Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Sense – Which is Better?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Sense

Between Fitbit Sense vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 which is a better smartwatch to buy? is a frequent question asked by smartwatch lovers. In this post, I will help you make the right choice based on my experience. If you recall, Active 2 was released last year, it’s one of the most advanced Samsung smartwatches behind the newly released Galaxy Watch 3. It has both a microphone and loudspeaker, music storage, helps you manage notifications, and equipped with sensors that enable it to track a whole lot of activities. These features on Active 2 are very similar to what you get with Fitbit Sense which was released alongside Fitbit Versa 3 and features an ECG app and an EDA stress sensor. Continue reading to find out my verdict on this comparison.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Sense: Specs Comparison

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (bluetooth only)Fitbit Sense
Fitbit sense full specs compared

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (Bluetooth only)Fitbit Sense
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveNone
SuccessorN/ANone
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inches (44mm)1.58 inches
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel
Touchscreen
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeCircularRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialFluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Silicone
Bezel MaterialGlassStainless steel
Weight30 grams
(aluminum, without straps)
--
Color(s)Cloud-silver
Aqua-black
Pink-gold
(aluminum)
Carbon/graphite
White/gold
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Strap size20mm140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass
Durability testMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM0.75GB non-LTE--
Internal storage4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth v5.0
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureYesNo
ECG TrackingYesYes
Blood oxygenNoYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 20

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Fitbit OS
CPUDual core 1.15GHz--
GPU----
ChipsetExynos 9110--

SENSORS

GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoYes
Altimeter--Yes
ECGYesYes
ThermometerNoYes
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemSamsung payFitbit Pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 340mAh--
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Mixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingMagnetic charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 30mins-1 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Fitbit Sense
Small and large strapsLarge band
Small band
Wireless chargerMagnetic charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4: The Difference

Design

Let’s start with the similarities, both Active 2 and Fitbit Sense are very compact and lightweight. So you can wear any of these two smartwatches comfortably all day long without feeling the need to remove them. I could wear the Active 2 all day long and the silicone straps doesn’t irritate my skin. Although, it’s advisable to always remove the band once in a while.

These two are also very durable, the cases are made of aluminum, while the straps come in silicone. Although, Active 2 is slimmer than Fitbit Sense.

Secondly, the display of each of these two is powered by AMOLED which offers a very colorful and interactive viewing experience. However, while active 2 has a digital rotating bezel that allows you to navigate the device effortlessly alongside 2 physical buttons by the side and touchscreen support, Fitbit Sense relies on the touch-sensitive screen and a haptic button by the side to access the device. I haven’t had the best experience with the haptic button as it can be very frustrating and annoying.

Since each of these two is rated 5ATM, it’s waterproof up to 50 meters, so you can wear both Active 2 and Fitbit Sense for swimming.

Media

Both Active 2 and Sense allow you to store music on the watch, its same 4GB storage capacity. However, while you can add your personal music to Active 2, you can’t do that on Fitbit Sense. You can only access Deezer playlists and Pandora stations and as well allows you to control Spotify playlist on your phone.

Additionally, while each of these two smartwatches has both a loudspeaker and microphone, only Active 2 allows you to make and receive calls from the watch. You can also play media files aloud which is not possible with Fitbit Sense.

Health and Activity Tracking

When you talk about fitness tracking, both Active 2 and Fitbit Sense are advertised and marketed as fitness smartwatches that can help you reach more fitness goals. Note: these are not medical devices that can replace your doctor, always consult your doctor before taking any medical advice.

Active 2 and Fitbit Sense will track your steps, count floors and calories, measure your heart rate, and track your sleep. Both smartwatches track your resting heart rate and heart rate range. With these two, your sleep is tracked in four stages; deep, light, awake, and REM stages of sleep. You will also see your sleep trend from the respective apps. Its Fitbit app for Sense and Samsung Health app for the Active 2.

With inbuilt GPS in Active 2 and Fitbit Sense, you can track your routes, pace, and distance with both smartwatches. Active 2 allows you to view tracked routes directly from the device, it also tracks my cadence which Fitbit Sense doesn’t track.

_ There are 39 preloaded sport modes on Active 2, Fitbit Sense has only 20 workout modes. Both smartwatches will track your blood oxygen level, but the Fitbit Sense only tracks your blood oxygen level overnight.

_ Both smartwatches feature an ECG app that allows you to take ECG tests directly from your wrist which can help you detect irregular heart rhythms which is a common sign of atrial fibrillation.

_ Both smartwatches come with a stress app that guides you through a breathing session to help bring you back to calm.

_ There’s a body temperature sensor on Fitbit Sense which tracks your body temperature to monitor changes.

_ Another difference in fitness tracking is that Active 2 features blood oxygen tracking and incidental fall detection which Fitbit Sense lacks.

Notifications

You can reply to notifications on both smartwatches with your voice, emojis, and preset replies. However, only Active 2 allows you to reply by texting back and there are far more preset replies with the ability to add more. You can also view chat history on Active 2 which is not possible with Fitbit Sense.

Battery Life

When I tested these two smartwatches, Active 2 averaged about 2 days, while Fitbit Sense lasted up to 5 days.

Which is Better Between Active 2 and Fitbit Sense

Active 2 is a more comprehensive smartwatch than Fitbit Sense, it has an attractive aesthetics, more features, but disappoints in battery life. Meanwhile, Fitbit Sense is a decent fitness smartwatch with up to 5 days long battery life.


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Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2 – Differences Compared

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2

Fitbit has recently released a new smartband, the Inspire 2 which succeeds Inspire HR released last year. Recall that Fitbit had last year released the Inspire HR and Inspire which is a lower-end lacking heart rate tracking. Nothing much has changed with the release of Inspire 2, except that it has a longer battery life and offer you a free 1-year Premium trial for new Premium users complete with personalized insights, guided programs, advanced sleep tools, health metrics, and more. This post compares Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2 to find out the differences on the basis of design and features.

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2 Specifications Compared

 Fitbit InspireFitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire 2
fitbit inspire 2 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit InspireFitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire 2
Device typeFitness SmartbandFitness SmartbandFitness Smartband
PredecessorN/AN/AN/A
SuccessorN/AN/AN/A
Date ReleasedMarch, 2019March, 2019September, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size~ 1.4 inch~ 1.4 inch~ 1.4 inch
Display typeOLED (monochrome)grayscale OLEDgrayscale OLED
Display resolution______
Pixel density------
Display always-onYesNoNo
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminumThermoplastic
Strap materialElastomerSiliconeSilicone
Bezel Material____Thermoplastic
Weight______
Color(s)Black
Sangria
Lilac
Black
White/black
Black/rose
Black/white
Black/black
Dimension____37.3 x 16.7 x 12.7 mm
Strap size______
Screen protection______
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes

MEMORY

RAM------
Internal storage______
Memory card slot______

MEDIA

AudioNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo
Music streamingNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.2 LE
NFCNoNoNo
Wi-FiNoNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Email alertYesYesYes
ReminderYesYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
CaloriesNoYesYes
Floors climbedNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYes (excuding sleep stages)YesYes
Heart rate monitoringNoYesYes
VO2 Max.NoYesYes
StressNoYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYesYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesNoYes, 15+Yes, 20+

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSFitbit OSFitbit OS
CPU------
GPU------
Chipset------

SENSORS

GPSNoNo, (connected GPS)No, (connected GPS)
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope NoNoNo
Heart rate sensorNoYesYes
BarometerNoNoNo
CompassNoNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNoNo
Altimeter____No
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Ambient lightNoNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYesYes
Custom watch faceYesYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNoNo
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemNoNoNo
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit AppFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity ___
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 10 days
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit InspireFitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire 2
StrapsStrapsStraps
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2 Differences Compared

Inspire

Inspire HR

Inspire 2

Track Complete Sleep Cycle
Track your sleep in light, deep, and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve.

No

Yes

Yes

Fitnes Score (VO2 Max.)

No

Yes

Yes

Sleep Score
Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.

No

Yes

Yes

Guided Breathing Session
Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

No

Yes

Yes

Do Not Disturb
Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar and app notifications during the day

No

Yes

Yes

24/7 Heart Rate Tracking

No

Yes

Yes

Resting Heart Rate
Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.

No

Yes

Yes

Heart Rate Zones
Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.

No

Yes

Yes

20+ Preset Workout Modes
Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga and more, set a goal and get real-time stats during your workouts.

No

Yes

Yes

Real-time Pace and Distance

No

Connected GPS

Connected GPS

Battery life

5 days

5 days

10 days

Editor's Rating

Which Should You Buy?

All three members in the Inspire Series have about the same functions which is to track your daily activities and help stay connected to important information that matters most to when you receive a notification on your phone. Inspire 2 and Inspire HR are more complete in terms of features, these two feature preset sport modes and can connect to your phone GPS to allow you track outdoor activities such as locations and routes which can be viewed from the Fitbit app.

Furthermore, both Inspire HR and Inspire 2 have heart rate sensors which allow for continuous tracking of your heart rate, Inspire lacks a heart rate sensor. Inspire HR and Inspire 2 will also track your complete sleep cycle in four stages; deep, light, awake, and REM which is not possible with Inspire.

In other words, Inspire 2 and Inspire HR have more features than Inspire. Moreover, Inspire 2 has a longer battery life than Inspire HR and Inspire as it can last up to 10 days compared to 5 days with the other two.

Fitbit Inspire 2 review

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Fitbit Sense vs Apple Watch Series 5 – Compare Before Buying

Fitbit Sense vs Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 which is now succeeded by Watch 6 had ECG tracking which is now available in Fitbit’s latest smartwatch, Fitbit Sense which was released alongside Fitbit Versa 3. Fitbit Sense is a fitness-oriented smartwatch that’s equipped to track your daily activities and it also has other fine features like music storage, a compact, and lightweight design, long battery life, and voice assistant which are almost similar to what you get from the Watch 5. In today’s comparison of the best smartwatches on the market, compare Fitbit Sense vs Apple Watch Series 5 as we try to come to a resolution on which is a better smartwatch to buy and why.

Fitbit Sense vs Apple Watch Series 5 Specifications Comparison

 Fitbit SenseApple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS)
Fitbit sense full specs compared

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit SenseApple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS)
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorNoneApple Watch Series 4
SuccessorNoneN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2020September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.58 inches1.78 inches (44mm)
Display typeAMOLEDLTPO OLED
Display resolution336 x 336 pixel448 x 368 pixels (44mm)
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
Touchkey
Touchscreen
1 button plus
Digital Crown with haptic feedback

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeElastomer
Bezel MaterialStainless steelCeramics
Weight--36.1 g (non-LTE)
Color(s)Carbon/graphite
White/gold
Black
Silver
Gold
Dimension40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (44mm)
40 x 38 x 10.7 mm (40mm)

Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
125 - 210mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassSapphire crystal glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM--0.768GB
Internal storageAbout 4GB32GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes, (App)
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingYesYes
Blood oxygenYesNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 20Yes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSWatchOS 6.0
CPU--Dual core
GPU--PowerVR
Chipset--Apple S4, 64bit

SENSORS

GPSYesA-GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoYes
Pulse Ox.YesNo
AltimeterYes__
ECGYesYes
ThermometerYesYes, (App)
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
iPhone 5s+
iOS 12+
Payment systemFitbit PayApple Pay
Companion appFitbit AppApple watch APP

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 days+Standby:2 days+
Mixed usage: 18 hrs+
Charging modeMagnetic chargingMagnetic charging
Charging durationAbout 30mins-1 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit SenseApple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS)
Large band
Small band
Straps
Magnetic charging cableMagnetic charging cable + USB adapter
Quick start guideQuick start guide

What are the Differences?

Although each of these two smartwatches has an outstanding design and loaded with lots of features, Apple Watch Series 5 is a more comprehensive smartwatch than Fitbit Sense which is rather more of a fitness tracker. With Apple Watch 5, you can make and receive calls directly from the watch which you can’t do with Fitbit Ssense, you can only answer calls.

Apple Watch 5 also has more storage capacity, a more refined design, more health tracking features like incidental fall detection which Fitbit Sense lacks. However, Apple Watch 5 falls short with its disappointing battery life.

While Fitbit Sense is also a comprehensive fitness tracker with ECG, stress, and body temperature sensors as well as tracks your heart rate, sleep, calories, and more. Moreover, it has a longer battery life than Watch 5, and it’s also cheaper and compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Venu – Compare Before Buying

Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Venu

Garmin Venu that was released last year with Vivoactive 4 share a lot in common to Fitbit latest smartwatches, I already did a comparison between Vivoactive 4 and Versa 3, and in today’s comparison, we will be looking at which is better between Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Venu to help us decide which is a better smartwatch for you. The similarities between these two are that both are fitness-focused and well equipped to track your active life, help you stay connected to updates received on your phone, and also have long battery life that lets you go long from a single charge. So which is better? Let’s find out.

Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Venu Specifications Comparison

 Fitbit SenseGarmin Venu
Fitbit sense full specs comparedGarmin Venu specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit SenseGarmin Venu
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorNoneGarmin Vivoactive 3
SuccessorNoneN
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2020September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.58 inches1.2 inch
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display resolution336 x 336 pixel390 x 390 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
Touchkey
Touchscreen plus 2 physical button

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steel
Weight--46.3 grams
Color(s)Carbon/graphite
White/gold
Gold/black
Rose gold/tan
Silver/dark gray
Black/black
Dimension40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesNo
LoudspeakerYesNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE, ANT+
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingYesNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYes, 20Yes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSProprietary OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSYesGPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
AltimeterYes--
ECGYesNo
ThermometerYesYes
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesNo
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Payment systemFitbit PayGarmin pay
Companion appFitbit AppGarmin connect IQ store

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 days+Smartwatch mode: Up to 5 days

GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Charging modeMagnetic chargingUSB charging cable
Charging durationAbout 30mins-1 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit SenseGarmin Venu
Large band
Small band
Straps
Magnetic charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Sense vs Garmin Venu – The Differences

DESIGN

From the table above and from video reviews, one thing you would notice from the design of each of these two smartwatches is that each of the two has a very compact design and also very lightweight. I have worn the Versa 3 every day and never felt like removing it, it has the same size as the Sense. While Fitbit Sense has a case made of aluminum and stainless steel bezel, Venu also has a stainless steel bezel and polymer case. The straps of both smartwatches are made of silicone which offers a flexible and non-irritating experience. Although, while Fitbit Sense has a square shape that leaves it with a sporty design, Venu has a circular shape that leaves it with a classic design.

Interacting with any of these two is relatively easy, while the Venu offers you two physical buttons in addition to its touch-sensitive screen, Fitbit Sense has a haptic button combined with a touchscreen. I don’t really like the haptic button as it tends to be unresponsive oftentimes.

AMOLED also powers the display of each of these two which is very colorful, so you shouldn’t have any problem reading complications on the screen, but under direct sunlight, AMOLED doesn’t give the best experience.

HEALTH AND FITNESS TRACKING

Tracking your overall health and fitness is the basic function of each of these two smartwatches, each of these two is equipped with an accelerometer, thermometer, heart rate sensor, gyroscope, altimeter, and inbuilt GPS. These enable each of these two smartwatches to track your heart rate, sleep, calories, steps, distance, and more.

It’s basically the same functions offered in different forms as far as fitness tracking is concerned. Fitbit Sense will track your sleep in four stages and will also show your sleep trend which is also possible with Venu that tracks your sleep in three stages and shows your sleep trend.

Each of these two features 20 preset sport modes for you to choose from, and there’s is inbuilt GPS that allows you to track outdoor activities such as your routes, distance, pace, and more.

For women, you can also log your menstrual cycle with any of these two smartwatches, and there is the water and food intake logging. You can also manage stress with any of these two. There are animated workout modes on any of these two smartwatches that coach you as you train and these can save you money on a subscription.

The different fitness tracking feature is that Fitbit Sense features an ECG app that allows you to take ECG tests directly from your wrist which is not possible with Venu. On the other hand, Venu features incidental fall detection which allows the watch to send a call through a connected phone when the watch detects a hard fall. Each of these two also features blood oxygen tracking, but only the Venu tracks your blood oxygen during the day and night unlike Fitbit Sense that only tracks your blood oxygen at night.

There are other minute differences in health and fitness tracking between these two, however, any of these two can help you reach more fitness goals.

MUSIC STORAGE AND MEDIA

Fitbit Sense has both a microphone and loudspeaker which Venu lacks, this allows you to access voice assistant through Alexa and Google Assistant (yet to be added). You can also answer a call on Fitbit Sense which you can’t do with Venu.

As per music storage, both smartwatches allow you to store music on the watch, but you can’t add your personal music to Fitbit Sense which you can easily do on Venu with the Garmin Express desktop application.

NOTIFICATIONS

Each of these two will allow you to manage the notifications you received on your phone. You can reply to messages on both smartwatches with preset replies (Android only), but only Versa 3 allows you to reply with your voice.

BATTERY LIFE

As per battery life, each of these two will allow you to go multiple days from a single charge. However, from what customers say, Fitbit Sense has a longer battery life than Venu. While you can expect about 5-6 days long battery life from Fitbit Sense, Garmin Venu will only last up to 3-4 days with mixed usage.

MY VERDICT

Each of these two smartwatches has a decent design that’s very durable, lightweight and compact, and also well equipped to track your active life as well as have a long battery life, I think Fitbit Sense is a better smartwatch than Garmin Venu. It features ECG tracking, voice assistants, longer battery life, and offers more ways to reply to messages.

While Garmin Venu has a more attractive appearance and offers more fitness tracking features.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Sense – Compare Before Buying

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Sense

Last month, Fitbit announced the Versa 3 alongside Sense which is a more equipped fitness smartwatch featuring ECG, EDA stress, and body temperature sensor. It also has a loudspeaker and microphone as well as music storage. It’s about the same features as Samsung Galaxy Watch which was released last year and is now succeeded by the Galaxy Watch 3. Moreover, Fitbit and Samsung make some of the finest smartwatches, so if you intend to buy a smartwatch from any of these brands, the Fitbit Sense is the most advanced Fitbit smartwatch while Galaxy Watch is also a sophisticated smartwatch. Let’s compare the differences between Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Sense to find out which is a better smartwatch to buy in 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Sense Specifications Comparison

 Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) (Bluetooth)Fitbit Sense
Samsung galaxy watch specsFitbit sense full specs compared

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)Fitbit Sense
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Gear S3None
SuccessorN/ANone
Date ReleasedAugust, 2018September, 2020
GenderMenUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.3 inch1.58 inches
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density278 ppi--
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Touchscreen
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeCircularRectangular/curved
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonateAluminum
Strap materialSilicone
(leather straps also available)
Silicone
Bezel MaterialCeramicsStainless steel
Weight63 grams--
Color(s)Black and silverCarbon/graphite
White/gold
Dimension46 x 49 x 13 mm40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Strap size22 mm140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass
Durability testMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM0.75GB (non-LTE)--
Internal storage4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2Bluetooth v5.0
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoneNo
SIMNoneNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoYes
Blood oxygenNoYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 20

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Fitbit OS
CPUDual core 1.15GHz--
GPU----
ChipsetExynos 9110--

SENSORS

GPSGLONASS/A-GPSYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoYes
Altimeter--Yes
ECGNoYes
ThermometerNoYes
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 22mmYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemSamsung payFitbit Pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 472mAh--
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Mixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingMagnetic charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 30mins-1 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)Fitbit Sense
StrapsLarge band
Small band
Charging dockMagnetic charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3 Compare the Differences

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3

Vivoactive 4 and Versa 3 share a lot in common, both are fitness-focused smartwatches that are designed to track your daily activities, help you manage your notifications, and also have long battery life that lets you go long from a single charge. With any of these two smartwatches, you can monitor your heart rate, sleep, and count the floors you climbed. In this post, I compare the differences between Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3 on the basis of design, battery life, health tracking, and price to help make a more informed choice.

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3 Specifications Comparison

 Garmin Vivoactive 4Fitbit Versa 3
fitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Vivoactive 4Fitbit Versa 3
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorGarmin Vivoactive 3Fitbit Versa 2
SuccessorN/ANone
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.3 inch1.58 inches
Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)AMOLED
Display resolution260 x 260 pixels336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical buttonTouchscreen
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeCircularRectangular/curved
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear coverAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialStainless steelAluminum
Weight50.5 grams--
Color(s)Black/blackMidnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Dimension45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Strap size22mm140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneNoYes
LoudspeakerNoYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart, ANT+Bluetooth v5.0
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 20

PLATFORM

Operating systemProprietary OSFitbit OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassYesNo
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter--Yes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerYesNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 22mmYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoYes
Compatibility Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemGarmin payFitbit Pay
Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Mixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging modeUSB charging cableMagnetic charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 30mins-1 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Vivoactive 4Fitbit Versa 3
StrapsLarge band
Small band
USB charging cableMagnetic charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Which is Better Between Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3?

  • Design
  • You will agree with me that each of these two smartwatches is a comprehensive fitness tracker with a decent design and long battery life. Both smartwatches are very lightweight and certainly, comfortable to wear. I didn’t have any problem wearing the Versa 3 all day long as it’s very compact. It’s more compact than Vivoactive 4 which is also compact. Although, the circular design of Vivoactive 4 alongside the stainless steel bezel leaves it with a more attractive design than Versa 3.

  • Display
  • The AMOLED display of Versa 3 is more colorful than the LCD display of Vivoactive 4. Both smartwatches allow you to interact with the device through a touchscreen. However, the Versa 3 has a haptic button which I don’t really like because it can be unresponsive sometimes, Meanwhile, Vivoactive 4 has 2 physical buttons that makes accessing the watch easier.
    Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3
    Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3
    Any of these two will track your sleep in stages and show trends in the respective companion app. Heart rate tracking is also available on these two smartwatches as well as the presence of inbuilt GPS that allows you to track your locations, pace, and distance without carrying your phone along.

    Fitbit Versa 3 features 20 preset sport modes that you can choose from, it’s about the same number of sport modes on Vivoactive 4. And there’s Fitbit Coach that features animated workout modes on Versa 3, so also is Vivoactive 4, this can save you money on a subscription.

    I like the fact that Vivoactive 4 allows you to track your blood oxygen on demand unlike Versa 3 that only tracks your blood oxygen when you sleep. So, it’s safe to say that both smartwatches offer lots of fitness tracking features, but Vivoactive 4 has even more fitness tracking features.

  • Media
  • Any of these two will allow you to store your favorite tracks on the watch, but Vivoactive 4 allows you to store personal music which Versa 3 lacks.

    Versa 3 has a loudspeaker and microphone that allows you to answer calls on the watch which is not possible on Vivoactive 4. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are also available on Versa 3 which allows you to do simple tasks with your voice.

  • Notifications
  • I like that you can set up notifications for both Versa 3 and Vivoactive 4, you can also reply notifications on both smartwatches.

  • Battery Life

The battery life of any of these two smartwatches is also very promising, you can get multiple days of battery life. I got about 5 days long battery life which is about the same as Vivoactive 4.

So, which is better?

I will go with Versa 3 because it’s far cheaper than Vivoactive 4, it also has a microphone and a loudspeaker that is not so useful as you can’t make calls or play media files aloud, but allow you answer calls on the watch. There is also a voice assistant on Versa 3 and it also offers a decent long battery life.

However, Vivoactive 4 has a more attractive and durable design as well as equipped with more in-house fitness tracking features.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Galaxy Watch – Which Should You Buy?

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3

Which should you buy between Samsung Galaxy Watch that was released in 2018 and the new Fitbit Versa 3? In this post, I’ll try to answer this question. Although the Galaxy Watch which already has a successor in Galaxy Watch 3 is aged, it’s a comprehensive smartwatch featuring lots of features and has a long battery. The same can also be said of Versa 3 which has an inbuilt GPS and loudspeaker which its predecessor, Versa 2 lacks. Let’s compare the specifications and features of these two smartwatches to help you decide which Is a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Galaxy Watch Specifications Comparison

 Fitbit Versa 3Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) (Bluetooth)
fitbit Versa 3 full specs comparisonSamsung galaxy watch specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 3Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit Versa 2Samsung Gear S3
SuccessorNoneN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2020August, 2018
GenderUnisexMen

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.58 inches1.3 inch
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution336 x 336 pixel360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density--278 ppi
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
Touchkey
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap materialSiliconeSilicone
(leather straps also available)
Bezel MaterialAluminumCeramics
Weight--63 grams
Color(s)Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Black and silver
Dimension40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm46 x 49 x 13 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
22 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass DX+
Durability testMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM--0.75GB (non-LTE)
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v4.2
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNone
SIMNoNone

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesNo
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 20Yes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSTizen OS 4.0
CPU--Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU----
Chipset--Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPSYesGLONASS/A-GPS
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesNo
AltimeterYes--
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes, 22mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemFitbit PaySamsung pay
Companion appFitbit AppSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --472mAh
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 days+Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging modeMagnetic chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging durationAbout 30mins-1 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 3Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)
Large band
Small band
Straps
Magnetic charging cableCharging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Which is Better Between Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 3?

I will tell you that Galaxy Watch despite released 2 years ago is still a more complete smartwatch than Versa 3. It has more features and is more independent unlike Versa 3 that relies on the Fitbit app to install apps and watch faces.

However, Versa 3 is very lightweight and compact, unlike Galaxy Watch which is quite bulky. I could wear Versa 3 all day long without feeling the need to remove it. It also has a slightly longer battery life than Galaxy Watch. While Galaxy Watch gave me up to 3-4 days long battery life, Versa 3 gave me up to 6 days on average.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 – Which is Better?

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

The Versa 3 is one of the latest smartwatches from Fitbit, it was released alongside Fitbit Sense and Inspire 2, and comes with new additions such as a loudspeaker, up to 6 days long battery life, inbuilt GPS, and fast charging technology. This makes it a worthy competitor to Samsung’s Active 2 which was released last year but still runs on the latest Tizen OS. I have used both the Versa 3 and Active 2 and in this post, I will compare these two to help you decide which a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Specifications Comparison

 Fitbit Versa 3Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (bluetooth only)
fitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 3Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (Bluetooth only)
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit Versa 2Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
SuccessorNoneN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2020September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.58 inches1.4 inches (44mm)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution336 x 336 pixel360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
Touchkey
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeFluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Bezel MaterialAluminumGlass
Weight--30 grams
(aluminum, without straps)
Color(s)Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Cloud-silver
Aqua-black
Pink-gold
(aluminum)
Dimension40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass DX+
Durability testMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM--0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth smart v5.0 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesNo
Blood pressureNoYes
ECG TrackingNoYes
Blood oxygenYesNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 20Yes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSTizen OS 4.0
CPU--Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU----
Chipset--Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPSYesGPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesNo
AltimeterYes--
ECGNoYes
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemFitbit PaySamsung pay
Companion appFitbit AppSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --340mAh
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 days+Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging modeMagnetic chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging durationAbout 30mins-1 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 3Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Large band
Small band
Small and large straps
Magnetic charging cableWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2: Which is Better?

I like the fact that both Versa 3 and Active 2 can track all the basics such as my steps, distance, heart rate, calories, help me manage stress, floors climbed, and more. Each of these two also has an inbuilt GPS that allows me to track my routes and locations when I workout outdoors. Both Active 2 and Versa 3 will also allow you to log and track menstrual cycle for women. I also like the fact that each of these two has preloaded sport modes.

However, I can confidently tell you that Active 2 is a more complete smartwatch than Versa 3. It has a richer interface that allows you to install watch faces and apps directly from the watch unlike Versa 3 that will require you to use the Fitbit app to do any of these.

Both smartwatches offer music storage, but you can only download Pandora stations, download Deezer playlist, and control Spotify playlist on phone with Versa 3 unlike Active 2 that allows you to easily add your personal music as well as gives you access to all the other premium music services.

Both smartwatches feature preloaded sport modes, but Active 2 has 39 compared to 20 of Versa 3. Active 2 also features ECG and blood pressure monitoring which Versa 3 lacks.

It’s also easier to navigate Active 2 via touchscreen, digital rotating bezel, and two physical buttons unlike Versa 3 that only features a touchscreen and a haptic touch-sensitive button that I find very annoying.

The only aspect where Versa 3 wins over Active 2 is battery life. While Active 2 gave me about 2 days on average, Versa 3 lasted up to 6 days on average.

VERDICT: Active 2 is a more complete smartwatch than Versa 3 which at best is more of a fitness tracker than a smartwatch. So, if you’re looking to choose between these two, Active 2 is clearly a better smartwatch, while Versa 3 shines with it’s longer battery life.

Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3 – What’s The Difference?

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Sense

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 were released alongside the Inspire 2, while the Versa 3 succeeds Versa 2, the Sense is an all-new model smartwatch. The Versa 3 comes with new additions such as a loudspeaker, inbuilt GPS, magnetic charger, and fast charging – all of which are also present on Sense. However, Fitbit Sense comes with ECG, EDA stress monitor, and temperature sensor which Versa 3 lacks. Compare the differences between Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3 to find out what separates these two and to help you make a more informed choice.

Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3 Specifications Comparison

 Fitbit SenseFitbit Versa 3
Fitbit sense full specs comparedfitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit SenseFitbit Versa 3
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorNoneFitbit Versa 2
SuccessorNoneNone
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2020September, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.58 inches1.58 inches
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display resolution336 x 336 pixel336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
Touchkey
Touchscreen
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialStainless steelAluminum
Weight----
Color(s)Carbon/graphite
White/gold
Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Dimension40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingYesNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYes, 20Yes, 20

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSFitbit OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSYesYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesYes
AltimeterYesYes
ECGYesNo
ThermometerYesNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 days+Mixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging modeMagnetic chargingMagnetic charging
Charging durationAbout 30mins-1 hoursAbout 30mins-1 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit SenseFitbit Versa 3
Large band
Small band
Large band
Small band
Magnetic charging cableMagnetic charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3 at a Glance

Fitbit Sense

Fitbit Versa 3

Display

Full color AMOLED
Full color AMOLED

Always-on

Yes

Yes

Loudspeaker

Yes

Yes

Microphone

Yes

Yes

Voice Assistant

Yes, Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant

Yes, Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant

Inbuilt GPS

Yes

Yes

SpO2 Blood Oxygen
Yes

Yes

ECG Tracking

Yes

Yes

EDA Stress

Yes

No

Temperature Sensor

Yes

No

Battery life

6 days+

6 days+

Fast Charging

Yes

Yes

Editor's Rating

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3 – Which is Better?

Fitbit Veras 3 released alongside Fitbit Sense is the successor to Versa 2 that was released last year. The Versa 3 comes in the same appearance as its predecessor but comes with new additions such as inbuilt GPS, loudspeaker, a slightly longer battery life with fast charging. It thus has a lot of similarities with a 3-year-old Ionic which also has inbuilt GPS as well as a workout coach which Versa 3 also has. Compare the differences between Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3 specs and features to find out which is a better bargain for you.

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3 Specifications Comparison

 Fitbit IonicFitbit Versa 3
fitbit ionic specsfitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit IonicFitbit Versa 3
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit Versa 2
SuccessorNone
Date ReleasedAugust, 2017September, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.42 inch1.58 inches
Display typeLCDAMOLED
Display resolution348 x 250 pixel336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density306 ppi--
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
3 buttons
Touchscreen
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAerospace-grade aluminiumAluminum
Strap materialElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumAluminum
Weight30g--
Color(s)Charcoal/smoke grey
Blue/burnt orange
Blue-grey/silver
Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Dimension38 x 45 x 12 mm40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage4GB (2.5GB available)About 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneNoYes
LoudspeakerNoYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v5.0
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingNoYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 20

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSFitbit OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSYesYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoYes
Altimeter__Yes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

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Android, IOS

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Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging modeUSB based charging dockMagnetic charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 30mins-1 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit IonicFitbit Versa 3
Strap (small and large)Large band
Small band
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3 at a Glance

Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Versa 3

Display

Colored LCD
Full color AMOLED

Always-on

No

Yes

Loudspeaker

No

Yes

Microphone

No

Yes

Voice Assistant

No

Yes, Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant

Inbuilt GPS

Yes

Yes

Battery life

5 days

6 days+

Fast Charging

No

Yes

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