Fitbit Versa Fitness Smartwatch Announced In India, Replaces Fitbit Blaze

    After Fibit Ionic’s devastating sale, Fitbit has come up with its latest Fitness smartwatch; Fitbit Versa with a modern and intuitive design. The company has dropped its hard-edged design with a gently-rounded square (calls it “Squircle”) with reduced bezels.

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    Fitbit Versa

    This is one of the lightest metal smartwatches, comes with a new dashboard with easy access to health and fitness data with Fitbit OS 2.0. This smartwatch (much like Fitbit Blaze) unlike Ionic, doesn’t include built-in GPS, boasts a four-day battery life instead of five and also stores around 300 songs or stream music from Pandora or Deezer.

    Fitbit Versa 3

    Despite the $100 difference, most of the features from Ionic watch are on the Versa. It runs on pebble-inspired Fitbit OS, has heart rate monitor, waterproofed for swimming, onscreen workouts, and automatic sleep stages tracking and also offers wallet-free payments on Fitbit Versa Special Edition. It also comes preloaded with Fitbit Coach, offering a handful of guided exercise and routines. (A full version of Fitbit Coach costs $39.99/year).

    What Does Fitbit OS 2.0 Offer?

    • Stats at a glance: See your daily and weekly health and fitness stats, historical activity, heart rate, and exercise summaries, action-oriented motivational messages, tips and tricks, and daily guidance.
    • More personalized over time: Reminders, celebrations, logging, insights, sleep summaries and social challenges, with prompts to take actions based on your data, coming later in 2018.

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    In addition to that, it features a new female health tracking to help women track their menstrual cycle, view holistic health data in one place. It will be available for Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Ionic, and to Fitbit app users starting in Spring 2018.

    Fitbit Versa Features And Specifications

    Fitbit Versa 2

    • 1.34-inch Touchscreen Color LCD display with up to 1,000 nits brightness
    • Supports iPhone (4S and later) and Android (4.3 and later)
    • Water resistant to 50 meters
    • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor, SpO2 sensor, Vibration motor
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC (in special editions)
    • Fitbit OS 2.0
    • 15+ Exercise Modes – Use Swim, Run & other modes to see real-time stats while you exercise
    • Track time in the light, deep and REM sleep stages & get insights about your night
    • Dynamic On-screen Workouts – Start personalized workouts on your wrist & get coached through every move
    • Connected GPS – See pace & distance during runs or rides by connecting to your phone’s GPS.
    • Enhanced PurePulse heart rate tracking with greater accuracy during exercises like cycling, intervals and running
    • Relative SpO2 sensor for estimating blood oxygen levels
    • Female Health Tracking – Turn on female health tracking to log periods, track your cycle & gauge ovulation (coming soon)
    • Inbuilt storage lets you store 300 songs on the device (2.5 GB of storage), or downloading and listening Pandora stations
    • Fitbit Pay offers contactless payments
    • 145mAh battery with 4+ days of battery life with normal use

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    The Fitbit Versa will be available in black with a black aluminum case, gray with a silver aluminum case, and peach with a rose gold aluminum case. It will go on sale in India in Q2, 2018 across Reliance Digital, Croma, and other major retailers including Amazon India and Flipkart for Rs. 19,999. Fitbit Versa Special Edition will also retail for Rs. 21,999 and accessories range from Rs. 2,499 to Rs. 8,999.

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