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
Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications, Features and Price
Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm) (GPS) Specifications, Features and Price
|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|
|Predecessor||Fitbit Versa 2||Apple Watch Series 5|
|Models||—||Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+|
|Date released||September, 2020||September, 2020|
|Display size||1.58 inches||1.78 inch|
|Display type||AMOLED||1000nit, OLED|
|Resolution||336 x 336 pixel||448 x 368 pixels|
|Input type||1 Haptic button, Touchscreen||1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen|
|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|
|Waterproof rating||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|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|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|CELLULAR||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY|
|ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Preloaded sport modes||20||Yes|
|Battery type||non-removable Lithium-polymer||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|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|
|Operating system||Fitbit OS||WatchOS 7|
|Chipset||—||Apple Watch S6 64bits|
|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|
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.