Fitbit Versa 3 vs Apple Watch 6 – Which Should You Buy?

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The Versa 3 which is the successor to Versa 2 comes with new features such as a loudspeaker, inbuilt GPS, longer battery life with fast charging, while Apple Watch Series 6 succeeds the now discontinued Apple Watch 5, and it comes with more storage, sleep tracking, blood oxygen, and other fine features. This comparison graph compares the differences between Fitbit Versa 3 vs Apple Watch Series 6 to find out which is a better smartwatch.

Note that the Apple Watch 6 comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm and each of these two sizes comes in GPS only and cellular models. However, this comparison is between the GPS model of Watch 6 and Fitbit Versa 3.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Apple Watch 6 Specifications Comparison

 
 
Product Info
fitbit Versa 3 full specs and features

Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications, Features and Price

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Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm) (GPS) Specifications, Features and Price

Price $229.95 $199.95 $414.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fitbit Versa 3 (GPS), Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm)
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Predecessor Fitbit Versa 2 Apple Watch Series 5
Successor
Models Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+
Date released September, 2020 September, 2020
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.58 inches 1.78 inch
Display type AMOLED 1000nit, OLED
Resolution 336 x 336 pixel 448 x 368 pixels
Pixel density
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 1 Haptic button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Rectangular Square
Case material Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Aluminum Bezeless, Sapphire glass
Strap size 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 24mm
Color Black, Blue, Pink Blue, Gold, Gray, Red, Silver
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Sapphire glass
Dimension 40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm 44 x 38 x 10.4 mm
Weight 36.5g
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes
Durability test
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1GB
ROM 4GB 32GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Yes GLONASS, GPS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Barometer Yes
Compass No Yes
ECG No Yes
Thermometer No Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No Yes
Fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout Yes No
Preloaded sport modes 20 Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity
Battery life Regular: 6 days, Standby: 8 days+ Regular: up to 18hrs
Charging type Magnetic charger Charging dock
Charging duration 30mins – 1hr 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Fitbit OS WatchOS 7
Chipset Apple Watch S6 64bits
CPU Dual core
GPU
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fitbit App Apple Watch App
Compatibility Android, iOS iOS 12.0+
Payment system Fitbit Pay Apple Pay
Customizable strap Yes 24mm, Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Alexa, Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Siri
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fitbit Versa 3, Manual, Straps Apple Watch Series 6, Charger, Manual, Straps
Price $229.95 $199.95 $414.00

Which is a Better Smartwatch?

DESIGN: From the specs, Versa 3 has a square shape with the Watch 6 having a rectangular shape, both smartwatches are very lightweight and comfortable to wear thanks to the aluminum case and silicone straps. The display of both smartwatches is also colorful with AMOLED powering Versa 3 and LTPO OLED powering that of Watch 6.

Watch 6 however, has a larger display than Versa 3 and that means you get to easily read complications on the screen. In terms of navigation, Watch 6 has better ways to navigate compared to Versa 3. Both smartwatches have a touch-sensitive screen, however, Watch 6 has a digital rotating crown with a physical button unlike Versa 3 with a haptic button which hasn’t been the best experience for me.

HEALTH TRACKING: When you look at the fitness tracking features present in each of these two smartwatches, it’s very clear the Watch 6 is a more equipped fitness tracker than Versa 3. It features a complete blood oxygen tracking feature unlike Versa 3 that only tracks your blood oxygen at night, it also features ECG tracking which Versa 3 lacks.

Beyond that, each of these two smartwatches will track your sleep in stages, heart rate, calories, and have inbuilt GPS that allow you to track outdoor activities.

MEDIA: As per storage, Watch 6 comes with 32GB massive storage capacity which dwarfs the 4GB storage of Versa 3. Moreover, while Versa 3 has limited music storage options that don’t allow you to add your personal music to the watch except through streaming, Watch 6 offers more ways to add music to the watch.

It’s worthy to note that I can’t make and receive calls directly with my Versa 3 despite having a loudspeaker and microphone which are possible with Watch 6.

BATTERY LIFE: The battery life of Versa 3 is very impressive, I got an average of about 4-5 days long battery life with 1hour daily outdoor workout, unlike Watch 6 that bearly has about a day battery life.

So, Which Should You Buy? The Watch 6 is clearly a more sophisticated smartwatch than Versa 3. It’s a more complete smartwatch than Versa 3 that allows you to do more with your watch without your phone. It also has more health tracking features, however, it’s way more expensive, only compatible with iPhones, and has a shorter battery life than Versa 3. Apple Watch Series 6 is a better smartwatch if you’re looking to buy a smartwatch that can do more than just tracking your daily activities. It’s the best smartwatch for iOS devices.

While the Versa 3 is a decent smartwatch that’s equipped to track your active life and has quite impressive long battery life. It’s cheaper and compatible with both Android and iOS devices. It’s a decent choice if you just want a smartwatch that can track all your daily activities.

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Fitbit Versa 3 vs Apple Watch 6 – Which Should You Buy?

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