It is expected that Apple present new models of Apple Watch in its annual presentation in September of new iPhones and other products, but Fitbit decided to go ahead and make the leap to the company making fun of an upcoming Versa 2 smartwatch. It will cost $ 199.95 and will be released on September 15, with lots of features that have already led to the watch being considered a serious competitor of the laptop of Apple.
Among some of the improvements that Fitbit brought to Versa 2, it has an AMOLED display that can always remain on (unlike the Apple Watch, which lacks a screen always on and forces you to lift your wrist to "wake up" the clock). Similarly, Fitbit promises up to five days of battery life with the Versa 2, compared to a little less than half of what you get from a Apple Watch.
Versa 2, which has support for the Alexa voice assistant from AmazonIt will also give you a "sleep score" that tracks you while you sleep during the night. With Alexa, you can ask him to start a training for you or to perform a task like responding to text messages and rearranging your agenda.
Presales begin today on Fitbit.com, and Versa 2 will be available in stores starting September 15 at stores such as Best Buy, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Verizon and Walmart, in addition to availability through Amazon. Two exclusive editions of the watch, in emerald and wine red, both with a copper rose box, will only be available through the Fitbit website and selected retailers.
In terms of what is available for presale as of today, it includes the $ 199.95 version of the Versa 2 in black with a carbon case, as well as a variant of petals with a pink copper aluminum case and an additional variant in stone with a gray mist box. The Versa 2 Special Edition is also available for $ 229.95 in navy blue and pink with a copper pink aluminum case and in smoke with a fog gray box.
Other features include automatic activity tracking, PurePulse 24/7 heart rate tracking, connected GPS, support for the Spotify application, water resistance of up to 50 meters and more than 15 target-based exercise modes.
Along with today's announcement of Versa 2, meanwhile, Fitbit also announced the launch of Fitbit Premium, which will be compatible with the new watch. Fitbit Premium is a paid subscription service that will use a user's unique data to offer more personalized Fitbit experiences, including guidance and training to help users achieve their health and fitness goals.
Fitbit Premium will begin to be implemented in September at $ 9.99 per month or $ 79.99 per year. All Fitbit users will be eligible for a one-week free trial, and Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition owners will get a free 90-day trial.
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