Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch Series 5

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Compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch Series 5 specs and features. These three stand tall as the hottest smartwatches right now on the market from three of the biggest names in the industry with Apple still controlling a major chunk of the market share. Compare to find the right choice for you.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch Series 5 Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung smartwatches

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE) Full Specifications and Features

Fitbit smartwatches

Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications, Features and Price

Apple watch series 5 (44mm) specs

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

Price $237.96 $199.25 $429.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Fitbit Versa 2 (GPS), Apple Watch Series 5
Device type Standalone/Fitness smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex Unisex
Release date September, 2019 September, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Fitbit Versa Apple Watch Series 4
Successor
Versions Bluetooth only, LTE Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm 40 x 40 x 12 mm 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm
Weight 30 grams (aluminum), 42 grams (stainless steel) 40 grams 36.1g (GPS)
Shape Circular Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Aluminum, Stainless steel Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum), Leather (stainless steel) Silicone Elastomer
Bezel material Bezeless Aluminum Bezeless, Sapphire glass
Strap size 20 mm 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 24mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla Glass Sapphire glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended Yes
Color Aqua-black, Black, Cloud-silver, Gold, Pink-gold, Silver Black, Bordeaux, Grey, Petal/copper rose, Stone/mist grey Gold, Gray, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.4 inches 1.78 inch
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color AMOLED 1000nit, OLED
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 448 x 368 pixels
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling Yes No Yes
GPS Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU 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 1.5GB 0.768GB
ROM 4GB 4GB 32GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE None None
SIM type Nano-SIM 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 Yes No Yes
Microphone Yes 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 Yes
Compass No Yes
ECG Yes No Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No Yes No
Thermometer No No App, No
Other sensors Vibration motor
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes No
Blood Pressure Yes No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes No Yes
Fitness Level Yes Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes (Third-party app), Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle No Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No No No
On-screen workout No Yes No
Sport modes 39 15 Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+ Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+ Regular: up to 18hrs
Charging type WPC based wireless charging Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 2hrs 1-2 hours
Solar power No No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 9110 Apple S5 chip (64bits)
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core
GPU
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Fitbit OS WatchOS 6
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear app Fitbit App Apple Watch App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android, iOS iOS 12.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Fitbit Pay Apple Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes 24mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Alexa Yes, Siri
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm), Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 2, Manual, Straps Apple Watch Series 5, Charger, Manual, Straps
Price $237.96 $199.25 $429.99

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch Series 5: What’s The Difference?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2: Design/Display

  1. Although each of these three has got a remarkable design thats both stylish and slim, even while being lightweight. However, the Apple Watch 5 has the most sophisticated design with the widest display, yet compact. It's also the slimmest.

  2. All three feature durable screen protection, but the Watch 5 with sapphire glass material is a more premium and durable glass material.


Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2: Connectivity

  1. The Versa 2 lacks inbuilt GPS which is present on both the Active 2 and Watch 5, this makes the later two better choices for tracking outdoor activities and seeing your pace in real-time.

  2. Although, the Versa 2 can still connect to your phone GPS to enable GPS tracking features


Samsung Galaxyy Watch Active vs Active 2: Memory

  1. The Watch 5 has far more onboard storage capacity which allow you take more music with you on the go compared to the Versa 2 and Active 2 with 4GB storage capacity.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2: Cellular Connectivity

  1. Both the Active 2 and Watch 5 supports cellular connectivity which isn't with the Versa 2, this allow you to make and receive calls directly from the Watch 5 and Active 2 without any need for your phone.

Samsung Galaxyy Watch Active vs Active 2: Fitness Tracking

  1. All three are comprehensive activity trackers, but while the Watch 5 and Active 2 brings ECG tracking to the table, the Versa 2 lacks this feature.

  2. The Versa 2 features onscreen workout training that guide you through some of your favorite workouts.

  3. The Watch 5 features incidental fall detection and international calling that allow you call respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world. These two features makes the Watch 5 a better safety tracking device.


Samsung Galaxyy Watch Active vs Active 2: Battery Life

  1. The Watch 5 barely will last up to 18 hours which is quite disappointing compared to the Versa 2 and Active 2 with up to 5 days long battery life on regular usage. This makes the Versa 2 and Active 2 better choices for anyone involved in extreme workout activities.


Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch Series 5: Which is Better?

All three are great choices and some of the very best you can buy on the market, but there’s no doubt that the Apple watch 5 is a more sophisticated smartwatch with ECG tracking, incidental fall detection, a remarkable larger display, yet compact and international emergency calling. The Watch 5 is the best choice for iPhone users.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 on the other hand is a more comprehensive smartwatch than the Versa 2 with standalone capabilities and a more decent design with digital rotating bezel.

The Versa 2 is also a great choice, a decent smartwatch and a comprehensive activity tracker.