Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2: Which One To Buy?

Today I’ll compare the latest Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2, so you can decide which one to buy.

Fitbit Versa 3Fitbit Versa 2
Built-in GPS
Full fitness features
Strong battery life
Bright and clear AMOLED display
Lightweight and comfortable for 24/7 wear
Refined design
AMOLED display
Always On display mode
Fitbit Pay as standard
Alexa built in
Sleep tracking
Voice replies are handy for Android users
Buckle-less strap
Limited apps
The button replacement is poor
GPS tracking could be stronger
No support for offline Spotify music
Lacks on-board GPS
No offline Spotify playback
Limited third-party app support
Smartwatch productivity features are lacking

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2: Specs

CategoriesVersa 3Versa 2
DefinitionIt is yet another model of a smartwatch with some different and advanced features than versa 2.It is a smartwatch with various features manufactured by Fitbit.
Display Size1.58-inch display1.39-inch display.
Inbuilt GPSHave an inbuilt GPSDoes not have
inbuilt speakersYesNo
Bluetooth phone call supportHave this feature .Does not have this feature.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2: Design

So let’s start with design. Here’s the Fitbit Versa 3 and the Fitbit Versa 2 on the wrist to give you a perspective of how it will look. I think the Fitbit Versa 2 is better than the Versa 3 in terms of looks. As I think the Versa 3 is more squirkly with enhanced rounded curves. Some people prefer Versa 3’s design over the Versa 2, so the choice is yours. But in terms of thickness, they both are just about the same.

What’s different, though, is the physical button, which to be honest, I prefer the physical button on the Versa 2 over the tactile button on the Versa 3. Sometimes it’s hard to get it activated, and you have to work around it so that your finger has to cover the entire sensor and sometimes while doing a push-up, the button gets pressed automatically. I wish Fitbit could either enhance this tactile button or revert to the physical button.

On the other side, Versa 2 only has a microphone, but the Versa 3 has a built-in speaker and a microphone. This built-in speaker can now use this built-in speaker for answering Bluetooth audio calls directly from the watch when the phone is nearby. Virtual assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant also use this built-in speaker to talk back to you. At the back, there are the heart rate and the blood oxygen sensor, along with the charging pin.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2: Charging & Wrist band

Speaking of charging, Fitbit Versa 3 has finally ditched the bulky charging brick that was used for the Versa 2, which was super annoying as I had a full-body screen protective case that needed to be taken out all the time to charge the Versa 2. And to top it up, the charging brick was big and chunky. Good thing! Fitbit Versa 3 now has a magnetic charging pin which is tiny. The magnet is surprisingly strong enough to hold the Versa 3 in charging.

Another important factor is changing the wristband; the wristband is still interchangeable, but there is two significant difference:

  1. Versa 2’s wristband was known for the complexity of its removal process. Many people have broken nails in an attempt to remove the wristband. So finally, on Versa 3, changing the wristband is as easy as pressing the tiny button to pop out the wristband without even needing a nail; that is pretty ingenious.
  2. The design of the wrist hook of Versa 2 has the classic buckle, and the Versa 3 has a more contemporary sporty wristband mechanism.

Frankly! I will prefer the Versa 3 wristband over the Versa 2.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2: Battery life & Fitness

In terms of battery life, They both claim to have a battery life of six days or more, but in practice, based on my testing, I get between 4-5 days, depending on my usage. I find that the GPS uses the battery more quickly, but there is no way to turn it off manually; it always turns on when you begin an outdoor workout.

Faster charging is possible with the Fitbit Versa 3. You can easily get enough battery for the entire day with only about 15 minutes of charging. Furthermore, compared to the Versa 2, the Versa 3 charges its battery completely in only about 40 minutes instead of an hour and a half. The battery life on these smart watches is impressive, though, so it doesn’t matter.

Frankly! they are second to the Huawei GT2, which hands down is the king of battery life with two weeks of battery life per charge.

Both these watches are good and about the same for fitness tracking and sleep tracking with background night Sp02 measurement. You can get a relative skin temperature measurement, but you need to pay for a Fitbit premium subscription. With these new Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense, Fitbit is pushing its customer to pay a monthly subscription to their Fitbit premium: Pandora or Deezer. And not to mention, Fitbit Sense is $430, almost close to Galaxy Watch Active 2, which I think brings more value to your money than Fitbit.

Because even after spending a lot of money on the watch, you’ll still have to pay about $20 a month for premium services, I don’t think it’s practical. Additionally, unlike the Fitbit Sense, the Fitbit Versa 3 does not have an ECG or EDA sensor.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2: Price

After all that, let’s talk about the cost. The Fitbit Versa family has since undergone a significant evolution. They began with the Fitbit Versa first generation, which was later replaced by the Fitbit Versa 2. The Versa 2 had a counterpart called the Versa 2 light edition, which essentially lacked the music storage and a few other features, as well as the Versa 2 special edition, which had a few more styling options with the premium Fitbit service trial.

At this point, Fitbit has listed Fitbit Versa 3 at $169 and the Versa 2 at $163.


Prices are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to change based on market conditions and special offers.

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Versa 2: Final Verdict

Now that that has been said, it’s time for my final judgment. Should you choose the Versa 3 over the Versa 2 if the price difference is $100? It all depends on your priorities. Let me put it this way: if you don’t care about the onboard GPS for outdoor runs or activity tracking, go with the Versa 2, and you will save $100, possibly even more, with the holiday season discount. Most people don’t care about being able to answer phone calls directly from the watch because the phone needs to be within Bluetooth range for that feature to work.

If you are a devoted marathon runner, I would advise against choosing the Versa 3 or the Fitbit Sense if you need your watch to have onboard GPS. Remember that to listen to music offline on Deezer, you must either pay a premium subscription fee or carry an iPod or phone with you. I realize that for many of you, this can be a deal-breaker.

Unless Fitbit decides to fix this problem in a future update, I will unquestionably favor the Versa 3. So you have a choice.