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Compare the Samsung Galaxy Fit to the Fitbit Charge 3

In May 2019, Samsung launched the Galaxy Fit. Aside from the lower price, there are more differences compared to the Fitbit Charge 3. For example, the Galaxy Fit focuses on technical gadgets like a color screen and music controls. On the other hand, the Charge 3 offers more options for tracking your activity and health. In this article, I take a closer look at the similarities and differences between these devices.

Samsung Galaxy Fit

Compatible with iOS and Android | Measures heart rate, steps, and sleep | Receives incoming messages
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  • Read your measurement on the bright color screen.
  • Thanks to the independent music player, you can also listen to music without a smartphone.
  • With the speedometer, you can see your average speed during your training.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Fit only measures your heart rate when you ask for it.
  • This device isn't waterproof, so you can't swim with it.

Fitbit Charge 3

Measures heart rate and sleep | Integrated GPS for route registration | Displays smartphone notifications
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  • The Fitbit Charge 3 is waterproof, so you can swim with it.
  • The activity tracker continuously measures your heart rate.
  • With the Fitbit app, you can access extensive overview of statistics from your workout.
  • This device doesn't have a color screen.
  • Because the Charge 3 doesn't have an independent music player, you can listen to music without a smartphone.

Compare the Samsung Galaxy Fit to the Fitbit Charge 3

Samsung Galaxy Fit Fitbit Charge 3
Screen size 2.41 centimeters 2.54 centimeters
Color screen Yes No
Heart rate measurement On demand Continuously
Counts stairs No Yes
Motion reminder No Yes
Independent music player Yes No


Samsung Galaxy Fit design

Samsung Galaxy Fit: small design and color screen

The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Fit has a size of 2.41 centimeters. Because the tracker is very narrow, the Galaxy Fit also looks nice on a more slender wrist. This device has a touchscreen, so you can effortlessly navigate through menus on the beautiful color screen. The watch case is made from plastic. The rubber strap is sweat resistant and easy to clean. In addition, the strap is replaceable.

Fitbit Charge 3 design

Fitbit Charge 3: black and white screen and waterproof

The 2.54-centimeter screen of the Fitbit Charge 3 is slightly larger and wider, but it's still suitable for wrists of every size. The Charge 3 also has a touchscreen, but no color screen. The Fitbit is waterproof, so you can swim with it. The aluminum watch case lends a luxurious look to the Fitbit Charge 3. The replaceable silicone strap is resistant to moisture and easy to keep clean.

Measuring activities

Samsung Galaxy Fit measures heart rate activity

Samsung Galaxy Fit: heart rate on demand and speedometer

The Galaxy Fit measures your heart rate when you ask it to. Aside from that, the device can measure your stress level based on your heart rate. This activity tracker also tracks distance, calories burned, steps, and sleep. During your workout, the Galaxy Fit records your speed as well. This way, you can look at your average speed after your workout. Also handy is that the Samsung helps you track if you drink enough water during the day.

Fitbit Charge 3 measures heart rate activities stairs

Fitbit Charge 3: continuous heart rate and reminders to move

The Fitbit Charge 3 automatically measures your heart rate during the day. In addition, the Fitbit keeps track of how many stairs you take each day. Aside from that, the Charge records distance, calories burned, sleep, and steps, just like the Galaxy Fit. Are you sat behind your desk for a long time? Then this device gives you a reminder that it's time to move. The Fitbit also notifies you when it's time to go to bed.

Smart functions

Samsung Galaxy Fit smartphone music

Samsung Galaxy Fit: independent music player

You connect the Samsung Galaxy Fit via Bluetooth to both your Android and iOS smartphone. This way, you can receive notifications from your phone on your Galaxy Fit. Answer incoming messages quickly from your wrist. The device also has an independent music player. That means you don't need to bring your phone if you want to listen to music while working out.

Fitbit Charge 3 app contactless payment

Fitbit Charge 3: Fitbit app and Caller ID

The Fitbit Charge 3 can also be connected to an Android or iOS device via Bluetooth to receive notifications. Aside from receiving and answering messages on your activity tracker, you can see who is calling thanks to Caller ID. With the handy Fitbit app, you gain access to extensive statistics on your health and activities. Do you often forget your wallet? With the Charge 3 Special Edition you can make contactless payments.


When it comes to design, the biggest difference is that the Samsung Galaxy Fit has a color screen and the Fitbit Charge 3 is waterproof. You can find other differences in the functions. With an independent music player, among other things, the GAlaxy Fit offers convenient, smart functions. The Charge 3 offers more options for tracking activities, with the continuous heart rate measurement, the counting of stairs and the reminders to move. And in combination with the Fitbit app, the Charge 3 also provides you with a detailed insight into the statistics of your workout.

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