The Versa 4 and Sense 2 are two of the latest smartwatches from Fitbit while Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro are the two latest smartwatches from Samsung. While the Versa 4 is slimmer and welcomes Google Pay, Google maps, and more workout modes, the Galaxy Watch 5 welcomes a temperature sensor and has a stronger sapphire glass screen with a longer battery life. We’ll be taking a look at the differences between the Fitbit Versa 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 to help you determine which is a better smartwatch for you.
Fitbit Versa 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Full Specifications Compared
Fitbit Versa 4 Full Specifications, Features and Price
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (44mm) Full Specifications, Features, Price
|ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE|
|Device name||Fitbit Versa 4||Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (44mm)|
|Device type||Fitness/Sport smartwatch||Fitness/Classic smartwatch|
|Release date||September, 2022||August 2022|
|Predecessor||Fitbit Versa 3||Samsung Galaxy Watch 4|
|Versions||—||Bluetooth/WiFi only, LTE|
|Dimension||40.4 x 40.4 x 11.2 mm||44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm|
|Weight||37.64g||33.5g (excluding straps)|
|Case material||Aluminum||Armor Aluminum|
|Bezel material||Aluminum||Armor Aluminum|
|Strap size||140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)||20 mm|
|Interchangeable strap||Yes||20mm, Yes|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Sapphire glass|
|Water resistance||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Color||Copper-rose/beet juice band, Copper-rose/pink-sand band, Graphite/black band, Platinum/waterfall blue band||Blue, Graphite black, Silver|
|Display size||1.58 inches||1.4 inches|
|Display type||AMOLED||Super AMOLED, Full color|
|Display resolution||300 x 300 pixels||450 x 450|
|Pixel density||268.5 PPI||454.5 PPI|
|Custom watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Input type||1 Physical button, Touchscreen||2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v5.0||Bluetooth v5.0|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY|
|Third-party apps alert||Yes||Yes|
|Reply to Notifications||-||-|
|Sensor(s)||Vibration motor||BIA sensor|
|ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Underwater heart rate tracking||No||—|
|Battery type||non-removable Lithium-polymer||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery life||Regular: 6 Days+||Up to 50hrs|
|Charging type||USB charging||Charging dock, WPC based wireless charging|
|CPU||—||1.18GHz Dual-core (Cortex-A55)|
|Operating system||Fitbit OS||Wear OS 3.5|
|Companion app||Fitbit App||Samsung Galaxy Wearable app|
|Compatibility||Android OS 8.0+, iOS 14.0+||Android 6.0+, RAM 1.5GB+|
|Payment system||Fitbit Pay, Google Pay||Google Pay, Samsung Pay|
|Voice command||Yes, Alexa||Google Assistant, Yes, Bixby|
|Find my phone||Yes||Yes|
|Box content||Charger, Fitbit Versa 4, Manual, Straps||Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Straps|
Fitbit Versa 4 vs Galaxy Watch 5 Review
Over the years manufacturers have tried to outdo each other with the most compact design. Of course, the smaller the case the more comfortable the watch will be to wear. In this regard, both the Versa 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 are very compact and also lightweight. None of these will weigh you down. You have got two watches you can wear all day long without feeling any need to remove it.
Both the Versa 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 have an aluminum build paired with a silicone band. Both watches are also rated 5ATM, which means it’s very safe to wear any of these to the shower or while swimming.
However, the Galaxy Watch 5 is a slimmer smartwatch and it also has a stronger and highly-scratch-resistant sapphire glass screen. I really think it’s a more premium smartwatch.
Although Fitbit’s improved operating system results in a refined interface for the Versa 4 and Sense 2, the Samsung one UI 4.5 interface for the Galaxy Watch 5 is more sophisticated. It offers more features.
Overall, each of these two has an outstanding and durable design, but the Galaxy Watch 5 has a better design and a more sophisticated user interface.
Versa 4 has an AMOLED display while super AMOLED powers the display of Galaxy Watch 5. Both displays are very colorful, however, the supper AMOLED of Galaxy Watch 5 is more advanced and consumes less power, and is brighter than AMOLED. You get two physical buttons on Galaxy Watch 5 alongside a touch-sensitive display. Meanwhile, you get a physical button on Versa 4 and a touchscreen display.
The Versa 4 has 1.58 inches display while Galaxy Watch 5 has a 1.4 inches display. So in terms of display, the Galaxy Watch 5 has a more colorful display.
The Versa 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 are both fitness-focused. These two are equipped with sensors that enable tracking for all the basics like steps, calories, sleep, floors climbed, heart rate, blood oxygen, VO2 max, and stress.
However, the Galaxy Watch 5 features blood pressure and ECG measurements which are not present on the Versa 4 but the Sense 2 features ECG measurements.
Similarly, the Galaxy Watch 5 Will monitor your stress 24/7 but the Versa 4 will only help you manage stress via a breathing app. There is a dedicated temperature sensor in the Galaxy Watch 5 which will allow you to measure your skin temperature. Meanwhile, the Versa 4 leverages on an existing sensor to monitor your skin temperature variation. The Galaxy Watch 5 also has more workout modes. It features 90 workout modes compared to 40 on the Versa 4.
Meanwhile, the Sense 2 has a dedicated temperature sensor that enables it to monitor your skin temperature variation 24/7.
Again, the Galaxy Watch 5 has more health-tracking features than the Versa 4.
With the Google Pixel watch announced, it’s now obvious why Fitbit left out vital features from the Versa 4 and Sense 2. There’s no music option on Versa 4 and Sense 2. You can add personal music to Versa 2, but Fitbit removed that feature with the release of Versa 3 and Sense. Now they have also stripped off the music option completely on Versa 4 and Sense 2.
Meanwhile, you have 32GB storage plus 3 months free on YouTube Music with a Google Pixel watch. In other words, the Versa 4 and Sense 2 are strictly focused on fitness tracking.
So in terms of media features, Galaxy Watch 5 completely dwarfs the Versa 4.
Making and Receiving Calls
It was very unfortunate that despite the presence of a speaker and microphone on Versa 3 and Sense 2, you can only answer a call but you can’t make a call. Fitbit has corrected that mistake, and the Versa 4 and Sense 2 can now make and receive calls.
The Galaxy Watch 5 also has a mic and speaker, and it can make and receive calls. It even has a contact app that syncs your phone contact and also allows you to save contacts on the watch. Note that your phone must be nearby to make and recieve calls with Versa 4 and Galaxy Watch 5. Although, with the LTE model of the Galaxy Watch 5 you don’t need your phone to make calls.
With the Versa 4 and Sense 2, you will be able to receive notifications. You will also be able to reply to notifications. Galaxy Watch 5 takes it a bit further especially with the new QWERTY keyboard that allows you to easily type your replies to a message.
Both watches offer two non-contactless payments. You get Fitbit Pay on Versa 4 and Samsung Pay on Galaxy Watch 5. This is in addition to Google Pay on both watches.
Google Assistant was omitted from on Versa 4 and Sense 2 leaving only Alexa. Meanwhile, you get Bixby and Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch 5. From my experience, Google Assistant is more intelligent than Alexa, and Bixby is the least intelligent.
As far as I know, battery life is the only area where the Versa 4 beats the Galaxy Watch 5. You can get up to 6 days long battery life with Versa 4 and up to 50hrs with Galaxy Watch 5.
Versa 4 or Galaxy Watch 5 – Which is Better?
Although Fitbit makes some of the best fitness tracking devices, there’s no debate between Galaxy Watch 5 and Versa 4.
The Galaxy Watch 5 has a better design, more colorful display, more health tracking features, and media features. It’s simply a more comprehensive smartwatch.
On the other hand, the Versa 4 is still one of the best fitness trackers and with up to 6 days of battery life, it will certainly be on a good note for a lot of people.
Fitbit Sense 2 vs Galaxy Watch 5 – The Difference
The Fitbit Sense 2 is very similar to Versa 4. They have the same design, battery life, and all. The only difference is that the Sense 2 features ECG and stress measurement. It also has s dedicated temperature sensor that enables it to monitor your temperature variation.
In other words, the Sense 2 has ECG and stress measurement which are also present in Galaxy Watch 5.
However, the Galaxy Watch 5 is also a better smartwatch than the Sense 2. It features blood pressure and body composition measurement as well as incidental fall detection which are all not present on Sense 2.
And like the Versa 4, Sense 2 lacks a music option and Google Assistant. Galaxy Watch 5 offers different ways to add music to the watch. It also features Google Assistant.
The bottom line, the Galaxy Watch 5 is a better smartwatch than the Sense 2. And Sense 2 is a more advanced activity tracker than Versa 4.