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

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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

Editor's Rating

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review – Still The Best Smartwatch for Men 2020

samsung galaxy watch full specs and features

The Galaxy Watch is Samsung’s flagship smartwatch released about two years ago, yet still one of the best smartwatches today, it’s a comprehensive smartwatch equipped with many features. It comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, both have a casing made of stainless steel, while the straps are available in leather as well as silicone materials. You can also change the straps to your preferred choice 22mm or 18mm. While the 42mm is available in rose-gold and midnight black, the 46mm is available in silver color. It’s also available in two models; LTE and Bluetooth only.

Both sizes are equipped with cellular connectivity which makes these two standalone smartwatches that allow you to make and receive calls independent of your phone. The Galaxy Watch features an AMOLED display that’s very vivid and interactive with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ covering the screen. It also has a physical rotating bezel that allows you navigate it effortlessly.

This device also comes with many sensors such as accelerometer, heart rate sensor, and barometer which enables it to track activities such as your heart rate, calories, sleep, distance, steps, and more with many preloaded sport modes to choose from. You can also pay from this watch via the Samsung Pay, while the battery life is about 2 days or more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm/42mm Features

  • 1.3/1.2 inch always-on AMOLED display allows you take a quick glance anytime.
  • Available in stainless steel case with MIL-STD-810 rating.
  • 4GB ROM and 768MB RAM allows you store your favorite files on the watch and also enables a smooth performance.
  • Rated 5ATM (50 meters) waterproof rating which makes it suitable to wear to the swimming pool or ocean.
  • Physical rotating bezel allows you to navigate the watch effortlessly.
  • Customizable watch face, choose from the many uploaded watch faces or create your own.
  • Customize watch face using the Mystyle app to take a picture of your outlook and the Active 2 turns it to match what you’re wearing.
  • Tracks your activities such as heart rate, sleep, distance, golfing, blood pressure, swim tracking, steps and more.
  • Bluetooth only models allow you make calls by connecting to your phone Bluetooth (Bluetooth calling).
  • A standalone smartwatch that allow you to make and receive calls without your phone giving your phone some breathing space.
  • Keep you connected to all that matters to you by notifying you when there’s a new notification on your phone.
  • Equipped with NFC that allows you to make payment on the go via Samsung Pay.
  • Features apps such as Strava, MapMyRun, Endomondo, Spotify and more.
  • Over two days long battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm/40mm Review – A Classy Smartwatch

samsung galaxy watch active 2 40/44mm

Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the latest smartwatch from Samsung released sometime in September last year, it’s the most sophisticated smartwatch from the brand. It comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, both are available in aluminum and stainless steel, while the stainless steel model is equipped with LTE connectivity.

The Active 2 is slim, compact, and very lightweight with the aluminum version weighing just 30g and 26g for the 44mm and 40mm respectively. Each is equipped with 4GB storage capacity which is not so great but should be enough to store some of your favorite files. It has an AMOLED powered display with a 360 x 360-pixel resolution, its also touchscreen and always-on.

The Active 2 is loaded with many features which includes inbuilt microphone and loudspeaker that supports Bluetooth calling and voice assistants powered by Bixby. It’s also equipped with many sensors that enables activity tracking features which includes heart rate monitoring, sleep, distance, golf, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm/40mm Features

  • 1.4/1.2 inch always-on AMOLED display allows you take a quick glance anytime.
  • Aluminum/stainless steel case are durable with MIL-STD-810 rating.
  • 4GB ROM and 768MB RAM allows you store your favorite files on the watch and also enables a smooth performance.
  • Digital rotating bezel allows you to navigate the watch effortlessly.
  • Customizable watch face, choose from the many uploaded watch faces or create your own.
  • Customize watch face using the Mystyle app to take a picture of your outlook and the Active 2 turns it to match what you’re wearing.
  • Tracks your activities such as heart rate, sleep, distance, golfing, blood pressure, swim tracking, steps and more.
  • About 40000 preloaded golf courses to choose from.
  • Make calls from the non-LTE models by connecting to your phone Bluetooth (Bluetooth calling).
  • LTE models is a standalone smartwatch that allow you to make and receive calls without your phone, allowing you to go out without your phone.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you by notifying you when there’s a new notification on your phone.
  • Features apps such as Strava, MapMyRun, Endomondo, Spotify and more.
  • Over two days long battery life.

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