Fitbit Versa 2 vs Versa 3

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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Versa 3

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Versa 3: What has changed?

As you consider upgrading or purchasing the Fitbit Versa 2 or Versa 3, the first question you should ask yourself is: What has changed?

The upgrade to Fitbit Versa 3 includes several solid improvements. There is a slightly bigger display, longer battery life, quicker charging time, a speaker and onboard GPS to name a few. Will these be enough for you to make the jump to the latest version or will the Versa 2 be the better choice?

You can quickly see the changes in the comparative charts below.

First, these features did not change:

Model
Fitbit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa 3
Microphone
Yes
Yes
Fitbit Pay
Yes
Yes
Water resistance
5ATM
5ATM
Memory (Detailed motion data)
7 days - minute by minute
7 days - minute by minute
Memory (Saves daily totals)
Past 30 days
Past 30 days
Dimensions
40x40x12mm
40x40x12mm
Model
Fitbit Versa 2
Microphone
Yes
Fitbit Pay
Yes
Water resistance
5ATM
Memory (Detailed motion data)
7 days - minute by minute
Memory (Saves daily totals)
Past 30 days
Dimensions
40x40x12mm
Model
Fitbit Versa 3
Microphone
Yes
Fitbit Pay
Yes
Water resistance
5ATM
Memory (Detailed motion data)
7 days - minute by minute
Memory (Saves daily totals)
Past 30 days
Dimensions
40x40x12mm

What is 5atm water resistance?

It is a certified standard which means that the device is water resistant to up a depth of 50 meters for 10 minutes. These devices should withstand low-velocity and shallow-water activities which include swimming. They are not certified for sea diving, water sports or pool-side diving.

These are the features that changed with the upgrade:

Model
Fitbit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa 3
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Display
1.4-inch AMOLED, 300x300
1.58-inch AMOLED, 336x336
Battery life (Which varies with use and other factors. The always-on display feature will require more frequent charging.)
5+ days
6+ days (fast-charging is a new feature that after charging for only 12 minutes you have a full day of battery life.)
Charging Time
(0-100%) in two hours
(10-80%) in approximately 40 minutes
PurePulse 2.0
Does not have
New Feature
Speaker
Does not have
New Feature
Active Zone Minutes
Does not have
New Feature
Onboard GPS
Does not have
New Feature
Model
Fitbit Versa 2
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Display
1.4-inch AMOLED, 300x300
Battery life (Which varies with use and other factors. The always-on display feature will require more frequent charging.)
5+ days
Charging Time
(0-100%) in two hours
PurePulse 2.0
Does not have
Speaker
Does not have
Active Zone Minutes
Does not have
Onboard GPS
Does not have
Model
Fitbit Versa 3
Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Display
1.58-inch AMOLED, 336x336
Battery life (Which varies with use and other factors. The always-on display feature will require more frequent charging.)
6+ days (fast-charging is a new feature that after charging for only 12 minutes you have a full day of battery life.)
Charging Time
(10-80%) in approximately 40 minutes
PurePulse 2.0
New Feature
Speaker
New Feature
Active Zone Minutes
New Feature
Onboard GPS
New Feature

Fitbit Versa 2 and Versa 3 Videos

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Versa 3: band styles

Fitbit Versa 2 bands

  • Sport bands (white or black) “Breathable, durable and swim-ready”
  • Woven Reflective bands (Charcoal-orange or navy) provides night visibility

Fitbit Versa 3 bands

  • Knit bands (black with gold flecks)
  • Woven bands (charcoal, coral, rainbow and camo)
  • Sport bands (melon/rose or black) “Breathable, durable and swim-ready”
  • Leather (charcoal, black)

Note:

  • The small band fits a wrist between 5.5” and 7.1” in circumference
  • The large band fits a wrist between 7.7” and 8.7” in circumference

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(Fitbit Versa 2 Image – Fitbit, Inc.)

To give you an idea of the difference in band styles between these smartwatch models, the Fitbit Versa 2 has around 2 styles and the Fitbit Versa 3 has around 4 different band styles to choose from. Each style has a few variations giving you a good number to choose from. As we investigated the band styles of the Versa 3 we found it difficult to pick out our favorite which is a good problem to have.

Fitbit Versa 2 Features

Amazon Alexa Built-In
Amazon’s voice command utility to quickly get weather information, start a timer for cooking or workouts, get answers to almost any question imaginable and more
24/7 Heart Rate Tracking
Heart rate sensor that tracks real-time heart rate zones and all-day calorie burn
Sleep Tracking
Helps you get better sleep. Sleep tracking and sleep score and more features to build better bedtime habits.
Music Experience
Where you can store and play more than 300 songs. Subscriptions required. Compatible with Spotify, Pandora and Deezer.
Fitbit Pay
Store up to six credit cards or debit cards to make convenient purchases right from your smartwatch.
Premium Design
Polished glass, generous display area, a premium aluminum finish
Amazon Alexa Built-In
Amazon’s voice command utility to quickly get weather information, start a timer for cooking or workouts, get answers to almost any question imaginable and more
24/7 Heart Rate Tracking
Heart rate sensor that tracks real-time heart rate zones and all-day calorie burn
Sleep Tracking
Helps you get better sleep. Sleep tracking and sleep score and more features to build better bedtime habits.
Music Experience
Where you can store and play more than 300 songs. Subscriptions required. Compatible with Spotify, Pandora and Deezer.
Fitbit Pay
Store up to six credit cards or debit cards to make convenient purchases right from your smartwatch.
Premium Design
Polished glass, generous display area, a premium aluminum finish

See Fitbit Pay bank availability.

Fitbit Versa 3 Features

 

Built-in GPS
Tracks pace and distance and has a workout intensity map in the Fitbit app. The map shows where along your route that you worked hardest.
Track Fitness with Heart
Buzzes you during exercise when you reach your target heart rate zone.
Music that Moves You
Enjoy music on Pandora, Spotify and Deezer.
Optimize your sleep
Track your different stages of sleep and generate a sleep score. (light, deep and REM) There is also a Smart Wake alarm that wakes you up at the optimal stage of sleep so that you can best seize the day.
Connected on the Go
It does regular cell phone stuff like text, call and smartphone app notifications. Also check weather, set alarms and more with Alexa Built-in or Google Assistant.
Designed for Fitness
It is both lightweight and swimproof.
Built-in GPS
Tracks pace and distance and has a workout intensity map in the Fitbit app. The map shows where along your route that you worked hardest.
Track Fitness with Heart
Buzzes you during exercise when you reach your target heart rate zone.
Music that Moves You
Enjoy music on Pandora, Spotify and Deezer.
Optimize your sleep
Track your different stages of sleep and generate a sleep score. (light, deep and REM) There is also a Smart Wake alarm that wakes you up at the optimal stage of sleep so that you can best seize the day.
Connected on the Go
It does regular cell phone stuff like text, call and smartphone app notifications. Also check weather, set alarms and more with Alexa Built-in or Google Assistant.
Designed for Fitness
It is both lightweight and swimproof.

What Are REM and Non-REM Sleep? See the WebMD article.

Fitbit-Versa-3-Coral

(Fitbit Versa 3 Image – Fitbit, Inc.)

“CALLING DICK TRACY” WRIST WATCH RADIO – 1952 (Just for fun!) runtime less that one minute

The year 1952 in the whole scheme of things was not that long ago. But a look back at this future-looking video helps us realize just how far we have come. Please share with us your thoughts on this video! We would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.

Did you notice that the doctor in the video had the new watch for communication and a regular watch that was still needed to tell time? LOL

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(Fitbit Versa 2 Image – Fitbit, Inc.)


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FAQs

Most apps and clock faces that can be found in the Fitbit App Gallery are free to download. Some apps and clock faces require a paid subscription service (such as Pandora, Spotify, and Deezer). A developer may require a one-time activation fee for some others.

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The best choice of course will not be the same for everyone. This article was created to make that choice easier for you but the ultimate choice is up to you. Our advice is to compare the price on Amazon for these two watches and then review the handy comparative chart of the watches in this article above. Then ask yourself if the extra features are worth it to you and therefore justify the higher price for the Fitbit Versa 3? Or after further consideration maybe the Fitbit Versa 2 will give you all the basics that you are looking for and require.

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A fitness tracker is great if you just want to monitor your vitals while you are exercising. Otherwise, if you need that and also a convenient communication device then choose the smartwatch. Simply put: fitness trackers monitor your health and smartwatches are an extension of your cell phone.

Last update on 2021-03-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Fitbit Versa Resources

Visit the Fitbit App GalleryFree Apps

Visit the Fitbit App GalleryFree Clocks

Fitbit Versa 2 user manuals

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Fitbit Versa 3 user manuals

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We hope that this quick read helped you to understand the great features of these two high quality fitness smartwatches and was helpful in your Fitbit Versa buying journey.

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Last update on 2021-03-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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