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

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Featured in this comparison chart are; the Samsung Galaxy Watch – a premium comprehensive smartwatch and one of the best sellers on the market, its joined by the Fitbit Versa 2 – the newest watch on the Fitbit lineup and the Apple Watch 5 – the successor to the Watch 5. All three are high-end smartwatches with spectacular features. We compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch 5 specs and features – which is the best choice for you?

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

 
 
Product Info

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

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 $279.99 $189.00 $149.03 $429.00 $329.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Fitbit Versa 2 (GPS), Apple Watch Series 5
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex Unisex
Release date August, 2018 September, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Samsung Gear S3 Fitbit Versa Apple Watch Series 4
Successor
Versions Bluetooth, LTE Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46 x 49 x 13 mm 40 x 40 x 12 mm 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm
Weight 63 grams (excluding straps) 40 grams 36.1g (GPS)
Shape Circular Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Stainless steel Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Leather, Silicone Silicone Elastomer
Bezel material Stainless steel Aluminum Bezeless, Sapphire glass
Strap size 22 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 Black, 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, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling Yes No Yes
GPS Galileo, 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 0.75GB 0.768GB
ROM 4GB 4GB 32GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None None
SIM type 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 Yes No Yes
Microphone Yes Yes Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter No Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass No Yes
ECG No 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 No Yes No
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No Yes
Fitness Level 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 472mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 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, Samsung Health 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, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 2, Manual, Straps Apple Watch Series 5, Charger, Manual, Straps
Price $279.99 $189.00 $149.03 $429.00 $329.00

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

DESIGN:Although all three watches look outstanding with remarkable designs befitting of premium smartwatches. However, the Apple Watch Series 5 has the most sophisticated design. Its aluminum case with ceramic crystal back makes it incredibly lightweight just like the Versa 2, but it weighs a little less than the Versa 2. On the other hand the Galaxy watch is quite bulky and heavy, but has a classic appearance just like the traditional watch.

Moreover, the Apple watch 5 with the biggest display size allows you to see more at a glance compared to the other two, and its digital crown with hepatic-feedback mechanism that offers a click-like feel as you scroll makes it a lot easier to navigate, just like the Galaxy watch with a physical rotating bezel.

CONNECTIVITY: The Versa 2 lacks inbuilt GPS which is present on the other two devices, and as such only works with connected GPS on your phone. This can be inconvenient especially while working out. But if you’re into indoor exercise, then it won’t matter much. This off course makes the Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch better choices for tracking outdoor activities.

Memory:All three watches come with onboard storage capacity that allow you take your music with you. However, the Watch 5 comes with a massive 32GB storage capacity allow you take a lot more of your favorite tracks. It gives you access to the entire Apple music library which is awesome.

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY:Both the Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch (stainless steel version) comes with e-SIM which supports cellular connectivity, making these two standalone smartwatches which allow you make and receive calls directly from your watch. A great way to stay connected even when your phone is out of reach.

MEDIA:Microphone is inbuilt on the Versa 2, Galaxy Watch and Watch 5 which supports Alexa, Bixby and Siri voice assistant feature respectively. However, the Versa 2 lacks loudspeaker which is present on the other two. This allow you play media files anywhere, as well as adding more productivity to the voice assistant feature.

FITNESS TRACKING:All three watches are fitness-focused and well equipped to track your active life. However, the Watch 5 with more advance fitness tracking features is the most comprehensive activity tracker.

The Watch 5 features incidental fall detections and international emergency calling that allows you call emergency contacts in almost any country of the world, while also featuring ECG tracking and menstrual tracking that aren’t present on the Galaxy Watch nor Versa 2, excluding menstrual cycling logging which is featured on the Versa 2.

BATTERY LIFE: The Versa 2 tested to last up to 5 days has the longest battery life compared to the Galaxy Watch with about 2 days or more battery life, while the Watch 5 has the lowest battery life of about 18hrs which is abysmal and not impressive.

VERDICT:The Apple Watch 5 with the most sophisticated design and the most comprehensive activity features is the best choice. It’s the best choice for iPhone users as its only compatible with iOS devices.

On the flip side, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is a more comprehensive smartwatch than the Versa 2, and that makes it a better watch.

However, the lower-price Versa 2 is a comprehensive activity tracker with the longest battery life.

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