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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fitbit Charge 3

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The name Fitbit has been synonymous with fitness bands for quite some time. They have some impressive models down the line, and new ones just continue to be released, with the latest addition being the Fitbit Versa 2.

So how does this new addition stack up against their latest and greatest in the Charge category? Read on to find out

Fitbit Versa 2

Let’s talk about the new guy first. The Versa 2 is a well-made smartwatch with a load of features that make it rise above the competition. The overall theme here is heavily fitness-oriented though.

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The first look resembles that of an Apple Watch quite a lot. Anyway, the watch has a reliable build quality, so don’t worry too much about nicking it around corners while working out.

It is also swim-proof up to 50 meters, so going underwater with this shouldn’t be a problem. You get a 5-day battery life, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, and oh Alexa support.

Alexa support is something unique to the watch. In addition to all the standard personal assistant stuff, it also allows you to reply to notifications using just your voice.

There’s better sleep tracking, using something called Sleep Score, which Fitbit is launching across its watches. You get Fitbit pay, Spotify (finally) and a host of regular smartwatch features.

Also read: Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fitbit Versa: 5 talking points

Fitbit Charge 3

Charge 3 in all its capabilities is perhaps the best fitness band that money can buy. However, Fitbit very clearly designed this product with one and only one goal in mind — fitness.

Fitbit claims that Charge 3 is their most advanced tracker ever. And for the most part, that’s quite true. Apart from every other feature that a premium fitness band can offer, Charge 3 offers more. You also get some smartwatch features trickled down as well.

The Charge 3 gives you about seven days of battery life, is up to 50 meters waterproof, offers 24/7 heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, smartphone notification and Fitbit pay as well.

It’s evident looking at the spec sheet that the band is clearly defined with only fitness in mind. Every feature available contributes to streamlining the whole process of working out. You also get female fitness tracking on this.

It has a small albeit pretty nice touch screen to interact with the band which gets pretty bright, so reading it under sunlight shouldn’t be an issue as well.

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So which one should you buy?

The distinction is pretty clear here. If you want something that purely tracks your fitness, nearly every aspect of it, has a good battery life and can take a beating, Charge 3 is the obvious choice.

On the other hand, if you’re more of a watch person and want both a fitness band and a watch, it doesn’t get any better than the Versa 2 on the Fitbit front.

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Yadullah Abidi

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