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Bellabeat Leaf VS Fitbit Surge: Product Review And Comparison

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Bellabeat VS Fitbit: Product Review And Comparison

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE technology and cool gadgets.  I especially love cool gadgets that help me organize my life, all the while looking pretty and acting as my fitness coach.  Today I’m going to introduce you to 2 super cool gadgets, both are wearable health tracking devices.

What’s a Fitbit?

Fitbit

The Fitbit is a wearable activity tracker.  Usually worn on the wrist like a watch; however, there are some clip on models that can be clipped on clothing.  The company was founded in 2007 in California.  The Fitbit comes in a few different colors and models to choose from, ranging in price from $60 to $250.  The Fitbit capabilities range from tracking heart rate, sleep, calories burned, distance traveled and how many steps taken, and level of activity intensity.  Different models, and prices ranges, include different capabilities.

The Surge, shown here, is the top of the line from Fitbit and goes for $249.95 from the Fitbit site.  Amazon has it for a little less, at $245.20.  It tracks GPS, continuous heart rate, all-day activity stats and sleep. Includes smart notifications and music control.  It comes in black, blue and tangerine.

What’s Included

  • Charging cable
  • Wireless sync
Sensors & Components

  • GPS
  • 3-axis accelerometers
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • Digital compass
  • Optical heart rate monitor
  • Altimeter
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Vibration motor
Display

  • Touch screen
  • Monochrome LCD
  • Backlight for low light visibility

Click here to get it from Amazon:  Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large

What I like about the Fitbit Surge

I love the fact that the Fitbit Surge serves as a watch, as well as all the other fun techie stuff it’s capable of doing. I like the sporty look and functionality of the band, as well.  The  Surge also has a long battery life of 7 days!  Also, noteworthy is the fact that the Fitbit Surge is sweat, rain and splash proof.  And, last but not least, the Surge can be worn by men or women.

What I don’t like about the Fitbit Surge

Though the Surge is somewhat moisture proof, it’s not swim or shower proof, so you need to remember to take it off!  I don’t like the limit with the color choices, either.  The over all style isn’t very versatile as far as wearing from gym, to work, to evening; it’s not a real attractive addition to your wardrobe unless you’re at the gym.

What’s a Bellabeat Leaf?

leaf

Like the Fitbit Surge, the Leaf is also a wearable health tracker.  The Leaf was launched in May of 2015, so still pretty new.  As is the company itself, just born in 2014.  The leaf tracks sleeping, breathing, activity levels and menstrual cycle.  It comes in two colors, silver with a natural background and rose gold with a black background.  It can be worn from a chain as a necklace, a strap as a bracelet or it can be clipped onto clothing.

The Leaf is designed to be worn all day, tracking activity, sleep, and stress. It works in conjunction with a Leaf app, which is able to track information on menstrual cycles to provide a complete picture of health. Leaf will also deliver vibration-based notifications on activity level throughout the day.  Now, Bellabeat has come up with a new app that allows you to customize your experience by choosing what activity you’ll be doing, including swimming, walking cycling, golfing, bowling, ice skating, running, and so many more!

The Leaf shown above was crafted using elegant and recyclable American ashwood in a neutral beige color combined with hypoallergenic stainless steel.  Available for $119.99.

The Leaf shown below is made out of beautiful Black wood and a durable, hypoallergenic rose gold steel plating.  Available for 149.99

Click the photo to get your Bellabeat Leaf

Bellabeat

What I like about the Leaf

I love the beauty of the Leaf and versatility in how it can be worn.  Bellabeats offers the necessary accessories so it can be worn as a bracelet or necklace.  The Leaf’s ability to access data from one hub allows users to make correlations between their cycle, sleeping, breathing and activity patterns that they might not have been able to make before.  Big plus for the Leaf is there is no need to charge the battery!  It syncs wirelessly to your smart phone and has a 14 day memory.  It also has a smart alarm and activity alert, so if you’re slacking…well, it’ll remind you.  I love that the Leaf was designed specifically for women.

What I don’t like about the Leaf

There’s not much about the Leaf I don’t like, honestly.  I guess, I’d like it to give me the time, so there’s no need to wear a watch AND the Leaf. I guess my only other issue would be that the functions can’t be personalized for individual stages of life.  But, according to an article in Forbes, that’s being taken into consideration and we may be seeing that down the road.

Conclusion

Over all, I really like both products, but am favoring the Bellabeats’ Leaf.  It’s simply beautiful and specifically designed for women.  The price is not outrageous, considering its capabilities.

Let me know your thoughts and which you prefer?  Do you have a different wearable health tracking device that you like?

 

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8 thoughts on “Bellabeat Leaf VS Fitbit Surge: Product Review And Comparison

  1. What a nice post.
    I never heard of such a watch before, I like it.
    The idea that something is watch-ing over you…
    I’m over 50 and health and fitness keeping me busy, I am glad there are products that can help me with this.
    Thanks for writing the article.
    Regards,
    Kit

    • Hi Kit! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I am just in awe of the technology available our there! I love both these products, for different reasons. Glad you were able to learn something new today! Stop back soon!

  2. I love to try a Fitbit (for me) and the Leaf (for wife) but there are several questions that I want to clear up with you:
    1. What do Fitbit and Leaf sync with? An app that comes with the product or I have to download it from Google/iTunes?
    2. If the Leaf does not need to be charged, how does it stay alive? Charging with motion?

    Thank you

  3. Fitbit hands down. I’m a guy so of course I would say that. I enjoyed reading your review. The fitbit looks like a really cool gadget with all the features you get. It is a little pricey, but not too bad.

    The leaf sounds neat because it incorporates style with functionality. It would be nice to find a mens version like this. Do you know of anything like this?

  4. I’m currently wearing both to test and see which I like better. I like what the Fitbit surge offers for the hr monitoring and have had it for over a year. But it’s so big, bulky and just ugly.
    I’m going to see how accurate each is to the other.

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