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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 Compared

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The new watch from Huawei, the GT 2 ships with the Kirin A1 chip and a more alluring design, so also is the Active 2 with an innovative digital rotating bezel and the Versa 2 that now feature voice assistant feature powered by Amazon Alexa. Its lots of upgrades, and a fierce competition to win the heart of the consumer. In this comparison, we compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 specs and features – Which is better? Let’s find out.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 Specs Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)Fitbit Versa 2
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)Fitbit Versa 2
Device typeClassic/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveHuawei Watch GT Active--
Successor----Fitbit Versa
Released dateSeptember, 2019September, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forUnisexMenUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
AMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
AMOLED
Display size1.3 inches (44mm)
1.2 inches (40mm)
1.39 inch1.4 inch
Screen resolution360 x 360 pixels454 x 454 pixels--
Density------
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen and 1 button

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularRectangular/curved
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)
40 x 40 x 10.9mm (40mm)
45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm40 x 40 x 11 mm
Weight42 grams
(stainless steel 44mm)
37 grams
(stainless steel 40mm)
30 grams
(aluminum 44mm)
26 grams
(aluminum 40mm)
(Without straps)
41 grams (excluding straps)--
Casing materialStainless steel
Aluminum
Stainless steel/thermoplasticAluminum
Strap/band materialLeather
(Stainless steel)
Fluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Fluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metalSilicone
Leather
(special edition)
Bezel MaterialBezeless Ceramics--
Strap size20mm20mm140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Sliver, black, gold
(stainless steel)
Cloud-silver, aqua-black,
pink-gold
(aluminum)
Black, orange, titanium grey and pebble brownSmoke Woven/Mist Grey
(special edition)
Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Navy/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB LTE, 0.75GB non-LTE32MB--
Internal storage4GB4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slot------

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LEBluetooth smart v4.0 LE, ANT+
Wi-FiYesNoYes
NFCYesYes(China only)Yes
GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoNo, (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology2G/3G/4G
(stainless steel)
NoNo
SIM slotYes, e-SIMNoNo
BandGSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5
NoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYesNo
MicrophoneYesYesYes
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYesYes
Altimeter----Yes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYesYes--
Gyroscope YesYes--
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensorsECG--SpO2, Vibration motor

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 4.0Huawei Lite OSProprietary OS (Fitbit OS)
ChipsetExynos 9110Kirin A1--
CPUDual core 1.15GHz----
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 340mAh (44mm)
247mAh (40mm)
455mAh--
Battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days+
Standby :10 days+ , Mixed usage: 5 days+
ChargingWPC based wireless chargingCharging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemSamsung payNoFitbit Pay
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Companion appSamsung Gear appHuawei Wear appFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mmYes
Voice commandYesNoYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)Fitbit Versa 2
Small and large strapsStrapsStrap (small and large)
Wireless chargerWireless chargerMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

Price(Aluminum)
(Bluetooth only)
About $300 (44mm)
$280 (40mm)
About $275About $200
$230 (special edition)

What’s the Difference?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 Features Compared

  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Design

  2. Each of these three has got a remarkable design, stylish, classy and elegant. But then, the GT 2 has retained the slimmest design which makes it the sleekest, and with a bezel design that looks almost bezeless it’s top notch craftsmanship.

    On the other hand, the Active 2 reintroduced the rotating bezel seen on the Galaxy Watch and Gear S3, but this time instead of a physical one, it’s a digital rotating bezel which is no doubt very innovative. It’s also slimmer than the Versa 2, although, the Versa 2 has the most compact design, yet has the largest display, thanks to its rectangular design and is also very slim too.

    Its three watches with remarkable designs, a classic GT2 and Active 2 and a rather sporty Versa 2.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Connectivity

  4. The Versa 2 lacks inbuilt GPS which is fully present on both the GT2 and Active 2. This enables outdoor activity tracking on both the Active 2 and GT 2 which is not possible with the Versa 2, unless connected to your phone GPS.

    Although, the GT2 lacks Wi-Fi which is present on both the Active 2 and Versa 2 giving you more ways to stay connected to all that matters to you.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Cellular Connectivity

  6. The stainless steel version of the Active 2 is a standalone smartwatch that supports cellular connectivity which allow you make and receive calls directly from this watch without needing your phone. This isn’t possible with the Versa 2 or GT 2.

    Although, the 46mm version of the GT2 features Bluetooth calling which allows you make call from this watch which is still very interesting.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Fitness Tracking

  8. Each of these three is fitness-focused, with any of these three watches, you can be sure to get a comprehensive tracking experience. The GT2 features heart rate tracking via the TruSeen and complete sleep tracking via TruSleep technology. It also feature outdoor activity tracking thanks to the inbuilt GPS, recovery time, and has added swimming heart tracking that tracks your heart rate while swimming.

    So also is the Active 2 which has added swimming to the list of auto tracked sport modes, thus making it 7 workout modes that can be auto tracked from the list of 39 preloaded sport modes. The Active 2 also features ECG tracking which allow you take instant ECG test directly from your wrist, and can help you detect atria fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm. Although, this feature hasn’t be cleared by the FDA yet.

    The Versa 2 features onscreen workout training that can coach you through your favorite moves, while also featuring blood oxygen tracking and menstrual cycle tracking that allow you log your period via the Fitbit App, plus 15 preloaded sport modes.

  9. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Battery Life

The GT2 has been tested to last up to 2 weeks which is very impressive and longer than the 5 days battery life you get with either the Active 2 or Versa 2. This makes the GT2 the best choice for tracking extreme workout activities.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Which is Better?

Fantastic choices, I must say. Each of these three has upgraded significantly from their respective predecessors. But no doubt, the Active 2 is a more compressive smartwatch with cellular connectivity features and a remarkable outstanding design.

The GT 2 also has a sophisticated design, I think it’s the finest of these three considering the top notch finish that leaves it with a classic watch appearance. It also has the longest battery life that keeps you going longer, and features Bluetooth calling which no doubt increases productivity significantly.

The Versa 2 on the other hand is a decent smartwatch, the cheapest among this three, yet great quality and outstanding design, remarkable fitness tracking features and the inclusion of Amazon Alexa. It’s a nice choice if you’re looking for a decent smartwatch that tracks your daily activities while keeping you connected to all that matters to you.

Our Pick

I go with the Huawei Watch GT 2 – It’s a remarkable smartwatch with a sophisticated design and a comprehensive activity tracker with a long battery life.

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