Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR – Which is Better?

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR and Samsung Galaxy Fit have quite a lot in common, both smartbands are very light in weight and are comfortable to wear. Each of these two will track your steps, distance, calories, heart rate, and sleep. Both smartbands also have long battery life that can see you through multiple days. In this post, I compare the specs and features of Fitbit Inspire HR vs Samsung Galaxy Fit to find out the differences.

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR – Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy FitFitbit Inspire HR
samsung galaxy fit full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Fitbit Inspire HR
Device typeFitness smartbandFitness Smartband
PredecessorN/AN/A
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedFebruary, 2019March, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

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DISPLAY

Display size0.95 inch~ 1.4 inch
Display typeAMOLEDgrayscale OLED
Display resolution120 x 240 pixel__
Pixel density__--
Display always-onYesNo
Input typeTouchscreen
1 single button
Touchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminum__
Weight23 grams
(without straps)
__
Color(s)Black
White
Lilac
Black
White/black
Dimension?44.6 x 18.3? x 11.2 mm__
Strap size20mm__
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass__
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATM
(MIL-STD-810G)
Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM2MB--
Internal storage32MB__
Memory card slotNo__

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
NFCYesNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 15+

PLATFORM

Operating systemFreeRTOSFitbit OS
CPU96MHz--
GPU__--
ChipsetMCU Cortex M33F--

SENSORS

GPSNoNo, (connected GPS)
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesNo
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerNoNo
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter--__
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps NoYes
Custom watch faceNoYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 5.0+ RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone: iPhone 7+, iOS 10.0+
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemSamsung PayNo
Companion appSamsung Gear appFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-Polymer batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 120mAh_
Est. battery lifeStandby: 10 days+
Mixed usage: 5 days+
Mixed usage: up to 5 days
Charging modeCharging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Fitbit Inspire HR
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide

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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 – Which is Better?

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5

In this post, I’ll be comparing two very attractive and well equipped smartwatches; The Gen 5 Calyle from Fossil and Versa 2 from Fitbit. While the Gen 5 runs on Google’s Wear OS, Versa 2 runs on proprietary Fitbit OS, yet these two smartwatches offer about the same features. i.e, each of these two is designed to track daily activity and help you manage your fitness goals, as well as offers music storage, voice assistant, notifications update and otherwise. The price range differs though, which is why this comparison between Versa 2 vs Gen 5 will help you decide which is a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Full Specs Compared

 Fitbit Versa 2Fossil Gen 5
Versa 2 full specsfossil gen 5 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit VersaFossil Gen 4 Explorist
SuccessorNoneN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019August, 2019
GenderUnisexMen

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inch1.28 inch
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED (Always-on)
Display resolution--416 x 416 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel
Strap materialElastomerStainless steel
Bezel MaterialAluminumStainless steel
Weight----
Color(s)Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Black silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm44 x 44 x 12 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 3ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM--1GB
Internal storageAbout 4GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerNoYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoYes

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 trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesNo
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSWear OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset--Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)Yes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope __Yes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesNo
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes, 22mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Payment systemFitbit PayGoogle pay
Companion appFitbit AppFossil Q app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --310mAh
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 daysStandby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging modeUSB based charging dockInductive charging magnet
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Classic wristband (both small & large)Straps
Magnetic charging dockInductive charging magnet
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Gen 5: The Differences

  1. DESIGN
  2. Of all the top smartwatches released last year, the Gen 5 and Versa 2 are two of the most attractive. Although, I like the design of Gen 5 more, I thinks it’s more prestigious and attractive than Versa 2. It’s oversized design and stainless steel bezel makes it bold and rugged. However, Versa 2 is a more comfortable smartwatch to wear judging from its lesser weight, more compact size, yet has a larger 1.4 inches display compared to 1.28 inches. AMOLED powers the display on both smartwatches which is vivid and very colorful, both watches also support touchscreen in addition to physical buttons of which Gen 5 has more.

    The straps that come with Versa 2 is made of elastomer (Special edition comes with additional jacquard woven straps) compared to Gen 5 stainless steel straps. Mind you, the Gen 5 straps are also available in leather material. Moreover, you can swap straps on both watches with any compatible straps that are available in different materials.

  3. Both Watches are Water Resistant
  4. Both smartwatches are waterproof with Gen 5 rated 3ATM and Versa 2 rated 5ATM. Versa 2 has a higher waterproof rating of up to 50 meters which makes it a better watch for you if you like to track your swimming activities.

  5. Media and Storage
  6. Both Versa 2 and Gen 5 allow you to store your favorite tracks on the watch, but Gen 5 with 8GB compared to 4GB of Versa 2 will allow you store more of your tracks. Both watches also support streaming with select services like Spotify. In addition, while Google Assistant is on Gen 5, Alexa is the voice assistant on Versa 2. I think these are some of the most intelligent AI programs that can help you do tasks with your voice.

    While a microphone is available on both smartwatches, only Gen 5 comes with a loudspeaker that enables voice calling by connecting to your phone Bluetooth. This feature comes handy in certain situations.

  7. Activity Tracking
  8. Both Versa 2 and Gen 5 are marketed as fitness-focused smartwatches and designed to track your daily activities and help you manage your fitness goals with the respective compatible apps. Google Fit indigenous to Wear OS smartwatches will help you manage your fitness goals on Gen 5, while Fitbit app does the same for Versa 2. Each of these two will track your sleep, heart rate, calories, floors climbed, steps and outdoor activities.

    However, going by the share amount of activity tracking features present on Versa 2 such as stress management, fitness level, menstrual cycle tracking, blood oxygen and onscreen workout coach, I think it’s a more comprehensive fitness tracker than Gen 5 which relies mostly on third-party apps to achieve some of these features.

  9. Fitbit OS vs Wear OS
  10. Both operating systems have something to write home about that tend to meet the need of the average user. Even though Wear OS isn’t there just yet when compared to Tizen OS or the new Watch OS from Apple, I still think it’s a more holistic OS than Fitbit OS which offers limited access to apps.

  11. Battery Life

When Snapdragon 3100 was announced two year ago, it did come with some new features which included battery saver feature for Wear OS smartwatches. This feature allows the Gen 5 to last just about 2 days or even more, and with mixed usage, it’s about a day. This is far less than about 5 days long battery life with Versa 2.

Bottom Line

Versa 2 is a better comprehensive fitness tracker, it’s a better smartwatch for anyone looking for a smartwatch that can track your active life and lets you go longer from a single charge, while Gen 5 has more features that can improve your productive life.

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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Forerunner 245 Music – Which is Better?

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

If you are to buy a fitness smartwatch, the Versa 2 and Forerunner 245 Music will most likely make your top choices. These two are some of the best smartwatches for activity tracking with long battery life. For one, these two have many similar features offered in different forms, but the price gap is quite big. This comparison compares the versa 2 vs Vivoactive 4 to determine which is a better smartwatch for you.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Specs Compared

 Fitbit Versa 2Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
Versa 2 full specsForerunner 245 music specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit VersaGarmin Forerunner 235
SuccessorNoneN
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019April, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inch1.2 inch
Display typeAMOLEDTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display resolution--240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 button 5 buttons, (not touchscreen)

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap materialElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer
Weight--38.5 grams
Color(s)Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Black
Aqua
White
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEYes, and ANT+
NFCYesNo
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSProprietary OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope __No
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesNo
CompassNoYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter__--
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesNo
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Payment systemFitbit PayNo
Companion appFitbit AppGarmin connect IQ store

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 daysSmartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB charging cable
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Garmin Forerunner 245
Classic wristband (both small & large)Straps
Magnetic charging dockUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
  1. Design
  2. I like the design of both watches, I think each of these two stands out with an outstanding design when you take into consideration the weight, size, sturdiness and attractiveness. From the table above, you’ll notice both watches are lightweight, compact, sturdy materials and attractive.

    However, while a MIP LCD powers the display of Forerunner 245, it’s AMOLED for Versa 2 which is richer in color and more attractive, but both watches can easily be read under sunlight. Versa 2’s 1.4 inches display is slightly bigger than 1.2 inches, obviously because of the square shape. It’s a worrtwhile difference especially for those who can barely read contents on a small display. And for a smartwatch, every added display in a compact size is very important.

    I’ve not used any of these watches yet, so I can’t really say which one offers more watch faces, but both watches from reviews by users offer a fair share of preloaded watch faces that allow you to choose your preferred choice.
    I can say navigation is easy on both watches with touch sensitive screen and physical buttons eventhough Forerunner 245 has 5 physical buttons and not touch sensitive.

    Subsequently, investigating the materials, while Versa 2 has a case made of aluminium, Forerunner 245 has a case made of reinforced fiber polymer with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covering the display of both smartwatches. These are sturdy materials used for many smartwatches you find on the market even the Apple Watch 5.

    Both watches are also rated 5ATM which makes these two waterproof up to 50 meters. You can wear any of these to the pool or ocean, but only Forerunner 245 will track your heart rate while swimming – a feature that’s also present in Huawei Watch GT 2.

    Overall, the design of both smartwatches looks outstanding, attractive and elegant.

  3. Storage and Media
  4. Both Versa 2 and Forerunner 245 Music come with storage capacity that allows you to take your favorite tracks with you. This is a nice feature that can be a source of motivation especially while working out. There’s a microphone built into Versa 2 which Forerunner 245 lacks, and as a result, Alexa voice assistant is present and allows you to perform tasks and control smarthome things simply with your voice.

  5. Fitness tracking
  6. There’s no doubt that these two are some of the best activity trackers you can buy on the market when you consider the sophisticated fitness tracking technology of both Garmin and Fitbit. Both Versa 2 and Forerunner 245 will track your daily activities such as steps, distance, floors climbed to more advanced metrics like complete sleep tracking, continuous heart rate tracking, menstrual cycle logging, stress management, blood oxygen tracking with preloaded sport modes.

    However, while there’s inbuilt GPS in Forerunner 245, the Versa 2 needs to connect to your phone to enable GPS functions. While this might not seem like a big difference, working out and carrying your phone along can be bring some level of inconvenience a couple of times.

    There are also some activity tracking features I noticed on Forerunner 245, but not present on Versa 2 like incidental fall detection that could help you get help quick when a fall occurs, not to mention features like respiration, hydration and heart rate tracking while swimming. In other words, I think the Forerunner 245 with inbuilt GPS and more activity tracking features is a more comprehensive fitness tracker.

  7. Battery life
  8. It’s worth noting that both Forerunner 245 and Versa 2 have a long battery life that let’s you go multidays from a single charge. However from reviews by users, Forerunner 245 has a longer battery life of about 7 days compared to about 5 days or more of Versa 2. That’s a significant increase in battery life.

  9. Price

The price of Forerunner 245 is almost twice the price of Versa 2, yet both offer about same features.

Which is better?

It’s difficult to say which is a better smartwatch, and like I stated earlier, these two are some of the best smartwatches with very high ratings from users. It all depends on you to decide.

I still will go for the Versa 2 which I recently ordered alongside Galaxy Watch for my reviews which will be posted here.

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Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 2 – Which is Better?

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 2

The Versa 2 and Ionic are two of the best smartwatches from Fitbit, while the Versa 2 is a relatively newer smartwatch released last year, the Ionic has been here for a while since 2017. These two are some of the best smartwatches you can find on the market. Both are fitness-focused just like all Fitbit smartwatches, however, while Versa 2 has always-on AMOLED display and Alexa voice assistant, Ionic has inbuilt GPS. The price is about the same. Which should you buy? Find out in this comparison of the Versa 2 vs Ionic.

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 2 Specifications Compared

 Fitbit IonicFitbit Versa 2
fitbit ionic specsVersa 2 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit IonicFitbit Versa 2
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit Versa
SuccessorNone
Date ReleasedAugust, 2017September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.42 inch1.4 inch
Display typeLCDAMOLED
Display resolution348 x 250 pixel--
Pixel density306 ppi--
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
3 buttons
Touchscreen and 1 button

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAerospace-grade aluminiumAluminum
Strap materialElastomerElastomer
Bezel MaterialAluminumAluminum
Weight30g--
Color(s)Charcoal/smoke grey
Blue/burnt orange
Blue-grey/silver
Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Dimension38 x 45 x 12 mm40 x 40 x 11 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
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
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

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSFitbit OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSYesNo, (connected GPS)
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope Yes__
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoYes
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
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 dockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit IonicFitbit Versa 2
Strap (small and large)Classic wristband (both small & large)
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Differences Betweem Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 2

Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Versa 2

Display

Full color AMOLED
Colored LCD upto 1000nits

Always-on

No

Yes

Microphone

No

Yes

Voice Assistant

No

Yes, Amazon Alexa

Inbuilt GPS

Yes

No

Battery life

5 days

6 days

Editor's Rating

Both Versa 2 and Ionic come in an attractive lightweight and durable design made of aluminum and elastomer straps with Corning Gorilla Glass covering the display. However, while its LCD display on Ionic, it’s always-on AMOLED on Versa 2. AMOLED display is richer and more colorful, and with always-on display, you can always catch a glance of what’s on the screen and showcase your style.

There’s also a microphone in Versa 2 which enables Alexa voice assistant that allows you control smartthings as well as carryout simple tasks with your voice. Ionic lacks this feature.

Ionic has inbuilt GPS just like the newly released Charge 4, this allows you to track outdoor activities without your phone. But with Versa 2, you’ll need to connect to your phone GPS to track outdoor activities.

From actually testing, Versa 2 has a slight longer battery life than Ionic despite having an always-on display. As far as smartwatches are concerned, every difference in battery life means a lot, so its a plus for Versa 2.

Which Should Buy?

Versa 2 and Ionic are two of the best smartwatches from Fitbit, these two are outstanding in design, activity tracking, long battery life and equipped with music storage and other features that can improve your productive life.

I’ll go with Versa 2, although lacks inbuilt GPS, the richer always-on display, voice assistant and longer battery life makes it a better bargain.

However, if carrying your phone along all the time while workout outdoors especially for hikers is inconvinient for you, then the Ionic will make a decent decision.

Prices

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

fitbit versa 2 vs garmin vivoactive 4

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 2Garmin Vivoactive 4
Versa 2 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Garmin Vivoactive 4
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit VersaGarmin Vivoactive 3
SuccessorNoneN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inch1.3 inch
Display typeAMOLEDTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display resolution--260 x 260 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 2 physical button

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap materialElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumStainless steel
Weight--50.5 grams
Color(s)Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Black/black
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth smart, ANT+
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 trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSProprietary OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope __Yes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter__--
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoYes
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes, 22mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesNo
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Payment systemFitbit PayGarmin pay
Companion appFitbit AppGarmin connect IQ store

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 daysSmartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB charging cable
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Garmin Vivoactive 4
Classic wristband (both small & large)Straps
Magnetic charging dockUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick 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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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Venu – Which is a Better Smartwatch?

fitbit versa 2 vs Garmin venu compared

Fitbit Versa 2 and the Venu from Garmin are two of the best rated and most popular smartwatches on the market obviously for many reasons which from what I found out has to do with the outstanding designs, robust performance, comprehensive fitness tracking, and long battery life. These two have few things in commons which include comprehensive fitness tracking, rich AMOLED display, and long battery life. In this post, I compare the differences between the Versa 2 vs Venu to help you decide which is a better smartwatch.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Garmin Venu: Specifications

 Fitbit Versa 2Garmin Venu
Versa 2 full specsGarmin Venu specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Garmin Venu
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit VersaGarmin Vivoactive 3
SuccessorNoneN
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

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DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inch1.2 inch
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display resolution--390 x 390 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 2 physical button

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Casing materialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap materialElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumStainless steel
Weight--46.3 grams
Color(s)Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Gold/black
Rose gold/tan
Silver/dark gray
Black/black
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE, ANT+
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 trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSProprietary OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope __Yes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter__--
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoYes
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesNo
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Payment systemFitbit PayGarmin pay
Companion appFitbit AppGarmin connect IQ store

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 daysSmartwatch mode: Up to 5 days

GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB charging cable
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Garmin Venu
Classic wristband (both small & large)Straps
Magnetic charging dockUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

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Fitbit Versa 2 Standard vs Special Edition – What’s The Difference?

best fitbit smartwatches

The Versa 2 is still the best smartwatch on the Fitbit wearable lineup, its the only Fitbit smartwatch to be equipped with a voice assistant, in this case, Amazon Alexa and always-on display. Versa 2 also comes with music storage functionality as well as is able to track your active life comprehensively and also has a long battery life which some users have claimed can last up to 5 days or even more depending on usage.

Fitbit Versa 2 Standard vs Special Edition: Specifications

 Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition
Versa 2 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit VersaFitbit Versa
SuccessorNoneNone
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inch1.4 inch
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display resolution----
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen and 1 button

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialElastomerElastomer
Woven Polyester (special edition)
Bezel MaterialAluminumAluminum
Weight----
Color(s)Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Navy & Pink/copper rose
Smoke Woven/Mist Grey
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm40 x 40 x 11 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
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 trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 20

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSFitbit OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)No, (connected GPS)
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope ____
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter__Yes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
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 6 daysMixed usage: up to 6 days
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Versa 2
Classic wristband (both small & large)Jacquard woven band (both small & large)
Classic wristband (both small & large)
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Difference Between Fitbit Versa 2 Standard vs Special Edition

The Versa 2 is available in two models; standard edition and special edition. The difference is that in addition to the elastomer classical bands that come with each model, the special edition also comes with a jacquard woven band. While the special edition is available in navy & pink/copper rose and smoke woven/mist grey colors, the standard edition is available in 4 colors that include, carbon/black, bordeaux/copper rose, petal/copper rose and stone/mist grey.

Fitbit Versa 2 Features

  1. Control Music on Spotify
  2. Control your music, “like” songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phone nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required.

  3. Onboard Apps
  4. Access your favorite apps for fitness, sports, news, travel, transit and more with a simple tap.

  5. Personalised Reminders
  6. Stay on track toward your goals with personalized reminders that remind you to stay active, get hydrated, stick to a sleep schedule, and more.

  7. Automatic Exercise Recognition
  8. Automatically record select exercises like running, biking, and more & see detailed workout information in the Fitbit app.

  9. 20+ Preloaded Sport Modes
  10. Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga, and more, set a goal, and get real-time stats during your workouts.

  11. On-Screen Workout
  12. Get personalized on-screen workouts that play on your wrist, coach you through each move, and adapt based on your feedback.

  13. Personalised Insights
  14. Get insights based on your personal stats and specific guidance on how to improve.

  15. Swimproof
  16. Water-resistant up to 50M, so you can wear your tracker or smartwatch in the shower, pool, and beyond.

  17. Sedentary Reminders
  18. See how long you’ve been active throughout the day and get reminders to fit in a few extra steps when you’ve been sitting a bit too long.

  19. Customizable Watch Faces
  20. Personalize your smartwatch or tracker by choosing from a variety of clock faces designed for any occasion.

  21. Workout Intensity Map
  22. After outdoor exercise, check your workout intensity map in the Fitbit app to see your heart rate zones throughout your route.

  23. Heart Rate Zones
  24. Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.

  25. Advanced Sleep Tools
  26. Unlock a Sleep Score breakdown and personalized tools to help you sleep better.

  27. Guided Programs
  28. Follow customized, step-by-step programs that help you build healthier habits in key areas.

  29. Health and Fitness Tracking
  30. Track activity, weight, sleep, and nutrition and see your progress in the app.

  31. Cardio Fitness Score
  32. Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score.

  33. Comprehensive Sleep Tracking for Light, Deep and REM Stages
  34. See your time spent in light, deep, and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve.

  35. Female Health Tracking
  36. Know your body on a deeper level using your tracker or smartwatch with the Fitbit app to follow your cycle, record symptoms, and more.

  37. Guilded Breathing Sessions Help You Manage Stress
  38. Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

  39. All Day Heart Rate Tracking
  40. Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, see your resting heart rate trends, and get real-time guidance to optimize your workouts.

  41. All Day Activity Tracking
  42. Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time.

  43. Sleep Score
  44. Based on your heart rate, time asleep, and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.

  45. Sleep Tracking
  46. Understand your rest with automatic sleep tracking and silent alarms on your wrist & bedtime reminders and helpful tips in the app.

  47. Resting Heart Rate
  48. Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.

  49. All Day Calorie Burn
  50. Better understand the total number of calories you burn—all day and during workouts—to manage your weight and stay on track toward your goals.

  51. Syncs Wirelessly With Compatible Devices
  52. Automatically sync to most popular iOS and Android devices to show your stats, trends, and progress on your Fitbit dashboard.

  53. Make Payments Directly From Watch
  54. Use your credit and debit cards to make secure purchases anywhere that accepts tap-and-pay. See participating banks.

  55. Smartphone Notifications
  56. See call, text, or calendar notifications on screen & get push notifications from smartphone apps. Available when your phone is nearby.

  57. Connect and Control Music on Spotify
  58. Control your music, “like” songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phones nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required. Not available in all countries.

  59. App Dashboard
  60. Set goals, track progress, and get a more complete picture of your health and fitness—all on your dashboard in the Fitbit app.

  61. Sleep Mode
  62. Use the sleep mode to mute smartphone notifications and stop your screen from turning on at night.

  63. Do Not Disturb Mode
  64. Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar, and app notifications during the day.

  65. On-Wrist Stats

Check your stats on your Fitbit tracker or smartwatch—and get the nudge you need to reach your goals.

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Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 – What’s The Difference?

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 2

The Fitbit Versa is now obsolete, but still available in some stores around the world. The Versa precedes the Versa 2 which is the new face of the Versa family released in august last year. The Versa 2 comes with a microphone that enables Amazon’s Alexa voice as well as a full-color AMOLED display. In this post, I compare the differences between Versa vs Versa 2 to help you identify the differences and of course which is a better watch.

Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2: Specifications

 Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa specsVersa 2 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa
(discontinued)
Fitbit Versa 2
Device typeSporty/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorNoneFitbit Versa
SuccessorFitbit Versa 2None
Date ReleasedApril, 2018September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.34 inch1.4 inch
Display typeTransflective
colored
LCD
AMOLED
Display resolution348 x 250 pixel--
Pixel density----
Display always-onNoYes
Input typeTouchscreen and 3 buttonsTouchscreen and 1 button

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialWoven Polyester (special edition)
Elastomer
Elastomer
Bezel MaterialAluminumAluminum
Weight38 grams--
Color(s)Gold, gray, blackCarbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Dimension35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm40 x 40 x 11 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 storageAbout 4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneNoYes
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
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 trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSFitbit OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSNo, (connected GPS)No, (connected GPS)
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope ____
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoYes
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 145mAh--
Est. battery lifeMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 6 days
Charging modeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
Strap (small and large)Classic wristband (both small & large)
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Versa/Versa 2 Similar Features

  1. Personalised Reminders
  2. Stay on track toward your goals with personalized reminders that remind you to stay active, get hydrated, stick to a sleep schedule, and more.

  3. Automatic Exercise Recognition
  4. Automatically record select exercises like running, biking, and more & see detailed workout information in the Fitbit app.

  5. 20+ Preloaded Sport Modes
  6. Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga, and more, set a goal, and get real-time stats during your workouts.

  7. On-Screen Workout
  8. Get personalized on-screen workouts that play on your wrist, coach you through each move, and adapt based on your feedback.

  9. Personalised Insights
  10. Get insights based on your personal stats and specific guidance on how to improve.

  11. Swimproof
  12. Water-resistant up to 50M, so you can wear your tracker or smartwatch in the shower, pool, and beyond.

  13. Sedentary Reminders
  14. See how long you’ve been active throughout the day and get reminders to fit in a few extra steps when you’ve been sitting a bit too long.

  15. Customizable Watch Faces
  16. Personalize your smartwatch or tracker by choosing from a variety of clock faces designed for any occasion.

  17. Workout Intensity Map
  18. After outdoor exercise, check your workout intensity map in the Fitbit app to see your heart rate zones throughout your route.

  19. Heart Rate Zones
  20. Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.

  21. Advanced Sleep Tools
  22. Unlock a Sleep Score breakdown and personalized tools to help you sleep better.

  23. Guided Programs
  24. Follow customized, step-by-step programs that help you build healthier habits in key areas.

  25. Health and Fitness Tracking
  26. Track activity, weight, sleep, and nutrition and see your progress in the app.

  27. Cardio Fitness Score
  28. Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score.

  29. Comprehensive Sleep Tracking for Light, Deep and REM Stages
  30. See your time spent in light, deep, and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve.

  31. Female Health Tracking
  32. Know your body on a deeper level using your tracker or smartwatch with the Fitbit app to follow your cycle, record symptoms, and more.

  33. Guilded Breathing Sessions Help You Manage Stress
  34. Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

  35. All Day Heart Rate Tracking
  36. Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, see your resting heart rate trends, and get real-time guidance to optimize your workouts.

  37. All Day Activity Tracking
  38. Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time.

  39. Sleep Score
  40. Based on your heart rate, time asleep, and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.

  41. Sleep Tracking
  42. Understand your rest with automatic sleep tracking and silent alarms on your wrist & bedtime reminders and helpful tips in the app.

  43. Resting Heart Rate
  44. Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.

  45. All Day Calorie Burn
  46. Better understand the total number of calories you burn—all day and during workouts—to manage your weight and stay on track toward your goals.

  47. Syncs Wirelessly With Compatible Devices
  48. Automatically sync to most popular iOS and Android devices to show your stats, trends, and progress on your Fitbit dashboard.

  49. Make Payments Directly From Watch
  50. Use your credit and debit cards to make secure purchases anywhere that accepts tap-and-pay. See participating banks.

  51. Smartphone Notifications
  52. See call, text, or calendar notifications on screen & get push notifications from smartphone apps. Available when your phone is nearby.

  53. Connect and Control Music on Spotify
  54. Control your music, “like” songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phones nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required. Not available in all countries.

  55. App Dashboard
  56. Set goals, track progress, and get a more complete picture of your health and fitness—all on your dashboard in the Fitbit app.

  57. Sleep Mode
  58. Use the sleep mode to mute smartphone notifications and stop your screen from turning on at night.

  59. Do Not Disturb Mode
  60. Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar, and app notifications during the day.

  61. On-Wrist Stats

Check your stats on your Fitbit tracker or smartwatch—and get the nudge you need to reach your goals.

Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 Differences Compared

Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa 2

Display

Colored LCD upto 1000nits

Full color AMOLED

Always-on

No

Yes

Microphone

No

Yes

Voice Assistant

No

Yes, Amazon Alexa

Control Music on Spotify

No

Yes

Onboard Apps
Access your favorite apps for fitness, sports, news, travel, transit and more with a simple tap.

No

Yes

Battery life

5 days

6 days

Editor's Rating

Which Should You Buy?

From the tables above, you can see that the Versa 2 is clearly a better smartwatch. It has more features, a slightly longer battery life, and a richer AMOLED display as well as has a microphone that enables Alexa voice assistant and allows you to carry out simple tasks with your voice, but Versa is a lot cheaper. The Versa is still a nice entry-level watch considering its lightweight design, robust fitness tracking features, and long battery life.

However, the Versa 2 is a better bargain.

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Fitbit Charge 4 Review – Should You Upgrade?

The Charge 4 is the latest fitness tracker from Fitbit, it succeeds the Charge 3 which is very popular among fitness enthusiasts. There’s isn’t much additions with the release of the Charge 4, but it comes with a peck of new features that include inbuilt GPS, NFC, and the ability to control music on Spotify.

Fitbit Charge 4: What’s New?

The new features that come with the Charge 4 are;

  1. Inbuilt GPS: Unlike Charge 3, Charge 4 comes with an inbuilt GPS that allows you to track real-time pace and location without carrying your phone along.
  2. NFC: The Charge 4 now has NFC in all models, unlike the Charge 3 where it was only available in the Special Edition. This will allow you to make payments directly from the watch.
  3. Sleep Mode: The Charge 4 features sleep mode that allows you to mute notifications on your smartphone.
  4. Control and Play Music on Spotify: You can use the Charge 4 to control and play music from streaming services like Spotify.
  5. Do Not Disturb Mode: The Charge allows you to activate the do not disturb mode that mutes notifications for calls, SMS, and otherwise.
  6. Active Zone Minutes: Active zone minutes is the new feature that comes with the Charge 4 and might come to other models via updates. This feature allows you to set the target heart rate, which the Charge 4 will alert you when the target is reached. A great way to manage your training intensity.

fitbit charge 4 review

  • Lightweight Design
  • Just like Charge 3, Charge 4 is also very lightweight. It has a case made of resin and the straps made of elastomer. The display is still the same monochrome LCD display, not so bright, but easy to read even under sunlight. The Charge 4 comes in two models; the Regular edition and Special Edition. The difference between the two models is that the Special Edition comes with additional woven polyester straps.

    The straps can be changed, just in case you don’t like the one that comes with it.

  • 5ATM Waterproof Rating
  • The Charge 4 is rated 5ATM which means it waterproof up to 50 meters, this makes it swim-proof and can be worn to the pool or otherwise.

  • A Comprehensive Fitness Tracker
  • The Charge 4 ships with a handful of inbuilt sensors that include GPS, heart rate monitor, and accelerometer that enables it to track your active life comprehensively. It’ll track your sleep, steps, floors climbed, locations, real-time pace, and many other related stats. It also features preloaded sport modes that allow you choose your preferred workout mode.

  • Keeps You Connected To All That Matters to You
  • The Charge 4 is designed to notify you when you receive a notification on your phone. This will allow you to stay connected to all that matters to you. And with Fitbit Pay available on all models, you can make payment directly from the device.

  • About 7 Days Long Battery Life

With mixed usage, the Charge 4 can last up to 7 days. This can be lower or higher but depends on actual usage.

Features of Charge 4

The list below list the features of the Charge 4.

  1. Inbuilt GPS
  2. Inbuilt GPS lets you see your real-time pace and distance without a phone, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.

  3. Active Zone Minutes
  4. Feel a buzz when you reach your target heart rate zones during exercise and celebrate when you earn extra minutes outside of workouts.

  5. Personalised Reminders
  6. Stay on track toward your goals with personalized reminders that remind you to stay active, get hydrated, stick to a sleep schedule, and more.

  7. Automatic Exercise Recognition
  8. Automatically record select exercises like running, biking, and more & see detailed workout information in the Fitbit app.

  9. 20+ Preloaded Sport Modes
  10. Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga, and more, set a goal, and get real-time stats during your workouts.

  11. Personalised Insights
  12. Get insights based on your personal stats and specific guidance on how to improve.

  13. Swimproof
  14. Water-resistant up to 50M, so you can wear your tracker or smartwatch in the shower, pool, and beyond.

  15. Sedentary Reminders
  16. See how long you’ve been active throughout the day and get reminders to fit in a few extra steps when you’ve been sitting a bit too long.

  17. Workout Intensity Map
  18. After outdoor exercise, check your workout intensity map in the Fitbit app to see your heart rate zones throughout your route.

  19. Heart Rate Zones
  20. Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.

  21. Advanced Sleep Tools
  22. Unlock a Sleep Score breakdown and personalized tools to help you sleep better.

  23. Guided Programs
  24. Follow customized, step-by-step programs that help you build healthier habits in key areas.

  25. Health and Fitness Tracking
  26. Track activity, weight, sleep, and nutrition and see your progress in the app.

  27. Cardio Fitness Score
  28. Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score.

  29. Comprehensive Sleep Tracking for Light, Deep and REM Stages
  30. See your time spent in light, deep, and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve.

  31. Female Health Tracking
  32. Know your body on a deeper level using your tracker or smartwatch with the Fitbit app to follow your cycle, record symptoms, and more.

  33. Guilded Breathing Sessions Help You Manage Stress
  34. Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

  35. All Day Heart Rate Tracking
  36. Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, see your resting heart rate trends, and get real-time guidance to optimize your workouts.

  37. All Day Activity Tracking
  38. Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time.

  39. Sleep Score
  40. Based on your heart rate, time asleep, and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.

  41. Sleep Tracking
  42. Understand your rest with automatic sleep tracking and silent alarms on your wrist & bedtime reminders and helpful tips in the app.

  43. Resting Heart Rate
  44. Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.

  45. All Day Calorie Burn
  46. Better understand the total number of calories you burn—all day and during workouts—to manage your weight and stay on track toward your goals.

  47. Syncs Wirelessly With Compatible Devices
  48. Automatically sync to most popular iOS and Android devices to show your stats, trends, and progress on your Fitbit dashboard.

  49. Make Payments Directly From Charge 4
  50. Use your credit and debit cards to make secure purchases anywhere that accepts tap-and-pay. See participating banks.

  51. Smartphone Notifications
  52. See call, text, or calendar notifications on screen & get push notifications from smartphone apps. Available when your phone is nearby.

  53. Connect and Control Music on Spotify
  54. Control your music, “like” songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phones nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required. Not available in all countries.

  55. App Dashboard
  56. Set goals, track progress, and get a more complete picture of your health and fitness—all on your dashboard in the Fitbit app.

  57. Sleep Mode
  58. Use the sleep mode to mute smartphone notifications and stop your screen from turning on at night.

  59. Do Not Disturb Mode
  60. Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar, and app notifications during the day.

  61. Up To 7 Days Battery Life
  62. The battery lasts up to 7 days on a full charge. Up to 5 hours with GPS; varies with use and other factors.

  63. On-Wrist Stats

Check your stats on your Fitbit tracker or smartwatch—and get the nudge you need to reach your goals.

Fitbit Charge 4 Pros

  • Lightweight design.
  • Inbuilt GPS.
  • Music control.
  • NFC for Fitbit Pay.
  • Over 5 days long battery life.

Fitbit Charge 4 Cons

  • No ambient light sensor.
  • No always-on display.

Fitbit Charge 4 Specifications

 Fitbit Charge 4Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Charge 4Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit Charge 3Fitbit Charge 3
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedMarch, 2020March, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.57 inch1.57 inch
Display typeOLED (monochrome)OLED (monochrome)
Display resolution____
Pixel density----
Display always-onNoNo
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialResinResin
Strap materialElastomerElastomer
Woven Polyester
Bezel MaterialResinResin
Weight27 g27 g
Color(s)Rosewood
Black
Storm blue/black
Black/ granite
Dimension35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionHardened glassHardened glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage____
Memory card slot____

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiNoNo
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 trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYes, 20+Yes, 20+

PLATFORM

Operating systemFitbit OSFitbit OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSYesYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope ____
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.YesYes
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 7.0+
iOS 12.2+
Check your device compatibility
Android 7.0+
iOS 12.2+
Check your device compatibility
Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity __
Est. battery lifeStandby: 10 day+
Mixed usage: 7 days
Continuous GPS Tracking: 5 Hrs
Standby: 10 day+
Mixed usage: 7 days
Continuous GPS Tracking: 5 Hrs
Charging modeCharging DockCharging Dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Charge 4Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition
Strap (small and large)Strap (small and large)
Woven Strap (small and large)
ChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Conclusion

Fitbit Charge 4 is no doubt a fantastic watch, although looks more like a smartband. The design is decent with added fitness tracking features that makes it a more comprehensive fitness tracker than Charge 3. If you already own Charge 3, I don’t think an upgrade is really necessary. Otherwise, if you have to choose between these two, Charge 4 is a better bargain.

Fitbit Ionic vs Charge 4 Comparison – Which Should You Buy?

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Which is better between Fitbit Ionic vs Charge 4? I think Ionic is a better smartwatch, but Charge 4 is a better choice if you need a cheaper fitness companion

The Charge 4 is the latest fitness tracking device from Fitbit, it succeeds the Charge 3, and now comes with inbuilt GPS, NFC and music control as well as being a complete fitness tracker. Sams can be said about the Ionic released in 2017, but still one of the best sellers on the market. In this post, I compare the Ionic vs Charge 4 to find the differences and to help you decide which is a better bargain.

Meanwhile compare the specs of the Charge 4 vs Ionic to see the differences, further down, you’ll see the similar features as well as the differences.

Fitbit Ionic vs Charge 4: Specifications

 Fitbit IonicFitbit Charge 4
fitbit ionic specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit IonicFitbit Charge 4
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorFitbit Charge 3
SuccessorN/A
Date ReleasedAugust, 2017March, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.42 inch1.57 inch
Display typeLCDOLED (monochrome)
Display resolution348 x 250 pixel__
Pixel density306 ppi--
Display always-onYesNo
Input typeTouchscreen
3 buttons
Touchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAerospace-grade aluminiumResin
Strap materialElastomerElastomer
Bezel MaterialAluminumResin
Weight30g27 g
Color(s)Charcoal/smoke grey
Blue/burnt orange
Blue-grey/silver
Rosewood
Black
Storm blue/black
Dimension38 x 45 x 12 mm35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Hardened glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage4GB (2.5GB available)__
Memory card slotNo__

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4No
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesNo
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 Yes__
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoYes
Altimeter____
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps YesYes
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android 7.0+
iOS 12.2+
Check your device compatibility
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 daysStandby: 10 day+
Mixed usage: 7 days
Continuous GPS Tracking: 5 Hrs
Charging modeUSB based charging dockCharging Dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit IonicFitbit Charge 4
Strap (small and large)Strap (small and large)
Magnetic charging dockCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Fitbit Charge 4/Ionic Similar Features

The list below shows all the features similar to both the Ionic and Charge 4.

  1. Inbuilt GPS
  2. Inbuilt GPS lets you see your real-time pace and distance without a phone, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.

  3. Personalised Reminders
  4. Stay on track toward your goals with personalized reminders that remind you to stay active, get hydrated, stick to a sleep schedule, and more.

  5. Automatic Exercise Recognition
  6. Automatically record select exercises like running, biking, and more & see detailed workout information in the Fitbit app.

  7. 20+ Preloaded Sport Modes
  8. Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga, and more, set a goal, and get real-time stats during your workouts.

  9. Personalised Insights
  10. Get insights based on your personal stats and specific guidance on how to improve.

  11. Swimproof
  12. Water-resistant up to 50M, so you can wear your tracker or smartwatch in the shower, pool, and beyond.

  13. Sedentary Reminders
  14. See how long you’ve been active throughout the day and get reminders to fit in a few extra steps when you’ve been sitting a bit too long.

  15. Workout Intensity Map
  16. After outdoor exercise, check your workout intensity map in the Fitbit app to see your heart rate zones throughout your route.

  17. Heart Rate Zones
  18. Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.

  19. Advanced Sleep Tools
  20. Unlock a Sleep Score breakdown and personalized tools to help you sleep better.

  21. Guided Programs
  22. Follow customized, step-by-step programs that help you build healthier habits in key areas.

  23. Health and Fitness Tracking
  24. Track activity, weight, sleep, and nutrition and see your progress in the app.

  25. Cardio Fitness Score
  26. Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score.

  27. Comprehensive Sleep Tracking for Light, Deep and REM Stages
  28. See your time spent in light, deep, and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve.

  29. Female Health Tracking
  30. Know your body on a deeper level using your tracker or smartwatch with the Fitbit app to follow your cycle, record symptoms, and more.

  31. Guilded Breathing Sessions Help You Manage Stress
  32. Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

  33. All Day Heart Rate Tracking
  34. Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, see your resting heart rate trends, and get real-time guidance to optimize your workouts.

  35. All Day Activity Tracking
  36. Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time.

  37. Sleep Score
  38. Based on your heart rate, time asleep, and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.

  39. Sleep Tracking
  40. Understand your rest with automatic sleep tracking and silent alarms on your wrist & bedtime reminders and helpful tips in the app.

  41. Resting Heart Rate
  42. Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.

  43. All Day Calorie Burn
  44. Better understand the total number of calories you burn—all day and during workouts—to manage your weight and stay on track toward your goals.

  45. Syncs Wirelessly With Compatible Devices
  46. Automatically sync to most popular iOS and Android devices to show your stats, trends, and progress on your Fitbit dashboard.

  47. Make Payments Directly From Watch
  48. Use your credit and debit cards to make secure purchases anywhere that accepts tap-and-pay. See participating banks.

  49. Smartphone Notifications
  50. See call, text, or calendar notifications on screen & get push notifications from smartphone apps. Available when your phone is nearby.

  51. Connect and Control Music on Spotify
  52. Control your music, “like” songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phones nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required. Not available in all countries.

  53. App Dashboard
  54. Set goals, track progress, and get a more complete picture of your health and fitness—all on your dashboard in the Fitbit app.

  55. Sleep Mode
  56. Use the sleep mode to mute smartphone notifications and stop your screen from turning on at night.

  57. Do Not Disturb Mode
  58. Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar, and app notifications during the day.

  59. On-Wrist Stats

Check your stats on your Fitbit tracker or smartwatch—and get the nudge you need to reach your goals.

Fitbit Ionic vs Charge 4: Differences

Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Charge 4

Display

Colored LCD upto 1000nits

Monochrome LCD
Store and Play Music

Yes, up to 300 tracks

No

Control Music on Spotify

No

Yes

Connect with Wireless Headphone
Listen to your favorite tunes without the wires.

Text

Yes

Active Zone Minutes
Feel a buzz when you reach your target heart rate zones during exercise and celebrate when you earn extra minutes outside of workouts.

No

Yes

Real-Time Pace and Distance Using Phone GPS
See your real-time pace and distance by connecting to your phone's GPS, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.

Yes

No

On-Screen Workout
Get personalized on-screen workouts that play on your wrist, coach you through each move and adapt based on your feedback.

Yes

No

Real-time Pace and Distance

Text

Inbuilt GPS

Battery life

5 days

7 days+

Editor's Rating

Which Should You Buy?

First of all, it’s important to state that from the design, features, and otherwise, the Ionic is a more comprehensive smartwatch (if I can also call the Charge 4 a smartwatch, though looks more like a smartband). The Ionic is of a higher quality which you can see from the design. While it has a more durable aluminum case and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Charge 4 case is made of resin. Similarly, it also has a brighter and more colorful LCD display compared to the monochrome LCD of Charge 4. In other words, I think it’s right to say that the Ionic is a better smartwatch with more features like music storage and up to 5 days long battery life

Charge 4, on the other hand, is way cheaper, yet has lots of fitness tracking features in addition to the newly added Active Zone Minutes that allow you set target heart rate and has up to 7 days long battery life that allows you go longer from a single charge. I conclude by saying that, Charge 4 is better choice for you if you need a cheaper fitness companion.

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