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Compare Ticwatch S2 vs Fossil Gen 4 Sport vs Fitbit Versa

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Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 06:46 pm

Fitness tracking is a critical feature that is becoming even more evident with every new smartwatch released. Tech giants in the industry are investing more in making more fitness-focused smartwatches.

So if you intend buying a smartwatch now, there are lot of really nice options to choose from. In this comparison, we compare the new Ticwatch S2 vs Fossil Gen 4 Sport vs Fitbit Versa. Three great choices for fitness tracking, but there are slight differences.

Ticwatch S2 vs Fossil Gen 4 Sport vs Fitbit Versa Specifications Compared

 Ticwatch S2Fossil Gen 4 Q Sport SmartwatchFitbit Versa
ticwatch s2 specsfossil gen 4 sportfitbit versa specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Battery:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Design:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Price:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 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)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameTicwatch S2Fossil Gen 4 SportFitbit Versa
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Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatchSporty/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorTicwatch SFossil Gen 3 Sport (Q Control)--
Successor____Fitbit Versa 2
Released dateJanuary, 2019November, 2018April, 2018
Ideal forMenUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLEDTransflective
colored
LCD
Display size1.39 inch1.2 inch (41mm)
1.3 inch (43mm)
1.34 inch
Display resolution400 x 400 pixel390 x 390 pixel348 x 250 pixel
Pixel density407 ppi----
Input typeTouchscreen
1 Physical button
Touchscreen
3 physical buttons
(1 digital crown, 2 programmable)
Touchscreen and 3 buttons
Always-onYesYesNo

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularRectangular/curved
Dimension46.6 x 51.8 x 12.9 mm43 x 43 x 12mm
41 x 41 x 11mm
35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm
Weight__--38 grams
Casing materialPolyamide and Glass fiberAluminumAluminum
Strap/band materialSiliconeSiliconePolyester
Bezel MaterialPolyamide and Glass fiberCeramics--
Strap size22mm22mm (43mm)
18mm (41mm)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofRecommendedYesYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Glacier
Black
Gray
Red
Green
Blue
Gold, gray, black

MEMORY

RAM0.5GB0.5GB--
Internal storage4GB4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
Bluetooth callingYesNoNo
Wi-FiYesYesYes
NFCNoYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/BeidouYesNo, (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedNoYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenNoNoYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoYes
Swim trackingNoYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNoYes
Triathlon modeNo____
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesNoNo
MicrophoneYesYesNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassYesNoNo
Gyroscope YesYes__
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Pulse Ox.NoNoYes
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Other sensorsLow Latency Off-Body Sensor____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OSFitbit OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 2100Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100--
CPU------
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 415mAh__145mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Standby:2 days+
Mixed usage: ~ 24 hrs
Mixed usage: up to 5 days
Charging typeMagnetic charging dockInductive charging magnetUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoYesNo
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoYesNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes_
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYes__Yes (android only)

MISC

Payment systemNoGoogle payFitbit Pay
Compatibility Android 4.4+
iOS 9.3+
Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Companion appMobvoi appFossil Q appFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band 22mmYes, 22mm, 18mmYes
Voice commandYesYesNo

BOX CONTENTS

Ticwatch S2Fossil Gen 4 SportFitbit Versa
StrapsStrapsStrap (small and large)
Charging dockInductive charging magnetMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Ticwatch S2 vs Fossil Gen 4 Sport vs Fitbit Versa Features Compared

  1. Design
  2. One common thing similar to each of these three is the spectacular aesthetics and being fitness-focused just as intended by their respective makers. Although the Fitbit Versa has the most outstanding design, considering it’s the slimmest and also has the smallest case size even while still featuring a moderate screen size.

    AMOLED which results in a more interactive display and wider viewing angle powers the display on Ticwatch S2 and Fossil Gen 4 sport while the Versa display is powered by LCD which is more visible outdoors compared to the S2 and Gen 4 Sport, but not as rich and interactive as AMOLED.

    In terms of durability, each of these three is built to last, however, Ticwatch S2 has MIL-STD-810G military grade rating that makes it more rugged and tougher than the Gen 4 Sport and Versa. This makes it the best choice to wear while traveling or just on some sort of trip, the best choice for adventurous activities. It will survive tougher conditions than the other two.

    Overall, the Versa looks the most stylish and premium, something close to Apple watch series 4. The Gen 4 Sport looks stylish though, but not premium. The S2, on the other hand, doesn’t have the most stylish design but also has a fantastic design, no doubt the most ideal for men.

  3. Battery Life
  4. Battery life on each of these three is quite impressive. Although, the Fossil Gen 4 Sport battery life is not all that impressive despite being the first Fossil smartwatch and one of the first three smartwatches to be powered by Snapdragon 3100 which promises better battery life and improved performance. The Fossil Gen 4 Sport battery life downplays this claim, although there are slight improvements in its battery life compared to previous versions, but below expectations. On regular usage, it’s just about a day, however with the new Snapdragon 3100 featuring battery saver mode that switches the watch to the time-only mode that extends the battery life up to 12 hours.

    The Ticwatch S2 on the other hand comfortably lasts over 2 days on mixed usage. That’s great and impressive too, while the Fitbit Versa has the longest battery life of up to 3 days+ on regular usage perhaps due to the LCD display that consumes less power than AMOLED.

  5. Performance
  6. Both Ticwatch S2 and Fossil Gen 4 Sport run on the latest Wear OS. However, the Gen 4 Sport is powered by the newer Snapdragon 3100 chip is better in terms of faster performance, the battery safer mode and upcoming updates that the Snapdragon 2100 might not receive.

    Fitbit Versa’s performance is great and the Fitbit OS has improved greatly featuring over 500 apps to choose from, but the Wear OS is more robust and versatile.

  7. Connectivity


Fossil Gen 4 sport and Ticwatch S2 both lack loudspeaker, but have microphone which allows you to take calls directly on either watch and also can ask Google assistant anything via the voice command feature. The Versa lacks both loudspeaker and microphone, you can’t receive calls on the Versa, although you can reply to text messages (Android only).
There is an NFC on the special edition of the Versa that enables Fitbit Pay but will cost you extra $30 to acquire. The Gen 4 Sport also has NFC that supports Google pay on the watch allowing you to make payments on the go while the S2 lacks NFC chip meaning you can’t make payments from it.

Which Should You Buy?

The design features and performance of these three watches are remarkable, I must say. However, the Versa has the most stylish design, it’s sleek and portable. A fantastic choice for women and people with smaller wrist. The Fossil Gen 4 Sport is also stylish and with 41mm case size, it’s a fantastic choice for both men and women. I’d recommend the Versa ahead of the Gen 4 Sport for women.

On the other hand, the Ticwatch S2 has a nice design, also rugged and tough. If you looking for a watch that can withstand tougher weather conditions and a great companion for your next adventure, then the S2 will do the trick and in addition, the Ticmotion AI algorithm that accounts for more accurate tracking results makes the S2 a fantastic choice for activity tracking. I’d recommend this for men.

Here is a summary;

FITBIT VERSA The best choice, fantastic design, impressive battery life and enormous fitness tracking features.
TICWATCH S2 A slight cheaper alternative to the Versa, great design, rugged and impressive battery life
FOSSIL GEN 4 SPORT No doubt a fantastic timepiece, stylish and classy with great performance.
Our Pick

The Fitbit Versa is our preferred choice. Despite lacking inbuilt GPS, the design is great, the battery life is very impressive plus interesting fitness tracking features.

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