FitBit Versa 2 Positive Review
While many believe that wearables have not got the sort of momentum, the recent acquisition by Google of Fitbit shows that the tech giant has confidence in the future of this category. While the transition in the Alphabet-owned company remains to be seen, Fitbit continues to launch new deals. Fitbit Versa 2 is the latest to come to Indian coasts (and hence my wrist). The Fitbit vice successor which I described was one of the best smartwatches in the range of Rs-20k (round its time to launch) –comes with many essential updates, at a similar price. Can the baton pass forward with Versa 2? Let’s just jump in to know the reaction.
FitBit Versa 2 Specifications.
It’s hard to tell versa and vice 2 apart by Fitbit side by side. Both have squircled dials and rubber bands (when using a Jacquard-woven band, you might choose the higher priced variant). But you’ll remember quite a lot of differences between them if you look closely.The Fitbit’s Versa 2 is a single button to the left, instead of two buttons on the left and on the right edge of its predecessor. It can also be used when Amazon Alexa is pressed for a longer time with the switch on the monitor. You can also adjust it to open Fitbit Pay (unfortunately in India it does not work) or open another method. You know what to expect when thinking about Alexa, just ask and it will respond. It should be remembered, however, that it uses a microphone to respond to orders, but the system does not have a speaker and therefore you must look at the monitor to find an answer to your question or whether an alarm, timer, etc. have been handled.
The mobile is made of aluminium, which makes it quite sturdy, as regards build quality. It doesn’t felt heavy, it’s one of the lightest watches I’ve owned, very impressive. Even when they are wet, it doesn’t cause friction on the hand. Returning to the new Fitbit show, is a joy to watch. The 1.4-inch OLED screen is punchy and bright enough to be read outside due to its brightness of 1000 nets with a resolution of 300x 300 pixel. Thanks to OLED tech, the display feature is also always available, although the battery life takes a toll.
The Fitbit Versa 2 is a smart clock with a range of monitoring features and intelligent capabilities. Once triggered, the default watch face shows the time, the rate (once switched on), the calories burned and, of course, the date and day of the week. The watch face shows the time, along with the actions taken. With the latest update, the ever-on monitor works with other third-party watch-flows, and you can easily change your clock face from your smartphone.
For navigation purposes, the downward swiping of alerts and battery status offers the possibility of accessing music, payment and fast settings such as do not intervene, sleep mode, continuous view, light control and how the screen should be turned on, by turning the wrist or pressing the left button. If you are up, instead, you will find a fitness statistics that will include steps, covering distance, calories burnt and average steps throughout the week, active hours, heart rate, sleep and weekly workouts. Obviously, by going to the settings you can choose what you want to see.
Wipe right and see all the features beautifully designed. Firstly, you can choose a range of training courses, including running, walking, swimming, a treadmill, etc. but you can also find more choices, like yoga, golf or elliptical exercises. Then there is timer and alarm, which lets you set an alarm for a certain amount of time and wakes you intelligently in half an hour’s window before the specified time, when you are most likely to wake up in your sleep cycle.
Others include relaxation which runs two minutes of guided meditation, weather, or music (you can also store music in the built-in app storage if you want to play track without needing a phone), wallet, tips, Agenda, Strava and Alexa (if you didn’t trigger the smart assistant by keeping the physical key long-pressed.Then how is anything expressed in the experience of use? Yeah, I was a fan of Fitbit’s precise monitoring, and Versa 2 also doesn’t deceive. The move counter and sleep tracker work very well. And I have also tried running, although you’ll have to keep it on the phone to calculate the distance by GPS (the same is true whether you bike or walk). For calls, texts, and emails, it connects seamlessly to the smartphone via Bluetooth. And you can also use fast answers to messages.