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Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Charge 3 vs Versa Compared

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Fitbit has successfully carved out a niche for themselves in the smartwatch industry as a trusted leader and maker of some of the best fitness trackers which is a major force propelling smartwatch popularity, but how well do their smartwatches compare to other top smartwatches is something we seek to unravel. In this regard we are comparing Samsung Galaxy watch vs Fitbit Charge 3 vs Versa.

Samsung Galaxy vs Fitbit Charge 3 vs Versa Compared

 Samsung Galaxy WatchFitbit Charge 3Fitbit Versa
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy WatchFitbit Charge 3Fitbit Versa
Device typeClassic/Stanadlone smartwatchFitness smartwatchSporty/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Gear S3Fitbit Charge 2Fitbit Ionic
Successor
Released dateAugust 2018August, 2018April 2018
Ideal forMen (46mm)
Women(42mm)
UnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typesuper AMOLEDColor OLEDColor LCD
Display size1.3 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
1.57 inch1.34 inch
Screen resolution360 * 360 pixel--348 * 250 pixel
Input typeTouchscreen plus 3 buttonsTouchscreen plus inductive buttonTouchscreen and 3 buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularRectangular/curvedSquare/curved
Dimension46 x 49 x 13 mm(46mm)
41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm(42mm)
38 x 18.3 x 11.8 mm35 x 24.07 x 12.8 mm
Weight63 grams(excluding straps)(46mm)
49 grams(excluding straps)(42mm)
30 grams 38 grams
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonateAluminumAluminum
Strap materialLeatherPolyesterPolyester
Bezel MaterialZirconia Ceramics----
Band size22mm and 20mm5.5 - 8-7 inch (different sizes)5.5 - 8-7 inch (different sizes)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, IP68 and 5ATMYes, 5ATM (swimproof)Yes, 5ATM (swimproof)
Color(s)BlackBlack, white, rose-goldGray, black

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB LTE, 0.75GB non-LTE----
Internal storage4GB--4GB
Memory card slot----Stores daily total for last 30 days

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2Bluetooth v4.0Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-FiYes----
NFCYesYes (special edition)Yes (special edition)
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS.No, (connected GPS)No, (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology2G/3G/4G----
SIM slotYes, nano-SIMNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
Calories burntYesYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4----
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesNoNo
MicrophoneYesNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

PedometerYesYesYes
Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer YesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 4.0Fitbits OSFitbits OS
ChipsetExynos 9110
CPUDual core 1.15GHz----
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryLithium polymerLithium polymer
Battery capacity 472 mAh--145mAh
Battery lifeStandby :5-7days , Mixed usage: 1day+Standby :6days+ , Mixed usage: 40hours+Standby :6days+ , Mixed usage: 2days+
ChargingWireless based charging dockUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemSamsung payFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Compatibility Andriod 5.0 and above, IOS 9.0 and aboveAndriod, IOS

Check supported devices
Andriod, IOS

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Companion appSamsung Gear appFitbit AppFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20 and 22mmYesYes
Voice commandYesNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy WatchFitbit Charge 3Fitbit Versa
StrapStrapStrap
Wireless based charging cableCharging DockCharging Dock
User manualUser manualUser manual

What are The Differences?

Features compared
  1. Design
  2. Fitbit has done so well in terms of rolling out some of the most intriguing and captivating smartwatch designs. This they have replicated into Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa. On same plane, Samsung Galaxy has a classy and fascinating design. It best to say that the difference in design amongst these three smartwatches are largely based on the manufacturers ideology. Fitbit Charge 3 and the Versa are built as sport/fitness smartwatch while the Galaxy is built as a classic and standalone smartwatch. That doesn’t mean the Galaxy watch is not up to do in terms of fitness tracking.

    Looking at the Versa and Charge 3, the casings are made of aluminum which makes the both lighter in weight which is in line with the two being fitness smartwatches, while the Galaxy watch has a casing made of stainless steel making it heavier plus the leather straps which adds to the weight compared to polyester used on Versa and Charge 3.

    Samsung Galaxy watch has the smallest screen size which is powered by super AMOLED using a Samsung invented technology that reduces battery consumption, while Charge 3 uses OLED and Versa has LCD in place which is more brighter and visible under sunlight compared to AMOLED or OLED. However, the Galaxy watch has the richest display compared to the other two. Worthy to note, the Charge 3 has the least thickness, so it is sleeker than Galaxy and Versa.

  3. Connectivity
  4. Samsung galaxy watch is a standalone smartwatch because it has support for cellular connectivity. This can’t be found on either Fitbit Charge 3 or Versa. Though, as earlier stated these two were built as sport smartwatch. Besides that, the Galaxy watch has inbuilt GPS which is a great advantage and adds more convenience when you need it. Though with Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa you can still access GPS functions by connecting to your phone GPS.

  5. Battery
  6. Samsung Galaxy watch no doubt has a good battery life that meets industry average of 1-2 days, however with Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa you will be getting a slightly longer battery life of up to 1-2 days on mixed usage. Though Fitbit Charge 3 has a slightly longer battery life than Versa. Well, considering all the enormous features built into the Galaxy watch, the battery life is impressive. This gives more credence and up vote to the high efficiencies of the EXYNOS chip and Tizen OS.

  7. Media
  8. Fitbit Charge 3 is not the perfect choice for folks who want a smartwatch that store their files or install their favorite apps, however, with the Galaxy watch and Fitbit Versa you have 4GB internal storage space out of which about 2.5GB is available. There is also a loudspeaker and microphone on the Galaxy watch which can’t be found on either Charge 3 or Versa. As at time of writing this post, we couldn’t ascertain the RAM size that comes with Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa but the Galaxy watch has 0.75/1.5GB RAM sizes for the LTE and non-LTE versions respectively.

  9. Fitness Tracking
  10. True, Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa were built as sporty/fitness wearable to help you stay fit, but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy watch is not a strong contender if not better. In fact the Galaxy watch has more hardware built in for fitness tracking compared to Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa. One major reason why Fitbit Charge 3 or Versa will be a better choice for fitness tracking is the light weight of this two, the flexibility it brings forth plus the advanced fitness targeted features built in to the Fitbit App.

    Which Should You Buy

    The perfect choice amongst these three smartwatches will depend on what you are looking out for in a smartwatch. That said, if you strictly out for a fitness tracker that will help you stay fit in the most convenient and helpful manner, then Fitbit Charge 3 will be the best choice. It has all the characteristics of a perfect fitness tracker plus the Fitbit app which has lots of features that includes a personalized onscreen coach, female health (log cycle) and the light weight.

    However, if you are after a smartwatch that got it all covered from fitness tracking to a perfect wear for any occasion, then go for the Galaxy watch.

    Our Pick

    WE like the Samsung Galaxy watch, it gives the best value for money and it is a complete smartwatch that does it all.

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