Fitbit Versa 3 vs Ionic vs Sense – Compare The Differences

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Last Updated on September 28, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Today, I’m comparing three outstanding smartwatches from Fitbit; Fitbit Versa 3 vs Ionic vs Sense – Which is the best choice for you? Is a question, I’ll try to answer in this specs and features comparison of three of the best Fitbit smartwatches. The Versa 3 and Sense were recently announced, both come with inbuilt GPS, loudspeaker and larger display with the Sense also featuring ECG, stress monitoring and temperature sensor. One similarity is the presence of inbuilt GPS in each of these three.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Ionic vs Sense Specifications Compared

 Fitbit Versa 3Fitbit IonicFitbit Sense
Fitbit Versa 3 full specsfitbit ionic fitbit sense full 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:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 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)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 3Fitbit IonicFitbit Sense
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFitbit Versa 2Fitbit BlazeFitbit Versa 2
Successor______
Released dateSeptember, 2020August, 2017September, 2020
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDLCDAMOLED
Display size1.58 inches1.42 inch1.58 inches
Display resolution336 x 336 pixel348 x 250 pixel336 x 336 pixel
Pixel density--306 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreen
3 buttons
Touchscreen
Always-onYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeSquare/curvedRectangular/curvedSquare/curved
Dimension40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm38 x 45 x 12 mm40.5 x 40.5 x 12.4 mm
Weight--30g--
Casing materialAluminumAerospace-grade aluminiumAluminum
Strap/band materialSiliconeElastomerSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumAluminumStainless steel
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Pink clay/soft gold
Midnight/soft gold
Black
Charcoal/smoke grey
Blue/burnt orange
Blue-grey/silver
Carbon/graphite
Lunar white/soft gold

MEMORY

RAM------
Internal storageAbout 4GB4GB (2.5GB available)About 4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v5.0 LE
Bluetooth callingYesNoYes
Wi-FiYesYesYes
NFCYesYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASSYesGPS/GLONASS

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 climbedYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenYesNoYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesNoYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesYesYesYes
Triathlon mode__No__
ECG TrackingNoNoYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesNoYes
MicrophoneYesNoYes
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassNoNoNo
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesNoYes
ECGNoNoYes
ThermometerYesNoYes
Other sensors______

PLATFORM

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

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity ------
Battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 days+Mixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 6 days+
Charging typeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesNoYes
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingYesNoYes

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera___
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYesYes (android only)Yes

MISC

Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Compatibility Android, IOS

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Companion appFitbit AppFitbit AppFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice commandYesNoYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 3Fitbit IonicFitbit Sense
Strap (small and large)Strap (small and large)Strap (small and large)
Charging cableMagnetic charging dockCharging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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The Differences?

Features compared
  • Sturdy and Durable Designs
  • Each of these three has a sturdy design made of aluminium case and silicone straps that results in a very lightweight smartwatch. However, Fitbit sense has a stainless steel bezel compared to aluminium on both Ionic and Versa 3. Each of these three also supports touchscreen as a means of navigation, but while the Ionic has 3 physical buttons, Fitbit has opted for a touchkey with the new Versa 3 and Sense which some users claim is not very responsive. Personally, I prefer a button to touchkey.

    Both Versa 3 and Sense have slight larger 1.58 inches display than Ionic’s 1.42 inches. Moreover, AMOLED display of Versa 3 and Sense is more colourful and vivid than the LCD display of Ionic.

  • Versa 3 and Sense Have Loudspeaker
  • Loudspeaker comes with both Versa 3 and Sense which Ionic lacks. As a result, you can make and receive calls directly from these two, unlike Ionic which lacks this feature. All three smartwatches have music storage, but I can’t really tell if the means of transferring music to Versa 3 and Sense is still via a computer which I don’t find interesting.

  • Fitbit Sense is Most Health Tracker With ECG, Stress and Temprature Tracking
  • One common feature with each of these three is the presence of inbuilt GPS that allows you to track your routes and location without carrying your phone along. That’s a lot of convenience for outdoor workout enthusiasts. Beyond that, each of these three will track your steps, calories, heart rate, count floors climbed with preloaded sport modes.

    Now, the difference though, is that Fitbit Sense is the most equipped health tracker than any other Fitbit smartwatch. It comes with ECG that allows you to take an ECG test directly from your wrist. It also comes with an EDA sensor that tracks stress and a temperature sensor. Versa 3 and Ionic lack these features, although you can measure stress from these two on-demand.

    Moreover, Versa 3 and Sense come with SpO2 blood oxygen tracking that measures how well your blood absorbs oxygen.

  • Battery Life
  • Each of these three has a long battery life that can take you through a couple of days from a single charge. However, the Versa 3 and Sense have slightly longer battery life than Ionic.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Ionic vs Sense Features Compared

FeaturesVersa 3IonicSense
SMART FEATURES
Display1.58 inches AMOLEDTransflective LCD1.58 inches AMOLED
Ambient lightYes
YesYes
Always-on-display
Just glance to see what you need during workouts or when your hands are full. (will require frequent charging)
YesYesYes
Syncs Wirelessly
Automatically sync to most popular iOS and Android devices to show your stats, trends and progress on your Fitbit dashboard.
YesYesYes
Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant
Check the weather, set timers, control your smart home devices, and more, powered by Amazon Alexa. Amazon Alexa not available in all countries
YesNoYes
Google Voice Assistant
Check the weather, set timers, control your smart home devices, and more, powered by Google Voice.
YesNoYes
Music Storage
Store and play 300+ songs on your smartwatch—plus download your favorite Pandora stations or Deezer playlists. Paid subscriptions required. Pandora is US only.
YesYesYes
Make Payments
Use your credit and debit cards to make secure purchases anywhere that accepts tap-and-pay.See participating banks
YesYesYes
Smart Notification
See call, text, or calendar notifications on screen & get push notifications from smartphone apps.
YesYesYes
Connect With Wireless Headphones
Listen to your favorite tunes without the wires.
YesYesYes
Connect and Control Music on Spotify
Control your music, songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phone nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required. Not available in all countries.
YesYesYes
Sleep Mode
Use the sleep mode to mute smartphone notifications and stop your screen from turning on at night.
YesYesYes
Do Not Disturb Mode
Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar, and app notifications during the day.
YesYesYes
Access Apps On Watch
Access your favorite apps for fitness, sports, news, travel, transit, and more with a simple tap.
YesYesYes
Loudspeaker and Microphone
Has a loudspeaker that allows you to play music aloud and as well make and receive calls via Bluetooth connection to the phone.
YesNoYes
EXERCISE FEATURES
Real-Time Using Built In GPS
See your real-time pace and distance without a phone, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.
YesYesYes
Real-Time Using Phone GPS
See your real-time pace and distance by connecting to your phone's GPS, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.
NoNoNo
Workout Intensity Map
After outdoor exercise, check your workout intensity map in the Fitbit app to see your heart rate zones throughout your route.
YesYesYes
Active Zone Minutes
Feel a buzz when you reach your target heart rate zones during exercise and celebrate when you earn extra minutes outside of workouts.
YesNoYes
Active Minutes
Calculates active minutes through metabolic equivalents (METs). This metric, which factors in your body mass, is used to estimate exercise intensity.
YesNoYes
Personalized Reminders
Stay on track toward your goals with personalized reminders that remind you to stay active, get hydrated, stick to a sleep schedule and more.
YesYesYes
SmartTrack Exercise Recognition
Automatically record select exercises like running, biking and more & see detailed workout information in the Fitbit app.
YesYesYes
20 Preset Workout Modes
Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga and more, set a goal, and get real-time stats during your workouts.
YesYesYes
Swimproof
Water-resistant up to 50M, so you can wear your tracker or smartwatch in the shower, pool, and beyond.
YesYesYes
Onscreen Workout Coach
Get personalized on-screen workouts that play on your wrist, coach you through each move and adapt based on your feedback.
YesYesYes
Sedentary Reminder
See how long you've been active throughout the day and get reminders to fit in a few extra steps when you've been sitting a bit too long.
YesYesYes
See Your Heart Rate Zones
Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.
YesYesYes
HEALTH FEATURES
EDA Scan App
The on-wrist EDA Scan app detects electrodermal activity—which may indicate your body’s response to stress—and reveals a graph in the Fitbit app to illuminate it.
NoNoYes
ECG tracking
Monitors your heart rate and can help you detect irregular heart rhythms which can lead to AFib is left untreated
NoNoYes
Cardio Fitness Score (VO2 Max.)
Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score.
YesYesYes
Complete Sleep Tracking
See your time spent in light, deep and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve. https://www.fitbit.com/us/technology
YesYesYes
Female Health Tracking
Know your body on a deeper level using your tracker or smartwatch with the Fitbit app to follow your cycle, record symptoms and more.
YesYesYes
Guided Breathing Session
Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.
YesYesYes
SpO2 Sensor
Allows you to see how well your blood utilizes oxygen.
YesYesYes
24/7 Heart Rate Tracking
Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, see your resting heart rate trends and get real-time guidance to optimize your workouts.
YesYesYes
Resting Heart Rate
Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.
YesYesYes
24/7 Activity Tracking
Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time.
YesYesYes
Altimeter
Counts floors climbed
YesYesYes
Sleep Score
Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.
YesYesYes
Sleep Tracking
Understand your rest with automatic sleep tracking and silent alarms on your wrist & bedtime reminders and helpful tips in the app.
YesYesYes
All Day Calorie Burn
Better understand the total number of calories you burn—all day and during workouts—to manage your weight and stay on track toward your goals.
YesYesYes
Battery Life6 days+5 days6 days+
Fast ChargingYesNoYes

Which is The Best?

I’ll say Fitbit Sense is the best choice, it has the most health tracking features than the other two. However, it’s more expensive than Versa 3 and Ionic.

On the other hand, Versa 3 which has a loudspeaker, slightly longer battery life and larger and more colourful display than Ionic, yet priced about the same is a better smartwatch.

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