Smart Wearables: The Fitbit Versa 2 is here!
August 29, 2019
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Voice-enabled, advanced health features and five-day battery life!

Fitbit has just announced the Versa 2, the successor to the company’s first-ever smartwatch. It now features a new swimproof design along with advanced health-tracking functions. The Versa 2 now comes with an on-device microphone that lets you dictate text along with a dedicated Spotify app so you can easily access your playlists and podcasts.

The Versa 2 also comes with new internals to give it an exponential performance boost compared to the first Versa. Other improvements include a brighter and crisper display, Fitbit Pay support, and an incredible battery life that lasts up to more than five days.

“At Fitbit, we believe that health belongs to everyone and that people should not be priced out of having access to devices and features that can help them improve their health. That’s why we’ve designed Versa 2 to be a premium, full-featured and easy-to-use smartwatch at an accessible price point,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit. “Building on the success of our original best-selling Versa smartwatch, we believe the added value and innovation in Versa 2, with new features like a Spotify app and advanced in-app and on-device sleep features, will bring more users into the smartwatch category, allowing them to unlock the benefits of better health.”

The Versa 2 includes Sleep Score which is a nightly score given to you if you’re getting the right sleep quality. This score will be based upon your heart rate, restlessness, time awake and various Sleep Stages. Smart Wake is another feature coming not only on the Versa 2 but on all Fitbit smartwatches. It will use machine learning to know when to wake you up based on your sleep cycle, aiming to give you a refreshing feeling when you wake up.

Also coming soon to all Fitbit smartwatches is Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph, where users can see the levels of oxygen in their bloodstream, all done through the sensors found on the Fitbit smartwatches. 

Announced with the Fitbit Versa 2 is Fitbit Premium, a new optional paid subscription service that will give you the best coaching and guidance that you need to achieve your fitness goals. Fitbit Premium will debut in 17 markets worldwide including the UAE this fall.

The Fitbit Versa 2 will be available for pre-order starting next month for 899 AED. A special edition Versa 2 will also be available for 100 AED more and accessories will range for 149 – 199 AED. The Versa 2 will be available on September 2019 at Virgin Megastore, Amazon UAE, Noon and Namshi. Two exclusive editions (emerald and plum, both with a copper rose case) will be available exclusively on Amazon UAE.

Stay tuned for a full review of the Fitbit Versa 2 soon!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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