Fitbit Charge 4 vs Versa 3 Comparison Review

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The Versa 3 is the latest smartwatch from Fitbit, it was released alongside the Inspire 2. It succeeds the Versa 2 and comes with new features such as a loudspeaker and inbuilt GPS. The Charge 4 which was released a few months back is a fitness smartband with inbuilt GPS and features every other fitness tracking feature present in Versa 3 except for the inability to count floors, lacks SpO2 blood oxygen tracking, and onscreen workout coach, but a cheaper alternative. Which should you buy between Fitbit Charge 4 vs Versa 3? Compare the features of these two head-to-head to find out which is a better buy for you.

Fitbit Charge 4 vs Versa 3 Specifications Comparison

  Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Charge 4
fitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Charge 4
Device type Sport/Fitness smartwatch Sport/Fitness smartwatch
Predecessor Fitbit Versa 2 Fitbit Charge 3
Successor None N/A
Date Released September, 2020 March, 2020
Gender Unisex Unisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size 1.58 inches 1.57 inch
Display type AMOLED OLED (monochrome)
Display resolution 336 x 336 pixel __
Pixel density -- --
Display always-on Yes No
Input type Touchscreen
Touchkey
Touchscreen

BODY

Shape Rectangular/curved Rectangular/curved
Casing material Aluminum Resin
Strap material Silicone Elastomer
Bezel Material Aluminum Resin
Weight -- 27 g
Color(s) Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Rosewood
Black
Storm blue/black
Dimension 40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm 35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm
Strap size 140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass Hardened glass
Durability test
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/Date Yes Yes
Alarm Yes Yes
Stopwatch Yes Yes

MEMORY

RAM -- --
Internal storage About 4GB __
Memory card slot No __

MEDIA

Audio mp3/mp4 No
Microphone Yes No
Loudspeaker Yes No
Camera No No
Music streaming Yes No

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v4.0 LE
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes No
Bluetooth calling No No

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alert Yes Yes
SMS alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Reminder Yes Yes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network Technology No No
SIM No No

FITNESS TRACKING

Steps Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
VO2 Max. Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Swim tracking Yes Yes
Menstrual cycle tracking Yes Yes
Blood pressure No No
ECG Tracking No No
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Preloaded sport modes Yes, 20 Yes, 20+

PLATFORM

Operating system Fitbit OS Fitbit OS
CPU -- --
GPU -- --
Chipset -- --

SENSORS

GPS Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes __
Heart rate sensor Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass No No
Pulse Ox. Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes __
ECG No No
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes No

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes No
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android 7.0+
iOS 12.2+
Check your device compatibility
Payment system Fitbit Pay Fitbit Pay
Companion app Fitbit App Fitbit App

BATTERY

Battery type Non-removable lithium polymer Non-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity -- _
Est. battery life Mixed usage: up to 6 days+ Standby: 10 day+
Mixed usage: 7 days
Continuous GPS Tracking: 5 Hrs
Charging mode Magnetic charging Charging Dock
Charging duration About 30mins-1 hours About 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Charge 4
Large band
Small band
Strap (small and large)
Magnetic charging cable Charger
Quick start guide Quick start guide

Which Should You Buy?

Versa 3 is clearly a better smartwatch than Charge 4 which is rather a smartband than a smartwatch. The Versa 3 features loudspeaker, microphone, and music storage which Charge 4 lacks. It also has Amazon Alexa voice assistant and Google Assitant which enables you to do simple tasks with your voice, it’s a more comprehensive fitness tracker than Charge 4.

Charge 4 is a decent fitness smartband with an inbuilt GPS that allows you to track outdoor activities conveniently without carrying your phone along, it also has a longer battery life than Versa 3 while also being able to track your steps, sleep, heart rate, calories and more.

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