Fitbit Versa 2 Review – Design, Display, Performance Characteristics, and More
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Fitbit Versa 2 Review
The Fitbit Versa 2 review Intelligent watch is the latest addition to the portfolio rich of the company.
She is succeeding the Fitbit Versa 18 months with some refinements design, software additions, and one key difference: the voice control built from Alexa.
The Fitbit Versa is the smartwatch best selling of the company, despite not being the richest in functions, but is the new and improved Versa 2,
How is the Design and Display?
2.5D curved glass
Three color options
The Fitbit Versa 2 review offers a design very familiar to the original Versa (and Versa Lite ) but features more curves, resulting in a smoother, more refined look than its predecessors:
The square screen, which is now AMOLED instead of LCD and eight percent larger than the original Versa.
It has 2.5D curved glass on top, meaning it is slightly curved towards the edges, while the AMOLED panel means more striking colors and blacker blacks, allowing the screen to match the bezel more than before.
There’s still a reasonably large bezel around the screen, more than you’d find on the Apple Watch Series 5 , for example, but it’s pretty much the same as the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and the old Apple Watch Series 3, and you don’t notice it all the time.
The Versa 2’s screen corners are curved, just like the original Versa, but the back of the case where the heart rate sensor and charging pins are located is also rounded, helping with everyday comfort.
How is the Fitness and performance characteristics?
Automatic exercise recognition
Activity and sleep tracking
Here Fitbit Versa 2 brings many of the same features as the original Versa, including a swimming ceiling up to 50 meters, automatic exercise recognition for 15 exercises:
(which is more than what Samsung offers), PurePulse heart rate tracking and linked GPS. It proposals good performance across the board, just like the previous model.
Yes, you read that right – it’s still just connected GPS instead of built-in GPS like the one Fitbit Ionic offers.
It is a bit embarrassing, as it means you’ll have to connect it to another device like your phone, which the Versa 2 says. In the background, compared to most other smartwatches: Samsung, Apple, and Fossil offer GPS as standard.
However, Fitbit Pay comes standard on the Versa 2, which was not on the original Versa, but there is still a lack of supported banks in the UK compared to Apple Pay.
Google Pay and Samsung Pay, making other smartwatches are better when paying from your wrist.
If you’re with Santander, you’re okay, but if you have a Barclays, Natwest, Halifax, or Lloyds account in the UK, Fitbit isn’t supported yet, making the feature pretty redundant at the moment. There is better support in the United States.
Tracking sleep is something many devices now offer fitness, excluding the clock’s smart Apple Watch and Fossil. Still, Fitbit is perfect for delivering data efficiently to understand, certainly much better than Samsung.
Smart alarms are available on the Versa 2, letting users set a time to wake up. While Fitbit uses on-device machine learning.
To assess the best time to wake you up within a window to make sure you’re not there. In a deep sleep once that alarm goes off
These features will make their way to other Fitbit devices, though, so while both are great. Neither is necessarily a unique reason to buy the Versa 2 over another Fitbit device, like the Charge 3.
How is the Battery duration?
The battery life of around four to five days per charge
Always on display means around two days to live
Loaded with a patented cradle system
The Fitbit Versa 2 increases the promised battery life to five days. Which is an increase over the four days from the original Versa:
If you don’t have the Continuously On display feature turned on. This is pretty accurate, as we managed between four and five.
Overall that’s not great compared to the likes of the Garmin Fenix 6. But it’s excellent likened to the Apple Watch Series 5, Series 3, or Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.
Altogether these devices are also more luxurious. Especially in the Garmin Fenix 6 and Apple Watch Series 5, so Fitbit has its own thing in this regard.
Alexa on Versa 2:
Built-in Amazon Alexa voice control
Press and hold the button to activate
Compatible Alexa timers, reminders, and alarms
Anywhere the Fitbit Versa 2 differs from its predecessor is with voice control. Here latest model offers built-in Amazon Alexa:
It starts by pressing and holding the purpose button on the left-hand of the Versa 2’s screen or by swiping down from the home screen.
You can read all about setting up Alexa on the Versa 2 in our separate feature.
Once set up, it’s possible to ask Alexa things like the weather. How many calories are in the donut you’re about to eat (or avocado).
As well as ask her to read your calendar, just like Apple Watch and Siri or Wear watches. Smart OS and Google Assistant.
You’ll have to set up skills in the Alexa app as you would on an Amazon Echo device afterward.
You can ask Alexa to perform tasks related to those skills. Like ordering an Uber or turning off smart lights in the living room.
In terms of Alexa launching, the process is quick enough. And with the physical action of the purpose button, you don’t have to say the wake word “Alexa.”
In turn, incomes the Versa 2 isn’t continuously listening unless you press- and hold that button.
Support for Spotify
Here Fitbit Versa 2 runs on the same software as the original Versa, so the displays and functionality determination be very familiar to Versa users:
There is still limiting third-party app support comparing to Wear OS smartwatches and the Apple Watch.
Although this is getting better with the addition of Spotify on the Versa 2 (even if it’s not phone-free yet).
There is also an app called FibriCheck in some countries, including the UK.
Which can be installing on the Versa 2 to monitor their heart rhythm for irregularities. such as atrial fibrillation (Afib).
All of that is doing directly from the smartwatch. Fair similar to the Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 then the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 offering.