasting almost twice as long as the Gear fit 2 on a single charge.
As much as the Fitbit Surge has an excellent battery and a slew of features, it is hard to compete with a device that is specifically designed to work well with the Galaxy line of devices. In this sense, the Samsung Gear fit 2 still remains as the perfect fitness tracker for owners of the Galaxy Note 7.