79points
69points

Apple Watch Series 3

78points
81points

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Cost-effectiveness winner
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 1
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 2
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 3
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 4
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 5
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 6
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 7
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 8
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 9
samsung-galaxy-watch-active 10
vs
vs

138 facts in comparison

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 better than Samsung Galaxy Watch Active?

  • Can be used to answer calls
    ?
  • 18.7% more battery power
    ?

    273mAhvs230mAh
  • Automatically syncs
    ?
  • 50% bigger screen size
    ?

    1.65"vs1.1"
  • Has a route tracker
    ?
  • Has a cellular module
    ?
  • 12GB more internal storage
    ?

    16GBvs4GB
  • 16h longer battery life - GPS
    ?

    18hvs2h

Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch Active better than Apple Watch Series 3?

  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
    ?
  • 1.25 days longer battery life
    ?

    2 daysvs0.75 days
  • Is compatible with Android
    ?
  • 6.51% higher resolution
    ?

    360 x 360pxvs312 x 390px
  • Has a compass
    ?
  • Provides sleep reports
    ?
  • Always-On Display
    ?
  • 1.53x higher pixel density
    ?

    463ppivs302ppi

Price comparison

Apple Watch Series 3

Buy used:

$179.00

ProductStorePrice
Apple Watch Series 3 AmazonApple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - ...Apple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - GPS+Cellular - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - 42mm
Amazon logo
$525.59
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressSmart Watch Screen Protector For Apple W...Smart Watch Screen Protector For Apple Watch Series 4 3 2 1 40mm 44mm 38mm 42mm For Iwatch TPU Soft Protective Film Case Cover
aliexpress logo
$0.17
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpress3D Hydrogel Film Full Edge Cover Soft Sc...3D Hydrogel Film Full Edge Cover Soft Screen Protector Protective For iwatch Apple Watch Series 2/3/4/5/6/SE 38mm 42mm 40mm 44mm
aliexpress logo
$2.19
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressApple Watch 3 Series 3 Women and Men's S...Apple Watch 3 Series 3 Women and Men's Smartwatch GPS Tracker Apple Smart Watch Band 38mm 42mm Smart Wearable Devices
aliexpress logo
$238.85
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressApple Watch S3 Series 3 Women and Men's ...Apple Watch S3 Series 3 Women and Men's Smartwatch GPS Tracker Apple Smart Watch Band 38mm 42mm Smart Wearable Devices
aliexpress logo
$282.14
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpress3D Curved Tempered Glass For Apple Watch...3D Curved Tempered Glass For Apple Watch 40mm 44mm 38mm 42mm Full Glue UV Glass Screen Protector For Series SE 6 5 4 3 2 1 Film
aliexpress logo
$3.02

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active Silver Weara...SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active Silver Wearables
Amazon logo
$197.34
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40m...Samsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40mm) 2019 (Black/Black) Parallel import product
Amazon logo
$311.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressBracelet Strap watch two-color 20MM perf...Bracelet Strap watch two-color 20MM perforated clasp Silicone Huawei 42MM strap Suitable for Samsung Galaxy Active
aliexpress logo
$3.76
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film...3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film Cover For Samsung 40mm Protector Screen 44mm For Galaxy Active2 2 Active Watch U8E8
aliexpress logo
$1.92
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress20mm Leather Strap For Samsung Galaxy Wa...20mm Leather Strap For Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm 44mm Smart Watch Band Replacement Watchband for Galaxy Watch Active
aliexpress logo
$4.99
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressHIPERDEAL Samsung Samsung Galaxy Watch A...HIPERDEAL Samsung Samsung Galaxy Watch Active bright stitching color plating TPU watch case protective cover
aliexpress logo
$3.42
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressSilicone Sport Watch Band Strap For Sams...Silicone Sport Watch Band Strap For Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 46mm Active Sport Watch band Strap Bracelet
aliexpress logo
$3.68

Cheap alternatives

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
3.sweat resistance
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.has a touch screen
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
5.Has a display
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
6.Watch band is replaceable
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.
7.resolution

312 x 390px

360 x 360px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
8.screen size

1.65"

1.1"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
9.Always-On Display
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
2.has GPS
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
4.has an accelerometer
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
5.has a compass
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
6.Has a barometer
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
7.has a gyroscope
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
8.Has a temperature sensor
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
9.Has a cadence sensor
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
It tracks how far you travel.
2.Tracks your sleep
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
3.Tracks steps taken
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
4.Measures pace
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
5.Counts how many calories you've burned
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
6.Provides activity reports
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
7.Provides sleep reports
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.
8.Detects activities automatically
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
9.Tracks elevation
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has NFC
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.Automatically syncs
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
8.has a cellular module
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.
9.Is compatible with iOS
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

0.75 days

2 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
2.battery power

273mAh

230mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has a battery level indicator
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
8.battery life in power save mode

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple Watch Series 3)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Watch Active)

In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.
9.battery life in training mode

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple Watch Series 3)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy Watch Active)

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

Features

1.Can be used to answer calls
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
2.Locates your phone
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
3.Has call control
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
4.Has notifications
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.
5.Has silent alarm
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.Has a stopwatch
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
7.Has vibrating alerts
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
8.RAM

0.5GB

0.75GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
9.Integrates with social networks
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

Miscellaneous

1.Has music playback
Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
2.Free app
Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Has exercise diary
Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
4.Syncs to the cloud
Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
5.Ad-free
Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
6.Supports widgets
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
7.Has voice feedback
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
It has voice feedback during your workouts, helping you stay up-to-date on your progress and encouraging you as you exercise.
8.Tracks BMI
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
BMI (body mass index) is a measurement of body shape determined by the person’s height and weight. Being able to track your BMI is useful as you can track your progress in achieving the ideal weight for your height.
9.Has period notifications
Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
You get a notification when you are due to get your period.

Price comparison

Apple Watch Series 3

Buy used:

$179.00

ProductStorePrice
Apple Watch Series 3 AmazonApple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - ...Apple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - GPS+Cellular - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - 42mm
Amazon logo
$525.59
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressSmart Watch Screen Protector For Apple W...Smart Watch Screen Protector For Apple Watch Series 4 3 2 1 40mm 44mm 38mm 42mm For Iwatch TPU Soft Protective Film Case Cover
aliexpress logo
$0.17
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpress3D Hydrogel Film Full Edge Cover Soft Sc...3D Hydrogel Film Full Edge Cover Soft Screen Protector Protective For iwatch Apple Watch Series 2/3/4/5/6/SE 38mm 42mm 40mm 44mm
aliexpress logo
$2.19
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressApple Watch 3 Series 3 Women and Men's S...Apple Watch 3 Series 3 Women and Men's Smartwatch GPS Tracker Apple Smart Watch Band 38mm 42mm Smart Wearable Devices
aliexpress logo
$238.85
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressApple Watch S3 Series 3 Women and Men's ...Apple Watch S3 Series 3 Women and Men's Smartwatch GPS Tracker Apple Smart Watch Band 38mm 42mm Smart Wearable Devices
aliexpress logo
$282.14
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpress3D Curved Tempered Glass For Apple Watch...3D Curved Tempered Glass For Apple Watch 40mm 44mm 38mm 42mm Full Glue UV Glass Screen Protector For Series SE 6 5 4 3 2 1 Film
aliexpress logo
$3.02

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active Silver Weara...SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active Silver Wearables
Amazon logo
$197.34
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40m...Samsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40mm) 2019 (Black/Black) Parallel import product
Amazon logo
$311.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressBracelet Strap watch two-color 20MM perf...Bracelet Strap watch two-color 20MM perforated clasp Silicone Huawei 42MM strap Suitable for Samsung Galaxy Active
aliexpress logo
$3.76
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film...3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film Cover For Samsung 40mm Protector Screen 44mm For Galaxy Active2 2 Active Watch U8E8
aliexpress logo
$1.92
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress20mm Leather Strap For Samsung Galaxy Wa...20mm Leather Strap For Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm 44mm Smart Watch Band Replacement Watchband for Galaxy Watch Active
aliexpress logo
$4.99
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressHIPERDEAL Samsung Samsung Galaxy Watch A...HIPERDEAL Samsung Samsung Galaxy Watch Active bright stitching color plating TPU watch case protective cover
aliexpress logo
$3.42
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressSilicone Sport Watch Band Strap For Sams...Silicone Sport Watch Band Strap For Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 46mm Active Sport Watch band Strap Bracelet
aliexpress logo
$3.68

Which are the best smartwatches?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.