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April 20, 2018

Fitbit Versa Review: The Fitbit’s Lightest & Cheapest Smartwatch Begins to Go on Sale

Meet Fitbit Versa —an ultra-smart, ultra-sleek, ultra-modern, ultra-durable, and ultra-comfortable smartwatch. It is truly an all-day companion which will help you live a best and luxury life. Fitbit’s lightweight, waterproof/swim-proof smartwatch allows you to reach health and fitness goals through various actionable insights, 24/7 heart rate, personalised guidance, on-screen workouts and much more. Now you can run and see all the important notifications in tandem, give instant replies, use various exciting and productive apps, and listen to your favourite music on the go — thanks to its super-powerful Li-Polymer battery with 4+ day life. Best of all, the price of this incredible smartwatch is amazing and you can wear it with fresh accessories and clock faces.

The entire box includes Fitbit Versa device, classic wristbands, and charging cable. If you are buying the special edition, then it will be provided with Fitbit Versa, woven wristbands, classic wristbands, charging cable, and NFC chip for Fitbit Pay.

Fitbit Versa Release Date and Availability

The Fitbit Versa, which was announced back in late 2017, has been released recently on 16 April throughout the globe. Fitbit Versa release date in Australia is the same. And you can now find your favourite gear from all over Australia and New Zealand. The device was available for pre-order only at some online retailers, but now it has been officially announced by the manufacturer.

So if you want to purchase the Fitbit Versa right now, you can get it at Fitbit's website or at major retailers worldwide, as well as from all the leading retailers in Australia. The fantastic smartwatch is also widely available on Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy, where you can get the best deals. Compare prices for the smartwatch and make your purchasing even more convenient and affordable.

Fitbit Versa Prices

If you are interested in buying, the good news is that the Fitbit Versa price is just $199 for the Standard Edition and $229 for the Special Edition. The standard version comes in Black, Silver, Rose, and Gold colors for the body, with the facility of matching silicon band.

The special version gives a woven fabric band in addition to the regular silicon one, and this is available with a Rose Gold and Graphite body.

Fitbit Versa price in Australia is around AU$299 for Standard Edition and $349 for Special Edition. If you are shopping online, there are some good resources and carriers available. But you can buy your most likely smartwatch from Amazon and other comparison shopping stores at relatively less price.

Fitbit Versa Specs

Let’s take a look at all the major specs of Fitbit Versa smartwatch.

  • Display: 1.34-Inch Touchscreen Color LCD w/ 300x300 pixels Resolution
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor, Vibration motor, SpO2 sensor
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi antenna (802.11 b/g/n),Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (Only in Special Editions)
  • Battery life: 4+ days
  • Battery type: Lithium-polymer
  • Charge time: Full Charge within Only 2 hours
  • Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Memory: 2.5GB that saves 7 days of detailed motion data/ every min
  • Water Resistance: Yes (up to 50 meters)
  • Build Materials: aluminum watch case and buckle
  • Operating Temperature: -4° to 140° F
  • Max Operating Altitude: 28000ft
  • Auto-Sync to PC’s & 200+ leading iOS, Android, and Windows devices using Bluetooth LE wireless technology
  • Syncing range: up to 30ft
  • Syncs with Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3rd generation and later, Android 4.3 & later, and Win 10 devices
  • Weight: 38 grams Only

Fitbit Versa Features

Fitbit Versa is one of the best smartwatch devices of the recent times manufactured by Fitbit. Let’s dig deep and explore all the features that are related to this model.

Lightweight Design

The Fitbit Versa is one of the most lightweight and sleek smartwatches around, which is packed inside the light geometric case. Still, it looks stylish and you can wear it all day and all night.

On-Screen Workouts

Get personalised through Fitbit Versa’s on-screen workouts that play on your wrist. This way, you can train yourself by each move and adapt based on your activity feedback.

Connected GPS

The incredible smartwatch by Fitbit comes with connected GPS, which will let you see pace and distance on-screen display, as well as get a map of your route right on the Fitbit app.


The Fitbit Versa includes Bluetooth 4.0 version, so you will be able to connect your smartwatch with Bluetooth earbuds such as Fitbit Flyer for listening to your best tunes without using any cable.

Apps Accessibility

With Fitbit Versa, you can easily access a wide range of apps for sports, news, fitness, travel, and more via a simple tap.

Mobile Phone Notifications

You can look at your call, messaging or calendar alerts on screen and get push notifications from your apps. The facility is only available when your smartphone is located within the specific range.

Memory & Storage

Using this smartwatch, you can store and play more than 300 songs as well as download your favourite Deezer playlists and Pandora stations, thanks to its 2.5GB large enough memory. The device has the capability to save seven days of detailed motion data while updating on every minute. It saves daily totals for the previous 30 days. Fitbit Versa stores heart rate information at one-second intervals while exercise tracking and at five seconds intervals for all the rest.

Battery & Power

Through a multi-day battery life of 4+ days, Fitbit Versa smartwatch tracks every activity all day long, from morning till night. Battery life and charge cycles can vary depending on the usage, settings, and other kinds of factors. It is recommended though that you charge your wristwatch every few days for continuous tracking.

Water Resistance

Fitbit Versa is a high quality and durable wrist watch which is also water resistant up to 50 meters, and hence you can use it inside the pool or in rainy conditions with complete peace of mind. Not only this, you can also track laps, duration and calories burned while swimming.

However, it is recommended that you dry your smartwatch every time after swimming or getting your device wet. See the manufacturer’s ‘product care’ for more.

Heart Rate Tracking

The great Fitbit’s smartwatch lets you track calorie burn much better, optimise effort during workouts, as well as discover your cardio fitness level in a convenient and efficient way.


With a built-in NFC chip inside the device, you can use your debit or credit cards while on the move, anywhere in the world where contactless payments are available. Although this feature is only active on special editions.

Exercise Modes

Another great advantage of having Versa smartwatch is that you will get 15+ exercise modes. You can track particular workouts in modes i.e. bike, run, or weights to watch real-time stats and post-workout summaries on screen.

All-Day Activity

Tracking all-day activities are as easy as you can imagine. This smartwatch can track heart rate, distance, steps, calories burned, stairs crossed, active minutes, hourly activity, as well as stationary time.

Personalised Reminders

Fitbit Versa’s personalised reminders keep you on track toward your goals for reminding you to stay active, get hydrated, and to maintain a sleep schedule.

Customisable Clockfaces

Above all, you can personalise the high-resolution color touch screen by selecting from numerous clock faces made for any occasion.

Syncs Wirelessly

Fitbit Versa synchronise automatically to computers, laptop devices, tabs, and over 200 leading iOS, Android and Windows devices with the help of Bluetooth LE wireless technology. Sync range is limited up to 30 feet. Few features such as mobile phone alerts may require minimum Android version 5.0. And please don’t forget to check your device compatibility before.

With your favourite smartwatch, you can sync with Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and all the latest versions, iPad 3 generation and all the latest versions, Android 4.3 and later, as well as Windows 10 devices.

Female Health Tracking

The great news is that the device is also going to include ‘Female Health Tracking’ in coming future, which will let all the women track their necessary fitness tracking as well as pregnancy calculations and more.

Accessory Bands

The Fitbit Versa beautiful and classic band is manufactured by a flexible and rigid material, just like you see in many sports watches. This comes with buckles built-in. Not only this, you can also alter your entire look with leather, classic, metal and woven accessory bands.

Final Words:

To conclude, Fitbit’s Versa is really a great smartwatch that comes with an attractive yet durable water-proof design and super-sleek look and feels. The wristwatch is so lightweight, and even you can sleep wearing it without feeling any extra burden on your hand. This Fitbit finally looks more like a smartwatch rather than just a fitness tracker. Having hi-res touchscreen display, extensive storage, on-screen workouts, convenient apps accessibility, heart rate tracking, and built-in personalised reminders, it is dedicated to providing their users beyond their imaginations. With the inclusion of female health tracking, this outstanding smartwatch could be even more productive. This is truly a full-featured and powerful casual multi-purpose wrist watch, smartwatch plus sports watch at a time. And most importantly, the price of this smart wrist watch is still very much affordable. You may never find a smartwatch in this price tag with a battery that will remain intact for more than 4 days.


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