Featured in this comparison chart are two outstanding smartbands, the fine-looking Galaxy Fit from Samsung and the award winning Charge 3 from Fitbit. These two smartbands are fitness-focused and some of the best choices if you’re looking for a comprehensive tracker that can help you achieve more fitness goals. Moreover, each of these two has a quite impressive long battery life that lets you go long from a single charge. In this article, we compare the Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Charge 3 to find the differences and to help you decide which is the best choice for you.
Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Charge 3: Specifications Compared
Samsung Galaxy Fit Specifications, Features and Price
Fitbit Charge 3 Specifications, Features and Price
|ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE|
|Device name||Samsung Galaxy Fit||Fitbit Charge 3|
|Device type||Fitness smartband||Fitness smartband|
|Release date||June, 2019||August, 2018|
|Predecessor||—||Fitbit Charge 2|
|Successor||Galaxy Fit 2||Fitbit Charge 4|
|Versions||—||Fitbit Charge 3 (special edition)|
|Dimension||44.6 x 18.3 x 11.2 mm||38 x 18.3 x 11.8 mm|
|Weight||23 grams (excluding straps)||30 grams|
|Case material||Aluminum||Plastic Resin|
|Strap material||Silicone||Elastomer, Polyester|
|Bezel material||Aluminum||Plastic Resin|
|Strap size||20 mm||140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)|
|Interchangeable strap||20mm, Yes||Yes|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Water resistance||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Color||Black, White||Black, Lavender, White|
|Display size||0.95 inches||1.57 inches|
|Display type||AMOLED, Full color||Monochromic, OLED|
|Display resolution||120 x 240 px||—|
|Custom watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Input type||1 Physical button, Touchscreen||1 Physical button, Touchscreen|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v5.0||Bluetooth v4.0|
|GPS||(connected GPS), No||(connected GPS), No|
|NFC||No||(special edition), Yes|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY|
|Third-party apps alert||Yes||Yes|
|Reply to Notifications||-||-|
|ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Underwater heart rate tracking||No||No|
|Battery type||Non-removable Li-ion battery||non-removable Lithium-polymer|
|Battery life||Regular: 7 days, Standby:10 days+||Regular: 7 days+, Standby:10 days+|
|Charging type||Charging dock||Charging dock|
|Charging time||1-2 hours||2hrs|
|CPU||MCU Cortex M33F 96MHz / M0+ 16MHz||—|
|Operating system||RTOS||Fitbit OS|
|Companion app||Samsung Gear app||Fitbit App|
|Compatibility||Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+||Android, iOS|
|Payment system||None||Fitbit Pay|
|Find my phone||Yes||Yes|
|Box content||Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Fit, Straps||Charger, Fitbit Charge 3, Manual, Straps|
Which is Better?
Each of these two is stylish, sleek, lightweight and fitness-focused with long battery life. However, the Charge 3 with its larger display will allow you see more at glance. This comes handy while you’re on the go and need to catch a glimpse of the screen. Although the Galaxy Fit has an AMOLED powered display thats more colorful than the monochrome OLED display of the Charge 3. Thus, the Galaxy Fit offers a more fulfuling and pleasant viewing experience than the Charge 3. Nonetheless, the Charge 3 is very easy to read in any ambient condition.
Each of these two is also fitness-focused and will track your daily activities comprehensively. The Charge 3 seems to be a more comprehensive tracker with the ability to track your blood oxygen levels and count floors climbed. Although the Galaxy Fit has more preloaded sport modes. Both smartbands are well equipped to track your steps, calories, sleep, and heart rate. Both smartbands lack inbuilt GPS but can still map your routes and locations during outdoor activities as long as you carry your phone along.
The Charge 3 comes in two editions; Special and standard editions. The special edition is equipped with an NFC chip that enables Fitbit Pay – a non-contactless payment system that allows you to make payments directly from the device without your debit/credit cards (not supported in every country).
The Galaxy Fit is a more durable device than Charge 3. It has an aluminum casing compared to plastic used for the Charge 3. Although, both smartbands have a silicone strap.
Finally, the Charge 3 has a longer battery life than the Galaxy Fit. With the Charge 3, you get up to 7 days of battery life compared to about 5 days with the Galaxy Fit.
Overall, while the Fitbit Charge 3 is a more comprehensive fitness tracker, the Galaxy Fit is a more durable smartband with a more colorful display. Moreover, the Galaxy Fit is a lot cheaper than the Charge 3.
Bottom line, the Charge 3 offers blood oxygen measurement during sleep and can count floors climbed. It also has a longer battery life which no doubt makes it a more comprehensive fitness tracker.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Fit with an aluminum case looks more durable. It also has a more colorful display and is cheaper.