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Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 vs Versa 3 – Compare the Differences

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There are three Fitbit Versa smartwatches in the Versa family, its a big family no doubt and the latest Versa 3 comes with new features Fitbit fans will most likely cherish. The Versa 3 comes with inbuilt GPS, larger display, loudspeaker, Google Assistant, and has a slightly longer battery life with fast charging technology. This comparison post compares the differences between Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 vs Versa 3 features to find out what is new and to help you decide if an upgrade is worthwhile.

Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 vs Versa 3: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Fitbit Versa Special Edition Spec

Fitbit Versa Special Edition Specifications, Features and Price

fitbit versa 2 special edition specs

Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications

Fitbit Versa 3 Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $180.00 $198.50 $229.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (Special edition), Fitbit Versa Fitbit Versa 2 Fitbit Versa 3
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex Unisex
Release date April, 2018 September, 2019 September, 2020
Predecessor Fitbit Versa Fitbit Versa 2
Successor Fitbit Versa 2
Versions Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Versa Lite, Fitbit Versa Special Edition
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm 40 x 40 x 12 mm 40.4 x 40.4 x 12.4 mm
Weight 38 grams 40 grams
Shape Square Square Square
Case material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Polyester, Silicone Polyester, Silicone Polyester, Silicone
Bezel material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Strap size 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Graphite, Rose-gold Navy & Pink/ Copper rose, Smoke woven/Mist Grey Black/black, Midnight blue/gold, Pink/Gold
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.34 inches 1.4 inches 1.58 inches
Display type LCD, transflective AMOLED AMOLED
Display resolution 348 x 250 pixel 300 x 300 pixels
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling - No Yes
GPS No No GLONASS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None None
SIM type None None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes Yes
Loudspeaker No No Yes
Microphone No Yes Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes
Compass No No
ECG No No No
Gyroscope Yes
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter Yes Yes Yes
Thermometer - No
Other sensors Vibration motor Vibration motor Vibration motor
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes Yes
Blood Pressure - No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Fitness Level Yes Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes Yes
VO2 Max - Yes Yes
Swim-tracking - Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking - No No
On-screen workout - Yes Yes
Sport modes 15 15 20+
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 145mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+ Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+ Regular: 6 Days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock USB charging
Charging time 2hrs 2hrs 1-2 hours
Solar power - No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Fitbit OS Fitbit OS Fitbit OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fitbit App Fitbit App Fitbit App
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system Fitbit Pay Fitbit Pay Fitbit Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes Yes
Voice command No Yes, Alexa Yes, Alexa, Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone - Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fitbit Versa, Manual, Straps, Woven straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 2, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 3, Manual, Straps
Price $180.00 $198.50 $229.00

The Differences

  1. Versa 3 Has a Bigger 1.58 Inches Display
  2. Versa 3 is the most sophisticated smartwatch out of these three, it has features that make it a better competitor to Galaxy Watch 3 or the newly released Apple Watch 6. It comes with a loudspeaker that enables you to make and receive calls directly from the watch. It also has a larger 1.58 inches AMOLED display compared to 1.4 inches display of Versa 2 and even bigger than Versa.

  3. Versa 3 Has Inbuilt GPS
  4. Versa 3 has an inbuilt GPS – a feature I believe a lot of Fitbit outdoor workout enthusiasts have yearned for over the years. Personally, this is the reason I’ll buy the Versa 3 because having my phone in my pocket while running brings a lot of inconveniences.

  5. Versa 3 Has a Loudspeaker
  6. Unlike Versa which lacks both microphone and loudspeaker and Vesa 2 which has only a microphone, Versa 3 has both. As a result, you can now make and receive calls with the Versa 3 as far as it’s connected to your phone.

  7. Bluetooth v5.0 on Versa 3 Means Longer Range Connection
  8. Moreover, with Bluetooth v5.0 on Versa 3, you get a longer range connection of 240 meters compared to Bluetooth v4.0 100 meters on both Versa and Versa 2. So connectivity is stronger and smarter with Versa 3.

  9. Versa 3 Has a Longer Battery Life with Fast Charging
  10. The battery life of Versa 3 as claimed by Fitbit will keep you track for up to 6 days or more compared to 3-5 days or Versa 2 and Versa. My Versa 2 with 1hour of walking every day lasts up to 3-4 days. So, its good to see a slight improvement in battery life. And with fast charging technology, you won’t have to wait for the all year to charge the Veras 3 even though Versa 2 takes just over an hour to be fully charged.

  11. More Features on Versa 3 – Moderate Price

Finally, Versa 3 is priced about $230 which I think is very much within reach unlike the Galaxy Watch 3 that already caused me $435 to acquire in my region. If you can recall, when the Versa 2 was released last year, it was priced just about the same amount. It is good to see Fitbit maintain prices within the same range.

On the other hand, Versa 2 is still a decent fitness smartwatch, I’ve enjoyed every bit of this smartwatch for the past few months. My only disappointment is that it lacks inbuilt GPS which necessitated me to always carry my phone along.

The Versa was discontinued last year, yet you may still find it in-store across the world. It a decent entry-level smartwatch, but definitely not a great bargain when there’s a Versa 2 and Versa 3.

Should You Upgrade?

For me, I think it’s worthwhile to upgrade if an inbuilt GPS, loudspeaker, fast charging, Google Assistant, and larger display means a lot for you.

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