Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 vs Versa 3 – Compare the Differences

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The Versa family has welcomed a new member in Versa 3, its the latest addition to a generation of Fitbit smartwatches, perhaps some of the most popular smartwatches on their product line. The Versa 2 introduced microphone with Amazon Alexa and an AMOLED display, now the Versa 3 welcomes a loudspeaker with inbuilt GPS. In this post, I compare the differences between Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 vs Versa 3 features. I already own two Fitbit smartwatches, Versa 2 and Versa 3, so this comparison is from my personal experience with these two smartwatches.

Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 vs Versa 3 Full Specifications Comparison

 Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2Fitbit Versa 3
Fitbit Versa specsVersa 2 full specsfitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa
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Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Versa 3
Device typeSporty/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorNoneFitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
SuccessorFitbit Versa 2NoneNone
Date ReleasedApril, 2018September, 2019September, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisexUnisex

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DISPLAY

Display size1.34 inch1.4 inch1.58 inches
Display typeTransflective
colored
LCD
AMOLEDAMOLED
Display resolution348 x 250 pixel--336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density------
Display always-onNoYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 3 buttonsTouchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Strap materialWoven Polyester (special edition)
Elastomer
ElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Weight38 grams----
Color(s)Gold, gray, blackCarbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Dimension35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm40 x 40 x 11 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)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes

MEMORY

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

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneNoYesYes
LoudspeakerNoNoYes
CameraNoNoNo
Music streamingYesYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v5.0
NFCYesYesYes
Wi-FiYesYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Email alertYesYesYes
ReminderYesYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYesYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes, 20

PLATFORM

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

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)No, (connected GPS)Yes
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope ____Yes
Heart rate sensorYesYesYes
BarometerYesYesYes
CompassNoNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesYesYes
Altimeter____Yes
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Ambient lightYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

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

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Android, IOS

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Android, IOS

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Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit AppFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 145mAh----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 6 daysMixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dockMagnetic charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 30mins-1 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2Fitbit Versa 3
Strap (small and large)Classic wristband (both small & large)Large band
Small band
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dockMagnetic charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide

What’s the Difference?

  1. Going by design, each of the three Fitbit smartwatches is very lightweight and fits nicely on the wrist. Although, Versa 2 and Versa 3 have AMOLED powered display that is more colorful than the LCD display of Versa. Moreover, Versa 2 and Versa have physical buttons which I find more useful than the touch-sensitive button on Versa 3. You need to press it hard to get a response.
  2. In terms of fitness tracking, all three smartwatches can track your sleep, heart rate, calories, steps, distance, and more. Preset sport modes are also available on all three. However, Versa 2 and Versa 3 feature SpO2 blood oxygen that tracks your blood oxygen overnight which Versa lacks. Moreover, Versa 3 features an onscreen workout coach that coach you through as you workout. Although not so many workouts are available, perhaps feature updates will add more workouts.
  3. Versa 3 has inbuilt GPS which Versa 2 and Versa lacks and as such you can track your routes, locations, pace, and more without carrying your phone along. This brings a lot of conveniences which Versa 2 and Versa lacks. You will need to carry your phone along with any of these two if you intend to track outdoor activities.
  4. Both Versa 2 and Versa 3 have a microphone that enables Alexa which comes in handy in helping you do simple tasks with your voice, this isn’t possible with Versa. Moreover, Versa 3 has a loudspeaker that allows you to make and receive calls directly from the watch which you can’t do with the other two.
  5. All three smartwatches have music storage, but it’s quite unfortunate that you can only add music to the Versa 3 through premium services such as Deezer, Spotify, or Pandora. Unlike Versa 2 and Versa where you can easily add music by transferring from your computer.
  6. All three smartwatches have long battery life that allows you to go long from a single charge. However, Versa 3 has the longest battery life. I got 6 days of battery life with Versa 3, while Versa 2 normally gets me about 4-5 days battery life, with Versa, it’s a less than that.

Which Should You Buy?

The Versa 3 is the best smartwatch amongst these three. It has the most features even though I’m not a fan of the touch-sensitive button and the fact that you can’t add your personal music. The Versa 3 has inbuilt GPS which is the only reason why I would recommend it, otherwise, Versa 2 is a cheaper and fantastic alternative.

The Versa which has been discontinued is still a great choice if you’re really tight on budget.

Fitbit Sense vs Versa 2 vs Versa 3 – Video Comparison

Huawei Watch GT 1 vs 2 – What’s the Difference?

Huawei Watch GT 1 vs GT 2 - differences

Huawei is one of the best and most popular smartwatch makers in the smartwatch industry, and according to a research, Huawei has been ranked second as the biggest smartwatch maker of 2020. Two of their most outstanding smartwatches include GT and GT 2, the later succeeded GT that was released in 2018. Both have almost similar appearances, but GT 2 comes with music storage, a microphone, and a loudspeaker that enables it to make and receive calls via Bluetooth connection. This post compares the differences between Huawei Watch GT 1 vs GT 2 features to help you know what features are present on GT 2 but not on its predecessor.

Huawei Watch GT 1 comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, the only difference between these two is the size and battery life, the 42mm has about 7 days long battery life compare to 14 days of the 46mm. GT 2 also comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, the difference between these two is that the 46mm has a loudspeaker, longer battery life, and a more durable design than 42mm. This comparison is however between Huawei Watch GT 1 (46mm) vs GT 2 (46mm)

Huawei Watch GT 1 vs 2: Full Specifications and Features Compared

 Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
huawei watch gt specshuawei watch gt 2 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHuawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorNILHuawei Watch GT
SuccessorHuawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)N/A
Date ReleasedMarch, 2019September, 2019
GenderMenMen

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.39 inch1.39 inch
Display typeAMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution454 x 454 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap materialFluoroelastomer, leather or siliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Weight46 grams (excluding straps)41 grams (excluding straps)
Color(s)Dark green
Orange
Brown
Black
Black, orange, titanium grey and pebble brown
Dimension46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Strap size22mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability testN/A
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM16MB32MB
Internal storage128MB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNomp3/mp4
MicrophoneNoYes
LoudspeakerNoYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LE
NFCYes(China only)Yes(China only)
Wi-FiNoNo
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 trackingNoNo
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemHuawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7--
GPUAdreno 304--
Chipset--Kirin A1

SENSORS

GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
Compass----
Pulse Ox.NoYes
Altimeter--__
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoN/A
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemYes (China)Yes (China)
Companion appHuawei Wear appHuawei Wear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 420mAh455mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
Standby:20 days+
Mixed usage: 14 days
Charging modeCharging dockCharging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerCharging cradle
Quick start guideQuick start guide

The Difference Between GT 1 vs GT 2

  1. Going by the designs, both smartwatches have the same design except that GT 2 has a more premium finish that leaves it with a more attractive appearance than GT 1.
  2. GT 2 comes with music storage that allows you to store music on the watch which is not possible with GT 1. It also has a microphone and loudspeaker that enables it to make and receive calls with Bluetooth connection to your phone. You can also play music aloud thanks to the loudspeaker. Again, these features are not available on GT 1.

In conclusion, although both smartwatches have a very attractive design, loaded with lots of fitness tracking features with up to 2 weeks long battery life, GT 2 is a more equipped smartwatch with a more attractive design than GT.

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Huawei Watch 2 Classic vs Sport vs GT 2 – Which Should You Buy?

Huawei Watch GT 1 vs GT 2 - differences

In this comparison post, I compare three generations of Huawei smartwatches, Huawei Watch 2 Classic vs Sport vs GT 2 which are perhaps some of the best on the market. Watch 2 Classic and Sport are Wear OS smartwatches, while GT 2 runs on Huawei’s proprietary platform following in the footstep of Huawei Watch GT, its predecessor. Although each of these three smartwatches is designed to track your daily activities and update you when you receive notifications on your phone, this comparison compares the differences in their specs and features to find out which is the best buy.

Huawei Watch 2 Classic vs Sport vs GT 2 – Specifications

 Huawei Watch 2 ClassicHuawei Watch 2 SportHuawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
huawei watch gt 2 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHuawei Watch 2 ClassicHuawei Watch 2 SportHuawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchStandalone/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorNILNILHuawei Watch GT
SuccessorNILNILN/A
Date ReleasedApril, 2017April, 2017September, 2019
GenderMenMenMen

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch1.39 inch
Display typeAMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution390 x 390 pixel390 x 390 pixel454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi326 ppi
Display always-onYesYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticThermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap materialLeatherSiliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel MaterialCeramicsThermoplasticCeramics
Weight47 grams
(excluding straps)
40 grams
(excluding straps)
41 grams (excluding straps)
Color(s)Titanium greyCarbon black
Orange
Grey
Black, orange, titanium grey and pebble brown
Dimension48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Strap size22mm20mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability testN/A
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68Yes, IP68Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes

MEMORY

RAM768MB768MB32MB
Internal storage4GB4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYesYes
CameraNoNoNo
Music streamingYesYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.1 LEBluetooth v4.1 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LE
NFCYesYesYes(China only)
Wi-FiYesYesNo
Bluetooth callingYesYesYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Email alertYesYesYes
ReminderYesYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoGSM/HSPANo
SIMNonano-SIMNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNoYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemWear OSWear OSHuawei Lite OS
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7--
GPUAdreno 304Adreno 304--
ChipsetSnapdragon 2100Snapdragon 2100Kirin A1

SENSORS

GPSGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYesYes
BarometerYesYesYes
CompassYesYes--
Pulse Ox.YesYesYes
Altimeter______
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Ambient lightYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 22mmYes, 20mmYes, 22mm
Custom watch faceYesYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYesN/A
Compatibility Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemGoogle PayGoogle PayYes (China)
Companion appHuawei Wear appHuawei Wear appHuawei Wear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 420mAh420mAh455mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: ~1 day
Standby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: ~1 day
Standby:20 days+
Mixed usage: 14 days
Charging modeCharging cradleCharging cradleCharging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Huawei Watch 2 ClassicHuawei Watch 2 SportHuawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
StrapsStrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless chargerCharging cradle
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide

The Differences

  1. Although each of these three has a durable build, GT 2 is very lightweight and more comfortable on the wrist than the other two.
  2. GT 2 which runs on proprietary platform is loaded with more health tracking features than both Watch 2 Classic and Sport.
  3. In addition, GT 2 has a far longer battery life than the other two.
  4. GT 2 is also rated 5ATM compared to IP68 of the other two, this makes it the most suitable choice to wear for swimming activities.

On the other hand…

  1. There is Google Assistant that allows you to do a simple task with your voice.
  2. For a smartwatch running on Wear OS, you get access to more apps than you can get with GT 2.

Which Should You Buy?

Huawei GT 2 is a better smartwatch for tracking your daily activities, it has a far longer battery life and hosts a handful of smart features such as the ability to make and receive calls and music storage.

On the flip side, Watch 2 Classic and Sport are still fantastic choices, if you want access to more of your favorite apps, then any of these two will make a decent smartwatch.

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Amazfit Bip S vs Mi Band 5 – Which is Better?

amazfit bip s vs mi band 5 specs

Mi Band 5 is the latest fitness smartband from Xiaomi, it succeeds and packs new improvements in health and fitness tracking, larger display, and improved battery life, while Amazfit Bip S, a variant of the popular Bip comes with inbuilt GPS which isn’t present on Mi Band 5. However, both share a lot in common. This post compares the difference between Mi Band 5 vs Amazfit Bip S to help you make a more informed decision on which is a better smartband/smartwatch. Note that Mi band 5 is a fitness band, while Bip S is a smartwatch.

Amazfit Bip S vs Mi Band 5 Full Specifications Comparison

 Amazfit Bip SMi Band 5
amazfit bip s specsmi band 5 specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameAmazfit Bip SMi Band 5
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchFitness smartband
PredecessorN/AMi Band 4
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedJanuary, 2020July, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.28 inch1.1 inches
Display typeTransflect LCD (Colored)AMOLED
Display resolution178 x 178 pixels126 x 294 pixels
Pixel density--_
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
1 physical button
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Strap materialSiliconeTPU
Bezel MaterialGlass (bezeless)Polycarbonate
Weight31g11.9 grams
Color(s)Carbon black
Warm pink
Red orange
White
Teal
Orange
Navy blue
Yellow
Black
Mint green
Dimension42 x 35.3 x 11.4mm46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
Strap size20 mm155 - 216mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Tempered glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM--512KB
Internal storage--16MB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
NFCNoNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoneNone
SIMNoneNone

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.No___
StressNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 10Yes, 11

PLATFORM

Operating systemProprietary OSProprietary OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSYes, GPS/GLONASSNo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope NoYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerNoNo
CompassYesNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes, 155 - 216mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Payment systemNoneAlipay, Union Pay
Companion appMi Fit AppMi Fit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 200 mAh125mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby: 90days
Mixed Usage: 40 days+
GPS tracking: 20 hrs+
Standby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 14 days+
Charging mode2-pins POGO pinCharging cradle
Charging durationAbout 2-3 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Amazfit Bip SMi Band 5
StrapsStraps
ChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Differences Between Mi Band 5 vs Amazfit Bip S

  • DESIGN
  • Both Amazfit Bip s and Mi band 5 have a sturdy build comprising of a polycarbonate case, while silicone has been used for Bip S straps and TPU for Mi Band 5 which results in a very lightweight design that is very comfortable to wear.

    With AMOLED powering the display of Mi Band 5, it has a more colorful and richer display compared to reflective LCD of Bip S. Both can easily be read easily even under sunlight. Interacting with Mi Band 5 is via a touchkey, while Bip S has touchscreen support. Again, navigation is easy on both devices, but Bip S is easier to navigate with a physical button.

    Both Mi band 5 and Bip S are rated 5ATM (waterproof rating up to 50 meters), so it’s safe to wear any of these to the pool or ocean.

    The bottom line, each of the two devices has got a decent design that makes any of these two very comfortable to wear all day long.

  • ACTIVITY TRACKING
  • Both Mi Band 5 and Bip S are marketed as fitness and health monitoring devices, as a result, any of these two will track your daily activities such as steps, calories, distance, sleep, and continuous heart rate tracking. However, Bip S is equipped with an inbuilt GPS that enables you to track and map your routes. Although, Mi Band 5 can also track outdoor activities by connecting to your phone GPS which you can view from the Mi Fit app.

    Additionally, Mi Band 5 features menstrual cycle tracking, a feature that allows women to log and monitor period cycle. It also features blood oxygen saturation tracking and can also help you monitor stress through a guided breathing session. Bip S lacks these features, and moreover, Mi Band 5 has more preset workout modes.

  • BATTERY LIFE
  • One of the main selling factors for the Bip family is the very long battery life of every smartwatch on the Bip lineup. Although each of these two has a long battery life that makes any of these a great choice for individuals that want to track long durational activities. While Bip S will keep you going for over a month, Mi Band 5 can last up to 20 days and 14 days with continuous tracking.

  • SMART FEATURES
  • The Chinese version of Mi Band 5 has NFC that allows you to make payment with Ali Pay and Union Pay. It also equipped with a MEMS microphone that gives you access to XiaoAI voice assistant. These features are not available yet on the international version of Mi Band 5. Bip S lacks these features.

  • PRICE

Mi Band 5 is far cheaper than Bip S which is in-line with previous Mi Band versions that are also very cheap.

Which Should You Buy?

Any of these two will make a decent choice for tracking and managing your fitness goals and a perfect companion for managing updates on your phone. Both are low priced fitness trackers, priced below $100.

I’ll still choose Amazfit Bip S, it’s got more fitness tracking features and also has very long battery life.

Mi Band 4 vs 5 – Find out the Differences

Mi Band 4 vs 5 compared

Mi Band 5 is now available in China, the UK, and Europe. It’s a decent fitness smartband designed to track your active life and control and manage updates from your phone with a 14 days battery life. The Mi Band 5 succeeds Mi Band 4 that was released last year, it comes with more health tracking features, the display is larger and brighter and the battery life is slightly longer. In this post, I’ll show you the differences between Mi Band 4 vs 5 so you know if the new smartband is worth your money or perhaps an upgrade might be necessary.

Mi Band 4 vs 5 Full Specs Comparison

 Mi Band 4Mi Band 5
mi band 4 specsmi band 5 specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMi Band 4Mi Band 5
Device typeFitness smartbandFitness smartband
PredecessorMi Band 3Mi Band 4
SuccessorMi Band 5N/A
Date ReleasedJune, 2019July, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size0.95 inch1.1 inches
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display resolution240 x 120 pixel126 x 294 pixels
Pixel density__
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchkeyTouchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Strap materialTPUTPU
Bezel MaterialPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Weight22.1 grams11.9 grams
Color(s)BlackTeal
Orange
Navy blue
Yellow
Black
Mint green
Dimension21.6 x 21.6 x 10.8 mm46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
Strap size155 - 216mm155 - 216mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Tempered glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM512KB512KB
Internal storage16MB16MB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
NFCNoNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoneNone
SIMNoneNone

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.No___
StressNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 6Yes, 11

PLATFORM

Operating systemProprietary OSProprietary OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSNoNo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerNoNo
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps 155 - 216mmYes, 155 - 216mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Payment systemNoneAlipay, Union Pay
Companion appMi Fit AppMi Fit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-Polymer batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 135mAh125mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 18 days+
Standby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 14 days+
Charging modeCharging cradleCharging cradle
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Mi Band 4Mi Band 5
StrapsStraps
ChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
  • Design
  • The appearance of both Mi band 4 and 5 looks exactly the same except for slight differences in the display sizes. It’s the same polycarbonate material used for the case of both devices and TPU straps, while the display is covered by anti-scratch glass material, navigation is still via touch key and it’s the same AMOLED display that powers the display of both devices. The difference though is that Mi band 5 has a 1.1 inches display which is slightly bigger than that of Mi Band 4’s 0.95 inches, thanks to it’s slimmer bezel. Mi Band 5 also has a brighter display with a maximum brightness of 450nits compared to 400nits of Mi Band 4.

    Mi Band 5 has also received more preloaded watch faces. It comes with 100+ preloaded themes which include 54 IP themes.

    Both devices are also rated 5ATM which makes it safe to wear any of these to the shower or pool.

  • Health and Fitness Tracking
  • Both Mi Band 4 and 5 will track your daily activities such as sleep, continuous heart rate tracking, steps, calories, sedentary reminders, and can also connect to your phone GPS to enable outdoor activity tracking.
    However, Mi Band 5 now has more health tracking features such as menstrual cycle tracking that allows women log period cycles with an alert function.

    Stress tracking has also been added, Mi band 5 can monitor your stress and will help you reduce stress through a guided breathing session.

    Another new feature is the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) vitality index; a new, innovative system that converts your heart rate data into a personalized score that indicates the level of activity required in order to maintain good health.

    There’s also blood oxygen saturation tracking that aids in giving you detailed sleep data. Xiaomi claims sleep tracking accuracy has improved by 40% with the addition of the REM stage and 24/7 sleep tracking. Thus, Mi Band 5 will track your sleep in three stages; deep, light, and REM. Besides being able to track your heart rate continuously, Mi Band 5 can now detect irregular heart rate and will alert you.

    Mi Band 5 also comes with more preset workout modes. It comes with 11 sport modes compared to 6 in Mi Band 4.

  • Battery Life
  • There’s no much difference in the battery life between Mi Band 4 and 5, as both can last up to 20 days on power saving mode, but Mi Band 5 according to Xiaomi can last up to 14 days with continuous tracking.

  • Other Upgrades

There’s NFC in the Chinese version of both devices and support payment through Ali Pay, but Xiaomi has added Union Pay to the list of supported payment options.

Both Mi Band 5 has the ability to unlock your phone and features incoming call and text notification, do not disturb, and more, but Mi Band 5 can now control your phone camera.

Which is Better?

Clearly, Mi Band 5 is a better smartband than Mi Band 4. It has a better display and is loaded with more health tracking features, yet priced about the same as Mi Band 4.

Fitbit Charge 4 vs Inspire HR – Which is Better?

In this post, I’ll be comparing Fitbit Charge 4 vs Inspire HR. This is an interesting comparison simply because both smartbands have so many features in common with Charge 4 priced higher as a result of having more features than Inspire HR. As you may know, Charge 4 is the successor to Charge 3 and it did come with some new features like inbuilt GPS, Spotify music control, the new Active minutes, and NFC that supports Fitbit Pay. Compare the differences between these two to help decide which is right for you.

Fitbit Charge 4 vs Inspire HR Specifications Compared

 Fitbit Charge 4Fitbit Inspire HR

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Charge 4Fitbit Inspire HR
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchFitness Smartband
PredecessorFitbit Charge 3N/A
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedMarch, 2020March, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.57 inch~ 1.4 inch
Display typeOLED (monochrome)grayscale OLED
Display resolution____
Pixel density----
Display always-onNoNo
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialResinAluminum
Strap materialElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialResin__
Weight27 g__
Color(s)Rosewood
Black
Storm blue/black
Lilac
Black
White/black
Dimension35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm__
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
__
Screen protectionHardened glass__
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage____
Memory card slot____

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
NFCYesNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 20+Yes, 15+

PLATFORM

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

SENSORS

GPSYesNo, (connected GPS)
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope __No
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesNo
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesNo
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 7.0+
iOS 12.2+
Check your device compatibility
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemFitbit PayNo
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity __
Est. battery lifeStandby: 10 day+
Mixed usage: 7 days
Continuous GPS Tracking: 5 Hrs
Mixed usage: up to 5 days
Charging modeCharging DockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Charge 4Fitbit Inspire HR
Strap (small and large)Straps
ChargerMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide
  1. Design
  2. Both Inspire HR and Charge 4 spot a decent design that is lightweight, sleek, and comfortable to wear. Greyscale OLED powers the display on both devices which can be easily read. The body of both devices is also made with the plastic material while the straps are made from elastomer. Each of these two is also rated 5ATM which means waterproof up to 50 meters. Thus, it’s safe to wear any of these two to the shower or pool. In other words, I can say the design of both devices look good.

  3. Fitness Tracking
  4. Fitness tracking is where both devices differ even though similarities are more. Both Charge 4 and Inspire HR will track your steps, distance, sleep in three stages: (REM, deep and light), continuous heart rate, stress management through guided breathing session, menstrual cycle tracking with 20 preloaded sport modes.

    The difference though is the presence of inbuilt GPS in Charge 4 which Inspire HR lacks. Thus, with Charge 4, you can track outdoor activities without your phone, but you’ll need to carry your phone along if you’re to map your run with Inspire HR. You can then see a map of your run from the Fitbit App.

    Another feature present in Charge 4 is Active minutes which allows you to set a target heart rate and the device will alert you when the preset target is reached. The Charge 4 will also count floors climbed, a feature Inspire HR lacks.

    The bottom line, Charge 4 is a more comprehensive fitness tracker.

  5. Battery Life
  6. Fitbit Charge 4 has a longer battery life than Inspire HR. Users claimed that Charge 4 lasted an average of 5-6 days as against 4 days of Inspire HR. Please note that the actual battery life will vary by users.

  7. Smart Features

There are also some smart features present on Charge 4 which Inspire HR lacks. Although, each of these two will alert you when you receive a notification on your phone, but Charge 4 features the sleep mode that allows you mute notification while sleeping and do not disturb mode that allows you to mute notification during the day. Charge 4 also comes NFC that enables Fitbit Pay, a feature that allows you to make a payment from the device.

Which Should You Buy?

The bottom line, Charge 4 is better than Inspire HR. It has more fitness tracking and smart features and as a result, you’ll have to pay more for it.

However, Inspire HR is still a great choice. The only difference is that you’ll have to carry your phone along when tracking outdoor activities, it can’t count floors you climb and there’s no NFC, yet I think it’s still a wise investment for the price.

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Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR – Which Should You Buy?

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR

Inspire and Inspire HR are two decent low price and lightweight fitness trackers from Fitbit. These two have the same design and about the same battery life, but the Inspire HR is a higher-end version of the two smartbands. Inspire HR comes with a heart rate monitor and works with your phone GPS to enable GPS tracking which the Inspire lacks. As a result, Inspire HR has more fitness tracking features than Inspire. In this post, I compare the differences between Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR to help you decide which is worth investing in.

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR Specifications

 Fitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire
Device typeFitness SmartbandFitness Smartband
PredecessorN/AN/A
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedMarch, 2019March, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size~ 1.4 inch~ 1.4 inch
Display typegrayscale OLEDOLED (monochrome)
Display resolution____
Pixel density----
Display always-onNoYes
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeElastomer
Bezel Material____
Weight____
Color(s)Lilac
Black
White/black
Black
Sangria
Dimension____
Strap size____
Screen protection____
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage____
Memory card slot____

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
NFCNoNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesNo
Floors climbedNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes (excuding sleep stages)
Heart rate monitoringYesNo
VO2 Max.YesNo
StressYesNo
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 15+No

PLATFORM

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

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)No
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope NoNo
Heart rate sensorYesNo
BarometerNoNo
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

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

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemNoNo
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 5 days
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire
StrapsStraps
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR – Compare The Differences

Inspire´╗┐

Inspire HR

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

No

Yes
Fitnes Score (VO2 Max.)

No

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

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

No

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

24/7 Heart Rate Tracking

No

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

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

No

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

Real-time Pace and Distance

No

Connected GPS

Battery life

5 days

5 days

Editor's Rating

As you can see from the tables above, both smartbands are lightweight, compact and the greyscale OLED display can be read easily even outdoors. Both smartbands are also waterproof up to 50 meters which means you can wear any of these to the pool or shower.

The battery life of both smartbands is about the same, you can get up to 5 days from a single charge.
Both smartbands will also alert you when you receive a notification on your phone. Both Inspire HR and Inspire are able to track your daily activities like steps, distance, calories, menstrual cycle, and sleep.

However, where the difference comes in is that Inspire HR has a heart rate monitor and can connect to your phone GPS to enable outdoor activity tracking. As a result of these, Inspire HR can track your fitness level, complete sleep cycle in REM, light and deep stages, heart rate, as well as track your outdoor activities like locations and routes which you can view from the Fitbit App. All these additional features make Inspire HR a more comprehensive fitness tracker.

This is also the reason for the differences in price. Inspire HR will cost you more to buy.

Which Should You Buy?

While you can use any of the two smartbands to track your daily activities such as steps, distance, sleep, and calories, Inspire HR is a more comprehensive fitness tracker, and by extension a better smartband than Inspire.
Inspire HR is a better bargain and a better buy if your budget covers it, otherwise Inspire is still a decent choice.

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Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR – Which is Better?

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR and Samsung Galaxy Fit have quite a lot in common, both smartbands are very light in weight and are comfortable to wear. Each of these two will track your steps, distance, calories, heart rate, and sleep. Both smartbands also have long battery life that can see you through multiple days. In this post, I compare the specs and features of Fitbit Inspire HR vs Samsung Galaxy Fit to find out the differences.

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR – Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy FitFitbit Inspire HR
samsung galaxy fit full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Fitbit Inspire HR
Device typeFitness smartbandFitness Smartband
PredecessorN/AN/A
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedFebruary, 2019March, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size0.95 inch~ 1.4 inch
Display typeAMOLEDgrayscale OLED
Display resolution120 x 240 pixel__
Pixel density__--
Display always-onYesNo
Input typeTouchscreen
1 single button
Touchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminum__
Weight23 grams
(without straps)
__
Color(s)Black
White
Lilac
Black
White/black
Dimension?44.6 x 18.3? x 11.2 mm__
Strap size20mm__
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass__
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATM
(MIL-STD-810G)
Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM2MB--
Internal storage32MB__
Memory card slotNo__

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
NFCYesNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 15+

PLATFORM

Operating systemFreeRTOSFitbit OS
CPU96MHz--
GPU__--
ChipsetMCU Cortex M33F--

SENSORS

GPSNoNo, (connected GPS)
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesNo
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerNoNo
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter--__
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps NoYes
Custom watch faceNoYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 5.0+ RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone: iPhone 7+, iOS 10.0+
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemSamsung PayNo
Companion appSamsung Gear appFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-Polymer batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 120mAh_
Est. battery lifeStandby: 10 days+
Mixed usage: 5 days+
Mixed usage: up to 5 days
Charging modeCharging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Fitbit Inspire HR
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide

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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 – Which is Better?

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5

In this post, I’ll be comparing two very attractive and well equipped smartwatches; The Gen 5 Calyle from Fossil and Versa 2 from Fitbit. While the Gen 5 runs on Google’s Wear OS, Versa 2 runs on proprietary Fitbit OS, yet these two smartwatches offer about the same features. i.e, each of these two is designed to track daily activity and help you manage your fitness goals, as well as offers music storage, voice assistant, notifications update and otherwise. The price range differs though, which is why this comparison between Versa 2 vs Gen 5 will help you decide which is a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Full Specs Compared

 Fitbit Versa 2Fossil Gen 5
Versa 2 full specsfossil gen 5 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit VersaFossil Gen 4 Explorist
SuccessorNoneN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019August, 2019
GenderUnisexMen

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inch1.28 inch
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED (Always-on)
Display resolution--416 x 416 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel
Strap materialElastomerStainless steel
Bezel MaterialAluminumStainless steel
Weight----
Color(s)Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Black silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm44 x 44 x 12 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 3ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM--1GB
Internal storageAbout 4GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerNoYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 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 pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSWear OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset--Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)Yes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope __Yes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesNo
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

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

Check supported devices
Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Payment systemFitbit PayGoogle pay
Companion appFitbit AppFossil Q app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --310mAh
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 daysStandby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging modeUSB based charging dockInductive charging magnet
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Classic wristband (both small & large)Straps
Magnetic charging dockInductive charging magnet
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5: The Differences

  1. DESIGN
  2. Of all the top smartwatches released last year, the Gen 5 and Versa 2 are two of the most attractive. Although, I like the design of Gen 5 more, I thinks it’s more prestigious and attractive than Versa 2. It’s oversized design and stainless steel bezel makes it bold and rugged. However, Versa 2 is a more comfortable smartwatch to wear judging from its lesser weight, more compact size, yet has a larger 1.4 inches display compared to 1.28 inches. AMOLED powers the display on both smartwatches which is vivid and very colorful, both watches also support touchscreen in addition to physical buttons of which Gen 5 has more.

    The straps that come with Versa 2 is made of elastomer (Special edition comes with additional jacquard woven straps) compared to Gen 5 stainless steel straps. Mind you, the Gen 5 straps are also available in leather material. Moreover, you can swap straps on both watches with any compatible straps that are available in different materials.

  3. Both Watches are Water Resistant
  4. Both smartwatches are waterproof with Gen 5 rated 3ATM and Versa 2 rated 5ATM. Versa 2 has a higher waterproof rating of up to 50 meters which makes it a better watch for you if you like to track your swimming activities.

  5. Media and Storage
  6. Both Versa 2 and Gen 5 allow you to store your favorite tracks on the watch, but Gen 5 with 8GB compared to 4GB of Versa 2 will allow you store more of your tracks. Both watches also support streaming with select services like Spotify. In addition, while Google Assistant is on Gen 5, Alexa is the voice assistant on Versa 2. I think these are some of the most intelligent AI programs that can help you do tasks with your voice.

    While a microphone is available on both smartwatches, only Gen 5 comes with a loudspeaker that enables voice calling by connecting to your phone Bluetooth. This feature comes handy in certain situations.

  7. Activity Tracking
  8. Both Versa 2 and Gen 5 are marketed as fitness-focused smartwatches and designed to track your daily activities and help you manage your fitness goals with the respective compatible apps. Google Fit indigenous to Wear OS smartwatches will help you manage your fitness goals on Gen 5, while Fitbit app does the same for Versa 2. Each of these two will track your sleep, heart rate, calories, floors climbed, steps and outdoor activities.

    However, going by the share amount of activity tracking features present on Versa 2 such as stress management, fitness level, menstrual cycle tracking, blood oxygen and onscreen workout coach, I think it’s a more comprehensive fitness tracker than Gen 5 which relies mostly on third-party apps to achieve some of these features.

  9. Fitbit OS vs Wear OS
  10. Both operating systems have something to write home about that tend to meet the need of the average user. Even though Wear OS isn’t there just yet when compared to Tizen OS or the new Watch OS from Apple, I still think it’s a more holistic OS than Fitbit OS which offers limited access to apps.

  11. Battery Life

When Snapdragon 3100 was announced two year ago, it did come with some new features which included battery saver feature for Wear OS smartwatches. This feature allows the Gen 5 to last just about 2 days or even more, and with mixed usage, it’s about a day. This is far less than about 5 days long battery life with Versa 2.

Bottom Line

Versa 2 is a better comprehensive fitness tracker, it’s a better smartwatch for anyone looking for a smartwatch that can track your active life and lets you go longer from a single charge, while Gen 5 has more features that can improve your productive life.

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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Forerunner 245 Music – Which is Better?

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

If you are to buy a fitness smartwatch, the Versa 2 and Forerunner 245 Music will most likely make your top choices. These two are some of the best smartwatches for activity tracking with long battery life. For one, these two have many similar features offered in different forms, but the price gap is quite big. This comparison compares the versa 2 vs Vivoactive 4 to determine which is a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Specs Compared

 Fitbit Versa 2Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
Versa 2 full specsForerunner 245 music specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit VersaGarmin Forerunner 235
SuccessorNoneN
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019April, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inch1.2 inch
Display typeAMOLEDTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display resolution--240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 button 5 buttons, (not touchscreen)

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap materialElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer
Weight--38.5 grams
Color(s)Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Black
Aqua
White
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 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
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEYes, and ANT+
NFCYesNo
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

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

PLATFORM

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

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope __No
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesNo
CompassNoYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter__--
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

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

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Payment systemFitbit PayNo
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 daysSmartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB charging cable
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Garmin Forerunner 245
Classic wristband (both small & large)Straps
Magnetic charging dockUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
  1. Design
  2. I like the design of both watches, I think each of these two stands out with an outstanding design when you take into consideration the weight, size, sturdiness and attractiveness. From the table above, you’ll notice both watches are lightweight, compact, sturdy materials and attractive.

    However, while a MIP LCD powers the display of Forerunner 245, it’s AMOLED for Versa 2 which is richer in color and more attractive, but both watches can easily be read under sunlight. Versa 2’s 1.4 inches display is slightly bigger than 1.2 inches, obviously because of the square shape. It’s a worrtwhile difference especially for those who can barely read contents on a small display. And for a smartwatch, every added display in a compact size is very important.

    I’ve not used any of these watches yet, so I can’t really say which one offers more watch faces, but both watches from reviews by users offer a fair share of preloaded watch faces that allow you to choose your preferred choice.
    I can say navigation is easy on both watches with touch sensitive screen and physical buttons eventhough Forerunner 245 has 5 physical buttons and not touch sensitive.

    Subsequently, investigating the materials, while Versa 2 has a case made of aluminium, Forerunner 245 has a case made of reinforced fiber polymer with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covering the display of both smartwatches. These are sturdy materials used for many smartwatches you find on the market even the Apple Watch 5.

    Both watches are also rated 5ATM which makes these two waterproof up to 50 meters. You can wear any of these to the pool or ocean, but only Forerunner 245 will track your heart rate while swimming – a feature that’s also present in Huawei Watch GT 2.

    Overall, the design of both smartwatches looks outstanding, attractive and elegant.

  3. Storage and Media
  4. Both Versa 2 and Forerunner 245 Music come with storage capacity that allows you to take your favorite tracks with you. This is a nice feature that can be a source of motivation especially while working out. There’s a microphone built into Versa 2 which Forerunner 245 lacks, and as a result, Alexa voice assistant is present and allows you to perform tasks and control smarthome things simply with your voice.

  5. Fitness tracking
  6. There’s no doubt that these two are some of the best activity trackers you can buy on the market when you consider the sophisticated fitness tracking technology of both Garmin and Fitbit. Both Versa 2 and Forerunner 245 will track your daily activities such as steps, distance, floors climbed to more advanced metrics like complete sleep tracking, continuous heart rate tracking, menstrual cycle logging, stress management, blood oxygen tracking with preloaded sport modes.

    However, while there’s inbuilt GPS in Forerunner 245, the Versa 2 needs to connect to your phone to enable GPS functions. While this might not seem like a big difference, working out and carrying your phone along can be bring some level of inconvenience a couple of times.

    There are also some activity tracking features I noticed on Forerunner 245, but not present on Versa 2 like incidental fall detection that could help you get help quick when a fall occurs, not to mention features like respiration, hydration and heart rate tracking while swimming. In other words, I think the Forerunner 245 with inbuilt GPS and more activity tracking features is a more comprehensive fitness tracker.

  7. Battery life
  8. It’s worth noting that both Forerunner 245 and Versa 2 have a long battery life that let’s you go multidays from a single charge. However from reviews by users, Forerunner 245 has a longer battery life of about 7 days compared to about 5 days or more of Versa 2. That’s a significant increase in battery life.

  9. Price

The price of Forerunner 245 is almost twice the price of Versa 2, yet both offer about same features.

Which is better?

It’s difficult to say which is a better smartwatch, and like I stated earlier, these two are some of the best smartwatches with very high ratings from users. It all depends on you to decide.

I still will go for the Versa 2 which I recently ordered alongside Galaxy Watch for my reviews which will be posted here.

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