02 May 2019
Fitbit products are known for being costly but last year, it released a smartwatch named Versa which was priced in a way to get as many people as possible to buy it. This strategy worked as Vera turned out to be the best-selling Fitbit smartwatch yet and now, Fitbit has launched Versa 2 as a worthy successor to the same product.
The Fitbit Versa 2 brings a number of new features over the predecessor but at the exact same pricing. One of the first things that you will notice is that it now has an AMOLED display panel for better visibility and punchier colors. It also has Always On Display mode now which should help users check important data with just a quick glance.
It is the first Fitbit wearable product to come with an on-device microphone which enabled Amazon Alexa integration. It means users will be able to make use of the digital assistant to get things done. It can be helpful in various ways including health and fitness needs like finding a nearby gym, checking the number of calories in a food item, and setting a timer for your next set of exercises.
With Versa 2, the team has focused on sleeping aspect a lot. There are three features dedicated to helping users get better sleep which has started to become a luxury in the modern lifestyle for many. The first feature is Sleep Score which will grade each sleep with a score based on factors like heart rate (sleeping and resting), restlessness, time awake, and Sleep Stages. It is expected to help users get an idea of their sleep quality and how they can improve the same.
Smart Wake is a feature that will wake you up at an optimal time of your sleep cycle with a focus on light and REM sleep. Next up, Sleep Mode is there to ensure that users can sleep without any disturbances. It is essentially a do not disturb mode and can also be used any other time of the day whenever you would not want to be disturbed.
The Fitbit Versa 2 comes loaded with a better processor and improved battery life. It is claimed to last for up to 5 days on a single charge which is slightly better than the 4-day battery life of the predecessor. Other noteworthy features include 24/7 heart rate monitoring, notifications/alerts from apps, Fitbit Pay support via NFC, female health-tracking, goal-based exercise mode, 50-meter water resistance, and Bluetooth connectivity.
If interested, Fitbit Versa 2 can be purchased for $199.95 with an option to choose from black with a carbon case, petal with a copper rose aluminum case, and stone with a mist grey case. There is also Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition priced at $229.95 which comes with navy and pink with a copper rose aluminum case and smoke with a mist grey case. It will go on sale starting September 15th in the United States via online and offline stores.