Fitbit has just released a new smartwatch called the Fitbit Versa. It is a full-on smartwatch that is running on Fitbit’s own proprietary operating system (version 2.0). This is the second smartwatch to be released by the fitness wearable company. The first being the Fitbit Ionic. The good news on the Versa is that it has improved on all of the shortfalls of the Ionic at a reduced price.
Let’s have a quick look at this device and see if it is worth looking into.
The Incredible Fitbit Versa is Here!
There currently is plenty of legit hype surrounding this device. Fitbit has made a bold move to build upon the lukewarm Ionic’s features with a much cheaper device. Gizmodo is calling the Versa the “First Real Bargain Smartwatch“. A lot of reviewers have expressed that the Versa may be far from perfect, but it is a big step in the right direction from Fitbit in terms of value and design.
For More on other reviews, read this article – Fitbit: What Reviewers Are Saying About the New Versa Smartwatch
Fitbit Versa Features
The Fitbit Versa is a much more evolved version of the Fitbit Blaze and Ionic. The Blaze is really a smartwatch. It is more of a fitness tracker with the looks of a watch. The Ionic, on the other hand, is a smartwatch that can run third-party apps on its Fitbit operating system. The Ionic has maintained all of the great features developed from the time of the Fitbit Blaze whilst adding more to its overall package.The Versa will come shipped with version 2.0 of the Fitbit OS. A much-improved version that is currently on the Ionic. The Ionic will receive an update to this OS later in the year. As for features, The Versa is packed full of fitness features that we have come to expect from Fitbit devices.
- Fitness Tracking (auto and manual)
- Sleep Tracking
- Heart Rate Monitor
- App Notifications
- Music Control
- Personal Coach
- 4 Day Battery Life
The Operating System and Apps on the Versa isn’t as revolutionary as the Apple Watch. It is much more subtle and less weird. If you are looking for a smartwatch that is heavy on third-party apps, then this may not be the watch for you. If you are looking to take your Fitbit to the next level, then this may just be the watch for you.
Fitbit Versa Design
The Fitbit Versa has a striking resemblance to the Apple Watch. It has a similar square circle shape. This is not necessary a bad thing because Fitbit went with a similar design to the most popular smartwatch on the planet. Fitbit has also deviated from its trademark square and blocky design. A design that has taken plenty of criticism from people who prefer a round watch design.
There are various colour bands available which can be slapped on either a Black or Rose Gold watch face. Some combinations can lead to extraordinary results that look better than the Apple Watch. The Versa does look bulky and you may think that you should skip this. But as with all Fitbit watches, they are not bad in person. Both the Blaze and Ionic look perfect on my skinny wrist!
Should You Get a Fitbit Versa?
The Fitbit Versa’s biggest selling point is its $200 price. This is a very aggressive pricing strategy on a smartwatch with this capability. The Versa and its OS may not seem great on paper, But the Fitbit ecosystem is something worth considering. This is what Apple lacks with their Apple Watch. The Fitbit App has an amazing community and has additional food and weight tracking. Fitbit has also promised extra tracking for females in a future update.
The Fitbit Versa won’t changes your world, but it sure will get you fit. It is guaranteed to improve your health in some way or another. But most of this stems from the Fitbit App Ecosystem. I’m glad a stylish watch like the Versa is available at such a reasonable price. I myself will definitely consider it.
More Fitbit Reviews
- Fitbit Blaze Review – The Mature Fitbit Blaze in 2018
- Fitbit Flex Review – the Original Flex Is Still a Great Tracker
- Fitbit Flex 2 Out Now
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