Fitbit Versa 2 Review

Shahriar Siam

"Alexa, ask Fitbit to get me ready."

Alright, so perhaps getting conditioned abs isn't so straightforward, however Fitbit's most recent smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa 2, sports a few new highlights, including Amazon's voice aide and an exceptional membership administration planned for making it simpler for you to arrive at your objectives. The Versa 2 ($199) likewise has new rest highlights, making it outstanding amongst other wellness trackers and a standout amongst other smartwatches for rest following.

In the event that you own a Fitbit Versa 2 (or Inspire HR, Charge 3, Charge 4, Ionic, Versa, or Versa Lite), you can take on Fitbit's new heart study, and the organization will tell you if your gadget distinguishes a sporadic heart beat that shows AFib. Fitbit will likewise associate you with a specialist for a free counsel. The Fitbit Heart Study, open to U.S. occupants 22 years or more established, is being led to decide how precise its gadgets are in recognizing atrial fibrillation, as the initial step to getting FDA endorsement.

Product Dimensions 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches ; 0.16 ounces
Shipping Weight 9.1 ounces
UPC 811138036690
Item model number FB507BKBK
Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Fitbit Versa 2 release date and price

The Fitbit Versa 2 expenses $199 (£199). It's a similar cost as the first Versa. The Versa 2 comes in three hues: Black, Rose Gold and Gray. Two unique versions, both with a copper rose case, cost $229, however accompany a 90-day preliminary of Fitbit Premium.

A refined , simpler design

Apple and Fitbit must be on to something, because consumers don't seem to mind the "squircle" design of those companies' smartwatches. The Versa 2 has the same rounded square look of its predecessor, with a few refinements. The bezel is smaller — Fitbit removed its name from the bottom bezel, so you see a bit more. It's about the same size (1.6 inches square), which means it should fit well on most wrists.

Where the original Versa had three buttons — two on the left, and one on the right — the Versa 2 has just one button on its left side. It serves as both a Select and Back button; all other navigation is done via the Versa 2's touch screen.

This simple setup works pretty well. You're never more than a few presses from where you need to be. However, like any other touch screen, the Versa 2's became erratic when it or my finger was sweaty.

AMOLED display

Another improvement is the Versa 2's AMOLED contact screen. The showcase isn't just marginally bigger, at about 1.4 inches, however now includes a consistently on alternative that shows the time, date and battery life. This screen is just highly contrasting in this mode. You need to wake the Versa 2 to get the full shading screen.

During my time of testing the watch, I never had an issue perusing the showcase, even in daylight.

Fitbit Versa 2 and Alexa

The Versa 2 isn't the first smartwatch to have Alexa implicit, yet Amazon's Assistant is a pleasant expansion for the individuals who utilize the administration. You have to have an actuated Alexa account so as to utilize it on the Versa 2.

You can utilize Alexa on the Versa 2 to look into the climate, control brilliant home gadgets, set cautions and clocks and start a Fitbit work out. Different highlights, for example, streak briefings and calls, are not bolstered. Despite the fact that you don't have to have the Alexa application running on your cell phone, you do need to have the Fitbit application running (it tends to be out of sight) and associated with your Alexa account.

Utilizing Alexa on the Versa 2 was a hit-and-miss undertaking. It would frequently take me a couple of attempts to get Alexa to react to an order; the watch would remain on a screen that said "thinking… ." When it worked, however, it was helpful for controlling my brilliant home lights, particularly in the event that I was in a room without an Alexa-fueled keen speaker. It was additionally pleasant not to need to state Alexa constantly.

Activity tracking, Sleep tracking

I wore the Versa 2 for somewhat more than seven days, and took it on a few runs and a couple of strolls. The Versa 2 can naturally record exercises, for example, strolling, running and biking, however there are a few admonitions.

On the off chance that you don't unequivocally begin recording one of those exercises on the watch, you won't have the option to see your insights, (for example, separation) continuously. While the watch recorded my strolls consequently, it didn't record a run. That is on the grounds that the RunDetect include expects you to have your telephone with you also.

While running, the Versa 2 can show just two measurements, for example, slipped by time and pulse. Without my telephone (and its GPS to depend on), the Versa 2 wasn't horrendously precise. It assessed that a 3.8-mile run was 4.2 miles. I'll assume the additional acknowledgment, however. On the off chance that you do run with your telephone (and utilize its GPS), the Fitbit application will recalculate your step length, so future runs are progressively exact.

I liked the Versa 2's auto-delay include, which stops your exercise in the event that you need to stop for a traffic light or some other explanation. Notwithstanding, the smallest development will begin the catch traveling once more.

While not one of a kind to the Versa 2, Fitbit is presenting two new rest driven highlights to its gadgets with pulse screens. The first is a Sleep Score, which takes a gander at all your rest information from the prior night and comes it down to a number from 1 to 100. The higher the number, the better you've dozed. It's reductive, however convenient.

I wore the Versa 2 to bed for a few evenings, but since I was hurling and turning excessively, the watch didn't perceive that I had rested until 3 hours after my head hit the pad. Be that as it may, you can return and physically alter each rest log sometime later. Maybe on the grounds that I have a 11-month-old, my rest scores weren't incredible, in the mid-60s and 70s.

Keen Wake means to animate you from bed all the more tenderly. Mention to the Versa 2 what time you need to wake up, and inside a 30-minute window around that time, the watch will search for when you're in a lighter rest cycle, and wake you up at that point. I couldn't test this element, since I was consistently in a lighter rest cycle around the time I for the most part wake up. All things considered, the Versa delicately hummed on my wrist — not very thoroughly to frighten, yet enough to tenderly nudge me alert, or if nothing else press the rest button on the watch.

Fitbit Versa 2 battery life

Battery life for the Versa 2 is possibly superior to the first: About five days for general use, and around two days in the event that you use Versa 2's consistently in plain view include. With the screen set to stay on, I had the option to get almost three days out of the Versa 2, even while wearing it short-term.

The Versa 2's charger is on the cumbersome side. Its base has four contacts, which line up with stubs on the base of the watch. Two spring-stacked braces on either side of the charger's base keep the watch set up. It's less rich than the Apple Watch's attractive charger, just as Garmin's moderate USB connector.

PROS AND CONS

Pros Cons

Refined design

Lacks on-board GPS

AMOLED display

No offline Spotify playback

Always On display mode

Limited third-party app support

Fitbit Pay as standard

Smartwatch productivity features are lacking

Conclusion

The Fitbit Versa 2 looks decent, feels incredible to wear, and has a solid partner application. These are for the most part great highlights to have, however the absence of in-constructed GPS restricts its utility a ton. For a superior wellness gadget, this is a glaring exclusion.

There's a great deal to like about the Fitbit Versa 2, however the opposition is a lot more grounded now than it was when Fitbit first came to India. The organization should raise its game to remain applicable in the top notch wellness watch space.