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The Fitbit Versa 2 set to be released later in September is a very stylish and attractive smartwatch. It brings Amazon Alexa and a longer battery life than its predecessor. We compare it with two other outstanding smartwatches, the Galaxy watch active – a comprehensive fitness tracker released 6 months ago and the Apple watch 4 – one of the best smartwatches on the market. We compare the specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch 4 – which is better?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch 4 Specs Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch ActiveFitbit Versa 2Apple Watch Series 4
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 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)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 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)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveFitbit Versa 2Apple Watch Series 4
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Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor__Fitbit VersaApple watch series 3
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2__Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm)
Released dateMarch, 2018September, 2019September, 2018
Ideal forWomen (Also a great choice for men)UnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
AMOLEDLTPO OLED
Display size1.1 inch1.4 inch1.78 inches (44mm)
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels--448 x 368 pixels (44mm)
324 x 394 pixels (40mm)
Pixel density463 ppi----
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen
a button and a
digital crown
Always-onYesYesNo

BODY

ShapeCircularRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm40 x 40 x 11 mm44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (44mm)
40 x 38 x 10.7 mm (40mm)
Weight23 grams (without straps)--48 grams (44mm)
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonateAluminumStainless steel frame
All ceramic/
sapphire crystal back
Strap/band materialSilicone (leather straps also available)SiliconeElastomer
Bezel MaterialCeramicsAluminumCeramics
Strap size20mm140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
125 - 210mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 4Corning Gorilla glassSapphire crystal glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, silver, rose-gold and greenCarbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Black, silver, gold

MEMORY

RAM0.75GB--0.768GB
Internal storage4GBAbout 4GB16GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingYesNoYes
Wi-FiYesYesYes
NFCYesYesYes
GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoNo, (connected GPS)A-GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo2G/3G/4G
SIMNoNoe-SIM
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 oxygenNoYesNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYesNo
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoYes
On-screen workout modesNoYesNo
Triathlon modeYes__Yes
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNoYes

MEDIA

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

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassNoNoYes
Gyroscope Yes__Yes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Pulse Ox.NoYesNo
ECGNoNoYes
ThermometerNoNoYes, (App)
Other sensors--____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 4.0Fitbit OSWatchOS 5.0
ChipsetExynos 9110--Apple S4, 64bit
CPUDual core 1.15GHz--Dual core
GPU----PowerVR

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 230mAh----
Battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Mixed usage: up to 6 daysStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging typeWPC based wireless chargingUSB based charging dockMagnetic charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesNoNo
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid charging_No_

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes_Yes
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYesYesYes

MISC

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

Check supported devices
iPhone 5s+
iOS 12+
Companion appSamsung Gear appFitbit AppApple watch APP
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYesYes
Voice commandYesYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch ActiveFitbit Versa 2Apple Watch Series 4
Small and large strapsStrap (small and large)Straps
Wireless chargerMagnetic charging dockMagnetic charging cable + USB adapter
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch 4 Features Compared

  1. Design

  2. Whatever your definition of outstanding design is, there’s no doubt that each of these three watches is a decent wear that’s very much stylish and elegant.

    However, the Apple Watch 4 with a wider display despite having a moderately sized case that’s not bulky (although the versa 2 and Active have smaller case sizes) allows you to see more at a glance. Its infographic watch face display up to 8 complications which allows you to see quite more at a glance than you would on the other two.

    The Apple Watch 4 is also quite slimmer than the Active and even slimmer than the Versa 2 which makes it sleeker and leaves it with a more charming appearance. Although these three still are very sleek when compared to the average smartwatch.

  3. Storage/Media

  4. The Apple watch 4 has the highest storage capacity that allows you take more of your files with you. Although, the Versa 2 and Active both have 4GB out of which about 2.5GB is available for storing your favorite files onboard.

    The Versa 2 has a microphone which supports Amazon Alexa compared to Samsung’s Bixby and Apple’s Siri – All three voice assistant platforms are relatively very outstanding in helping you be more productive. But, I personally think Amazon Alexa is only second to Google Assistant.

  5. Fitness Tracking

  6. Undoubtedly, these three are some of the very best choices as far as health and fitness tracking is concerned. Each of these three is equipped with just the right sensors to help track your active life.

    However, the Apple Watch 4 with ECG tracking, accidentally fall detection and loaded with intuitive fitness tracking features is a more comprehensive fitness tracker than the other two. With ECG tracking enabled on the Apple Watch 4, it can help you detect atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm. Although, the latest Galaxy watch active 2 features ECG tracking.

    The Apple Watch 4 and Active with inbuilt GPS are better smartwatches for tracking outdoor activities such as location and real-time pace than the Versa 2 which lacks inbuilt GPS. Although you can still enjoy GPS tracking features with Versa 2, you’ll have to connect to a nearby phone GPS which can be quite inconvenient if you’re running outside.

    The Versa 2 is equipped with Pulse ox sensor which comes handy in helping track your blood oxygen level – a very important factor for pro athletes looking to be more productive. Premium workout plans will be available on the Versa 2 which can help you achieve more fitness goals. Although, you’ll have to subscribe to enjoy this feature.

    The Active is preloaded with 39 sport modes which are more than the Versa 2’s 15. This makes it more likely your favorite workout will be featured on the Active.

  7. Battery Life

Each of these three has got a fair battery life that lets you go over a day on a single charge. Although, the Versa 2 with a more improved longer battery life than its predecessor will see you through about 5 days from a single charge which is more impressive than the Active with about 2-4 days and even more impressive than the Apple Watch 4 with just over a day battery life on regular usage.

This makes the Versa 2 a better smartwatch for fitness enthusiasts engaged in extreme workout activities.

Which is Better?

This three are clearly some of the very best smartwatches on the market. Each of these looks very stylish and elegant and is well equipped to track your active life and improve your productivity.

However, the Apple Watch 4 is a better smartwatch for iPhone users as it doesn’t support Android devices. Apple hasn’t taught it wise to make their smartwatches work with android devices. Moreover, Apple Watch 4 is the major reason Apple as a brand has continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a great margin.

On the other hand, The Versa 2, though lacks inbuilt GPS is a more comprehensive fitness tracker than the Active considering it has an impressively long battery life that lets you go days from a single charge and features lots of intuitive fitness tracking features that can help improve your fitness level.

Here’s how they stack up;

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 The most stylish with most sophisticated design and a comprehensive fitness tracker. The best choice for iPhone users.
FITBIT VERSA 2 A comprehensive fitness tracker with a long battery life that lets you go days on a single charge.
SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH ACTIVE One of the best from Samsung, a comprehensive fitness tracker and a decent wear for all occasions.

Our Pick

We choose the Versa 2 – its compact, stylish, loaded with lots of fitness tracking features, has a long battery life and the inclusion of Amazon Alexa makes it a more productive device.

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