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Fitbit Versa 2 Reviews

Fitbit Versa 2 Full Specifications

General

BrandFitbit
ModelVersa 2
Release dateAugust 2019
Model NameVersa 2
Dial ShapeSquare
Strap ColorBlack, Stone, Emerald, Petal, Bordeaux
SizeRegular
TouchscreenYes
Water-ResistantYes
Water Resistance Depth50 meters
Ideal ForUnisex

Dimensions

Width40mm
Height40mm
Thickness12mm
Weight (g)4.54

Product details

SensorAccelerometer, Ambient light sensor
Battery TypeLithium-polymer
Battery LifeAround 5 days
Charge Time2 hours

Connectivity features

BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.0
Wi-FiYes
Other Connectivity FeaturesNFC

Platform and storage features

Compatible Operating SystemAndroid, iOS

Camera and display features

Display TypeAMOLED

Fitness and watch functions

Step CountYes
Heart Rate MonitorYes
AltimeterYes
Date & Time DisplayYes
LanguageEnglish

Audio and video features

MicrophoneYes

DESIGN

Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch has a square face with rounded corners. The AMOLED colour touchscreen looks really nice but it has thick bezels too. That’s not good for a premium fitness wearable. We had no complaints with the display— it can get pretty bright, and the colours look very nice. You can customize the display to always-on in the versa 2’s settings, but this puts a big impact on battery life.

This smartwatch is quite comfortable to wear. Its aluminium shell feels nice, and the band is quite comfortable overall. We were able to wear the Versa 2 for multiple days without an issue and generally took it off only when we have to charge or to dry off after a workout or a shower.

There’s is a button on the left side of Versa 2 — if you press it once it works as a back button, and if you long-press it, it will launch the exercise app. There’s a microphone on the right side since the Versa 2 supports Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Now that Fitbit has been acquired by Google, we can expect in the future that Fitbit products will feature Google Assistant in addition or instead.

CHARGING SLOT

The Versa 2 is swim-proof, which is an essential feature at this price point. It ships with a proprietary charging cradle which is a bit disappointing to see but not entirely surprising given Fitbit’s history of shipping a new charger with almost every new product. The cradle has a clip-like mechanism that you have to put the Versa 2 into. The problem is that there are charging pins on only on one side, but the watch can easily be inserted by mistake in the wrong. Unless you have to make sure that the Versa 2 is in the cradle in the right way, the device might not charge at all.

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE OF FITBIT VERSA 2

For a premium quality fitness watch that supports lots of workout modes, it’s quite sad to say that the Fitbit Versa 2 does not feature in-built GPS. You will need to use your paired smartphone’s GPS sensors to track workouts with the Versa 2, which means the Fitbit app will always need access to your location, whether it’s active or not. This raises privacy concerns for us, and even though Fitbit is a well-known brand, we’re not keen on allowing apps to access our location when they’re in the background.

Secondly, you’ll always have to carry your smartphone with you when you want to track workouts, which seems to be very inconvenient. Using GPS constantly is a huge drain on battery life.

The heart rate sensor of this watch is fairly accurate. Its readings show, how tired we were feeling during workouts, which is good to see. You can also track other workouts such as swimming, running, elliptical training, yoga, etc. on the Fitbit Versa 2, which is good to see.

We wore the Fitbit Versa 2 through the night to see if sleep tracking was reliable, and the result was good. The app assigns a sleep score to tell you how well you slept, and we found this metric to be very helpful. Our sleep scores reflect how we thought we had slept.

BATTERY LIFE OF FITBIT VERSA 2

The battery life of the Fitbit Versa 2 was very good when the always-on display option was off. The device easily lasted up the full week on a single charge, with notifications enabled and with us wearing the device almost 24×7. This is great, but if you do want an always-on display, the battery life drops to two days, which is really poor. It would be nice to see important information such as the time and battery level at a glance, so the drop in battery life is a bit of a letdown.

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SOFTWARE AND APP COMPANION OF FITBIT VERSA 2

The Fitbit Versa 2 is a fairly capable smartwatch but there are some features that you should be aware of. You can answer or reject incoming phone calls on this smartwatch, but you cannot make calls from it. It also supports quick replies for notifications, but only on Android. You can also transfer music from your computer to the Versa if you want to store songs on-device up to around 2.5GB, or you can use music streaming services such as Spotify or Deezer, which is great to see.

Some of the most important apps for a wearable, such as Spotify and Strava, are already available in the Fitbit app store. Apart from a few big names though, there isn’t much to download from the Fitbit app store. This is a minor complaint to be honest because most people are going to buy the Fitbit Versa 2 for fitness-related features and it has almost everything you’ll need.
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Fitbit Versa 2 supports Amazon’s Alexa and allows you to check the weather, set timers, and control your Echo devices, we did not find ourselves using this feature much. Voice assistant support is a must-have feature on watches for some people, but not necessary for everyone.

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COMPANION APP OF FITBIT VERSA 2

The Fitbit companion app is among the best fitness apps we’ve used yet. It’s slick and shows all the information you need via well-designed charts, which is good to see. If you want to share your Fitbit data with your friends or Fitbit community members via the Community tab it is possible too. There’s a Fitbit Premium subscription option available, priced at Rs. 819 per month or Rs. 7,000 per year, that includes wellness reports, programs for inculcating healthy habits, video workouts, and more. If you want an app to train you, this is a decent option, but there are several other apps that could better serve your fitness training needs and you can find similar features at lower prices or sometimes for free.

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I hope my Fitbit Versa 2 Review is helpful for you.

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