Pads are safer than tampons and simpler to use, some people also prefer to stick with external options due to personal reasons or just because of comfort. Whereas some people prefer to use tampons or other internal options like menstrual cups as it allows them more freedom to do activities such as swimming. Which menstrual product is better comes down to personal preference.
It all depends because if you are more active Tampons are right for you. If you don't do sports you have more of a choice. Pads are easier but you need a tampon for swimming. Try them both see whats right for you.