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Brandon Him


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What should you buy? Fitbit Versa 3 or Fitbit Sense

By Brandon Him
November 30th, 2020


The Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense are the newest members of the Fitbit family. However, picking between two of them can be really confusing as they are almost identical, except for the health tracking feature of the Sense.

So, if you are trying to figure out the details and pick one of them then you are in the right place. Today we are going to dive into a detailed comparison between Versa 3 and Sense.


Before getting into these amazing smartwatches, let's talk about their price. The Fitbit Versa 3 will cost you $229.99 while the Fitbit sense comes in at $329.95. Both of the watches are available to pre-order. So, you are paying a lot more if you choose Fitbit sense over the versa.

Another important thing is, both of these devices give you a free subscription for 3 months. Now that you know about the amount you will be investing, it’s time to focus on the things that you are paying for.


The design language of these two watches are kind of identical as Fitbit is sticking to the same formula. Both of them have a dimension of 40.48mm x 40.48mm x 12.35mm. Also, they offer the same 1.58-inch display, which has a 336 x 336 resolution. The Sense comes with a white and soft gold stainless steel case or carbon and graphite stainless steel case. On the other hand, versa 3 offers you three different looks from the get-go. Lastly, both of these watches are waterproof and let you swim and shower without any second thought.

Health Tracking

The major difference between these watches is, the Sense is a health watch, so, you can track and monitor more things than just your daily steps and sleep.

Well, both of these have some common health-tracking sensors such as a new temperature sensor, optical heart rate sensor, and SpO2 sensor. But the Sense has more to offer. It contains a stress-focused EDA Scan app which is unmatched in its functionality. It also has an ECG app that can rate the conditions like a professional.

So, if you want a serious health monitoring gadget then The Sense is the one for you.

Fitness and Sports Tracking

Well, it is great to know that both of the watches include an accelerometer that tracks indoor exercise, such as treadmill running and tacking steps. It also contains workout intensity maps that let you see the most intense areas for running or cycling.

Both of them also track you when you are swimming. So, you can't separate Fitbit Versa 3 and Senses when it comes to sports tracking and fitness.


Sense and versa 3 is identical in this case also, just like fitness and sports tracking. Here are some amazing features of these two amazing smartwatches.

  • Works with both iPhone and Android phones.
  • View phone notifications, download apps, and make payments.
  • Offers digital assistance.
  • Deal with phone calls when you are close.

Battery Life

Fitbit smartwatches have impressive staying power. Again, both of them have a great battery life which is 6+ days. Also, it takes just 12 minutes to charge for a whole day.


Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense are quite similar, except for the deep health insights. So, you are concern about your health and want a health watch, then the sense will be perfect for you. Otherwise, you can go with any of these watches.