Building up on the success of last year’s Versa smartwatch, Fitbit just announced a worthy successor called the Versa 2. The new version brings several improvements including an OLED display, Amazon Alexa and Spotify integration as well as a faster processor and longer-lasting battery.
Alongside the Versa 2, Fitbit announced a new coaching service called Fitbit Premium. It's $10 a month or $80 per year and gives you specific guided plans for workouts, calorie intake and weight control.
All Versa 2 variants feature an aluminum casing and now come with NFC which alongside Fitbit Pay allows you to use the watch for contactless payments. There’s also 24/7 heart rate tracking and 50M water resistance which means you’re good to track your swimming workouts.
In addition, it features all the standard fitness tracking modes for running, cycling, yoga as well as new sleep tracking modes. The new Sleep Score function adds a detailed breakdown grade of your sleep patterns based on your heart rate.
The device also features an Always-On Display which comes in handy for a quick glance at the time, workout progress and battery life. As far as battery life, Fitbit is promising 5 days on a single charge which is a full day more than its predecessor. The Versa 2 only has a single button on the left side which is programmable. There’s still no built-in GPS so you’ll need to pair your phone to track your runs.
The Fitbit Versa 2 is up for pre-order starting today and will be available in stores starting September 15. Retail for the regular versions is $199 while the special editions which feature an extra woven strap will go for $229.
Suggestion** Why can't GSMarena add smart watch comparison like they do for the phones?
No! Men can wear it too. It looks good on em.
So,itÂ’s still not a standalone sports watch if it doesnÂ’t have GPS. Not sure of the point of all the other features, because if you have to have your phone with you anyway then itÂ’s easier to look at the larger screen.