Fitbit Versa 3 vs Galaxy Watch – Which Should You Buy?

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Which should you buy between Samsung Galaxy Watch that was released in 2018 and the new Fitbit Versa 3? In this post, I’ll try to answer this question. Although the Galaxy Watch which already has a successor in Galaxy Watch 3 is aged, it’s a comprehensive smartwatch featuring lots of features and has a long battery. The same can also be said of Versa 3 which has an inbuilt GPS and loudspeaker which its predecessor, Versa 2 lacks. Let’s compare the specifications and features of these two smartwatches to help you decide which Is a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Galaxy Watch Specifications Comparison

  Fitbit Versa 3 Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) (Bluetooth)
fitbit Versa 3 full specs comparison Samsung galaxy watch specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name Fitbit Versa 3 Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)
Device type Sport/Fitness smartwatch Classic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
Predecessor Fitbit Versa 2 Samsung Gear S3
Successor None N/A
Date Released September, 2020 August, 2018
Gender Unisex Men

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size 1.58 inches 1.3 inch
Display type AMOLED Super AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution 336 x 336 pixel 360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density -- 278 ppi
Display always-on Yes Yes
Input type Touchscreen
Touchkey
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel

BODY

Shape Rectangular/curved Circular
Casing material Aluminum Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap material Silicone Silicone
(leather straps also available)
Bezel Material Aluminum Ceramics
Weight -- 63 grams
Color(s) Midnight blue/gold
Pink/gold
Black
Black and silver
Dimension 40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm 46 x 49 x 13 mm
Strap size 140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/Date Yes Yes
Alarm Yes Yes
Stopwatch Yes Yes

MEMORY

RAM -- 0.75GB (non-LTE)
Internal storage About 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No

MEDIA

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

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v4.2
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Bluetooth calling No Yes

NOTIFICATIONS

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

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network Technology No None
SIM No None

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 No
Blood pressure No No
ECG Tracking No No
Blood oxygen Yes No
Preloaded sport modes Yes, 20 Yes

PLATFORM

Operating system Fitbit OS Tizen OS 4.0
CPU -- Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU -- --
Chipset -- Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPS Yes GLONASS/A-GPS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Heart rate sensor Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass No No
Pulse Ox. Yes No
Altimeter Yes --
ECG No No
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes Yes, 22mm
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes Yes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment system Fitbit Pay Samsung pay
Companion app Fitbit App Samsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery type Non-removable lithium polymer Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity -- 472mAh
Est. battery life Mixed usage: up to 6 days+ Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging mode Magnetic charging WPC based wireless charging
Charging duration About 30mins-1 hours About 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 3 Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)
Large band
Small band
Straps
Magnetic charging cable Charging dock
Quick start guide Quick start guide

Which is Better Between Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 3?

I will tell you that Galaxy Watch despite released 2 years ago is still a more complete smartwatch than Versa 3. It has more features and is more independent unlike Versa 3 that relies on the Fitbit app to install apps and watch faces.

However, Versa 3 is very lightweight and compact, unlike Galaxy Watch which is quite bulky. I could wear Versa 3 all day long without feeling the need to remove it. It also has a slightly longer battery life than Galaxy Watch. While Galaxy Watch gave me up to 3-4 days long battery life, Versa 3 gave me up to 6 days on average.

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