Fitbit Versa 2 vs Amazfit Bip: Which Fitness Smartwatch Should You Get?

Fitbit’s latest fitness tracker and smartwatch hybrid, the Fitbit Versa 2, brings some nice improvements to the original. Designed to be worn for days, it lets you track a lot of health and fitness data all day. How does it compare against other hybrid trackers such as the Amazfit Bip? Here’s our detailed comparison to help you choose the best one to slap on your wrist.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Amazfit Bip Comparison Chart

ModelFitbit Versa 2Amazfit Bip
Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-in, Sleep & Swim... Amazfit Bip Smartwatch by Huami with All-Day Heart Rate and Activity Tracking, Sleep Monitoring,... 
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DisplayAMOLEDLCD
Always-onYesYes
Screen Size1″ x 1″1.28″
Dimensions1.6″ x 1.6″ x 0.5″1.34″ x 1.55″ x 0.37″
Weight1.41 oz1.1 oz
Colors44
Call & Text AlertsYesYes
Water ResistanceUp to 50 metersIP68
Heart Rate MonitorYesYes
PedometerYesYes
AltimeterYesYes
Calorie Burn TrackerYesYes
Sleep TrackingYesYes
Swim TrackingYesNo
Female Health TrackingYesNo
CompassNoYes
GPSConnectedBuilt-in
CellularNoNo
Wi-FiYesNo
BluetoothYesYes
NFCYesNo
Amazon AlexaYesYes
CompatibilityiOS, Android, WindowsiOS, Android
Battery Life6+ days30 days

Design

The Fitbit Versa 2 has a more premium finish than the Amazfit Bip.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Amazfit Bip Fitness Smartwatch Design
Note how the Fitbit Versa 2 (left) has a square display while the Amazfit Bip (right) is rectangular.

One of the big reasons for the price difference between the Fitbit Versa 2 and Amazfit Bip is the choice of materials and overall build quality of the devices. The Fitbit Versa 2 has an OLED display cased in aluminum, which is not only brighter and crisper, it feels more premium too. In contrast, the Amazfit Bip uses a polycarbonate case which has a plastic feel to it. Moreover, its LCD screen can be difficult to see in low light as well as in bright daylight.

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A previous big selling point of the Amazfit Bip is now available on the Fitbit Versa 2: an always-on option. With it switched on these smartwatches turn into actual wristwatches that you can check time on, as well as other metrics you might have customized to display. You can choose different watchfaces too to match your preferences.

You can select from four different color options for the Amazfit Bip while the Fitbit Versa 2 combines case colors with different bands. Further customization is possible by purchasing bands for either smartwatch which vary in material as well as color.

Activity Tracking

The Fitbit Versa 2 supports more exercises than the Amazfit Bip, and also has female health tracking.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Amazfit Bip Fitness Smartwatch Activity Tracking
Combined with the Fitbit app, the Fitbit Versa 2 is arguably the more comprehensive activity tracker.

With support for more than 15 goal-based exercise modes, the Fitbit Versa 2 will be more attractive to those who like changing up their workouts every so often. Moreover, its SmartTrack feature can auto-detect popular exercises such as running and cycling as soon as you start. If you like swimming, you can wear the Versa 2 while doing laps, as it’s waterproof up to 50 meters.

Furthermore, female users can track their cycles with the Fitbit Versa 2 and use the data to get a more complete look at their overall health. You can also use its guided breathing sessions to help you meditate or simply find moments of calm.

In comparison, the Amazfit Bip’s fitness tracking features will seem limited, as it only has 4 sport modes in addition to the typical step counter and calorie burn tracker. With an IP68 rating it can withstand splashes but not prolonged dips. Like the Versa 2 it also provides sleep tracking as well, but you can get more detailed insights with the Fitbit device, especially with Fitbit Premium.

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Finally, there’s no question that the Fitbit app is way ahead of the Amazfit Bip’s Mi Fit app. Fitbit owes much of its popularity to its well-designed and comprehensive mobile app, which other activity tracker makers are still catching up to. You’ll also find a bigger community within Fitbit if you like being able to share and compare your metrics with others.

Smart Features

The Fitbit Versa 2 has built-in Alexa, Wi-Fi and NFC, while the Amazfit Bip has built-in GPS and compass.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Amazfit Bip Fitness Smartwatch Smart Features
With GPS, compass, altimeter and pedometer, you can get better long-distance exercise tracking with the Amazfit Bip.

Fitbit upgraded its Versa line by adding some much-requested features such as Amazon Alexa and NFC. You can now ask the Fitbit Versa 2 typical questions and control smart home gadgets, etc. However, without speakers you’ll have to read Alexa’s responses on the screen. With NFC you can make payments at supported establishments with just your smartwatch, once you’ve set it up.

None of those are available on the Amazfit Bip, but what it does have might be more attractive to certain users. You can get GPS on the Versa 2, but it requires being paired with your phone to work. In contrast, the Amazfit Bip has GPS+GLONASS and compass built in, letting you navigate accurately without depending on your mobile device.

Like other smartwatches, both Versa 2 and Bip let you read notifications and alerts from your synced phone. If you like listening to music as you work out, the Versa 2 lets you store and play music from Pandora and Deezer, as well as control Spotify playback. Not so for the Amazfit Bip, which means you’ll have to pull out your phone to pause or switch songs playing on your phone.

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Battery Life and Other Features

The Amazfit Bip can last for a month without recharging, while the Fitbit Versa 2 tops out at a week.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Amazfit Bip Fitness Smartwatch Battery Life and Other Features
In terms of battery capacity, the Amazfit Bip easily outmuscles and outlasts the Fitbit Versa 2.

There’s no contest on battery life in this comparison, as the Amazfit Bip’s 30-day battery life is many times longer than the Fitbit Versa 2’s 6 days. When further set to lowest settings and with minimal use, you can stretch out a single charge of the Bip up to 45 days. That’s certainly a lot closer to what you’d expect a traditional watch to feel like. Moreover, note that using the always-on display of the Fitbit Versa 2 will require more frequent charging.

Verdict

The Fitbit Versa 2 is a more fully-featured fitness smartwatch than the Amazfit Bip.

With better activity tracking, smart features and mobile app, the Fitbit Versa 2 will feel like the more comprehensive fitness companion. Its premium finish will make you love wearing it all day, and you can do a lot more with it than simply fitness tracking thanks to built-in Alexa, Wi-Fi and NFC. It’ll cost quite a bit more, but if you want your activity tracker to have more smartwatch capabilities, the Versa 2 is the way to go.

At less than half the price of the Versa 2, the Amazfit Bip is the clear budget-friendly choice. What you lose in voice control and music playback you gain in full navigation capabilities. Of course, its best feature is easily its tremendous battery life, which makes it even better value if you’re after a simpler fitness tracker that always stays on that will occasionally surprise you with low battery warnings.

Last update on 2020-04-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Derick Bondoc
Derick Bondoc

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