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By Cat Ellis

Choose the right Fitbit smartwatch for you

The Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 look are two of the best fitness trackers around, and the pair look almost identical, but there are some important differences to know when you're choosing the right one for you.

The key difference is that the Fitbit Sense has two extra health-monitoring features: a sensor for tracking electrodermal activity, which is an indicator of stress, and an ECG sensor, which can detect an abnormal heart rhythm that should be investigated by a doctor.

If you're interested in taking control of your general health, or controlling your stress levels, the Sense is probably the right watch for you. If, on the other hand, you're more interested in having a stylish watch for tracking everyday workouts, monitoring your sleep and delivering app notifications to your wrist, the Fitbit Versa 3 might have all the features you need (for a considerably lower price).

Need more info? Read on for all the differences between the Versa 3 and the Sense, so you can choose the best Fitbit for you.

Price and release date

  • Fitbit Sense is more expensive than Versa 3
  • We've seen several deals on both since launch

The Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense were revealed at a virtual conference in August , and went on sale globally in late September.

The Versa 3 is available for $ / £ / AU$ direct from Fitbit, while the Sense costs $ / £ / AU$ Both are usually available more cheaply from third-party retailers though (we've rounded up today's best prices below), and several stores have offered special deals on both devices since launch.


  • Identical case and strap
  • Different color options

The Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 look almost identical, with the same square face, aluminum case, and soft silicone strap (other bands are available, and fit both devices). The only noticeable difference is a small indentation on either side of the Fitbit Sense's screen, indicating where to place your hand to use the electrodermal activity sensor (more on that shortly).

Otherwise, the only differences are the default watch faces (which can be changed through the Fitbit app) and the choice of colors. The Fitbit Versa 3 comes in midnight/soft gold, black/black and pink clay/soft gold. The Fitbit Sense is available in  carbon/graphite and lunar white/soft gold.

Health and fitness features

  • Fitbit Sense can measure stress
  • Fitbit Sense can also take ECG readings
  • Both watches feature on-board GPS

One of the main differences between the two watches is the Fitbit Sense's stress measurement sensor, which measures changes in your skin's conductivity (electrodermal activity, or EDA), which can be indicative of physical or emotional stress.

To use it, hold your palm over the watch's face and sit quietly for a minute. Once the time has elapsed, you'll see how many EDA responses were recorded; the more responses, the more stress. You will also be prompted to record your mood, and the Fitbit app provides a space for you to enter any factors that have might influenced your mood or stress level.

The Fitbit Sense also has an ECG sensor, which is used with the Fitbit ECG app to detect signs of atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart rhythm). If atrial fibrillation is detected, the Fitbit app can produce a report that you can share with your doctor or a relative.

Both watches feature 20+ goal-based exercise modes, plus on-board GPS and GLONASS so you can track runs and bike rides without carrying your phone. The watches will also track your heart rate and step count throughout the day.

The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 both have SpO2 sensors to measure blood oxygen saturation overnight. Low SpO2 can be a sign of problems like sleep apnea that should be investigated by your doctor.

Both watches will monitor your sleep stages throughout the night (light, REM and deep) and give you a report each morning showing how long you spent in each stage. The Fitbit app can provide you with tips to help you get a better night's rest.

Smartwatch features

  • Identical features for both watches

In terms of everyday smartwatch features, the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 are pretty much identical. Both allow you to stream music and podcasts directly from Deezer, or control your Spotify playlist from your wrist. You can also receive app, text and call notifications through both devices, and make voice calls when your phone is nearby,

Both the Sense and Versa 3 support voice controls through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and allow you to make contactless payments through Fitbit Pay.

You can download extra apps and watch faces for the Sense and Versa 3 through the Fitbit app.

Battery life

  • Around six days for both watches

Fitbit quotes both the Sense and Versa 3's battery life at six days with normal use, and our reviewers found that the be accurate. Using on-board GPS will drain the battery more quickly, so you'll need to charge your watch more frequently if you work out regularly.

Cat Ellis (@CatEllisTech) is the fitness and wellbeing editor at TechRadar. She's been a technology journalist for 11 years, and cut her teeth on magazines including PC Plus and PC Format before joining TechRadar. She's a trained run leader, and enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the pavement. If you have a story about fitness trackers, treadmills, running shoes, e-bikes, or any other fitness tech, drop her a line at [email protected]


Fitbit has unveiled its latest lineup of devices, and there’s quite a bit of shuffling going on. The Ionic has finally been retired, the Versa 2 is suddenly in no-man’s land, the Inspire and Inspire HR have been replaced by a single model, and there are two new smartwatches at the top of the line: the $ Versa 3 and the Sense. But with just $ separating them, which of Fitbit’s new flagships should you buy?

Versa 3 vs Sense: Design and display

You’re not going to be able to tell apart the Versa 3 and the Sense. That’s because they have the exact same size and shape, which is slightly larger than the Versa 2.

Versa 3 and Sense: x x mm Versa 2: x x mm

In addition to the same body, the Versa 3 and Sense both have inch × OLED displays, a little bigger than the Versa 2’s inch screen. The Sense is about five grams heavier but you shouldn’t notice the extra weight on your wrist. They also come in similar colors, with both watches featuring a stainless steel body in either “soft gold” as well as a darker option (graphite for the Sense and black for the Versa 3). And they have a haptic button on the left edge rather than a physical one.

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Like the watches and trackers that came before, the Versa 3 and Sense have swappable bands that connect differently than before, so older straps won’t work. But any strap made for the Sense will work with the Versa 3 and vice versa.

Versa 3 vs Sense: Connectivity and sensors

While they might look exactly the same, the Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense are quite different on the inside. First, here’s what you’re getting no matter which watch you buy:

  • PurePulse heart tracking
  • SP02 sensor
  • GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Altimeter
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi
  • Microphone
  • Speaker
  • 50M water resistance

That’s a nice set of specs, but the Sense is stuffed with even more, some of which we’ve never seen in a consumer smartwatch:

  • Multi-path optical heart rate sensor
  • Multipurpose electrical sensors compatible with ECG app & EDA app
  • Skin temperature sensor

In the next section, we’ll take a look at what each of those sensors does.

Versa 3 vs Sense: Fitness and health tracking

While both watches will do the things that you expect a Fitbit device to do—step, elevation, calorie, sleep, and exercise tracking—the Sense has a few new tricks enabled by its next-gen sensors.

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The Sense will be able to monitor your stress, track your body temperature while you sleep, and keep tabs on your heart rhythm all on your wrist. Here’s how they work:

  • EDA (stress): Hold your palm over the display
  • ECG (heart rhythm): Hold two fingers on the corners of the stainless steel ring for 30 seconds
  • Skin temperature: Automatically while you sleep

Additionally, Fitbit Premium (available for $10 a month or $80 a year) unlocks even more data about your stress score. You’ll get detailed breakdowns of how the score is calculated, including “exertion balance (impact of activity), responsiveness (heart rate, heart rate variability, and electrodermal activity from the EDA Scan app), and sleep patterns (sleep quality).” A new Health Metrics dashboard will amplify the information the Sense’s sensors record, including “breathing rate (average breaths per minute), resting heart rate (an important indicator of cardiovascular health), heart rate variability (variation of time between each heartbeat), and skin temperature variations.”

Versa 3 vs Sense: Battery and charging

The batteries inside the Versa 3 and Sense are both rated for the same 6-plus days of use, but that comes with caveats. If you use the always-on display, and/or use GPS often, it won’t last as long. But for the most part, either watch will last far longer than an Apple Watch.

fitbit sense soft goldFitbit

For charging, Fitbit finally has a charger that isn’t a clunky, awkward cradle. Both watches come with the same type of charger and it supports fast charging. Fitbit claims that a minute charge will provide a full day of use, and a complete charge takes just 40 minutes, which is way faster than its previous chargers.

Versa 3 vs Sense: OS, apps, and assistant

The Sense and Versa 3 are part of Fitbit’s family of smartwatches, so they both run the latest version of Fitbit OS, which has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the larger displays. It doesn’t have as deep of an app catalog as the Apple Watch, but there are plenty of good ones as well as a variety of clock faces.

There are also some new features on board. Fitbit has introduced new customizable widgets that are accessible by swiping up from the bottom, as well as redesigned notifications and on-screen apps, while also offering more personalization options. If you’re using an Android phone, you’ll be able to answer calls and reply texts using your voice, and you now have a choice of assistants, Alexa or Google.

Versa 3 vs Sense: Conclusion

If you’ve decided to buy a Fitbit smartwatch, the Versa 3 and the Sense are fundamentally identical aside from the Sense’s three additional sensors: EDA, ECG, and skin temperature. Granted, we need to test them to make sure they work, but Fitbit’s devices are generally rock-solid when it comes to fitness and health tracking, and the Sense is right in its wheelhouse. The Versa 3 is a great fitness smartwatch at a good price, but the extra $ will be well spent on the Sense.

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Fitbit Sense vs. Versa 3: Is it worth the extra money?

As far as the Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3 comparison is concerned, it is good news for the author of this article and those who hate reading long lines of text: the two smartwatches are completely alike in quite a few areas, including sleep tracking, fitness tracking, battery life, and even the smartphone app. If you want to know more about all these topics, I highly recommend you to read the individual reviews:

However, there are also a few differences that ultimately results in a price difference of $70 ($ vs $). We do want to take a closer look at them below.

Design and operation

At first glance, the Fitbit Sense and the Versa 3 look the same. Both of them sport a inch OLED display with a x pixel resolution. The charging cable will remain in place at the back via magnets, while the wristbands are also identical. The additional five grams of weight on the Sense is virtually indistinguishable in reality.

Still, there is a big difference in terms of the user experience. While previous generations of the Fitbit Versa still had a mechanical button on the left side of the case, the manufacturer has replaced it with a capacitive button on the Versa 3 and the Sense. This is an idea by itself, as a capacitive button is not subject to wear and tear.

However, the button causes problems on the Versa 3. When your wrist is sharply angled, it can cause accidental presses the touch-sensitive button. This regularly happens during yoga, push-ups, or even when I leaned on the table. Although the button can be deactivated, it is not the most ideal solution.

NextPit Fitbit Versa 3 side comparison

If you were to look closely, you can see the difference in the photo above. On the black Fitbit Sense, the separation between the two electrodes is vertical, with the sensor surface moving further from the wrist toward the display. During my several weeks spent reviewing the Sense, I didn't record a single accidental button press. This happened to me on an almost daily basis with the Versa 3.

Sensors: Sense with Wellness Plus

As mentioned at the beginning: heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen saturation and skin temperature are measured by both the Sense and the Versa 3. However, the more expensive model also offers an ECG sensor and measures your electrodermal activity (EDA).

Recording ECGs with the Sense

To record an electrocardiogram, all you need to do is to install the ECG app on your Fitbit Sense via the Fitbit OS app store. After launching the app, place your thumb and index finger on the top right and bottom left edges of the smartwatch respectively, and wait for 30 seconds. After that, the Fitbit Sense will hopefully prompt you that everything is okay.

If you follow that up by searching for your ECG reading in the Fitbit app, you will find nothing at first. Even if the Sense had transferred data to the smartphone, it will remain hidden by default. The corresponding menu item can be found in the "Discover" tab, buried under all the premium features. From there, you can view all your ECGs in peace and export them as a PDF.

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EDA scans with the FitBit Sense

The second additional feature found in the Sense would be the EDA sensor. When you perform an EDA scan via the Fitbit Sense's menu, you will need to place your palm on the watch's display for two minutes and relax. The Fitbit Sense will then record so-called "EDA responses" via small electrical changes in the skin, which indicate stress. For me, this value was always "0" in the review.

In addition, the watch measures your heart rate variability via the pulse sensor, where the higher the value, the better. During a two-minute relaxation break, the value normally increased in my case and was higher than my normal average, for example 71 versus 41 milliseconds.

Conclusion: Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3 - which one is better?

In terms of price, the Fitbit Sense and the Fitbit Versa 3 have a price difference of $ If you are looking for a smartwatch with ECG function for health reasons, you don't need this guide as it rules out the Versa 3. Most healthy people who are under 50, on the other hand, should realistically record an ECG once just for fun and then forget about the feature.

And for EDA scans? I did a total of six scans over a three-month period and had exactly zero EDA reactions each time. Honestly speaking, even if I had three, eight, or 15 reactions right here and now: I wouldn't know what to do with the readings, with my results remaining partially hidden behind the premium paywall.

For example, I do find an overview of all past EDA scans in the app. However, without a premium subscription, I can only see my heart rate readings on the watch immediately after a measurement, and then lose it forever. Somewhere in the sleep dashboard, I can also find my heart rate reading, but this is only for the night. Somehow, the Fitbit app generates a stress management score from these and other values.

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Another important point would be the capacitive home button which can be linked to any app after a long press. I found Google Assistant to be useful in this review, but with the Versa 3, I bombarded poor Google Assistant with countless pointless audio snippets. But to fork out $70 more for a better button? That sounds like a lot.

My recommendation: think twice about whether you seriously need the ECG and EDA sensors. Otherwise, buy the Versa 3 and see if you can live with the oversensitive home button. If not, return the smartwatch within the exchange period and settle for something else.

Who is your winner in this Fitbit Sense vs Fitbit Versa 3 duel? We look forward to your comments!

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By Mike Prospero

Here's how the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 stack up

Fitbit has two new smartwatches, the Fitbit Sense and the Fitbit Versa 3. Both look similar and have a number of overlapping features, but the Sense has a number of extra perks, such as an ECG monitor and a skin temperature sensor. It also costs $ more than the Versa 3. 

So is the pricier Sense worth it? We'll compare the Fitbit Sense vs. the Fitbit Versa 3 to see which is best for you.

Fitbit Sense vs. Fitbit Versa 3: Price

The Fitbit Sense costs $, and the Fitbit Versa 3 costs $; that's a $ difference. However, the Fitbit Sense also comes with a six-month trial of Fitbit Premium (normally $/month or $79/year), which gives you access to additional features such as personalized guidance and workouts, additional sleep score data, and guided audio tracks to help you calm yourself.

Fitbit Sense vs. Fitbit Versa 3: Specs compared

Fitbit SenseFitbit Versa 3
Displayinch AMOLED ( x pixels)inch AMOLED ( x pixels)
Heart Rate SensorYesYes
ECG monitorYesNo
EDA sensorYesNo
Skin Temperature sensorYesNo
On-board musicYesYes
Battery Life6 days6 days

Fitbit Sense vs. Fitbit Versa 3: Design

Visually, there's very little to distinguish between the Sense and the Versa 3. Both are the same size and have the same squircle design and display. The front of the Sense has two small marks on either side of its screen, but otherwise looks just like the Versa 3.

The Sense's case is available in graphite stainless steel or soft gold stainless steel, while the Versa 3 comes in soft gold aluminum or black aluminum. The bands for both watches are interchangeable, and Fitbit offers dozens of options; we expect there will be a pretty robust market of third-party bands in the near future, too.

Fitbit Sense vs. Fitbit Versa 3: Health and fitness features

The biggest differences between the Fitbit Sense and the Versa 3 lie in their respective health and fitness features. Let's start with the features they share, though: Both devices have GPS built in, which means you can track your runs and not have to bring your phone with you. 

And, because both have heart rate sensors, you get Fitbit's Workout Intensity Map, which shows where on your run or bike ride your heart was pumping the fastest. They can both track your heart rate and activity all day, as well as your sleep at night.

However, the Fitbit Sense has a few more health features built in. For starters, it has an ECG app (pending FDA approval) which can help monitor your heart for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition where your heart beats irregularly, and could be a sign of something more serious. The Sense will also send you alerts if your heart rate is too high or too low outside of your normal zones.

The underside of the Fitbit Sense also has a skin temperature sensor, which tracks the temperature of your epidermis nightly; changes in your skin temperature could indicate such things as the onset of an illness, menstrual cycle, or pregnancy. While Fitbit says that it's not medically certified, a variance in your skin temperature could be an early indicator.

Last, the Fitbit Sense has an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor, which measures the amount of electricity traveling through the outer layer of your skin. You use this feature by placing the palm of your hand on top of the Sense. Electrodermal activity is one way to measure your body's reaction to stress; the Sense and Fitbit's app will then guide you through mediation sessions and other stress-relieving activities, and suggest ways to help mitigate stress. 

Fitbit Sense vs. Fitbit Versa 3: Smartwatch features

The Sense and the Versa 3 have all of the same smartwatch functions, including Fitbit Pay, notifications, customizable clock faces, apps, and the ability to store music on the device itself. 

Both smartwatches also have Alexa and, this winter, Google Assistant built in. And, both have a 6-day battery life, and up to 12 hours when using GPS constantly.

Fitbit Sense vs. Fitbit Versa 3: Which is best for you?

The best way to distinguish between the Sense and the Versa 3 is health vs. fitness.

If you're looking for a smartwatch for primarily fitness reasons, then the Fitbit Versa 3 is the better option. At $, it's competitively priced with other sports watches such as the Garmin Forerunner 45, the Apple Watch Series 3, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2,  all of which cost $

However, if you want a Fitbit smartwatch that takes a more holistic look at your health—both mental and physical—then the Fitbit Sense is the better choice, even if it is $ more. 

Be sure to check out all of our health and fitness coverage:

Best fitness trackers | Best smartwatches | Best Fitbit | Best cheap fitness trackers

Michael A. Prospero is the deputy editor at Tom’s Guide overseeing the home, smart home, drones, and fitness/wearables categories, as well as all buying guides and other evergreen content. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine or some other cooking gadget.


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Fitbit Sense v Versa 3: we compare the newest Fitbit smartwatches

In Fitbit's family of wearables, you now have your pick of the Fitbit Versa 3 and the Fitbit Sense.

The Versa 3 and the Fitbit Sense are the two newest Fitbit smartwatches, and while both share a strong resemblance, there are key differences.

The Fitbit Sense is the company's health watch and it brings ECG, stress sensing and a skin temperature sensor.

The Versa 3 doesn't offer any of those features, but still has SpO2, GPS and all the Fitbit tracking you'd expect. Essentially, it's the Sense without those new bells and whistles.

So if you're trying to get to grips with how the Versa 3 matches up to the Sense, read on.

Fitbit Sense v Versa 3: Price

Before getting into the nitty gritty of what these watches can do, let's talk about how much they cost.

The Fitbit Versa 3, which is currently available to pre-order, is priced at $

The Sense is also available to pre-order and comes in at $ That means you are paying significantly more if you go Sense over Versa 3.

It's also important to note that both devices get you a 3 month subscription to Fitbit Premium, which costs $ a month after the trial is up. Fitbit Premium is taking a more central role with these new Fitbit devices, as we'll find out.

So what exactly are you going to be paying more for? We'll get into that next.

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Fitbit Versa Sense v Versa 3: Design

Fitbit Sense design

Fitbit Sense

As mentioned, the design language used across these two watches is near identical.

While the Ionic, Fitbit's now retired debut smartwatch, went with a more angular look, the Versa's softer curves and smaller case clearly gave it more mass appeal.

So it's no surprise to see that Fitbit is sticking to that same formula. You still have that square watch case paired up with an interchangeable band with Fitbit offering a range of different band styles.

In terms of dimensions, the Versa 3 and Sense measure in with the same mm x mm x mm, making them slightly thicker than the Versa 2.

You're also getting the same inch display with a x resolution display to glance at your data.

Fitbit Versa 3 design

Fitbit Versa 3

For colors, the Sense is available in carbon with graphite stainless steel case or white with a soft gold stainless steel case.

With the Versa 3, you're getting three different looks. A blue band with soft gold aluminium case, black band with a black aluminium case and blue band with a soft gold aluminium case.

These watches use different case materials and it seems likely that the use of stainless steel on the Sense is tied to the additional sensors it houses.

If you care about bands, you're going to be well served here whichever watch you go for. There's sport bands, woven bands and Horween leather bands and when you need to dress things up.

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There will no doubt be a raft of third party apps that will play nice with these two watches too.

There's no separating these two when waterproofing is concerned either.

Both watches come with a 5ATM waterproof rating, making them fit to go swimming with up to 50 metres depth. That also means you don't have to take them off then you jump into the shower.

Fitbit Sense v Versa 3: Health tracking

Fitbit Sense wrist

Fitbit Sense

While these two watches a near identical in terms of design, it's here where the major differences are really found.

The Sense is Fitbit's health watch, so you can expect more in the way of what it can track and monitor outside of steps and sleep.

Let's do a sensor check first.

Both devices get Fitbit's latest PurePulse optical heart rate sensor and a new temperature sensor.

PurePulse is supposed to offer better heart rate tracking accuracy than previous Fitbit devices.

And both devices can read your body temperature, but this data will only be visible to Premium subscribers.

Both devices retain the SpO2 sensor is also present letting you see your night's SpO2 range amid your sleep data – and now Fitbit Premium subscribers can track blood oxygen trends too.

Women's cycle tracking is included and you can still view key insights on the watch itself as well as inside of the companion phone app.

Fitbit Sense health features

The Sense matches that, but also has the addition of an ECG app, which brings the ability to take medical-grade heart rate readings to help detect signs associated with conditions like atrial fibrillation (afib).

The Sense uses the PPG sensor to offer high and low heart rate alerts, should your bpm rise or fall sharply when at rest.

The Sense also comes with a new stress-focused EDA Scan app. When you place your palm over the watch, it will detect small electrical changes in the sweat level of your skin to gauge your body's response to stress.

The Fitbit Sense will also look for other signs of stress, and will generate a Stress Score, using a host of data points to measure physiological signs of stress. This is linked to a questionnaire on how you feel, and there's mindfulness content, guided meditations and breathing exercises to help you overcome stressful feelings.

Bottom line, if you want in the way of serious health monitoring features and cutting-edge sensors, it's the Sense that you'll want in your life and on your wrist.

Fitbit Versa Sense v Versa 3: Fitness and sports tracking

Fitbit Sense lifestyle shot

Fitbit Sense

Fitbit's two new smartwatches still cover 24/7 step, sleep and heart rate tracking – and have a decent array of sports tracking features too.

The good news is that both watches include an accelerometer to track indoor exercise like treadmill running and to track steps too.

Sleep tracking is a strong point of Fitbit's tracking features, and both devices provide insights on sleep stages and a Sleep Score to better understand your overall sleep quality. As we mentioned, both devices will use the SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen during sleep.

Both pack Fitbit's new PurePulse heart rate sensor technology, that it says improves accuracy from the previous generation sensor.

This is used for continuous heart rate monitoring, working out in heart rate zones and viewing Active Zone Minutes to make sure you're regularly getting your heart pumping.

It also unlocks workout intensity maps to view the most intense segments of a running or cycling route.

That outdoor tracking is boosted by built-in GPS and GLONASS satellite support, while swim tracking (still pool only) is available on both the Versa 3 and the Sense.

There's also an altimeter to track elevation and the 20+ exercise modes are bolstered by automatic exercise recognition for a range of activities too.

When it comes to fitness and sports tracking, you can't separate these two smartwatches.

Fitbit Sense v Versa 3: Smartwatch features

Fitbit Sense on wrist

Fitbit Sense

Like sports and fitness tracking, the Versa 3 and Sense give you an identical experience when you tap into its smartwatch features.

These watches work with Android phones and iPhones, giving you the ability to view phone notifications, download watch faces and apps, make payments using Fitbit Pay and pile on music from your own collection or supported services like Deezer and Pandora.

Both watches offer a digital assistant in the form of Alexa or Google Assistant - the latter is now available in the US with a wider rollout expected before the end of the year.

Building on the microphone added to the Versa 2, Fitbit throws a speaker into the mix. That now enables the ability to deal with phone calls from either watch, and that feature has landed thanks to Fitbit OS This only works when you're in close proximity of your smartwatch as it relies on being connected via Bluetooth.

Android users can also respond to text messages via voice.

That microphone is also used for the smart assistant support as Fitbit introduces Google Assistant to join Amazon's Alexa to give you the choice of two assistants to deal with your queries and questions.

Fitbit Sense v Versa 3: Battery life

Fitbit Versa 3 and sport strap

Fitbit Versa 3

Not to sound like a broken record, but again, you can expect the same in the way of battery life. Fitbit's smartwatches have impressed us so far with their staying power, and it's more of the same on the Versa 3 and the Sense.

Fitbit promises 6+ days of battery life depending on usage. Using features like continuous heart rate monitoring and having the always-on display mode will impact on that.

Fitbit's new fast charging technology is on board on both devices, giving you the ability to get a day's worth of battery from just a 12 minute charge.


These two smartwatches are really evenly matched, except when it comes to deep health insights.

Whether you're talking about how they look, how they track your fitness or what they deliver with those smartwatch staples.

It's the health tracking that really separates them.

Choose the Fitbit Sense if

You want the most data about your health. The Fitbit Sense's additional EDA and temperature sensors offer unrivalled, and its ECG sensor works well too. As we look at our health more closely, the Fitbit Sense fits the bill, but do remember that some extra insights into HRV and breathing rate do require a Fitbit Premium subscription.

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Choose the Fitbit Versa 3 if

But there's a lot to like about the Fitbit Versa 3. The addition of GPS, the new heart rate sensor and those improved smartwatch features mean it's going to be a solid choice once again. And the price undercuts the Apple Watch SE and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.

The sleep tracking is fantastic, and the blood oxygen data is as good as you'll find on any smartwatch. While it's not quite the health data powerhouse as the Fitbit Sense, the fitness tracking is unrivalled – as you'd expect from a Fitbit.

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Fitbit Sense vs Versa 3 (7 Major Differences)

Fitbit Sense vs Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Sense

Fitbit Versa 3


facts in comparison

Fitbit Sense

Fitbit Versa 3

Why is Fitbit Sense better than Fitbit Versa 3?

  • Has a barometer?
  • Has irregular heart rate warnings?
  • Has ECG technology?
  • Has weight tracking?
  • Tracks calorie intake?
  • Tracks water intake?
  • Has barcode scanner on app?

Why is Fitbit Versa 3 better than Fitbit Sense?

  • 15°C higher maximum operating temperature?
  • 10°C lower potential operating temperature?

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Fitbit Sense

2 User reviews

Fitbit Sense

Fitbit Versa 3

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Fitness features


The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

The user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.


A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.

This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.

Activity tracking

It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.

The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.

It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.


NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi 4 (n) is a wireless standard released in It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.


With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

2.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

7.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.


The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.


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Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.


You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.

2.Free app

✔Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)

✔Fitbit Versa 3 (Fitbit App)

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.


✔Fitbit Sense (Fitbit App)

✔Fitbit Versa 3 (Fitbit App)

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.

You can set a passcode to keep your data private.

The app has a community and exercises tailored specifically towards women.

Which are the best smartwatches?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE Stainless Steel 44mm

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE Aluminium 44mm

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Stainless Steel 44mm

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic LTE 46mm

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Aluminium 44mm

Garmin Tactix Delta Solar Edition

Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular Aluminium Case 44mm

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