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Galaxy Watch 3 vs Fitbit Versa 3: The Ultimate Comparison!

Before getting into deeper details here is a summarized Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Fitbit Versa 3 table for a quick comparison between the two smartwatches.

Optional LTEYesNo
Display1.4”, AMOLED1.58”  AMOLED
Resolution360 x 360 pixels336 x 336 pixels
GPSYes (Built-in)Yes (Built-in)
TrackingRunning (step counts), cycling, stress, sleep, stairs climbed, calories burned, heart rateStep counts, number of stairs climbed, calories burned, heart rate
Sensors3-axis accelerometer, Heart Rate Monitor, altimeter, SpO2, ambient light sensor, gyroscope,Heart Rate Monitor, ECG, SpO2, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, ambient light sensor
Battery LifeUp to 2 or 3 daysUp to 6+ days
Companion AppSamsung AppFitbit App
Contactless PaymentYes (Samsung Pay)Yes (Fitbit Pay)
Water ResistanceUp to 5 ATMsUp to 5 ATMs
Calls and TextsYesYes

Display and Design

Samsung Watch 3 and Fitbit Versa 3 are physically differentiable. Fitbit Versa 3 watch comes with an AMOLED screen display that measures 1.58 inches while the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 features a display that measures 1.4 inches which is also AMOLED.

The two watches come with touchscreen displays and both of the shows are very responsive to touch.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Series 3 offers a much more user experience than Fitbit Versa 3 because it has a larger screen display.

Of the two, the Samsung Galaxy 3 has the crispiest display because its resolution is 24 x 24 pixels more than Fitbit Versa 3.

Fitbit Versa 3 and Galaxy Smartwatch 3 both come with wristbands that are replaceable.

One of the advantages of smartwatches that come with wrist straps is that are changeable you can customize them to match the day’s outfit.

This feature is also a way of customizing the band’s size for those who find the original strap too tight or too loose.

Location Tracking

Fitbit Versa 3 and Galaxy Watch Series 3 come with GPS to monitor all the routes you take while cycling, running, or walking.

Both of the watches come with onboard GPS. This means you don’t have to carry your smartphone to share GPS. The GPS results on both smartwatches can be depended on i.e., they are accurate.

Water Resistance Rating

In case you like the swimming pool or like hitting the shower with your watch on, both Galaxy Watch 3 and Fitbit Versa 3 can be great options.

The two watches feature a water-resistant rating of 5 AMTs which means, both smartwatches can be submerged in water up to 50 meters.

Apart from being waterproof, the two smartwatches are dustproof and sweat-resistant.


Making a call on Samsung Watch 3 is possible but it works over Wi-Fi and in the event of a Bluetooth connection between your watch and smartphone.

Other Samsung smartwatches that will connect with your phone to make calls include Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, and Galaxy Watch Active.  

Fitbit Versa 3 on the other hand features a built-in speaker and microphone to ensure you quickly answer calls right from the wrist.

Another good example of Fitbit that allows you to pick calls from your wrist is the Fitbit Sense.


Fitbit Versa 3 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 both come with Bluetooth version 5.0 making Bluetooth connections quick.

There is an option for LTE connection on Galaxy Watch 3 while the option is not there on Fitbit Versa 3. Both watches can also connect over Wi-Fi b/g/n.

The Sensors

The SpO2 sensor can also be called the Pulse Oximeter. The sensors are present in both Fitbit Versa 3 and Galaxy watch 3.

The function of the SpO2 sensor or Pulse Oximeter is to monitor the level of oxygen in the blood. Both smartwatches come with a Heart Rate monitor.

The work of the heart rate monitor is to measure the electrical signals originating from the heart and then analyze and give stats.

Fitbit Versa 3 and Galaxy Watch 3 also have a 3-axis accelerometer. The accelerometer will detect the number of stairs climbed or how far you have climbed a hill or mountain.

Although we have the ECG sensor on Fitbit Versa 3, all the results it provides are biased and that is why Fitbit is doing away with the Fitbit Sense smartwatch.

Both watches are able to detect the amount of light on the display and adjust it accordingly.

This awesome feature not only improves the user experience but also improves the battery life.

Anyone looking for a smartwatch between the two that can keep track of the calories burned can go for either of the two because they all can monitor the number of calories burned by the body while working out.

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Battery Life

You don’t want to spend much time charging your activity tracker. For that reason, you will want to find one that will keep charge to track of all of your activities.

Fitbit Versa 3 promises to keep a charge for up to 6+ days on a complete charge. Also, it depends on how you use the tracker, for example when you turn on the GPS mode, a lot of your battery is used and the promised days of service may turn to hours.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch 3 can only conserve a complete charge for about 2 to 3 days.

If battery life is one of the key features you are after then it would be best if you considered the Fitbit Versa 3 over the Samsung Watch 3.

Payment and App

The tracker both comes with a contactless payment feature. Fitbit Versa 3 uses Fitbit Pay to make contactless payments while Galaxy Watch 3 uses Samsung Pay to make contactless payments.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 uses the Galaxy Wearable as the companion App while Fitbit Versa 3 uses Fitbit companion App.

Both of the Apps are on both Google Play and Apple Store hence supporting Android and iOS (Apple) devices.

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