Fitbit Charge 4 vs Versa 3 – Which Should You Buy?

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Featured in this comparison chart is Fitbit Charge 4 vs Versa 3 – which should you buy? Compare the differences between these two smartwatches to find out which is a better smartwatch for you. Recall that the Versa 3 succeeds Versa 2 that was released last year, it comes with an inbuilt GPS and a loudspeaker, while the Charge 4 succeeds Charge 3 and as well comes with an inbuilt GPS. However, while Versa 3 is a full-blown smartwatch, Charge 4 is a smartband lacking features like a microphone, music storage, Fitbit coach, and ambient light sensor for half the price of Versa 3. So which should you buy between Versa 3 and Charge 4, this comparison chart will help you make the right choice.

Fitbit Charge 4 vs Versa 3: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Fitbit Charge 4 Specifications and prices

Fitbit Charge 4 Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications

Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $149.93 $203.89
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fitbit Charge 4 Fitbit Versa 3
Device type Fitness smartband Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date March, 2020 September, 2020
Predecessor Fitbit Charge 3 Fitbit Versa 2
Successor
Versions Fitbit Charge 4 (Special edition)
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm 40.4 x 40.4 x 12.4 mm
Weight 27 grams
Shape Rectangular Square
Case material Plastic Resin Aluminum
Strap material Elastomer Polyester, Silicone
Bezel material Plastic Resin Aluminum
Strap size 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Rosewood, Storm blue Black/black, Midnight blue/gold, Pink/Gold
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.57 inches 1.58 inches
Display type Monochromic, OLED AMOLED
Display resolution 300 x 300 pixels
Pixel density
Always on No Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Haptic button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling No Yes
GPS Yes GLONASS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi No Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None 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 No mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music No Yes
Loudspeaker No Yes
Microphone No Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Ambient light No Yes
Barometer No Yes
Compass No No
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) Yes Yes
Thermometer No
Other sensors Vibration motor Vibration motor
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes -
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No 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 20 20+
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity
Battery life Regular: 7 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular: 6 Days+
Charging type Charging dock USB charging
Charging time 2hrs 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Fitbit OS Fitbit OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fitbit App Fitbit App
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system Fitbit Pay Fitbit Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes
Voice command No Yes, Alexa, Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fitbit Charge 4, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 3, Manual, Straps
Price $149.93 $203.89
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Fitbit Charge 4 vs Versa 3 Features Comparison

 Fitbit Charge 4Fitbit Versa 3
DESIGN
ModelStandard edition
Special edition
Standard edition only
Display1.57 inches1.58 inches
Band TypePin/buckle strapsInfinity straps
Available WidgetsNoYes
Weather
Core stats
Advanced stats
Food logging
Relax
Favorite Apps ShortcutsNoYes, 4
Customizable
HEALTH AND ACTIVITY TRACKING
Inbuilt GPS

Allows you to track outdoor workout activities without carrying your phone along.
YesYes
Heart Rate Sensor

Tracks you heart rate continuously as well as tracks your resting heart rate, shows heart rate zones and trend.
YesYes, improved multi-path heart rate sensor
Log Temperature AppNoYes
Has Altimeter
Has an altimeter that enables it to count floors climbed.
YesYes
Sleep Monitoring
Tracks your sleep comprehensively in four stages; deep, light, awake, and REM, and also shows your sleep trend overtime.
YesYes
Manage Stress
Has a stress app that can help you manage stress through a guided breathing session.
YesYes
Has ECG Sensor
Has an ECG sensor that allows you to take ECG tests directly from your wrist which can help you detect irregular heart rhythms.
NoNo
EDA Stress Sensor
Has an EDA sensor that monitors your stress level and can help you manage stress.
NoNo
Body Temperature Sensor
Has a body temperature sensor that monitors your body temperature changes.
NoNo
Fitbit Coach
Fitbit Coach animated workout modes that coach you through some of your favorite moves.
NoYes
Exercise Shortcuts2020
Preset Sport Modes
Features 20 preset sport modes that allow you to choose from your favorite workout moves.
YesYes
MEDIA AND MUSIC STORAGE
Music Storage Options

  1. Control Spotify Playlist


  1. Control Spotify Playlist

  2. Download Pandora

  3. Download Deezer Playlist
Has LoudspeakerNoYes
Make CallsNoNo
Answer CallsNoYes
Voice AssistantsNoAmazon Alexa
Google Assistant
BATTERY
Battery Life7 Days6 Days+
Fast ChargingNoYes
Charger TypeCharging dockMagnetic charger

Which Should You Buy?

Obviously, Versa 3 is a better smartwatch than Charge 4, it’s a more comprehensive fitness tracker. Versa 3 has a richer AMOLED color display, music storage, offer better ways to manage your notifications, features Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistant, and features fast charging – all of which Charge 4 lacks. So, Versa 3 is a better investment that offers you more features and functions.

However, Charge 4 is cheaper, has a slightly longer battery life, and is able to track the same fitness metrics just like Versa 3 except that it lacks Fitbit coach. So, in other words, Charge 4 is the ideal choice for anyone looking to just track your activities and manage your fitness goals.

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