Fitbit Charge 3 vs Gear Fit 2 Pro (Here’s How They Compare?)

Choosing between Fitbit Charge 3 and Gear Fit 2 Pro is never easy for some, for this reason, I have decided to write this “Fitbit Charge 3 vs Gear Fit 2 Pro Guide” to help you compare and choose between Fitbit Charge 3 and Gear Fit 2 Pro depending on your needs.

The Fitbit Charge 3 and the Gear Fit 2 Pro are both trackers. The Fitbit Charge 3 is a fitness tracker designed by Fitbit with a smaller screen while the Gear Fit 2 Pro is a smartwatch designed by Samsung with a bigger screen. The Fitbit Charge 3 also has a longer battery life than the Gear Fit 2 Pro. Considering these factors and more, the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker is a better option.

Without wasting time here is how Fitbit Charge 3 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro compare.

Fitbit Charge vs Gear Fit 2 Pro Comparison Table

Below is a summary table comparing the Fitbit Charge 3 tracker to the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro.

 Fitbit Charge 3Gear Fit 2 Pro
Display0.96 inches, AMOLED1.5 inches, AMOLED
CompatibilityiOS, AndroidiOS, Android
SensorsHeart Rate Monitor, SpO2, Accelerometer, etc.GPS, Heart Rate Monitor, Barometer, Gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.
MusicHas no storage, and cannot stream, and store music.Has 4GB storage, and can stream, and store music.
TrackingCalories, sleep stages, steps, swimming, climbing, heart rate, etc.Heart rate, sleep, steps swimming, cycling, distances, routes, etc.
Water  ResistanceUp to 50 meterUp to 50 meters
Battery LifeUp to 7 daysUp to 3 days
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Fitbit Charge 3 vs Gear Fit 2 Pro: Their Differences and Similarities

Display

Want an option that has a bigger display? If so, I would suggest you get the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and not the Fitbit Charge 3.

Gear Fit  2 Pro features a bigger screen display measuring 1.5 inches whereas Fitbit Charge 3 has a smaller screen display that measures 0.96 inches.

Even though the display on both watches is AMOLED the one on the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro looks more luxe thanks to its 216 x 432 pixel resolution.

Fortunately, both watches feature strong Gorilla Glass 3 display that is touchscreen and easy to use.

Sensor

Both Fitbit Charge 3 and Gear Fit 2 Pro feature a heart rate monitor, with the HR monitor the watches will learn about your heart’s health and share data on their respective companion app.

Want an option that will keep track of blood oxygen levels? Consider Fitbit Charge. Fitbit Charge 3 comes with the SpO2 sensor which is responsible for tracking blood oxygen saturation. Unlike the Fitbit Charge 3, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro does not have a SpO2 sensor and hence can’t monitor the levels of oxygen in the blood.

Cyclists and runners would love to keep track of routes while cycling and running respectively. Only a watch with a GPS sensor can help cyclists and runners keep track of their routes. Gear Fit 2 Pro has a built-in GPS sensor that helps keep track of routes. Fitbit Charge 3 does not no have its own GPS sensor but can share that of your phone to track routes.

We also have accelerometers on the Fitbit Charge 3 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro. Fitbit Charge 3 and Gear Fit 2 Pro can track steps with the accelerometers.

Other sensors you will only find on Gear Fit 2 Pro and not on Fitbit Charge 3 include a gyroscope and barometer.

Sensors you won’t find on both Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Fitbit Charge 3 include ECG, cadence, compass, perspiration sensor, and temperature sensor.

Music

Fitbit Charge 3 can neither store nor stream Spotify music because it has no storage and can’t support Wi-Fi. Gear Fit 2 on the other hand can connect to a Wi-Fi network and let you stream music from music platforms such as Spotify and YouTube. In addition, Samsung Fit 2 also features an internal storage (4GB) that will let you store your favorite songs for offline playbacks.

Activity Tracking

Most of the activities tracked by Fitbit Charge 3 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro are similar.

For instance, the Gear Fit 2 Pro and Fitbit Charge 3 will keep track of your sleep, heart rate, calories, steps, elevation, and more. Activities on both watches are detected automatically.

In addition, you can keep an eye on your swim workouts with Fitbit Charge 3 and Gear Fit 2.

Water Resistance

There is no difference in water resistance – both Charge 3 and Samsung Fit 2 feature a 5ATM water resistance rating.

The 5ATM resistance rating means the watches can be submerged up to 50 meters in water and still come out functional.

Unfortunately,  water resistance on both watches is not permanent but can be retained for long by avoiding soap, lotion, shampoo, detergent, and more.

Connectivity

Fitbit watches including Charge 3 don’t support Wi-Fi. Buy the Gear Fit 2 Pro if you want a watch that connects to Wi-Fi. With the Wi-Fi connection Gear Fit 2 Pro will directly download firmware updates as well as stream Spotify and YouTube music.

Fitbit Charge 3 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro connect to the phone through Bluetooth. Even so, the Bluetooth version of the Gear Fit 2 Pro is newer than that of the Fitbit Charge 3. The more recent the Bluetooth version the faster the data transfer!

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Fitbit Charge 3 feature Bluetooth versions 4.2 and 4.0 respectively.

I like both Fitbit Charge 3 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro because they can connect with Android and iOS devices.

Unfortunately, Gear Fit 2 and Fitbit Charge 3 don’t support ANT+, Galileo, NFC, and cellular connectivity.

Battery Life

Both watches come with good battery life but the Fitbit Charge 3 is more better. On a complete charge, the Fitbit Charge 3 can last for 7 days, on the other hand, the Gear Fit 2 Pro will only keep charge for 3 days.

Price

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro watch is more expensive so, consider Fitbit Charge 3 if you want a more affordable option.

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Jashon Kanaiza

I’m Jashon Kanaiza, a lover of life, books, gadgets, and coffee. I spend hours testing, researching, reviewing, and troubleshooting wearable tech by an array of brands. My goal with JayFinity is to help you push your wearable to its limit. From tips to how-to guides to reviews, you deserve the best wearable information – without a paywall behind it.

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