Fitbit has announced a successor to the successful Versa Smartwatch from 2018 – the Versa 2. The new version brings several improvements, including an OLED display, faster processor, Amazon Alexa and Spotify integration and longer battery life.
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The Fitbit Versa 2 Models | (c) Fitbit
Fitbit Premium will also include sleep tracking. | (c) Fitbit
All Versa 2 variants feature an aluminum case with smoother transitions and fewer edges and are now equipped with NFC, allowing Fitbit Pay to make contactless payments with the smartwatch. The watch also offers 24/7 heart rate monitoring and common fitness tracking modes, such as running, cycling, yoga, and new sleep tracking modes. With the new Sleep Score feature, you can monitor your sleep in detail based on your heart rate.The Fitbit Versa 2 is water resistant to 50 meters, so you can use it to track your swimming routine, for example.
The always-on display of the new OLED touch screen provides a quick overview of the time, training progress and battery life. This was significantly improved according to the manufacturer Fitbit; The Fitbit will last five days with a single charge – that's a full day more than its predecessor Fitbit Versa. The Versa 2 has only one (programmable) button on the left side. However, the watch still lacks its own GPS, so you also have to pair your phone with the Versa 2 to track your sporting activities on your map.
With the Fitbit Versa 2 you can respond to incoming messages via voice control. Whether the smartwatch, however, like in the US in Europe supports the feature of Alexa support at the launch, is still unclear. This allows users to Amazon-Assistentin by voice command about the weather, ask the nearest gas station or a recipe – but Alexa answer only in text form on the display. Not only can users use the watch to control Spotify on their smartphone, they can also use the watch as a data store for around 300 Spotify songs. The advantage here is that you can listen to it via Bluetooth headphones, for example while jogging, without having to carry another mobile device like your smartphone.
Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition (Smoke Gray) | (c) Fitbit
The Fitbit Versa 2 comes in the colors silver, black and rose gold, supports Bluetooth 4.2 and weighs 40 grams. It is from about today Amazon already pre-orderable and will be available from September 15th. The selling price for the regular versions is 199.95 euros; The two Special Editions, each with a specially patterned fabric wristband (navy blue & pink or in smoky gray), cost € 229.95.
In addition to the Versa 2 Fitbit also announced a new coaching service called Fitbit Premium. It costs $ 10 a month or $ 80 a year and gives you specific guided plans for exercise, calorie intake and weight control. In addition, there will be a smart Fitbit Libra from September called Aria Air, which then automatically sends your weight to the app.
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Source: Fitbit, GSM Arena