Fitbit Versa — Smartwatch and fitness tracker review in one

Fitbit Versa is the company’s second attempt at a full-fledged smartwatch. The Ionic smartwatch released last year wasn’t quite what users expected. When developing Versa, the company took into account all the criticisms and released an improved product that looks much better than last year’s clumsy Ionic.

Fitbit Versa — Smart watch and fitness tracker review in one

I tested the Versa to see how much the company has improved the software, looks and overall performance in an attempt to make this one of the best watches out there.

Fitbit Versa reviews

Fitbit Versa have a familiar design

From a distance, the Versa looks like an Apple Watch. But if you look closer, the novelty looks a little better, thanks in part to the beveled edges. With a screen size of 1.34 inches (3.4 cm), the watch won’t feel too big for women or too small for men.

Fitbit Versa is a slim, compact smartwatch that doesn’t take up much space on your wrist, making it easy to wear with other jewelry. Measuring 39.36 x 37.65 x 11.2mm, the Versa is the lightest metal smartwatch out there, adding to the comfort of the wearer. Fitbit Versa have a familiar design

I tested the rose gold Versa with a silicone strap that lets you take a shower without removing your gadget. This strap is also convenient during training, as leather, when sweating, irritates the surface of the hand. If leather or silicone isn’t your style, you can buy a stainless steel mesh strap.

Here I like the design from Fitbit. The watch is very comfortable to wear all day long. But, the lightweight metal body doesn’t feel as high-end as the Apple Watch does, which is understandable since the Versa is a more budget-friendly accessory.

Fitbit Versa design

Displayed statistics

The Fitbit Versa display turns on by pressing the screen or moving your wrist. However, these actions are not always reliable, since you have to press several times, but pressing the Home button makes the task easier. Tips and motivational messages appear at the top of the screen every morning (you can turn them off).

Swipe up allows you to view all statistics, to the left – shows the number of kilometers traveled, calories burned and active minutes. Swipe down – steps taken in an hour, along with the current heart rate. In addition to daily statistics, you can see data on a weekly basis. Your steps show a graph of your heart rate for the last 7 days.