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Fitbit Sense Vs Apple Watch 6: A Distinguishing Review!

If you are trying to decide between the Fitbit Sense and the Apple Watch Series 6, this “Sense/Sense 2 vs Apple Watch 6” guide will help.

Summary Table

Below is a table comparing the Fitbit Sense/Sense 2 and Apple Watch 6. The table has a side-by-side comparison of their features, functionalities, and specifications. Go through it to see which watch suits you best.

Display1.58”, OLED1.78”, LTPO AMOLED
Resolution336 x 336 pixels368 x 448 pixels
GPSYes (Built-in)Yes (Built-in)
TrackingRunning (step counts), cycling, stress, sleep, stairs climbed, calories burnedStep counts, number of stairs climbed, calories burned, high decibel alert, irregular heart rate
Sensors3-axis accelerometer, GPS+GLONASS, Heart Rate Monitor, Gyro3-axis accelerometer, Heart Rate Monitor, GPS/GNSS, compass, SpO2,
Battery LifeUp to 6 daysUp to 18 hours
Companion AppFitbit AppApple App
Contactless PaymentYes (Fitbit Pay)Yes (Apple Pay)
Water ResistanceUp to 50 metersUp to 50 meters
Calls and TextsYesYes
Buy on AmazonBuy on Amazon

Display and Design

The Apple Watch 6 and Fitbit Sense are two popular smartwatches with different screen display sizes. The Apple Watch 6 offers a larger screen display of 1.78 inches, while the Fitbit Sense has a smaller screen display of 1.58 inches.

The display on the Fitbit Sense is OLED, with a resolution of 336 x 336 pixels, while the display on the Apple Watch 6 features an always-on Retina LTPO OLED display with a higher resolution of 368 x 448 pixels.

Both of the watches are touchscreen, but the Apple Watch 6 has a crisper and clearer graphics due to its higher resolution. Additionally, the screen display on Fitbit Sense is damage-resistant because it is made of gorilla glass.

Location Tracking

Fitbit Sense and Apple Watch Series 6 are both good for running, walking, and cycling because they map routes, distances, and paces with the help of GPS.

Both fitness trackers don’t share phone GPS rather, their GPS is built-in. Activity trackers with built-in GPS are great because with them you don’t have to carry your phone along.

Water Resistance Rating

Both the Apple Watch 6 series and Fitbit Sense are excellent choices for swimmers. These watches are water-resistant up to 5 ATM, meaning they can withstand submersions of up to 50 meters in water.


The Apple Watch 6 and Fitbit Sense both come with built-in speakers and microphones. These features allow you to hear what the caller is saying while also transmitting your verbal reply to them. Additionally, both watches allow you to make and receive calls through Bluetooth headsets.

Both watches also support text messaging. With the Apple Watch 6, you can send a message that includes texts, memoji stickers, emojis, audio clips, and images. You can also send payments using Apple Pay with the Apple Watch 6, while on the Fitbit Sense, you can use Fitbit Pay to send payments.

Operating Systems

The Apple Watch 6 series is equipped with WatchOS 6 operating system and a powerful Apple S6 processor. Meanwhile, the Fitbit Sense uses the FitbitOS operating system that offers new ways to stay connected, receive health and workout insights, and enhance physical activity. Unlike the Apple Watch 6, the Fitbit Sense can be paired with both Apple and Android devices. This means that you cannot connect your Apple Watch 6 with your Android smartphone.

Sensors and Tracking

The Apple Watch Series 6 is equipped with an accelerometer that can track your movements, a heart rate sensor that monitors your heart activity, and a SpO2 sensor that can measure the oxygen saturation in your blood while you exercise or sleep. The watch can even track your sleep stages and the duration of your sleep, providing you with feedback on how much oxygen is saturated in your blood and the sleep stages you enter throughout the night.

Like the Apple Watch 6, Fitbit Sense has an accelerometer that monitors all your movements.

In addition, Fitbit Sense and Sense 2 can monitor sleep by combining your heart rate patterns and movements. The 3-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope on Fitbit Sense are responsible for monitoring your movements.

There is also a SpO2 sensor and heart rate monitor on Sense Series that tracks the level of oxygen saturation and general heart wellness respectively.

Is Fitbit Sense Being Discontinued, And Why?

Recent emails sent by Fitbits to users state that Fitbit Sense is being discontinued. The reason why Fitbit is discontinuing Fitbit Sense is that the smartwatch has problems with its ECG sensor. The Good thing is that Fitbit promises to replace Fitbit Sense for free.

Battery Life

If among the features you are looking for in a smartwatch is good battery life, then Fitbit Sense is the deal. Unlike Apple Watch 6 smartwatch which is estimated to serve for 18 hours on a complete charge, the Fitbit Sense can last you for up to 6 days when charged to the mark.

Apple Watch 6 on the other hand takes the least time to charge to completion (about 1 hour and 1 ½ hours) while Fitbit Sense will take the longest period (1 to 2 hours).

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