Apple Watch Series 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2 – Which is Better?

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Featured in this comparison are two fine smartwatches, the Apple Watch Series 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2 – Each of these two is fitness-focused and loaded with lots of features that can help improve your productive life. While the Watch 5 is available in two sizes; 40mm and 44mm, the Versa 2 only comes in one size. Moreover, the 40mm and 44mm of the Watch 5 are available in GPS-only and Cellular models. The Watch 5 with a bigger display and more stylish design has more features than the Versa 2. Nonetheless, the Versa 2 also has its strong points which are a longer battery life that lets you go longer, and it’s cheaper.

The Watch 5 is a more comprehensive smartwatch than Versa 2.

Apple Watch Series 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Apple watch series 5 (44mm) specs

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS) Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit smartwatches

Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications, Features and Price

Price - $131.98
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (Discontinued), (GPS), Apple Watch Series 5 Fitbit Versa 2
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date September, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Apple Watch Series 4 Fitbit Versa
Successor Apple Watch Series 6 Fitbit Versa 3
Versions Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+ Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition, Fitbit Versa 2 Standard Edition
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm 40 x 40 x 12 mm
Weight 36.1g (GPS) 40 grams
Shape Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Elastomer Silicone
Bezel material Bezeless, Sapphire glass Aluminum
Strap size 24mm 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Screen protection Sapphire glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes Yes, recommended
Color Gold, Gray, Silver Black, Bordeaux, Grey, Petal/copper rose, Stone/mist grey
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.78 inch 1.4 inches
Display type 1000nit, OLED AMOLED
Display resolution 448 x 368 pixels
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth calling Yes No
GPS GLONASS, GPS No
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.768GB
ROM 32GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes No
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes
Compass Yes No
ECG Yes No
Gyroscope Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) No Yes
Thermometer App, No No
Other sensors Vibration motor
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking (Third-party app), Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking No No
On-screen workout No Yes
Sport modes Yes 15
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity
Battery life Regular: up to 18hrs Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 2hrs
Solar charging No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Apple S5 chip (64bits)
CPU Dual core
GPU
Operating system WatchOS 6 Fitbit OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Apple Watch App Fitbit App
Compatibility iOS 12.0+ Android, iOS
Payment system Apple Pay Fitbit Pay
Interchangeable strap 24mm, Yes Yes
Voice command Yes, Siri Yes, Alexa
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Apple Watch Series 5, Charger, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 2, Manual, Straps
Price$131.98

Apple Watch Series 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2: The Differences/Verdict

  1. The Watch 5 is a more sophisticated smartwatch than the Versa 2. Although both watches have an aluminum frame, the Watch has a more premium sapphire glass covering the screen compared to Corning Gorilla Glass of Versa 2. The Watch 5 also weighs a little less and is slimmer than the Versa 2 which makes it sleeker and more attractive. Moreover, its larger display allows you to see more at a glance.
  2. The Apple Watch 5 also has a larger storage capacity that completely dwarfs that of the Versa 2, as a result, you get to take more of your favorite tracks with you. The Watch 5 has a massive 32GB storage capacity which far bigger than the 4GB of Versa 2.
  3. Each of these two is fitness-focused and well equipped to track your active life comprehensively. However, the Versa 2 has in-depth sleep tracking features that track your complete sleep cycle stages, blood oxygen tracking with onscreen workout coach that coaches you through your favorite moves which the Watch 5 lacks (relies on third-party apps to track your sleep).

    Note that the blood oxygen measurement feature of Versa 2 isn’t on-demand. The Versa 2 only tracks your blood oxygen overnight when you wear it to sleep. You will need to install and activate a SpO2 watch face on the watch to view your blood oxygen results.

    Meanwhile, the Watch 5 features ECG tracking, incidental fall detection as well as and emergency calling features that aren’t present in the Versa 2. Moreover, the Watch 5 has an inbuilt GPS that enables you to track your outdoor activities like routes and locations without carrying your phone. With the Versa 2, you must carry your phone along to track routes and locations.

  4. The Versa 2 will last up to 5 days or more with mixed usage unlike the Watch 5 with about 18hrs battery life that barely takes you through the day.

Which is Better?

Apple Watch Series 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2
Although the Versa 2 has a longer battery life and is cheaper, the Watch 5 is a better smartwatch
The Watch 5 is no doubt a more sophisticated and equipped smartwatch than the Versa 2. It has a better design, bigger display, more storage, and more activity tracking features. It’s a better smartwatch and the best choice for iPhone users.

Meanwhile, the cheaper Versa 2 is an outstanding cheaper alternative that can help you reach more fitness goals as well as keeps you going longer.

Apple Watch Series 5 and Fitbit Versa 2 Prices