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
Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price
Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications, Features and Price
|ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE|
|Device name||Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)||Fitbit Versa 3|
|Device type||Fitness/Classic smartwatch||Fitness/Sport smartwatch|
|Predecessor||Samsung Gear S3||Fitbit Versa 2|
|Date released||August, 2018||September, 2020|
|Display size||1.3 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, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen||1 Haptic button, Touchscreen|
|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|
|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|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY|
|GPS||Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU||Yes|
|HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING||HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING||HEALTH & FITNESS 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:10 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 Health App, Samsung Wearable 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, Straps||Charger, Fitbit Versa 3, Manual, Straps|
- Fitness Tracking
- Media and Connectivity
- Fitbit OS vs Tizen OS
- Battery Life
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.