FitBit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications
Device NameFitbit Versa
Device TypeFitness Smartwatch
35.99mm x 29.23mm x 21mm
Strap MaterialSilicone, leather, steel link, Milanese mesh-style, woven or knit
TypeLCD, 1,000 Nits
Screen Size1.34 inch
Screen Resolution348×250 pixels
Operating SystemFitbit OS 2.0
Internal Memory4GB (2.5GB available, 300+ Songs)
WiFiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
The Fitbit Versa 2 is a very comfortable watch that you can wear 24/7 and only take it off to charge it up. Usually charging will take about an hour. The small form factor, lightweight, and excellent watch band options make it a watch you don’t want to take off. The design and the comfort of the watch make it comfortable for you to wear while sleeping. You might be wondering why you’d wear a watch while sleeping, well, this is because the FitBit Versa 2 has a great sleep tracker feature, and we will get back to that later on.
The company Fitbit Versa is positioned by the San Francisco-based health tech firm as a smartwatch, with a lighter design in comparison to previous devices, more personalized options, and with a battery life of over four days. It is not so long ago that Fitbit released its flagship wearable, the Fitbit Ionic, and the Versa was launched fairly after this device because the company has said that the Versa merely “builds on the success” of its slightly older and more feature-rich sibling.
Fitbit has decided to ditch all but one of the three typical buttons of the Versa, with the Fitbit Versa 2 sporting a single button on the left side, which can be configured to launch Alexa or payments with a long press, or press once to wake the device or go back to the previous screens.
The single button setup works well, for the most part, however, the single button may be a bit annoying to some for having to press it multiple times just to return to the main screen after a trip through the various menus and apps.
Design is solid build aside, Fitbit Versa 2 is one of the most comfortable pieces of wristwear.
The Display on Fitbit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa 2 has OLED screens, once you have used the display where black pixels are completely turned off, you will never want to go back. It is no surprise then, that the Fitbit Versa 2 comes with 1.4 inches 300x 300 resolution OLED display is a considerable improvement over the original model’s LCD affair. It is sharp, and the colors are punchy and vibrant, while the truly black pixels mean that the rather large and unsightly bezel surrounding the screen is night-on invisible.
The screen also does a great job outside, even at medium, brightness, which was more than bright enough. It maxes out at 1000 nits, which, for the non-nit-pickers out there, is a little under the max brightness of the swanky new iPhone 11 Pro’s display.
You are not going to have trouble seeing anything on this screen. Beyond the blacks, brightness and punchy colors, the OLED screen also introduces a new feature in the form of an always-on display option, which permanently displays the time in a variety of battery-sipping black and white clock faces, negating the need for you to move your wrist to auto-wake the display.
Fitbit reckons that opting for the always-on display will reduce battery life by around a day, and beyond testing it out for a little while, we chose not to use it, as we love to squeeze out every drop of power we can. The Fitbit Versa 2 does a solid job automatically firing up the screen when you flick your wrist up to check the time.
The features on Fitbit Versa 2
Sleep tracking – The most useful function is the Fitbit Versa 2 Sleep tracker. It does a great job of tracking your sleep and recording your sleep data over time, so you can check and see where you need to improve.
Exercise – Exercise tracking was one area of the Fitbit Versa 2 is what they are known for the most. They have added GPS to Fitbit Versa 2 that works extremely well. The Workouts provided in the Fitbit Versa 2 are indeed extremely useful, even if you are traveling.
Final say about the Fitbit Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa 2 is the best Fitbit currently available and if you are a part of Fitbit community, then this is heartily recommended. The battery life is decent and you can trust you will get through a weekend without charging as you get and about. The vibrant OLED screen looks great and the single button makes it either easier or harder for users to use, that is a personal preference, we must add.
Sleep tracking has been reliable and is very useful for improving a key element of long-term health. There are many functions for managing your health in the Fitbit ecosystem. You also have the option to subscribe to Fitbit Versa Premium for $80 a year, which great value for the services they provide.
- Lightweight design
- Fitbit's most customizable wearable
- Relatively low priced
- Rounded design won't suit everyone
- Battery life not as good as Ionic
- No GPS