Fitbit Versa Smartwatch review

Shahriar Siam

At the point when it was first uncovered, the Fitbit Versa was situated by the San Francisco-based wellbeing tech firm as a smartwatch, with a lighter plan in contrast with past gadgets, more personalization choices, and with a battery life of more than four days.

In September 2017, the organization disclosed the Fitbit Ionic and the Versa was propelled reasonably quickly after this gadget in light of the fact that the organization has said that the Versa simply "expands on the achievement" of its marginally more established and more component rich kin.

Product Dimensions 1.98 x 3.98 x 9 inches
Item Weight 11.4 ounces
Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Color Black
Wireless Communication Technology Bluetooth, nfc
Department Mens
Manufacturer Fitbit Inc

Fitbit Versa price and release date

The Fitbit Versa is a less expensive option in contrast to the organization's lead Ionic smartwatch, which was its most costly wearable to date when it was discharged in late 2017.

Valued at £199.99/$199.95/AU$299.95 at dispatch, it was pitched as a substitution of the Fitbit Blaze running watch, and we've seen the cost of the Fitbit Versa drop after some time.

It came to £130 in the UK and $150 in the US. The cost isn't generally that low, yet the fact of the matter is you can look for a superior arrangement than the standard selling cost.

At that point there's likewise the Fitbit Versa Lite. It's an amazingly comparative item, yet loses a couple of highlights, for example, swim following and music to bring the value down to $159.95/£149.99/AU$249.95. We've seen that value drop with time, yet on the off chance that you can locate the first Versa for not exactly the Lite it merits deciding on this watch.

The Fitbit Versa is accessible in silver, dark or rose gold just as a few watch tie shading mixes.

Design and display

For the Versa, Fitbit hasn't quite recently refreshed the plan of one of its past or existing wearables; it's given it a totally new look and maybe one that appears to be more Pebble-like and Apple Watch-esque than any of the organization's past gadgets.

It flaunts what Fitbit is calling a 'Squircle' watch face structure, that is, a square face with adjusted edges - in the event that you required that illuminating.

Regardless of its senseless plan name, the Versa is a significantly more attractive and well disposed looking watch than a large number of the association's past gadgets, particularly the Ionic, which we need to concede we weren't the greatest aficionados of.

In examination, the Versa is quite uninspiring and in this manner innocuous looking, guaranteeing your eyes are left to focus more on what's going on the showcase than around it.

Despite the fact that we cherished it, it's significant that the 'Squircle' probably won't speak to everybody.

The Versa isn't just stylishly satisfying, yet presumably one of the most agreeable smartwatches Fitbit has made gratitude to its lighter weight.

Fitbit claims the Versa is one of its lightest smartwatches yet because of its ultra-slim, anodized aluminum case and somewhat tightened and calculated plan that has been worked to fit little or huge wrists.

Be that as it may, this lightweight material causes it to feel somewhat modest on occasion, something to remember whether you're needing the Versa to be all the more a way of life watch and you like the profound, premium form of extravagant watches.

On the left-hand side the Versa sports one principle wake-up/back catch, while on the in that spot are two littler respite and finish exercise catches. These are sufficiently simple to press and demonstrated to work consummately while utilizing the Versa for both centered exercise and everyday wear.

The conventional watch-style catch is excessively simple to affix and discharge, while holding a decent grasp during exceptional exercises; something we want to those advanced catch style ties some smartwatches and movement trackers have nowadays.

Similarly as with the Ionic, these lashes are additionally compatible with a wide range of shaded metal, texture or silicon forms in the event that you need to switch up the watch style altogether.

Concerning the Versa's presentation, it's a dynamic, beautiful touchscreen with a brilliance up to 1,000 nits. This implies even in direct daylight or submerged it's effectively obvious, in any event, when not went up to the most extreme brilliance limit.

Contact orders likewise appear to be significantly better over the Ionic, which appeared to experience the ill effects of inertness. Presently orders appear to be liquid and continuous.

A stronger ecosystem

One of our fundamental issues with the Ionic was the absence of applications for Fitbit OS at dispatch. That is still to some degree valid—both Apple and Google host a more extensive determination of third-gathering applications. Be that as it may, Fitbit is making up for lost time. There's presently more than 550 applications and check faces in its App Gallery, including Deezer, Pandora, Philips Hue, Starbucks, and Yelp. Furthermore, Fitbit has a progression of "test" applications that are a piece of its Fitbit Labs.

The Versa likewise bolsters female wellbeing following. While other smartwatch environments offer period-following applications, they're not incorporated with the primary OS experience. With the Versa, you can swipe up from the primary screen to see your day by day details. With it empowered, you'll see a gadget that tells how long until your next period, just as how long until your next prolific window.

At the point when you open the gadget, you can flip between a schedule see and your own patterns. To begin, you can enter the sort of conception prevention you use, your run of the mill time frame length, cycle length, and whether you need Fitbit to make forecasts about future cycles. A patterns screen additionally lets you see your normal cycle length, period length, and evaluated ovulation day dependent on your past cycles—extremely significant measurements in case you're hoping to get pregnant, or on the off chance that you need to monitor unpredictable periods.

At the base of the screen, there's a green in addition to fasten you can use to log subtleties. Fitbit works admirably of offering loads of choices for watching out for your indications. You can log everything from stream force, liquids, states of resembling cramps, sexual action, and "cycle-adjusting occasions, for example, a next day contraceptive.

Like the Ionic, the Versa likewise underpins installed music stockpiling (you can tune in to music through a couple of associated Bluetooth earphones). You can stack up to 300 tunes or digital broadcasts for on-gadget playback, letting you leave your telephone at home. You can likewise download stations or playlists to play disconnected from Deezer or Pandora (new Fitbit supporters can get three months free from Deezer and one month from Pandora).

Different highlights and interface components stay like what you jump on the Ionic. To get to your telephone warnings (counting text, call, schedule, and application notices), essentially swipe down from the clock face screen. Android clients can likewise send speedy answers to message directly from their wrist. Swiping up takes you to a speedy rundown of your day by day steps, development, and pulse. To see applications, swipe left. There are four applications to a screen, and you can swipe left and option to peruse through every one of them. Stacking applications can be somewhat moderate, however it's recognizably improved since the Ionic propelled the previous summer

Fitness Features

The Versa has a decisive advantage over the smartwatch rivalry with regards to wellness following. In a controlled, one-mile treadmill stroll at 3.5 miles every hour, it logged 2,122 stages. By correlation, a Yamax SW-200 Digi-Walker recorded 2,172 stages on a similar stroll, for a distinction of simply 2.3 percent. On a one-mile run at 5mph, it followed 1,908 stages to the Yamax's 1,967, for a distinction of 3 percent. These are phenomenal outcomes.

For separation, the Versa underreported my one-mile stroll as 0.87-mile. It fared better on my run, logging an amazing 0.98-mile. This slight dissimilarity isn't excessively amazing, as the Versa doesn't have GPS, similar to the more costly Ionic does. This won't be a serious deal for indoor sprinters, however it implies you might need to utilize your telephone's GPS for separation when you take it outside.

The Versa can follow a lot of different exercises also. The Exercise application has alternatives for biking, stretches, swimming, loads, and a general exercise choice. What's more, on the off chance that you play tennis, you can download a Fitbit Labs Tennis application.

You likewise get the alternative of guided on-gadget exercises through the Fitbit Coach application. Out of the case, there are three exercises with bit by bit guidelines. You can get customized or suggested exercises by downloading the Fitbit Coach application

The Versa demonstrated solid with regards to pulse observing. During my tests, it was consistently inside five to 10 beats for each moment of the Polar H10 chest lash. It likewise logged my lay down with exactness. What's more, similar to Fitbit's different trackers, it offers nitty gritty understanding into dozing propensities and examples.

A True Hybrid

The Versa has a significant edge on the smartwatch rivalry with regards to battery life, and not at all like the Apple Watch, it works with both Android and iOS telephones. The Fitbit Ionic offers GPS, NFC, and a marginally bigger presentation, yet we emphatically favor the Versa's structure and the way that it's $100 less.

In case you're searching for the best application determination (and you're an iPhone client), get an Apple Watch. In case you're centered around wellness, there are an excessive number of good trackers available check. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you need the best of the two universes, look no farther than the Fitbit Versa. It consolidates the great looks and a portion of the application choice of the Apple Watch, with the wellness following capacities Fitbit is known for. At $200, you're getting a huge amount of usefulness at the cost. Include industry-first help for female wellbeing following, and you get our Editors' Choice for smartwatches.

PROS AND CONS

Pros Cons

Fitbit's most customizable wearable

Feels a little cheap and childish

Multiday battery life beats the Apple Watch

Only available in one size

Staple Fitbit fitness features

No GPS built in

Best-looking Fitbit yet

Lacks NFC payments

Excellent screen

The apps and watch faces aren't always easy to load

Affordable

Even with Fitbit OS 2.0, Notifications are a still an afterthought

Conclusion

While its list of capabilities isn't exactly comparable to that of its greater sibling the Ionic, the Fitbit Versa feels like a similar watch yet with a lighter and more amiable structure and a much lower value point.