Mi Band 6 vs Galaxy Fit 2 (Full Detailed Comparison & Testing)

by birtanpublished on April 10, 2021

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's really only two options i mean there's a lot of options out there but the me band 6 and the galaxy fit 2 are really leading the pack they're two of the best fitness trackers but which is actually the better buy so both of these are now selling for approximately the same price they're approximately the same size have approximately the same features but there definitely are some fundamental

Differences that will make one of these much better than the other one so in this video we have a lot to talk about i want to start off with some of the physical differences then we'll 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 like i said starting off with the physical aspects of these you can see that i mean like i said they're both a really similar design if

You a couple years back when we had the galaxy fit 1 and the me band 4 they were pretty different but now we're seeing that they're both a single silicone band and then a little unit inside and you can take the unit out if you want but you don't have to because both of them have chargers that just snap on the back so the galaxy fit 2 has a charger that clips onto the back whereas the me band 6 here just has a magnetic charger both of them are really easy to use

I probably prefer the magnetic one but of course that's a really subtle difference there you can easily take this out and change the band to whatever color you want and like i said the me band probably has a few more options being that it was like the me band 5 and now the 6 have really the same band size so you can choose from all types of colors and sizes and whatever you're looking for there's a lot on the internet as far as how the bands actually go on the one that comes with

Is fundamentally a bit different 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 there except it works in the opposite way of an apple watch so here what happens is you feed it through and then you snap it in place it's a little bit tricky at first to get it on your wrist it definitely takes just a bit of practice but once you get used to it i do like this style because it's really hard to fall off like i have

I've gone surfing with this swimming in the ocean i've never had any problems with this or the me band 5 for that matter falling off now the galaxy fit 2 on the other hand is a little bit more like a traditional belt buckle or watch where it'll slide in and you'll snap it into place and then you tuck the other side the loose end in so i mean that one's going to be a little bit harder to get the correct fit because you are tucking that extra material inside uh but i mean either one very secure

And they're relatively easy to put on now neither one of these 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 so a little bit of dust resistance in there realistically they're probably both the same resistance just a matter of how they actually inspect it there and like i said no buttons on here but

The galaxy fit 2 has a little touch sensor on the bottom that's going to act as a home button also acts as a back button and stuff like that but the me band 6 does not have anything there which i think is actually a benefit to not have that button because instead you're just using gestures on the screen very similar to what we're doing on most phones these days where i can swipe from the left and that'll just go back to home it'll be my back button everything i

Need like that and that frees up a lot of space for this screen which is really going to be one of the biggest differences between these is the screen size and as you can see on the me band 6 here this now has a 1.56 inch screen versus the 1.1 inch screen on the galaxy fit 2. so that's about a 50 improvement in screen size of course it's round on the top and bottom so it's not actually that much larger but i mean looking at it aesthetically i think it looks much much better you're

Able to use that space for some really nice little graphs as you can see on the watch face here i actually really like that personally and so i think that's a big win for the me band so that's pretty much everything i wanted to mention 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 they both connect only by bluetooth to your phone so no wi-fi no gps nothing like that they both have stress monitoring and

Breathing exercises they find my phone features they have weather they have high heart rate alerts that's a new thing that we're seeing on the me band 6 and of course now they both have auto fitness tracking which before was another advantage of the galaxy fit 2 because the me band 5 didn't have auto fitness tracking the me band 6 does have that now and i guess that leads us into our first difference even though they both have auto fitness tracking meaning you start running and it'll just

Detect that you're running they actually work very differently so on the galaxy fit you just start running and very quickly it detects what you're doing and it actually retroactively records uh what you did so the whole time it's saving everything you do but it's usually just deleting that and if it detects that you're doing a workout for long enough then you have a workout and at minute two or three uh it'll already jump right into that and you have two or three minutes of workout already recorded

Where the me band six however is a little bit different i 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'll start running and about a quarter mile into the run it'll vibrate on my wrist and it says what workout are you doing and it has a 30 second countdown timer so after 30 seconds nothing happens and it doesn't record the workout so it's kind of an auto workout recorder but it's more like a reminder if you start working out and

Forgot to start the activity so that's definitely a win for the fit too and just as a side note if you're enjoying this video and i haven't yet subscribed definitely consider going down there and clicking the subscribe button and the bell icon so you don't miss new videos another advantage of the galaxy fit 2 which used to be a bigger advantage than it is now is actually the number of workouts available so this now has approximately 100 different workouts you can choose from and you can actually put

I believe 10 on here so you can go in the app and choose 10. the mi band 6 on the other hand has substantially more workouts than the me band 5 but it's still only 30 workouts i mean i say only 30 workouts i don't think i've done more than 30 workouts maybe ever i mean most of my workouts can be categorized into like four or five different workouts but regardless either one of these you can do like zumba or or rock climbing like all kinds of crazy stuff getting back to an advantage

Of the me band 6 it only requires one app so if you get the me fit app you're able to track your workouts on there of course it has connected gps you're able to change settings for your device and of course see all of your workouts that you did earlier whereas the galaxy fit too requires two apps you'll need samsung health to see your analytics and you'll need galaxy wearable to change settings if you have a samsung phone they're already on there so it's not a problem but on other phones like an iphone for

Example it's a little bit of a hassle to have to get two different apps but speaking of apps an advantage of the galaxy fit is that the apps are better i think they're more well executed than the me fit app i think it's easier to see your analytics and i think it's easier to change settings as well so that's kind of a tricky one there it's a win for one or the other depending on how you look at it when it comes to battery life on the spec sheets it might look like the galaxy fit 2 is the winner here

With a 21 day battery life which when you really dig deeper it's 14 days if you have continuous heart rate monitoring and then they advertise the me band 6 here as a 14 day battery so realistically from my experience they're both approximately the same battery life depending on how many notifications you get how many workouts you do it's going to be roughly two weeks of battery life so i really i'm gonna call that one a tie now we're gonna see a couple wins for

The galaxy fit too when it comes to the interface and one of them is that it has a really convenient quick setting so if you swipe down from the top you'll be able to change the brightness and go into night mode and a bunch of other things like that that's not something we're seeing 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's another advantage of the galaxy

Fit being that it has those other those other things there so one of them is that the galaxy fit 2 has a night mode so you can go and tap on that in your quick settings and that'll make sure that it's not waking you up all night it also has an underwater mode so if you're going to keep it on when you take a shower or just hop in the pool then you can disable the screen with that night mode so

Those are two quick things that are very convenient in the quick settings on the top we're not seeing those on the me band 6 and i guess while we're at it another advantage of the galaxy fit 2 is that it does have auto brightness detection and it'll automatically adjust your brightness based on whatever the environment you're in is but on the flip side the me band does actually have some scheduling you can do within the app where you can have it dim down overnight and you can essentially schedule in a

Night mode so when you're sleeping it's not going to be really bright and blinding your eyes but again that's going to be something that is actually scheduled a big advantage on the me band 6 and one of the big improvements over the me band 5 is that we now have blood oxygen so spo2 sensor on there allows for more in-depth sleep tracking it's going to have some insights on your breathing while you're sleeping and it's overall just a really nice sensor to have if you're trying to

Really dig deep into your health analytics the me band 6 also has idle alerts so if you're sitting at your desk for too long it'll notify you you'll get up and you can walk around and it's just a great way to make sure you're not stagnant for an entire day without ever moving around this also has a pai so a personal activity intelligence it's just an index to kind of gamify how active you've been and give you 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 working out which ultimately is one of the main goals of having one of these little bands in the first place getting back to some advantages of the galaxy fit too like i said the interface is going to be a big one going around the interface from the icons to the usability to the no even the notifications that's actually a big one it's going to just look better smoother more refined and personally i prefer the interface of

The galaxy fit too but of course the me band 6 has some other advantages in regards to features and that's something we've really been seeing on the me bands for a while they love to pack features in here so i think the weather app is a little bit more robust they show you a little bit more they also of course have i mean both has music controls which is very nice but on here you are actually getting female health tracking that's something that i don't believe is on the galaxy fit too

Or at least i didn't see it when it came out i know they recently added it to the samsung health app so it may be on the galaxy fit too and maybe they're just hiding it from me because i'm 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 me band 6. on top of that you also have things like remote photo taking so you can set up your camera and use this as a remote shutter so that's really convenient

And so with that being said i want to get into some of the accuracy testing to figure out the fundamental differences between these so taking a look at the heart rate after going on a run you can see this is the polar h10 considered to be a very accurate heart rate strap and we're going to use this as our baseline you can see right here the me band 6 did a really good job attracted really well except for a little anomaly in the beginning and then the galaxy fit did a really bad job it was consistently low

And did a lot of smoothing so when you look at these graphs together it's very clear that the me band 6 is more accurate and more consistent with your heart rate okay so the mi band 6 and the samsung galaxy fit 2 are both great devices and i know in this video i kind of gave a win to one and then the other 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 i want to come to a conclusive answer and i think it comes down to this it depends on what your specific needs are

So if you are really looking for a healthier lifestyle to be more fit and that's the main reason you're buying one of these which for a lot of people i think that is the answer then i think the me band 6 is going to be the very obvious pick there it has a better accuracy with the heart rate tracking it also has idle alerts has female health tracking and it kind of gamifies it with the personal activity intelligence which the pai from what i found at least for me i thought is

Kind of a nice feature to have i think it's 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 anybody looking to be more fit i think the me band 6 is a good pick there and i guess the other category would be anybody looking for a more affordable version of a smart watch if you don't want to buy you know a four or 500 smart watch then one of these might be an appealing

Option and while the galaxy fit 2 does have a better interface i think here as well i would have to say that i mean personally i would prefer the mi band 6 because it does have that larger display i think it looks really nice like that and it also has a couple of extra features on there i really like how it has the remote shutter uh better weather on there and a lot of things like that but of course if you are in the samsung ecosystem it is probably pretty nice to have the

Galaxy fit too i mean i mean i am in the galaxy ecosystem and it is nice to have this but i mean neither one's a bad pick you really can't go wrong with either one of them but if i had to pick one i would definitely be saying the me band 6 for both of those situations would be my pick 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 what do you think is missing from either one of these and

Do you think samsung will come out with a galaxy fit 3. so that's all i have for you guys in this comparison if you enjoyed this video consider liking and subscribing as always i'm mike o'brien thanks for watching and i'll see you next time

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