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Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR Compared

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We take a look at the differences of three outstanding fitness trackers as we compare the Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR. We compare the specs and features head-to-head, so you know which is the best choice for you.

Last week, the Mi band 4 was released in China (not available yet globally), and the Samsung Galaxy Fit announced back in March is now available in the US which both joins the Fitbit Inspire HR that was released earlier in March.

These three smartbands are some of the best choices for serious fitness tracking, and interestingly too, they share quite a lot in common. The Galaxy Fit and Inspire HR are priced $100 while the Mi band 4 is far cheaper, but also top quality.

Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR Specs Compared

 Mi Band 4
Samsung Galaxy FitFitbit Inspire HR
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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMi Band 4Samsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Fitbit Inspire HR
Device typeSmartbandSmartbandSmartband
PredessesorMI Band 3----
Successor
Released dateJune, 2019June, 2019March, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLEDOLED
Display size0.95 inch0.95 inch1.4 inch
Screen resolution240 x 120 pixel240 x 120 pixel126 x 36 pixel
Input typeTouchkeyTouchscreen, 1 single buttonTouchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension17.9 × 46.9 × 12 mm‎44.6 x 18.3‎ x 11.2~38 * 18.3 11.8 mm
Weight22.1 grams23 grams--
Casing materialThermoplasticAluminumAluminum
Strap materialTPUSiliconeSilicone
Bezel Material------
Band size18mm20mm140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (big)
Screen protection2.5D tempered glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM,MIL-STD-810GYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Black, orange and navy blueBlack, silverBlack, lilac and black/white

MEMORY

RAM512kb2MBSaves daily totals for the last 30 days.
Internal storage16MB32MB--
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-Fi--
NFCYesYesNo
GPSNoNoNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology------
SIM slotNoNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Third-party apps YesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
Calories CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audio------
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneYesNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

Pedometer------
AccelerometerYes, 3-axisYesYes
Magnetometer ------
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
Barometer------
Gyroscope Yes, 3-axisYesNo
Ambient light------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSFreeRTOSFitbit OS
Chipset--
CPU--MCU Cortex M33F 96MHz / M0+ 16MHz--
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium polymerLithium polymerLithium polymer
Battery capacity 135mAh120mAh--
Battery lifeStandby :15days+ , Mixed usage: 10days+Standby :10days+ , Mixed usage: 5days+Standby :8 days+ , Mixed usage: 4 days+
Charging2Pin Pogo PinUSB charging cable dockMagnetic pin charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemMi paySamsung PayNone
Compatibility Android 4.4 and above,
IOS 8.0 and above
Android 5.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above
iPhone: iPhone 7 and above, iOS 10.0 or above
Andriod 5.0 or later and IOS 4s or later,
iPad 3+ and Windows 10.

Check supported devices
Companion appMiFit appGear appFitbit app
Customizable watch face--Yes--
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice commandYes--No

BOX CONTENTS

Mi Band 4Samsung Galaxy FitFitbit Inspire HR
StrapStrap2 Straps (Large and small)
USB charging cableUSB charging cableMagnetic charging cable
User manualUser manualUser manual

PRICE

About $45About $100About $100

What’s the Difference?

Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR

  1. Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR: Design

  2. Mere looking at these three, each looks elegant and stylish in their respective ways, while spotting the elliptical shape. Although, each of these three is sleek and elegant, the Galaxy Fit is the slimmest.

    Although, width is almost same, but the curved screen of the Inspire HR leaves it with a bit wider display that means you could see a bit more at a glance.

    The Galaxy Fit and Inspire HR are touchscreen and in addition have a single button by the side, while the Mi band 4 features a touchkey.

    While a 2.5D tempered glass protects the display of the Mi band 4, Corning Gorilla glass mans the screen of the Galaxy Fit and Inspire HR which makes these two more stronger ensuring they both can withstand accidental knocks.

    Moreover, the Galaxy Fit rated MIL-STD-810G – US military grade rating, is a more rugged device that will survive a bit tougher temperatures.

  3. Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR: Battery Life

  4. One remarkable feature on these three devices, is the long battery life that ensures you can go longer on a single charge. The Galaxy Fit and Inspire HR would see you through the week, although the Galaxy Fit has a bit longer battery life than the Inspire HR.

    The Mi Band 4 on the other hand has a much longer battery life that let you go about two weeks on a single charge. Much like the Mi band 3 which also has an impressive battery life.

  5. Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR: Media/Connectivity

  6. Both the Mi Band 4 and Galaxy Fit come with NFC chip that supports Mi Pay and Samsung Pay respectively which isn’t present on the Inspire HR.

    And in addition, the Mi Band 4 also has microphone built-in that allows you issue voice command, and as well control music and other related functions on your phone.

  7. Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR: Activity Tracking

Each of these three being a smartnband is fitness focused, and are equally well equipped to track you active life.

However, while the Mi Band 4 and Galaxy Fit feature the 6-axis that includes accelerometer and gyroscope, the Inspire HR has only a 3-axis accelerometer. As a result, the former two will track cycling activities more accurately, since they both track in 6-axis.

The Galaxy Fit and Mi Band 4 are well equipped to track all 6-axis movements that include linear and cycling movements.

Going by the number of activities that can be tracked, the Galaxy Fit can 90 different activities and can automatically detect and track about 6 of those which is far more than the 15 activities the Inspire HR can track compare to the Mi band 4 that can tracks a bit less activities.

Mi Band 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR: Which is Better?

No doubt, each of these three is a fantastic choice if you need a decent fitness tracker that helps you manage your fitness goals effortlessly.

However, the Galaxy Fit is a more comprehensive activity tracker that tracks quiet a lot more activities than both the Inspire HR. It’s also a bit more decent looking than the other two, and at $100, it’s no doubt the best choice.

The Galaxy Fit with MIL-STD-810G US military grade rating is a more rugged device that will survive environmental conditions that would have crippled the Inspire HR or the Mi Band 4.

On the other hand, the Inspire HR has quiet more fitness tracking features than the Mi Band 4, and no doubt gives you more option to manage your fitness goals.

The Mi Band 4 on the other hand, has the longest battery life, and also very cheap compared to the other two, yet great quality.

It’s an outstanding choice and if you’re looking for a cheap fitness tracker that gets the job done, then it certainly fills that gap perfectly.

Here’s how they stack up

SAMSUNG GALAXY FIT A durable, rugged device, and the most comprehensive activity tracker with an impressive battery life.
MI BAND 4A cheaper alternative, also an outstanding choice for tracking your active life with the longest battery life.
FITBIT INSPIRE HRA decent choice with lots of fitness tracking features and an impressive battery life .
Our Pick

The Samsung Galaxy Fit is a more comprehensive activity tracker, while also being a rugged and durable choice. It’s our preferred choice.

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