We take a look at Fitbit’s latest smartwatch.
Yesterday saw the official launch of the Fitbit Versa in the Middle East. The new smartwatch costs 899 AED, less expensive than the flagship Fitbit Ionic launched a couple of months ago.
The Versa is a more fashionable smartwatch compared to the Ionic, and the unisex design means that it can be used by both men and women.
The full unibody metal design is lightweight, and you can barely feel that you’re wearing it. It has all the fancy fitness tracking features including step tracking, a PurePulse heart rate scanner that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, plus it can even actively track your sleep. It can even send notifications so you know when someone’s calling you or sending a message.
There’s no GPS, which might have some users choosing the Ionic instead. As an alternative, it uses Connected GPS, meaning that it needs to be connected to your smartphone so it can track your location.
It runs Fitbit OS, the same one running on the Ionic. It supports various apps through its App Gallery and Fitbit is offering an SDK so developers can port it to the Versa.
We will have more details about the Fitbit Versa on a full-pledged review. For now, enjoy the unboxing video above.