Fitbit Charge 3 vs Versa 3 - Where are the differences?

Brand
Fitbit
Fitbit
Product name
Charge 3
Versa 3
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Only differences
Battery
Loading time
Loading time
2,0 hours
Loading time
2,0 hours
Battery life
Battery life
7 days
Battery life
6 days
Removable
Removable
No
Removable
No
Battery
Battery
Lithium polymer
Battery
Lithium polymer
Bracelet
Changeable
Changeable
Yes
Changeable
Yes
Display
Always-on-Display
Always-on-Display
No
Always-on-Display
Yes
Available
Available
Yes
Available
Yes
Colour display
Colour display
No
Colour display
Yes
Height
Height
34,50 mm
Height
40,48 mm
Width
Width
22,70 mm
Width
40,48 mm
Touch
Touch
Yes
Touch
Yes
Type
Type
OLED
Type
AMOLED
Fitbit functions
Fitbit Relax (breathing exercises)
Fitbit Relax (breathing exercises)
Yes
Fitbit Relax (breathing exercises)
Yes
Measured values
ECG function
ECG function
No
ECG function
No
Floors
Floors
Yes
Floors
Yes
HR measurement
HR measurement
Yes
HR measurement
Yes
HR measurement 24/7
HR measurement 24/7
Yes
HR measurement 24/7
Yes
Sleep
Sleep
Yes
Sleep
Yes
Sleep analysis
Sleep analysis
Yes
Sleep analysis
Yes
Steps
Steps
Yes
Steps
Yes
Smarct functions
Amazon-Alexa integration
Amazon-Alexa integration
No
Amazon-Alexa integration
Yes
Apps
Apps
No
Apps
Yes
Clock face changeable
Clock face changeable
Yes
Clock face changeable
Yes
Notifications (SMS, calls ...)
Notifications (SMS, calls ...)
Yes
Notifications (SMS, calls ...)
Yes
Listen to voice messages
Listen to voice messages
No
Listen to voice messages
Yes
QuickReplies
QuickReplies
No
QuickReplies
Yes
QuickReplies, Voice
QuickReplies, Voice
No
QuickReplies, Voice
Yes
Guided training on the device
Guided training on the device
No
Guided training on the device
Yes
Swim
Open water
Open water
No
Open water
No
Recording webs
Recording webs
Yes
Recording webs
Yes
Contactless payment
Available
Available
No
Available
Yes
Provider
Provider
-
Provider
Fitbit Pay
Sensors
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version
4.0
Bluetooth Version
5.0
GALILEO
GALILEO
No
GALILEO
No
GLONASS
GLONASS
No
GLONASS
Yes
Built-in GPS
Built-in GPS
No
Built-in GPS
Yes
Connected GPS
Connected GPS
Yes
Connected GPS
Yes
LTE
LTE
No
LTE
No
Pulssensor
Pulssensor
PurePulse
Pulssensor
PurePulse 2.0
SpO2
SpO2
Yes
SpO2
Yes
WLAN
WLAN
No
WLAN
Yes
Specifications, operability
Operating altitude, max.
Operating altitude, max.
8535 m
Operating altitude, max.
8535 m
Temperature, max.
Temperature, max.
45 °C
Temperature, max.
60 °C
Temperature, min.
Temperature, min.
-10 °C
Temperature, min.
-10 °C
Memory
Internal memory
Internal memory
-
Internal memory
2,50 GB
Streaming / music
Deezer
Deezer
No
Deezer
Yes
Spotify
Spotify
No
Spotify
Yes
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Up to
Up to
50 m
Up to
50 m

Where are the differences?

Let's have a closer look by comparing the differences between the two Wearable Charge 3* and Versa 3* made by Fitbit.

Release Date

There are 2 years time between the releases of both products. The Fitbit Charge 3 was released in 2018. Consequently, the Fitbit Versa 3 from 2020 is newer.

Display

You'll get a display with both devices. The Fitbit Versa 3 has a color display, which the Fitbit Charge 3 doesn't. In both cases, there is a touch display. the Versa 3 comes with a {$tg->_pa(2)}} display. The Fitbit Charge 3 has a OLED display. The always-on display is only featured with the Versa 3.

Waterproof

Both, the Charge 3, as well as the Versa 3 are waterproof, and have no further difference in this feature. Both Wearable can be used under water in depths of up to 50 m. The two devices can even track and record your swimming lanes.

Battery

The Fitbit Charge 3 sports a longer battery runtime with 7 days. the Fitbit Versa 3 battery lasts merely for 6 days. Both devices take 2,0 hours to be fully charged.

GPS

Comparing the two Wearable, only the the Fitbit Versa 3 has integrated GPS. The GLONASS technology is only available with the Versa 3. With both Wearable, you have the possibility to use Connected GPS. The devices will take the GPS data from your smartphone. The downside to this can be signal issues and having to carry your smartphone with you.

Heart Rate Monitor

A fitness watch without a heart rate monitor is basically useless and not advisable to buy. That's because your heart rate is one of the key elements of different calculations. For example, many devices without a heart rate monitor claim to count your calories burned too. That number will hardly be right without having access to your heart rate.

Comparing the Fitbit Charge 3 and the Fitbit Versa 3, both devices offer the heart rate monitor function and score in our books. On top of that, both will monitor your heart rate 24/7. Some devices only do that when you press a button, which is practically speaking rather useless.

Measured values

Both devices come with the feature of tracking and recording how many floors you've walked. Generally, this means that the altitude differences get calculated and presented to you. Unfortunately, in many cases these numbers can be rather inaccurate.

Both Wearable offer you the possibility to record your sleep time. On top of that, they also allow you to do a sleep analysis.

With the Fitbit Versa 3 the data is stored up to 7 days.

Bracelet

Being able to change your fitness watch band is a great advantage. You'll only have to worry about the color of the device itself, and not the color or material of its accompanying watch band. For pretty much every device, you can get cheap watch bands that will fit your device. You can make use of this advantage with both devices of this comparison.

Smarct functions

Getting call, text, or other notifications is a feature that both tools have. Often times, this feature is only possible with an Android device. iOS user can be left behind on this. With the Versa 3 you also have the option to send QuickReplies with the device. With the help of an integrated microphone, the Versa 3 enables you to reply with voice recordings.

With the Versa 3 it is possible to install apps on your own. Compared tothe Charge 3, that's an advantage as you will have more freedom in invidualizing your fitness watch. The interface, or the dial of your watch, can be changed with both, the Fitbit Charge 3 , and the Fitbit Versa 3.

One minor advantage that the Fitbit Versa 3 has is that it offers Amazon (Alexa) voice control.the Fitbit Charge 3 doesn't have this feature.

Being led through your workout by your device is only supported with the Fitbit Versa 3. That's a difference to the Fitbit Charge 3, where this feature is not supported.

Contactless payment

Contactless payment is a highly useful and more in demand than ever technology. Many Wearable already offer it. Being able to do this from your wrist is even more convenient than using your smartphone or a credit card. There's a difference here between the two products, as only the Versa 3 enables you to pay contactless. The Charge 3 works with Fitbit Pay.

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