Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4 – Which is Better?

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Garmin Vivoactive 4 and Fitbit Versa 2 are two of the best choices for comprehensive fitness tracking, each of these two will track your active life and will keep you connected to all that matters to you with long multi-day battery life. The Vivoactive 4 cost almost twice the price of the Versa 2, yet the Versa 2 features Amazon Alexa which the Vivoatiuve 4 lacks. Compare the difference between the Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4 to find out which is a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4: Specifications

  Fitbit Versa 2 Garmin Vivoactive 4
Versa 2 full specs


Device name Fitbit Versa 2 Garmin Vivoactive 4
Device type Sport/Fitness smartwatch Sport/Fitness smartwatch
Predecessor Fitbit Versa Garmin Vivoactive 3
Successor None N/A
Date Released September, 2019 September, 2019
Gender Unisex Unisex



Display size 1.4 inch 1.3 inch
Display type AMOLED Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display resolution -- 260 x 260 pixels
Pixel density -- --
Display always-on Yes Yes
Input type Touchscreen and 1 button Touchscreen plus 2 physical button


Shape Rectangular/curved Circular
Casing material Aluminum Fiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap material Elastomer Silicone
Bezel Material Aluminum Stainless steel
Weight -- 50.5 grams
Color(s) Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Dimension 40 x 40 x 11 mm 45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm
Strap size 140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass Corning Gorilla glass 3
Durability test
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM


Time/Date Yes Yes
Alarm Yes Yes
Stopwatch Yes Yes


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


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


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 LE Bluetooth smart, ANT+
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Bluetooth calling No No


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


Network Technology No No


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 Yes


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


GPS No, (connected GPS) GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope __ Yes
Heart rate sensor Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass No Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes Yes
Altimeter __ --
Thermometer No Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes


Interchangeable straps Yes Yes, 22mm
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes No
Compatibility Android, IOS

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Android and iOS
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Payment system Fitbit Pay Garmin pay
Companion app Fitbit App Garmin connect IQ store


Battery type Non-removable lithium polymer Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity -- --
Est. battery life Mixed usage: up to 6 days Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Charging mode USB based charging dock USB charging cable
Charging duration About 1-2 hours About 1-2 hours


Fitbit Versa 2 Garmin Vivoactive 4
Classic wristband (both small & large) Straps
Magnetic charging dock USB charging cable
Quick start guide Quick start guide

Which is a Better Smartwatch?

Both the Versa 2 and Vivoactive 4 remains some of the best-rated smartwatches with remarkable designs and featuring lots of in-depth fitness tracking features and long battery life.

The Versa 2 has a richer and more colorful display, and also features voice assistant powered by Alexa, while I think the Vivoactive 4 offers a more in-depth activity tracking features and has a slightly longer battery life.

It all boils down to your preference, but I’ll stick with the cheaper Versa 2.


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