You can get the Fitbit Versa 2 in as several as 6 styles for the watch and bands, of which two relate to the Special Edition series.
Even though the difference between fitness wearables and smartwatches is cleared during the conversation around the former rotates around activity tracking bands, it is less so when we speak about smart watches.
No one needs a smartwatch that takes just fitness tracking and not is smart enough outside.
This made put Fitbit in a bit of a tight spot over the years by the Ionic and the Versa smartwatches—they did what Fitbit prepares best and that’s health tracking, but yet had a remarkable distance to travel in the other aspects to match up among the rounded experience of the Apple Watch and to some extent, the Samsung Gear smart watches.
That remaining told, the reasonably inaccurate watches proffered by the likes of Fossil that were based on Google’s Wear OS (earlier known as Android Wear) does give life a bit easier for Fitbit, as it offers another deep flypast to view the competition.
Well, it is competition till we understand what appears to Wear OS, now that the two are siblings later Google’s swoop for Fitbit. Back to the topic at hand, and the Fitbit Versa 2 learns of its predecessors, which is a big endorsement.
You can get the Fitbit Versa 2 in as several as 6 styles for the watch also bands, of which two relate to the Special Edition series. You have the black and carbon aluminum style, which I love because of the all-black character which just views fabulous.
Then there is the rock and fog grey aluminum, emerald and copper rose aluminum, the petal and copper rose aluminum and the Bordeaux and copper rose aluminum mixture.
Strike any of those selections, and they are assessed at Rs 20,999. The Special Edition options exchange out the sport bands for the fabric straps, matching a smoke woven by the mist grey aluminum watch and a navy plus pink strap with a rose gold aluminum watch. Those are rated at Rs 22,999.
At first sight itself, the Fitbit Versa 2 looks significantly greater than the forerunner, the Versa and the Versa Lite.
For example, there is no Fitbit logo inscribed on the bezel under the display. The dial itself is more rounded and while it isn’t specifically thinner, it feels that way.
The 1.4-inch AMOLED display performs a huge variation too because the deeper blacks enable you to have a darker clock face which blends seamlessly into the bezels and it feels like one seamless package.
The screen dimension is also a tad bigger than before, including the Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
Maybe it is just me, still, this display absolutely looks more polished than before and the text at the screen surely looks crisper. That is all excellent, especially outdoors under bright sunlight.
Then there is the always-on style, something that the Apple Watch Series 5 did everyone understand, is quite famous. Alternatively darkening your actual watch face, the Fitbit OS practices a more minimalistic way with the always-on display.
You can see down to see the time. Yet, you need to tap on the watch screen or press the side button to wake it up if you wish to reach the dashboard or some apps.
Battery life is excellent on the Versa 2. Priced 100% on Monday morning, this completes up on Friday evening with 63% battery residing—and this is with the heart rate sensor active though I prefer the screen at its most profound brightness setting.
This is one of the smart watches that you can charge once in 7-10 days and simply ignore it.
We belatedly are discussing some kind of pecking order developing in the smartwatch ecosystem.
The Apple Watch continues at the top, but with the caveat that you need own an iPhone for it to be a proper smartwatch. If you are on Android, then the Fitbit Versa 2 with the Fitbit OS and the Samsung Gear Active2 are very genuine options.
The great battery life, a much-improved screen, a slightly advanced design, and Alexa built-in are what works in the Versa 2’s favor. No wonder then, that Google needed to acquire Fitbit.
It may simply have saved Wear OS blushes and could help Google remain in the game to challenge the Apple Watch. At some point, one would assume.