Fitbit Versa 3 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4 – Which is Better?

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Last Updated on October 24, 2020 by Jude Simeone

If you’re looking to buy a fitness-focused smartwatch, Versa 3 which was recently released and succeeds Fitbit Versa 2, and Garmin Vivoactive 4 are some of the best choices on the market. These two smartwatches share a lot in common in that they are both equipped to track your active life, keep you connected to all that matters to you and also have long battery life that lets you go up to 5 days or more from a single charge. Which is better between Fitbit Versa 3 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4? Find out in this head-to-head specs and features comparison.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4 Full Specifications Compared

 Fitbit Versa 3Garmin Vivoactive 4
Fitbit Versa 3 full specsgarmin vivoactive 4 specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 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:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 3Garmin Vivoactive 4
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFitbit Versa 2Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music
Successor__--
Released dateSeptember, 2020September, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.58 inches1.3 inch
Display resolution336 x 336 pixel260 x 260 pixels
Pixel density----
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreen plus 2 physical button
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeSquare/curvedCircular
Dimension40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm
Weight--50.5 grams
Casing materialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumStainless steel
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Pink clay/soft gold
Midnight/soft gold
Black
Black/black

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0 LEBluetooth smart, ANT+
Bluetooth callingYesNo
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASSGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoYes
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesYesYes
Triathlon mode__Yes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingNoYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesNo
MicrophoneYesNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassNoYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesYes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerYesYes
Other sensors__--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Fitbit OSProprietary OS
Chipset----
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 days+Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Charging typeUSB based charging dockUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingYesNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera_Yes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemFitbit PayGarmin pay
Compatibility Android, IOS

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Companion appFitbit AppGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesNo

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 3Garmin Vivoactive 4
Strap (small and large)Straps
Charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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