The Amazing Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch
- Use Amazon Alexa built in to get quick news and information, check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices, and more all through the sound of your voice (third party app may be required; amazon Alexa is not available in all countries)
- Based on your heart rate, time asleep, and restlessness, sleep score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night; also track your time in light, deep, and REM sleep stages and get personal insights
- Control your Spotify app, download Pandora stations and add Deezer playlists, plus store and play 300 plus songs on your wrist (subscription required; Pandora is us only)
- With a larger display and an always-on option, your information’s always a quick glance away (always on display requires more frequent charging)
- Track heart rate 24×7, steps, distance, calories burned, hourly activity, active minutes and floors climbed. Syncing range – up to 6.1 meters
- Works around the clock with 6 plus day battery life (varies with use and other factors)
- Get a call, text, calendar, and smartphone app notifications when your phone is nearby; plus send quick replies and voice replies on android only. Works with Bluetooth headphones & 200 plus leading iOS and Android devices.
The Fitbit Versa 2 was the company’s first true smartwatch, and it’s stood the test of time well. Even though it’s now been superseded by the Fitbit Versa 3 (which has the added benefit of on-board GPS), it’s still one of the best Fitbits you can buy, and particularly worth considering if you’re in the market for a cheap fitness tracker.
After the launch of Fitbit’s first smartwatch, the Ionic, the company struggled to compete with the likes of the Apple Watch and dedicated running watches from Garmin. Then, along came the Fitbit Versa and it turned the company’s fortunes around.
So it’s no wonder Fitbit quickly followed that up with a cheaper, more pared-back Versa Lite smartwatch while also refining the original Versa into a much-improved Fitbit Versa 2. With the Fitbit Versa 2, Fitbit has again proved that you don’t necessarily need top-notch features to make a terrific fitness watch, and it doesn’t need to burn a hole in your wallet.
The Versa 2 is squarely aimed at users keen on fitness rather than those seeking productivity from a wearable, making it an extension of Fitbit’s excellent fitness tracker range, but one that comes with some extra perks.
While health and activity tracking takes center stage, the Versa 2 bridges the gap between phone and wrist by offering message and calendar notifications, ways to control your smart home setup and play music from your phone while on a run or workout session.
Fitbit has continued to update the Versa 2 with new features ever since its launch in 2019. New features like the Smart Alarm and additional always-on watch faces didn’t seem enough for the company, so the latest update brings an oxygen level monitor that monitors blood oxygen levels while you sleep.