Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch 5 - Which one is better?

Written by Lucas B | published on 01.03.2020 | no comments |
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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Apple Watch 5 - Which one is better? Visually, both the Fitbit Versa 2 and the Apple Watch 5 make a good picture. But how does it look in terms of technology. Where do the two Smartwatches differ? Which Smartwatch is better for you? Let's take a look at the watches in comparison.

Comparison table

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Image Fitbit Versa 2 Apple Watch Series 5
Model Fitbit Versa 2 Apple Watch Series 5
Battery (up to) 5 days 1 days
Color display Yes Yes
Waterproof / Swimproof Yes, up to 50 meters 5 ATM
Build in GPS No Yes
GPS Connected GPS (smartphone)
LTE No Yes
Mobile payment Fitbit Pay Apple Pay
Internal music storage 2,5GB 32GB
Voice controll, Alexa Yes No
Voice controll, Siri No Yes

 

 

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Differences between Fitbit Versa 2 and Apple Watch 5

Compatibility

If you don't have an iPhone, the question has already been answered at this point. The Apple Watch 5 is only compatible with an iPhone. There is also no detour to connect the Apple Watch to an Android or Windows device. So if you don't have an iPhone, the Fitbit Versa 2* is your choice.

Battery life

Battery life has always been a problem with the Apple Watch. This has not changed between the Apple Watch 4 and Apple Watch 5. So the battery life is only 18 hours. This is unfortunately very low for a Smartwatch. Thus the Apple Watch 5 does not last a complete day.

The Fitbit Versa 2* performs much better here. The battery life here is up to 5 days. If the always-on display is activated, the battery life drops to 2 days. Nevertheless, the Versa 2 is ahead here.

Always-On-Display

One big difference between the Fitbit Versa and Versa 2 is the Always-On display. Because the second generation also has an Always-On-Display. The Apple Watch 5 has that as well, so there is no difference here.

LTE & emergency call

The Apple Watch 5 is available in different versions. There is also a version with LTE. So you can use the Smartwatch even without a connection to your mobile phone. This is interesting for emergency calls, among other things. A function that you only get with the Apple Watch 5. With the Versa 2 there is neither LTE nor an emergency call function.

ECG heart rate monitor

The Apple Watch 5 also stands out from the Fitbit Versa 2 with an ECG heart rate monitor. This allows the watch to detect whether the wearer has gotten into a problematic position. An emergency call can also be made automatically. A practical and life-saving function in an emergency. For the emergency call, however, you need the version with LTE.

Compass

The Apple Wach 5 also stands out with a small additional function. You have a compass built in. The Fitbit Versa 2 does not have that.

Music storage

Let's get down to business. Both devices have a built-in music storage. With the Fitbit Versa 2, you have to settle for 2.5 GB here. The Apple Watch 5 has 32 GB built-in here. That is an enormous difference. However, whether this is necessary depends on your needs.

Price

Probably the biggest difference between the two devices is the price. The Fitbit Versa 2 is considerably cheaper. For about 200 Euro you get the Versa 2* (March 2020). The Apple Watch 5* starts at 400 Euro (March 2020) depending on the model. This is an enormous difference.

Which Smartwatch is better for you?

Without an iPhone the Fitbit Versa 2* is your choice. With iPhone you can choose. With the Fitbit Versa 2 you get a very good Smartwatch, which offers all necessary functions. The focus here is especially on fitness and motivation to exercise.

The Apple Watch 5 is much more expensive, but offers you a few more features. In addition, you have the possibility to buy a watch with built-in LTE. A big bonus is the good compatibility to the iPhone. Apple is known for the fact that the devices work together without problems and very easily. With the Apple Watch the focus is especially on the smart functions.

If you don't need the smart functions, I recommend the much cheaper Fitbit Versa 2*. Here you also have the advantage of a much better battery. As a good compatible Smartwatch with the iPhone and with a sufficient budget you will make a good catch with the Apple Watch 5*.
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Lucas ist einer der Betreiber und Entwickler von buffcoach. Obwohl er im Bereich der IT tätig ist, nehmen Sport und Ernährung einen sehr großen Anteil seines Lebens ein. Er trainiert im Bereich des Kraftsports nach Grundlagen von Crosstraining. Sein Ziel ist es stark und fit zu sein. Eine gesunde Ernährung ist damit eng verbunden. Sein Wissen teilt er auf buffcoach.net im Magazin und Forum.
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