The Versa also has a relative SpO2 sensor, which tracks your blood oxygen level. Apple's heart-rate data in the Activity app can be hard to interpret on its own, but becomes more useful when overlaid as colors along your route. This is also a big improvement compared to earlier Watch Series versions due mostly to the bigger battery and more efficient processor. Versa, however, leaves the Series 4 in the dust on this measure. Again, there are plenty of third-party apps available for the Watch that let you find everything in one place. Further, the amount of straps available for purchase make it an instant hit with the customers. Previously most models had a metal back.
On paper, the Apple Watch Series 3 is said to last up to 18 hours but involving more detailed scenarios. They have a similar design, with the rounded corners on a square face. Fitbit included a 145mAh battery which provides for more than four days of battery life, which is nearly double what the Apple Watch Series 3 can offer. With time this is bound to change but for now, Apple boasts a wider smartwatch functionality, allowing it to just barely edge out the Versa. The is, well, an Apple Watch. Fitbit has learned a lot from Apple and the success of the , and it offers a variety of bands to let you change up the Charge 3's design.
Both are heavily focused on fitness and offer app stores that help the watch act independently from your smartphone. So while there are plenty of reasons to love the Apple Watch, here are eight reasons to choose the Fitbit Versa instead: The Fitbit Versa has only a handful of apps preloaded, and none of them are messaging, email, or traditional social apps. That included Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, who appear to be doing a sight better now that both Butler and Tom Thibodeau is out of Minneapolis. Apple has a much shorter return window of 14 days, though it does offer one perk Fitbit does not: You can for an Apple Store gift card to use toward a new device. We don't have any inside info.
Fitbit says Versa can last up to four days on a single charge, can store more than 300 songs, has Bluetooth connectivity and is designed to be waterproof up to 50 meters. If you pay more for a Series 3 with cellular, you'll have a device than can operate independently from a phone although in my experience, paying more for the. The Series 1 integrates with some popular gym equipment brands for more accurate indoor workout-tracking. On Versa, anyone can create a custom clockface and there are dozens of mostly free ones to choose from in the store. In terms of buttons, the Versa features three hardware buttons alongside its touchscreen while the Apple Watch Series 3 has a more elegant rotating Digital Crown. In terms of buttons, the Versa features three hardware buttons alongside its touchscreen while the Apple Watch Series 3 has a more elegant rotating Digital Crown. Versa is smaller, slightly thinner and lighter 38 grams versus 50 grams than the which should appeal to the female demographic.
Vanessa's a fan of Nike+ Run Club for runs or AllTrails for hikes, while Lexy prefers Strava to track progress against previous workouts and other users. Where Apple's wristwatch has curved edges, Versa's sides are chamfered and more aggressive. The closest feature is the color-coded route map that shows you how fast you were going during each part of your journey -- green is fast and red is slow. The Apple Watch is a full-on , with an app store and a number of big features. Fitbit does not disclose information on its processors. You can also connect your phone, allowing you to view alerts like text messages, app notifications, phone calls, and calendar events.
For most people, fitness watches and smartwatches are different things, but it seems like makers of both are trying to blur the lines by taking on more features. There are also two special edition models with woven bands in charcoal with a graphite aluminum case or lavender which is paired with a rose gold watch. The speaker has been redesigned, making it 50 percent louder, and the microphone, which is now on the opposite side of the speaker, should reduce echo and make phone calls clearer. It's also just not as responsive as the Apple Watch; you'll routinely find yourself on a run or cycle and double-tapping often triple-tapping the face in order to get a response. The Watch also boasts Siri for quick replies to messages, audio dictation and quick settings of timers and alarms — and there's no rival on the Fitbit. It still has room to improve, particularly in terms of battery life performance and sleep tracking, but it's likely to be a good fit for the majority of users who pick one up. Music You can sync songs to each watch while they charge.
Where the Apple Watch Series 3 truly stands out concerns its apps and functionality. The Apple Watch has the benefit of being better established. Both wearables have automatic workout detection too, though they work a little differently. Apple Watch Series 4 v Fitbit Charge 3: Battery life The Apple Watch is still a smartwatch that you charge up every night before you go to bed. The current Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 3 models were released in September 2017, and Apple has been pretty diligent about refreshing the line since the first model debuted in 2015.
Both of them are two of the more popular wearables you can slap on your wrist. Android users can program quick replies on the Versa, but its lack of microphone means you can't dictate or scribble a response like you can with the Apple Watch. You'll need to go to your phone to answer it. After five days of wearing the Versa all day during workouts, but not listening to music, it still had about 10 percent battery remaining. The Charge 3 also has apps, but there's no app store here like there is on the Versa or , only select partnerships that Fitbit has struck up.
Even when I forgot to charge it I could grab it as I was running out the door in the morning knowing it would at least have enough juice to get me through the day. They also graded it on ease of use and the readability of the display under different lighting conditions. Both trackers share an optical heart rate monitor, 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter, vibration motor and ambient light sensor. If you want state of the art for Fitbit, this is it. In terms of smartwatch functionality, the Versa allows you to view alerts from your smartphone including text messages, app notifications, phone calls, and calendar events — much of which the Apple Watch also offers. With its new-and-improved features and sleek design, the Apple Watch takes the win in the design category.