Fitbit has updated their notable fitness tracker line, Versa, last year. And what is more interesting is in this new edition, the device is equipped a touch of typical smartwatch. Fitbit Versa 2 is the latest generation of Fitbit fitness tracker with the tagline “less is more”.
Bringing the new joy inside the fitness tracker, Fitbit Versa 2 has improved on some parts while at the same time keeps managing its price to not burning a hole in your pocket.
However, although many things have improved, such as design and battery life, Fitbit Versa 2 also has a little con that people may prefer not to have it in their new fitness tracker.
See our review of the original Fitbit Versa in: Fitbit Versa Watch: an Apple Watch Look-Alike Watch to Mark Fitbit’s Expertise in Creating Sophisticated Smartwatch
Fitbit Versa 2 Design
Seemingly, Fitbit Versa 2 design will give a hard time for its competitor, especially through its lightweight form factor. Squircle is the concept design.
Although the new fitness watch does look strikingly similar to its predecessor, but closer inspection reveals a few small tweaks, giving the Versa 2 a very stylish look indeed.
With a depth of 0.47 inches (12mm), it appears slimmer although it is little bite thicker than apple watch 3. It also come over with a screen size of 40mm. Thus Fitbit Versa 2 should fit most wrists.
Moreover, Fitbit has removed its branding from the bottom bezel and make it thinner than its predecessor. It really gives you a slimmer impression. On closer inspection, there is the optical heart rate monitor in the back of its watchbody.
Versa 2 Battery life
Fitbit versa 2 has long battery life, especially without its always-on display. It manages to last for about five and half day before needing to charge.
With the always-on display, Versa 2 only take two days before plug in. The fact that every Fitbit has its own unique charger, Versa 2 charger also has it uniqueness.
The cable that feeds into the charger doesn’t sit flush with the base of the unit. Thus Versa 2 can never sit flat on a surface when it’s charging. But the positive vibe is you do not have charge it every day. Since it has long battery life you will be able to celebrate on this one.
Notable Features of Fitbit Versa 2
Versa 2 has fitness tracker come along with the upgraded button. Compared to the first Versa, the upgraded button makes it easier to start and stop workouts with the single push of a button and touch screen combination.
The Coach app is still available to give workout, although you have to install it on the watch from the Fitbit app. Moreover, this watch also allows you to set a desired target, like calories or distance, and you will get an alert on the watch once you hit them.
But there are no pace alerts that give you notification if you go faster or slower than your desired pace. However, you can see your pace on the screen during a run.
In the other hand, you can also customize the workout screen to have the metrics you want to see at front and center. The heart rate reading also shows you what heart rate zone you’re in, such as cardio or fat burn.
Although this is the best of Fitbit, but the shame is that there is no GPS tracker in Versa 2. So, you have to take your phone with you to track distance and route information. It will unable to put down your phone while do the outdoor exercise with Versa 2 on the wrist.
Beside the fitness tracker, Versa 2 also has sleep tracking. It worked best after turning on sleep mode manually from the quick settings menu to silence notifications. From the Fitbit app, you’ll be able to see a sleep score at the end of each night that breaks down the quality of your sleep based on time.
Fitbit Versa 2 Price and Availability
Fitbit announced the Versa 2 on August 28 2019 to the public for the first time. The Versa 2 is available to buy now, and you can pick it up from Fitbit’s website, from in-store or online major retailer.
With £199.99 / $199.95 / AU$329.95 you can take Versa 2 inside your home. Purchasing a Versa 2 will also give you a seven-day free trial of Fitbit Premium. Those treating themselves to the Special Edition Versa 2 will, however, get a 90-day free trial of Fitbit Premium.
Conclusion; Our Thoughts About the New Versa 2
In the end Versa 2 has some advantages on its squircle design that smoother and fresh comparing the predecessor make it look stylish. The features of fitness tracking and sleep tracking also give you benefit to put on your wrist. The battery life make Versa also has long life usage, you do not have to plug charge frequently.
Although Versa 2 also some lack on GPS tracking, it will not allow you to leave your phone while do outdoor workout. But after all, from the goods and bads, Versa 2 is affordable with your pocket, it will not make burn hole on your pocket.
Originally Written by: Reno Prasetyo
Edited by: Eko Prasetyo