Fitbit Sense was released alongside Versa 3, it’s a more comprehensive health tracker featuring ECG, EDA stress, and temperature sensor. It’s also loaded with features like a microphone, loudspeaker, music storage, long battery life, and always-on display. Fitbit Sense costs about $329 which is higher than Samsung’s Active 2 that costs about $260, yet shares a lot of similar features with Fitbit Sense. This comparison graph compares Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Sense to find out the differences and to help you decide which is a better smartwatch for you.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Sense Full Specifications Compared
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Full Specifications, Features and Prices
Fitbit Sense Full Specifications, Features and Price
|ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE|
|Device name||Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm)||Fitbit Sense|
|Device type||Fitness/Classic smartwatch||Fitness/Sport smartwatch|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy Watch Active||—|
|Models||Bluetooth only, LTE||—|
|Date released||September, 2019||September, 2020|
|Display size||1.4 inches||1.58 inches|
|Display type||Super AMOLED, Full color||AMOLED|
|Resolution||360 x 360 pixel||336 x 336 pixel|
|Input type||2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen||1 Haptic button, Touchscreen|
|Strap material||Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum)||Silicone|
|Bezel material||Corning Gorilla Glass DX+||Stainless steel|
|Strap size||20 mm||140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)|
|Color||Aqua-black, Cloud-silver, Pink-gold||Gold, Graphite|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass DX+||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Dimension||44 x 44 x 10.9 mm||40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm|
|Weight||30 grams (aluminum)||—|
|Waterproof rating||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v5.0||Bluetooth v5.0|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||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||39||20|
|Battery type||Non-removable Li-ion battery||non-removable Lithium-polymer|
|Battery life||Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+||Regular: 6 days, Standby: 8 days+|
|Charging type||WPC based wireless charging||Magnetic charger|
|Charging duration||1-2 hours||30mins – 1hr|
|Operating system||Tizen OS 4.0||Fitbit OS|
|CPU||Dual core 1.15GHz||—|
|Companion app||Samsung Gear app||Fitbit App|
|Compatibility||Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+||Android, iOS|
|Payment system||Samsung Pay||Fitbit Pay|
|Voice Assistant||Yes, Bixby||Yes, Alexa, Yes, Google Assistant|
|Find my phone||Yes||Yes|
|Box content||Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm), Straps||Charger, Fitbit Sense, Manual, Straps|
- Fitness Tracking
- Media and Connectivity
- Battery Life
Each of these two is compact and lightweight, so you can wear any of these two all day long without feeling the need to remove it. The displays on both smartwatches are powered by AMOLED which is very colorful and easy to read. Although not the best experience to read under direct sunlight.
As per navigation, Active 2 has a digital rotating bezel, touchscreen support in addition to 2 physical buttons, unlike Fitbit Sense that has a touch-sensitive screen alongside a haptic touch-sensitive button which I dislike because it can be frustrating most times. So, Active 2 offers more options and easier to navigate than Sense.
Both smartwatches are rated 5ATM which represents waterproof up to 50 meters. So, you can wear any of these two while swimming.
In summary, as per design, I can say the Active 2 has a more attractive and better design than Fitbit Sense.
Both Active 2 and Sense will track all the basics like steps, calories, heart rate, sleep, floors, help you manage stress, and for women, it allows you to log and track your period cycle.
Both smartwatches also have an inbuilt GPS that allows you to track your routes, locations, pace, and other metrics without having to carry your phone along.
Both smartwatches also feature ECG tracking that allows you to take an ECG test directly from your wrist. A feature that can help you detect atrial fibrillation.
The difference in fitness tracking is that the Active 2 features more preset workout modes 39 vs 20 of Fitbit Sense.
Active 2 also features blood pressure monitoring and incidental fall detection which Sense lacks.
Although, both Active 2 and Sense feature SpO2 blood oxygen tracking, Sense only tracks your blood oxygen overnight unlike Active 2 that allows you to see your blood oxygen levels on-request.
On the other hand, Sense features a body temperature sensor which Active 2 lacks. Fitbit Sense with the EDA stress sensor can also monitor and detect when you’re stressed unlike Active 2 that only allows you to manage stress via a guided breathing session.
I think is a square between these two as far as fitness tracking is concerned.
Both Active 2 and Sense offer music storage. However, you can’t add your personal music to Sense. You can only download Pandora stations, Deezer playlists, or control Spotify playlists on your phone unlike Active 2 that also grants you access to all these premium music services, and as well allows you to add your personal music effortlessly.
Although both smartwatches have a loudspeaker, the loudspeaker in Fitbit Sense is almost useless, it doesn’t allow you play music aloud, you can’t hear Alexa speak nor can you make calls from the watch unlike Active 2 that allows you to play music aloud, hear Bixby speak and allows you to make and receive calls directly from the watch.
Fitbit Sense has a longer battery than Active 2. I averaged 2 days plus with Active 2 which is far lower than Sense that offers up to 6 days long battery life.
Which is Better?
For me, Samsung’s Active 2 is a better smartwatch than Fitbit Sense. It is a more independent and comprehensive smartwatch than Sense, and it’s cheaper.
Fitbit Sense has a longer battery life than Active 2, if that means a lot to you or you’re a fan of Fitbit, then, it’s a decent smartwatch no doubt.
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