Mi Band 6 vs Galaxy Fit 2 (Full Detailed Comparison and Testing) - Galaxy User Guide

Hey Guys welcome back to the channel right here we have the samsung galaxy fit 2 and the brand new Me Band 6 and when it comes to fitness trackers there are really only two options. There are a lot of options out there, but the Galaxy Fit 2 is the me band which are really leading the pack, they are two of the best fitness trackers, but which is actually the better buy I want to start off with some of the physical differences, then we will get into some testing to see the accuracy, differences, I'll talk about the interface and of course the apps you'll need, as well as the compatibility, but starting with the physical aspects of these you can see that, as I said, they're both a really similar design.

If you a couple of years ago, when we had galaxy fit 1 and me band 4, they were pretty different, but now we are seeing that they are both a single silicone band and then a little unit inside that you can take the unit out if you want but you don't have to because both have chargers that just snap on the back, so the galaxy fit 2 has a charger that clips onto the back, whereas me band 6 here has a magnetic charger. I would probably prefer the magnetic one, but that is a really subtle difference there. So if we look at the mi band 6 the band is similar-ish to an apple watch where you have a little loop and then you have a small hook up there, except it works in the opposite way to an apple watch.

It definitely requires a bit of practice but once you get used to it I love this style because it's really difficult to fall off like I've gone surfing with this in the ocean. On the other hand, falling off the galaxy fit 2 is a little bit more like a traditional belt buckle or watch, where it will slip in and snap into place, and then you tuck the other side the loose end. In so I mean one's going to be a little bit harder to get the correct fit because you tuck extra material into that, but I mean either one very secure and they are relatively easy to put on now. No one of them has a physical button anywhere on there, which is great because they both have fantastic water resistance.

I believe up to 50 meters, but the Galaxy Fit 2 is actually rated for 5 atmospheres plus ip68. There and, as I said, no buttons on here but the galaxy fit 2 has a little touch sensor on the bottom. Everything I need like that and that a lot of space for this screen is going to be one of the biggest differences between these is the size of the screen and as you can see on the me band 6 here. That's about a 50 improvement in screen size of course, it's round on the top and bottom. I think it looks much better because you are able to use this space for some really nice little graphs as you can see on the watch face here. I really like this personally, and so I think it's a big win for me band.

So that's pretty much everything I wanted to describe physically, but before we start talking about some of the differences with the features, I want to talk about what these both have in common so that they both connect to your phone via bluetooth. Both have stress, monitoring and breathing exercises. They have weather, they have high heart rate alerts. The me band 6 now has that, and I guess that leads us into our first difference - even though they both have auto fitness tracking - meaning you start running and it just detects that you are running - they actually work very differently. So on the galaxy fit you just start idling and very fast. It detects what you do and it retroactively records what you did so the whole time.

I've tried this a couple times now and maybe it's just a bug that they have to work out, but from my experience I start running and about a quarter mile into the run it vibrates on my wrist and says what workout is that and it has a 30 second countdown timer. But it's more like a reminder if you start working out and forget to start the activity, so that is definitely a win for the fit too, and just as a side note if you're enjoying this video and I've not yet subscribed- definitely click on the subscribe button and the bell icon. ... Whether or not many of my workouts can be categorized into four or five different workouts, but regardless one of these you can do like Zumba or or Rock climbing, like all kinds of crazy stuff, getting back to an advantage of Me Band 6.

So if you get the Me Fit app, you'll be able to track your workouts there. Of course it has connected GPS, you are able to change settings for your device and, of course see all of the exercises that you did earlier. Galaxy fit too requires two apps. You'll need Samsung Health to see your analytics, and you need the Galaxy Wearable to change settings. I think it's easier to see your statistics and I think it is easier to change settings also, so that's kind of tricky, it's a win for one or the other when it comes to battery life on the spec sheets, it might look like the galaxy - fit. So realistically from my experience they are both about the same battery life.

Depending on how many notifications you get and how many exercises you do it is about two weeks of battery life, so I think I'm going to call that one a tie now we see a couple of wins for the galaxy fit when it comes to the interface, and one of them is that it has a really convenient, quick setting. So if you swipe up from the top you will be able to change the brightness and go into night mode and a bunch of other things like that, that's not something we see on the me band. Of course, if you swipe down, you can access your settings, but it's just a little bit more removed and a little bit less convenient to turn on some of those things and that is another advantage of the galaxy fit that it has those other things there.

So you can go and tap on this in your quick settings and that will make sure that it not waking you up all night. If you want to keep it on, for example when you take a shower or simply jump in the pool, then you can disable the screen with that night mode. We're not seeing these in the Me band 6 and I guess another advantage of the Galaxy Fit 2 is that it does have auto brightness detection based on whatever the environment is, but on the other side, the me band does actually have some scheduling you can do within the app where it can dim down overnight and can essentially schedule in night mode. When you are sleeping it's not going to be really bright and blinding your eyes, but again, it's going to be something that is actually scheduled.

A big advantage on the me band 6 and one of the big improvements over me band 5 is now we have oxygen in our blood so that the spo2 sensor on there allows for more in-depth sleep tracking. It will have some insights into your breathing while you're sleeping and it's just a really nice sensor to have. If you are trying really to dig deep into your health analytics. So, if you sit at your desk for too long it'll tell you that you will get up and you can walk around. It's just a great way to make sure you are not stagnant for an entire day without ever moving around. This also has a pai, so a personal activity intelligence, it is just an index to kind of gamify how active you have been and give a nice index to see if you're ahead or behind where you were last week.

So you can keep up with your goals and it really just encourages you to continue to work out, which is ultimately one of the main goals of having one of these little bands first placed, to also get back to some advantages of the galaxy fit. It will look better, smoother, more refined, and personally, I prefer the Galaxy interface. Then they have, of course, music controls which are very nice, but you're actually gaining female health tracking on here. I know they recently added it to the samsung health app, so it may be available on the galaxy fit as well, and maybe they're hiding it from me just because I am not a female, but it's something that I don't believe is there and I know for a fact. It definitely is available on the Band 6 of me.

On top of that, you also have things like remote photo capturing so you can set up your camera and use this as a remote shutter. Then this is really convenient and with that said I want to get into some of the accuracy testing to figure out the fundamental differences between these. In taking a look at the heart rate, after a run, you can see that this is the polar h10 which is considered a very accurate heart rate, and we are going to use this as our baseline. The me band 6 did a really good job, except for a little anomaly in the beginning, and then did a really bad job the galaxie fit. If you look at these graphs together, it is very clear that Me Band 6 is more accurate and more consistent with your heart rate.

Okay, so the mi band 6 and samsung galaxy fit 2 are both great devices and I know that I kind of gave a win to one and then the other in this video, and I went back and forth, so it might seem like it's a tie but we definitely can't end this video on a tie. So if you are really looking for a healthier lifestyle to be more fit and that is the main reason that you are buying one of these, which I think is the answer for a lot of people. It also has idle alerts, has female health tracking and it kind of gamifies it with personal activity intelligence which the pai I found was, at least for me, a nice feature to have.

I think it would be nice to kind of gamify and encourage you to reach a certain level and give you a nice index to compare where you are versus, where your goals are, where you were last week and so for anyone looking to be fitter. I think the me band 6 is a good pick there and I guess that the other category would be anyone looking for a more affordable version of a smart watch. If you don't want to buy a four or 500 smartwatch then one of these would be an appealing option, while the Galaxy Fit 2 has a better interface, I think in this case as well. I would say that personally I would prefer the mi band 6 because it has that larger display. So I think it looks really nice and it has a couple of extra features on it.

But, of course, if you are in the Samsung ecosystem it is probably pretty nice to have the galaxy fit too. That's the one I would go with but you guys can leave a comment and let me know what you think of both of these - which one would you prefer and why do you like it? If you enjoyed the video, consider liking and subscribed as always. I'm Mike o' Brien thanks for watching and I will see you next time..

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