Compare the Fitbit Sense to the Fitbit Versa 3
Fitbit Sense Carbon/Graphite
- With 6 months of free Fitbit Premium, you get more insight into your health and you receive tips on how to improve it.
- With additional sensors, such as a thermometer and a pulse oximeter, you can keep an even closer eye on your health.
- Not only do you receive notifications of messages, but you can also make calls via the watch when your phone is nearby.
- Fitbit isn't compatible with all Huawei smartphones.
Fitbit Versa 3 Black
- You can leave your wallet at home, because you can make contactless payments with your watch via Fitbit Pay.
- You'll receive a weekly email with your performance of that week for motivation.
- Not only will you receive notifications of messages, but you can also make phone calls via the watch when your phone is nearby.
- Fitbit isn't compatible with all Huawei smartphones.
Comparison Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3
|Fitbit Sense||Fitbit Versa 3|
|Screen||1.58-inch AMOLED screen||1.58-inch AMOLED screen|
|Weight||33.1 grams||28.5 grams|
|Colors||Black, Lunar White/Soft Gold||Black, Pink Clay/Soft Gold, Midnight/Soft Gold|
|Type of heart rate measurement||ECG heart rate measurement (available in EU at a later time)||Optical heart rate measurement|
|Fitbit Premium||6 months free||No|
|Swim measurements||Stroke recognition, measures distance, speed, and number of laps, adjustable lane length, SWOLF tracking||Automatic stroke recognition, adjustable lap length|
|Measuring stress||Yes, thanks to the EDA scanner||No|
Fitbit Sense: stainless steel watch case, 2 colors
In appearance, the Fitbit Sense and the Fitbit Versa 3 look exactly alike. Nevertheless, there are small differences. The Fitbit Sense weighs 33.1 grams, so it's 4.6 grams heavier than the Versa 3. This is due to the material of the watch case. It's made of stainless steel, a heavier material than the aluminum of the Versa 3. The Fitbit Sense contains a battery that can last up to 6 days and supports fast charging. The Sense is available in 2 colors: Carbon/Graphite and Pink Clay/Soft Gold
Fitbit Versa 3: aluminum watch case, 3 colors
The watch case of the Fitbit Versa 3 is made of aluminum. That also makes the watch a lot lighter, so it only weighs 28.5 grams. The Versa 3 is available in 3 different colors: Black, PInk Clay/Soft Gold, and Midnight/Soft Gold. Both the straps of the Sense and the Fitbit Versa 3 are made of silicone. The battery of the Fitbit Versa 3 lasts as long as that of the Sense.
Heart rate measurements
Fitbit Sense: ECG, more notifications
With the Fitbit Sense, you can monitor your heart rate even better. The Sense measures your heart rate via an electrical heart rate sensor, also known as ECG. This sensor measures the timing and strength of your heartbeat by measuring electrical signals in your blood. Based on those heart rate measurements, the Fitbit Sense notifies you in the case of a high or low heart rate. That way, you know exactly when to slow down. The Sense also monitors your stress level by measuring your heart rate. Unfortunately, the ECG function will be launched in Europe at a later time.
Fitbit Versa 3: optical heart rate measurement
The Fitbit Versa 3 has an optical heart rate sensor. This sensor measures your heart rate on the basis of green light that reflects off your blood. It measures the speed at which your blood flows through your veins and how fast your heart is beating. Optical heart rate sensors are less accurate than optical heart rate monitors.
Extra health functions
Fitbit Sense: EDA scanner, more sensors and meters
What makes the Fitbit Sense especially stand out is the built-in EDA scanner. The watch measures your stress level with this scanners and gives tips to lower your stress level, like breathing exercises and mindfulness. Unlike the Fitbit Versa 3, the Sense also has a gyroscope, thermometer, and an oximeter. With a gyroscope, the Sense keeps track of laps, such as running laps, or training sessions. An oximeter measures the oxygen values of your blood. In short: the Fitbit Sense gives you even more insight into your health.
Fitbit Versa 3: good foundation
With the Fitbit Versa 3, you have a good foundation to keep track of your health. You have insight into your heart rate, your fitness age, and how many calories you burn. Your fitness age says something about your health and fitness in relation to that of other people your age. The Fitbit Versa 3 also measures your sleep, just like the Sense, and the watch gives you insight into the quality of your sleep.
Extra sports functions
Fitbit Sense: suitable for the avid swimmer
In terms of swimming functions, the Fitbit Sense is rises above the Fitbit Versa 3. The watch, just like the Versa 3, has automatic stroke recognition and you can set the lap length on the watch. In addition, it keeps track of automatic intervals and the watch measures your swimming distance and speed. The Sense also has SWOLF tracking and a swim lane counter, so everything you need to keep track of your swimming workout.
Fitbit Versa 3: various sport profiles
You can also dive into the pool with the Versa 3 on your wrist. The watch is waterproof, but keeps track of your swimming workout less accurately than the Fitbit Sense. The Versa 3 does measure your active minutes during the day and shows your active zones in the app. The sport profiles are adjustable, just like on the Sense. This means that you can set them to your favorite sports.
The Fitbit Sense goes a step further than the Versa 3 in several respects. For example, the Sense's watch case is made of stainless steel instead of aluminum. You get Fitbit Premium for 6 months for free, which you don't get with the Versa 3. The Fitbit Sense has more functions and sensors to monitor your health. Are you looking for a watch to simply keep track of your workouts? The Versa 3 will probably suffice. Do you want to improve your sports performance? We recommend the Fitbit Sense.