Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 3 – Which is Better?

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Versa 3 succeeds Versa 2, and it does come with a loudspeaker and inbuilt GPS which its predecessor lacks. The same can be said for the Galaxy Watch which also has very-near similar features. Both smartwatches are fitness-focused and equipped to track your health as well as help you manage notifications from your phone. Which is better between these two? Find out in this comparison graph between Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 3 specifications and features.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

fitbit Versa 3 full specs and features

Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price - $229.95 $199.95
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Fitbit Versa 3
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex
Predecessor Samsung Gear S3 Fitbit Versa 2
Successor
Models Bluetooth, LTE
Date released August, 2018 September, 2020
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.58 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color AMOLED
Resolution 360 x 360 pixel 336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 1 Haptic button, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Rectangular
Case material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap material Leather, Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap size 22 mm 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Color Silver Black, Blue, Pink
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla Glass
Dimension 46 x 49 x 13 mm 40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Weight 63 grams (excluding straps)
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling Yes No
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.75GB
ROM 4GB 4GB
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 Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Pulse Ox. No Yes
Altimeter No Yes
Barometer Yes
Compass No
ECG No No
Thermometer No No
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 No Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout No Yes
Preloaded sport modes 39 20
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 472mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular: 6 days, Standby: 8 days+
Charging type WPC based wireless charging Magnetic charger
Charging duration 1-2 hours 30mins – 1hr
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Fitbit OS
Chipset Exynos 9110
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App Fitbit App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android, iOS
Payment system Samsung Pay Fitbit Pay
Customizable strap Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Bixby Yes, Alexa, Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 3, Manual, Straps
Price $229.95 $199.95

The Differences

  • Design
  • Fitbit Versa 3 is a very lightweight smartwatch due to its aluminium case compared to stainless steel of Galaxy Watch. The Versa 3 is also slimmer and more compact than Galaxy Watch that is thick and bulky.

    In terms of navigation, Galaxy Watch has a physical rotating bezel in addition to touchscreen support and two physical buttons that make navigation very easy. Unlike Versa 3 which has only touchscreen support and a capacitive button that I find very annoying most often.

    In summary, Versa 3 is a lightweight and compact smartwatch, but the Galaxy Watch although bulky has a more sophisticated design.

  • Fitness Tracking
  • Both smartwatches will track your sleep, heart rate, calories, steps, manage stress, and track outdoor activities such as routes, locations, and pace with inbuilt GPS.

    However, Versa 3 features SpO2 blood oxygen tracking which Galaxy Watch lacks. It only tracks your blood oxygen overnight which isn’t so great. Versa 3 also features onscreen workout modes that coach you through your favorite moves.

    On the other hand, Galaxy Watch has more preloaded sport modes of about 39 compared to 20 of Versa 3. This is kinda great if you really like to explore different exercise types.

  • Media and Connectivity
  • Both Versa 3 and Galaxy Watch have loudspeakers and microphones in addition to music storage. You cant make calls directly from Versa 3 which is possible with Galaxy Watch. You can only answer calls on Versa 3 which must be continued on your smartphone. Meanwhile, you can make and receive calls via Bluetooth connection on Galaxy Watch. However, the Galaxy Watch allows you to store your personal music on the Watch unlike Versa 3 which only allows music storage via paid services like Deezer and Pandora, a very big disappointment.

  • Notifications
  • Both smartwatches allow you to manage notifications like replying to notifications from the watch. But Galaxy Watch offers a more robust way to reply to messages. While you can’t type reply directly from Versa 3, you can do so on Galaxy Watch. You can also view chat history on Galaxy Watch which is not possible on Versa 3.

  • Fitbit OS vs Tizen OS
  • Both operating systems offer neat UI that makes it easy to access information fast. However, the Tizen OS is more robust than the Fitbit OS. You can install apps and watch faces directly from the Galaxy Watch, but you can’t do that on Versa 3. You need the Fitbit app to install apps and watch faces.

  • Battery Life
  • Both smartwatches offer multiple days of battery life. But the Versa 3 seems to last longer. I got about 5 days+ with Versa 3 while Galaxy Watch offered me about 3-4 days of battery life on average.

Which is Better?

In terms of features, Galaxy Watch is a better smartwatch than Versa 3. However, Versa 3 is a more complete fitness tracker, and it also has longer battery life than Galaxy Watch.

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