Fitbit versa lite review

Shahriar Siam

didn't know what's in store when Fitbit declared the Versa Lite smartwatch. It should be a pared-back emphasis of a year ago's Versa, which itself was at that point a watered-down rendition of the organization's first obvious smartwatch, the Ionic. For $200, the Versa was really an entirely convincing blend of an Apple Watch-motivated plan, proficient wellness following and a powerful working framework at a sensible cost.

Be that as it may, it makes one wonder: How substantially more stripped down would you be able to get? Clearly about $40 more. Fitbit some way or another figured out how to crush $40 of tradeoffs out of the Versa to convey the Versa Lite. It brings over the vast majority of my preferred highlights from the more costly watch, yet it may be excessively "light" in any event, just because smartwatch purchasers the organization is focusing on.

Product Dimensions 1.94 x 4 x 8.9 inches
Item Weight 1.41 ounces
Item model number FB415SRWT
Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Connectivity Technology Bluetooth
Display Technology Color LCD
Phone Talk Time 96 hours
Manufacturer Fitbit Inc

Fitbit Versa Lite price and release date

In the wake of being reported in March 2019, you would now be able to purchase the Fitbit Versa Lite all around the globe. Regularly you'll see it recorded close by the first Fitbit Versa, so you'll need to ensure you're taking a gander at the right form.

The cost is the place this gets fascinating, with it just costing $159.95/£149.99/AU$249.95, contrasted with the standard Fitbit Versa's selling cost of $199.95/£199.99/AU$299.95.

We've seen the Versa's value drop a ton as of late however in certain spots. Truth be told, Amazon sold the Fitbit Versa for just £135.99/$145 over the Christmas 2018 deals period. So we're trusting retailers will take the Fitbit Versa Lite and in the next months drop the value lower than what you'll be paying on the very first moment, yet there's no assurance that will be the situation.

At the hour of composing our survey, the Fitbit Versa was accessible on Amazon UK for just £154, which is clearly just somewhat more than the selling cost of the Versa Lite at £149.99. That is something to hold up under as a top priority, so in the event that you can get the Versa for just somewhat additional we'd suggest purchasing that.

Months on from discharge, the Versa Lite has likewise observed value cuts of its own, so it holds its place as the spending plan Versa gadget, with the first Versa somewhat progressively expensive and the Versa 2 the most high-finish of the trio.

Display and design

On the off chance that you've utilized the Fitbit Versa, you'll know a ton of the structure that is on offer here. The Lite version is - no curve balls here - the organization's most lightweight smartwatch yet, despite the fact that we don't at present know the specific load of the gadget.

In our seven day stretch of testing we saw the watch as agreeable, and this will be especially reasonable on the off chance that you have littler wrists. It will be significantly more fit to you than the Fitbit Ionic was.

Notice

This watch is water safe up to 50 meters, yet it's not explicitly intended for the pool as it doesn't highlight swim following. The sturdiness in water is more for when you're out running in the downpour or you incidentally lower your wrist.

There's a touchscreen on the front, and it's a full shading show with a goals of 300 x 300 (that is equivalent to what the Fitbit Versa has). It appeared to be clear and brilliant in our testing time, however Fitbit's screen tech has never appeared as energetic as the Apple Watch 4 or some Wear OS gadgets.

There are thick bezels around the presentation here, however in case you're utilizing a dark watch face it's hard to see these. The Fitbit logo is likewise decorated along the base bezel.

The screen isn't as responsive as you'd find on the Samsung Galaxy Watch or Apple Watch 4, however it functions admirably enough for you to explore around and utilize the Versa Lite's different applications and capacities.

The left edge of the watch contains the main catch that you'll be utilizing on the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, which will awaken the watch prepared for you to push through the menus.

The watch itself comes in white, lilac, mulberry and marina blue hues. Get it in one of the last two and the watch body will be a similar shading (instead of silver), giving a fascinating impact we haven't seen on past Fitbit items.

We've been utilizing the blue alternative, and it's a strong shading decision. Your watch will accompany a silicone band in the container, yet there are a determination of different lashes you can purchase close by it in the event that you need to stir up the style.

You can likewise purchase existing Fitbit Versa accomplices to combine with the Versa Lite, so make certain to take a gander at our best Fitbit Versa groups in case you're after an alternate look.

Tracking and software

All things considered, in the event that you need a committed tracker that will help you fundamentally improve execution you can get more for your cash. The Garmin Vivosport costs almost £50 less, has committed GPS and an altimeter in addition to it tracks a huge number a greater number of exercises than the Versa Lite.

Yet, on the off chance that you're an easygoing exercise center goer, sprinter or cyclist then the Versa Lite is a phenomenal decision and immaculate section point into the universe of wellness trackers and smartwatches. This is on the grounds that straightforwardness overflows out of each part of it. Both the watch interface and Fitbit cell phone application have been intended to be as simple to utilize and comprehend as could be expected under the circumstances.

The primary fundamental UI utilizes essential swipe left and right touch orders to let you check through the watches administrations, which incorporate fundamental action following for running (indoor/outside), cycling (open air just), strolling, loads, span preparing and general cardio. There's likewise a valuable unwinding highlight that causes you moderate your breathing, a general clock, a connect to the well known Strava wellness following application, and alert and climate applications introduced out of the case.

A long press of the physical control on its side raises brisk access to warnings, screen wake and music controls. The interface is the most effortless to comprehend I've utilized on a wearable. Warning cautions additionally work out of the case and raise brisk alarms for approaching messages from everything from Gmail to WhatsApp. The fundamental UI likewise includes straightforward following measurements for your present advance tally and pulse that begin working the second you power it up

The cell phone application is similarly simple to explore highlighting a straightforward tiled UI that gives a speedy access perspective on how you're resting, dynamic objectives, diet and action history. These are on the whole the things somebody beginning another system or simply getting into practicing needs to begin keeping tabs on their development.

On the off chance that you need to add to its smartwatch usefulness, the application additionally has a straightforward commercial center that makes it brisk and simple to put in new administrations onto the Versa.

The application library isn't as large as the Apple Watch's nevertheless the vast majority of the key players are there. You'll discover everything from Starbucks rewards applications to Philips Hue controllers in the store – however be cautioned the Versa Lite Edition doesn't have NFC so you won't have the option to utilizes it to make installments.

As trackers go it's likewise quite strong. When you pick an exercise the Versa Lite snaps without hesitation and makes it simple to see when it's bolted an association with your cell phone's GPS. Going around a track I know is generally 5.3km the readings were commonly uniform and, outside of a couple of blips the pulse readings looked exact. The absence of height information was the main weakness.

I'm additionally somewhat miserable to see Fitbit's evacuated its guide exercise/training administrations from the Versa. These weren't ever going to be for bad-to-the-bone competitors, however they were an extraordinary element that made it simple to have a brisk 20 moment cardio meeting while at the same time voyaging or in circumstances where it is beyond the realm of imagination to expect to get to the rec center.

Features and battery life

In spite of the fact that Fitbit is equal with wellness trackers, it merits rehashing the way that the Versa Lite is additionally a smartwatch. It runs the Fitbit 3.0 working framework and is good with Android and iOS. It interfaces with your cell phone by means of Bluetooth to show calls, instant messages, and schedule cautions; utilizing the Fitbit application, you can redo precisely what you need to get notices from. Also, on the off chance that you have an Android telephone, you can utilize Fitbit's snappy answers to send answers to messages straightforwardly from the watch itself.

Like Samsung's Tizen OS, the interface is composed, natural, and simple to become used to. Swipe down on the screen for notices, swipe to one side for applications, and swipe up for your dashboard to check your advancement.

To the extent downloadable outsider applications go, Fitbit's store is home to Couch to 5K, Flipboard, Philips Hue, Starbucks, Strava, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. While its library isn't as broad as Google's Wear OS or Apple's watchOS, it's an improvement from what we saw on Fitbit 2.0.

For wellness checking, the Versa Lite highlights an accelerometer, a pulse screen, an encompassing light sensor, and a SPO2 sensor (which evaluations changes in blood oxygen levels that can help distinguish medical problems like rest apnea). The watch tracks movement, pulse, rest, and female wellbeing. The dashboard shows the entirety of your measurements organized in tiles, including steps, pulse, work out, rest, weight, identifications, and that's just the beginning. You can modify which tiles you see.

Not at all like the standard Versa, the Lite does exclude an altimeter to follow floors climbed or a whirligig for including laps in the pool (yet it despite everything has 5ATM water opposition, so you can wear it in the pool and in the shower). The Lite likewise does exclude the Fitbit Coach application for on-screen exercises, and it doesn't bolster installed music stockpiling (however you can utilize it control whatever you're tuning in to on your telephone). There's likewise no Wi-Fi, which is definitely not a serious deal. (What's more, it needs NFC for Fitbit Pay, which is just accessible on the $230 Versa Special Edition.)

As far as battery, the Lite packs a similar 145mAh battery as the first that Fitbit says should last as long as four days. In testing, I depleted the battery a lot quicker than that, yet I was likewise getting it through fundamentally more use than you would throughout a normal week, utilizing battery-depleting highlights unmistakably more than typical. Regardless of the amount you use it, you certainly won't need to stress over setting it on the charger consistently, which is beyond what you can say for the Apple Watch.

PROS AND CONS

Pros Cons
Lots of features for the price. No on-device music storage.
Sleek, lightweight design. Sleep tracking is a bit finicky.
Long battery life.
Easy to use.

Conclusion

This is a pared back adaptation of the Fitbit Versa, which may in any case offer all you need in a wellness watch. You won't approach music or Fitbit Pay, however on the off chance that the cost is progressively essential to you, at that point this could be a decent decision for your next watch. It every single simply boil down to the amount you can get the Versa Lite for when contrasted with the first Versa watch.