FITBIT VERSA 2 REVIEW

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-In, Sleep and Swim Tracking, Black/Carbon, One Size (S and L Bands Included)
  • Use amazon Alexa built in to get quick news and information, check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices and more all through the sound of your voice (third party app may be required; amazon Alexa not available in all countries)
  • Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, sleep score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night; also track your time in light, deep and REM sleep stages and get personal insights
  • Control your Spotify app, download Pandora stations and add Deezer playlists, plus store and play 300+ songs on your wrist (subscription required; Pandora is us only)
  • With a larger display and an always on option, your information’s always a quick glance away (always on display requires more frequent charging)
  • Track heart rate 24/ 7, steps, distance, calories burned, hourly activity, active minutes and floors climbed. Syncing range - up to 6.1 meters

Looking forward to taking control of your body fitness? Fitbit fitness trackers are among the best devices in the market to help you be updated on the proceeding of your body conditions. Depending on the model you choose, you can configure your device to your smartphone to keep information on how you are faring health-wise. Fitbit’s benefits are not overly dependent on smartphone syncing. You can connect to your personal computer to get detailed progress on your health and physical exercise.

Fitbit brand takes pride in multiple successful products such as Charge 3, Inspire, Flex 2, Versa, Ionic, Charge 2 and Ace 2. Advanced models support GPS tracking and real-time notifications directly to your smartphone. Experience swimming workouts while still monitoring yourself with its waterproof models up to 50 meters for 30 minutes. All the devices come with up to 5 days battery life guaranteeing you extended usage.

Our Verdict: Versa 2 is Fitbit’s newest release, and it offers welcome improvements over its predecessor. Its AMOLED display gives it an impressive look that shows vital data. In addition to the intuitive interface, the smartwatch can accurately track sleep. Get a sleep score to gauge your sleeping wellness. Amazon Alexa built-in will help you check the weather, get quick news, set alarms and control home devices. However, this model lacks a built-in GPS tracker. Therefore, you will need to connect to your smartphone for GPS tracking.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview and features

1.1. Music

1.2. Battery life

1.3. Sleep monitoring

1.4. Features specific to women monitoring

1.5. Lightweight design

1.6. Software

1.7. Data Tracking

1.8. Notifications

  1. Fitbit Versa 2 Pros and Cons

2.1. Pros

2.2. Cons

  1. Conclusion and Rating

Overview and Features

Versa 2 is a recent model from Fitbit but among the best top fitness trackers. The original Fitbit Versa was a hit. It was affordable and user-friendly. The Versa showed that Fitbit had the potential to design a premium smartwatch. The Fitbit Versa 2 aims to right some wrongs users experienced with the first version. The Versa 2 tracks distance traveled,  steps taken, floors climbed, calories burned, active minutes, resting and active heart rates, and sleep.

A close competitor of the Apple watch, which is more expensive, the Versa 2 it retains its sleek weight and shape at a lesser cost. The impressive design and form factor make the Versa 2 a comfortable wearable that is easy to mount on your wrist day and night. It offers compatibility across Android and iOS.

Being a woman driven model, it helps track their menstrual cycle, fertility tracking and birth control apart from other basic features.

Music

Using your Deezer or Pandora accounts, you can store and play up to 300 songs. It takes up to twenty minutes maximum to sync your music library to your accounts over Wi-Fi.  In the absence of these accounts, upload the songs using the Fitbit desktop software on your PC easily.

Battery Life

The longer than average battery life is the driving force for its sales. Considering it lacks GPS support, having a longer battery life allows you to use the smartwatch for days without having to worry about recharging. Charging takes up to 2 hours.

Sleep Monitoring

Versa 2 stands out in sleep tracking aspects when compared to its competitors. The long-awaited Sleep Score is available in this model. Your sleep quality, duration, and restlessness are put together to create a score out of 100. Here’s how it works: the closer you get to 100, the better your sleep.

You need a good night’s sleep to be healthy. Versa 2’s Sleep Mode dims the display and silences calls and notifications to allow you to sleep without disturbance.

In addition, it will give you a detailed report on the state and time of your sleep accurately. Therefore, you can make necessary arrangements.

Features Specific to Women Monitoring

If you’re considering the best fitness trackers for women, then Versa 2 has got your back. It’s specific in tracking menstrual cycles, fertility and birth control among women. To see female on your Versa 2, you need to set up female health tracking in the Fitbit app and log at least 1 period. Enter information regarding menstrual cycle lengths and days of the last period. Additionally, you can set reminders to notify you before a period is due.

Lightweight design

Versa 2 model is light in weight making it easy to wear all night and day without it getting in the way. Its wide screen makes it easy to operate. It features aluminum edges and Gorilla glass for durable use. You get smoother edges and glass that is more rounded on the front.

Software

For Fitbit software updates, not much has changed. However, there are more than 500 applications and clock faces designed by Fitbit and third-party designers to select from. Considering Apple’s thousands of options of apps to choose from, the Fitbit store is on the low side. The newly updated Fitbit OS 4.1 software update fixed many issues users raised on the original Versa 2 software.

Data Tracking

Comfortably track and access your workout metrics, sleep state, heart rate and walking steps taken. On heart health, sleep and nutrition, it offers basic information vital to keeping up on better health habits. This information can be accessed from Versa 2 interface easily by swiping the watch face.

Notification

Syncing with your android or iOS device, you can make quick replies to notifications on your phone. The basic the replies  will help you avoid lengthy replies to notifications. That way you can continue with your workout without interruptions.

Fitbit Versa 2 Pros and Cons

Pros

Long battery life

Easy to navigate interface

Wide selection of watch faces

Additional fitness tracking features

Improved lightweight design

On-device music storage

Aspects specific to women monitoring

Sleep monitoring

Cons

Lacks inbuilt GPS

Amazon Alexa is slow

Conclusion and Rating

Smart Fitness Geek.com Product Rating- 4.5/5

Lack of an inbuilt GPS feature is a challenge for those that need to keep track of their run without having to carry their phones. With its sleek design, music syncing, women monitoring features and tracking aspects, you’re in for a treat. Its price makes it the best alternative to the Apple watch.

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