November 20, 2019

Amazfit GTS vs. Fitbit Versa 2: A Comparison

There are two new smartwatches in town. Those watches would be the Amazfit GTS and Fitbit Versa 2. Both watches are priced under $200 USD. However, which watch is actually the one that you should buy? There are many things that people might like and some that people don’t have a need for. Both watches are great gifts for the holidays in case you’re thinking of it and I know for sure that my dad won’t need most of the features on at least one of the watches (wink-wink).

The Fitbit Versa 2 is MUCH BETTER than the Previous Model

Source: Techodom.com

When you compare the previous Versa to the new model, it looks very quaint. The new model has a bigger screen, smaller form-factor, an extra DAY of battery life, and a brand new AMOLED display. One of the problems of the new Fitbit Versa, which wasn’t fixed in the previous model, is that it does not have a built-in GPS. Some more expensive watches, such as the Apple Watch, have GPS built-in for phone-free capabilities and interaction. While you can begin your workouts from the watch itself, it is a little bit of a pain to lug around your phone for your “morning run” as an example.

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Fitbit Versa 2 with Alexa

One of the biggest new features with the new Fitbit Versa 2 is that it does include smart capabilities with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. This is a great way to get quick information, smart home control, and voice control, on your watch. While the watch does not include a speaker for Alexa, it is great to have the ability to control your thermostat from your workout class without having to pull out your phone.

Product render of Fitbit Versa 2 inbox and Special Edition family.

Overall, I find the Fitbit Versa 2 lineup very enticing, but it is really meant for the people who want to use Alexa or stay with the Fitbit family. While the extra day of battery-life is impressive, it doesn’t make up for the really expensive price of the product.

The Amazfit GTS Fills My Boxes!

While only being priced at a mere $140, compared to the Fitbit Versa 2’s $200, the Amazfit GTS is really all that you would need if you need a simple smart tracker for your health. Not only does it have a bigger display than the Fitbit, but it also has a bigger battery-life of up to a whopping 14 days! Unlike the Fitbit Versa, it DOES include a GPS for the people who don’t want to bring a phone during their workouts. It controls your music and it has a very simple-to-use app. Along with any other Amazfit watch, it does have the capabilities to work with third-party apps if you desire. Apps such as MiFit, made for the MiBand, do have the Amazfit functionality built in. Other apps, such as Notify & Fitness for Amazfit work just fine with the Amazfit brand. Obviously, if you can, I would recommend staying with the official app. But, it does show that you have options for your band.

The Final Verdict

Which One To Buy?

Let’s be real, the watches are great. But, I think that it is safe to say that the Amazfit GTS wins thee award for this comparison. If you want GPS, a bigger screen, and better battery-life, this is your option. I would only recommend the Fitbit Versa 2 for people who want something that is more popular and want to stay with the Fitbit family. Otherwise, the Amazfit GTS is what you should buy.

To buy these products, you can check out their product pages. CLICK HERE FOR AMAZFIT GTS and CLICK HERE FOR FITBIT VERSA 2!

Chaney Goldstein

Consumer tech reviewer. Pretty basic, but can get very advanced in a short amount of time (it beats a world record).

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