Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3 – Which is Better?

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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 Ionic Fitbit Versa 3
fitbit ionic specs fitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name Fitbit Ionic Fitbit Versa 3
Device type Sport/Fitness smartwatch Sport/Fitness smartwatch
Predecessor Fitbit Versa 2
Successor None
Date Released August, 2017 September, 2020
Gender Unisex Unisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size 1.42 inch 1.58 inches
Display type LCD AMOLED
Display resolution 348 x 250 pixel 336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density 306 ppi --
Display always-on Yes Yes
Input type Touchscreen
3 buttons
Touchscreen
Touchkey

BODY

Shape Rectangular/curved Rectangular/curved
Casing material Aerospace-grade aluminium Aluminum
Strap material Elastomer Silicone
Bezel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Weight 30g --
Color(s) Charcoal/smoke grey
Blue/burnt orange
Blue-grey/silver
Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Dimension 38 x 45 x 12 mm 40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Strap size 140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass 3 Corning Gorilla 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 4GB (2.5GB available) About 4GB
Memory card slot No No

MEDIA

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

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 LE Bluetooth v5.0
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
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 No Yes
Menstrual cycle tracking Yes Yes
Blood pressure No No
ECG Tracking No No
Blood oxygen No Yes
Preloaded sport modes Yes Yes, 20

PLATFORM

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

SENSORS

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

OTHER FUNCTIONS

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

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Android, IOS

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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 5 days Mixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging mode USB based charging dock Magnetic charging
Charging duration About 1-2 hours About 30mins-1 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Ionic Fitbit Versa 3
Strap (small and large) Large band
Small band
Magnetic charging dock Magnetic charging cable
Quick start guide Quick 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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