8 reasons you should buy Fitbit’s $200 smartwatch instead of an Apple Watch

Fitbit Versa

Buying a smartwatch these days is anything but a simple process.

On one side, you have Apple Watch, the undisputed queen of the smartwatch category and the best-selling watch in the world.

On the other side, you have a wide array of smartwatches that work with various platforms, and at all price points. There’s the vast lineup of watches running Android Wear, and heavy-duty devices from companies like Garmin and Samsung.

But in recent months, a new competitor has arrived on the scene: Fitbit Versa, a $200 smartwatch aimed at the everyday consumer. Fitbit Versa is the closest thing Apple Watch has to a real competitor, and an excellent watch in its own right.

So while there are plenty of reasons to love Apple Watch, here are eight reasons to choose the Fitbit Versa instead:

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1. Fitbit Versa is significantly cheaper than the Apple Watch.

Fitbit Versa costs $200, while the Apple Watch Series 3 starts at $329.

That said, the Apple Watch Series 1 costs $250. It’s still $50 more than the Fitbit Versa, but it’s the closest thing to an “entry-level” smartwatch Apple currently offers.

2. Fitbit Versa is smaller than the Apple Watch.

Fitbit Versa is 24mm wide and 24mm tall, making it sightly smaller than the smallest Apple Watch available, which is 38.6mm wide and 33.3mm tall.

A smaller watch may not be important for everyone, but it the Fitbit Versa does fit better on women’s wrists.

3. Fitbit Versa has better battery life than the Apple Watch.

Fitbit says the Versa can get up to four days of battery life. In my own tests, I got almost five full days on a 90% charge.

The Apple Watch, on the other hand, only gets about 18 hours of battery life.

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