Your smartphone may not be enough sometimes for tracking down all those ongoing functions while you’re performing physical exercises. Aspects like blood pressure, heart rate, or temperature require a capable device for monitoring them. Fitbit Charge 4 and Versa 2 are two reliable fitness bracelets created for such kind of purpose, and deciding which one of them is better is a true challenge.
Both devices are waterproof and are suitable for usual physical activities. But let’s see what exactly the differences are between them.
Fitbit Charge 4
As Fitbit itself says, the Charge 4 bracelett is “a health & fitness tracker that packs built-in GPS for pace and distance, 24/7 heart rate tracking and more into a comfortable wristband.”.
The little device packs a 1-inch grayscale OLED, and useful functions for monitoring the human body while he’s performing exercises: optical heart rate, accelerometer, altimeter, and SpO2. Charge 4 is also equipped with built-in GPS, NFC payments, sleep monitoring, and more. But perhaps the most notable aspect is that you’ll also be able to monitor the intensity of workouts with a new feature called Active Zone Minutes. This feature works by calculating the fat burn, heart rate zones, and cardio of the user.
Music fans can also benefit from Fitbit Charge 4 since the device also offers the ability to control the Spotify app from practically their wrist.
Fitbit Versa 2
This device also offers support for Spotify, and many more, as its official description says:
“Elevate your day with Fitbit Versa 2™—the premium health & fitness smartwatch with Amazon Alexa Built-in, Spotify, Sleep Score, fitness features, apps and more.”
Packed with an AMOLED display of 1.34-inch, and a generous set of features (optical heart rate, SpO2, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, altimeter), the Versa 2 bracelet doesn’t have a built-in GPS. It even has a lower battery life than its opponent for today (5 days instead of 7), and we believe that these two aspects are decisive for choosing the winner.
However, we have to admit the fact that Versa 2 has a more attractive design than Charge 4. The AMOLED display makes the device easier to handle when you’re running through the intense heat of a summer day. But you know what they say about not judging a book by its cover.
Our conclusion is that Charge 4 clearly takes the cake if you want a fitness bracelet with the higher specifications. But if you’re willing to head for the more well-designed device, you should choose Versa 2 without hesitation.
However, we also have to take into account the fact that there are many similarities between the two bracelets. We can mention 24/7 heart-rate tracking, female health tracking, reminders to move, guided breathing sessions, sleep monitoring, automatic exercise recognition, and more. So whether you choose the Charge 4 or Versa 2, both can be after all excellent deals.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.