I just gotten into smartwatch not too long ago. If you ask me, my verdict is, the time is still not ripe for smartwatch even though Wear OS has proven itself to be more capable than it was when it first started. However, if you really must have a smartwatch or looking to replace an aging one, then perhaps you want to check out this new entrant from Fitbit, the Fitbit Versa 2 (which is not a Wear OS device, btw).
Sporting a square face design, the Fitbit Versa 2 is voice-enabled, thus allowing you to use voice to ask Amazon Alexa to do things like set alarms and timers, check local weather and news, control smart home devices and more. Versa 2 is the first Fitbit smartwatch to support Amazon Alexa, btw.
In addition, Fitbit Versa 2 also promised advanced health, fitness tracking and sleep features in the swim-friendly package. I know, it does not look like it, but Versa 2 is totally swim-happy, water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet). Also in the watch are Spotify app for controlling music and podcasts, as well as Fitbit Pay (via NFC, of course).
Fitbit claims Versa 2 to have “even faster performance,” but we couldn’t find any details with regard to processor, RAM and strange. It is also packed with a bunch sensors, including 3-axis accelerometer, altimeter, relative SpO2, and ambient light sensor.
Another worthy mention is the battery life. Fitbit Versa 2 gets a lithium polymer battery that boasts over 5 days of use and takes just 2 hours to charge from 0-100 percent.
Other noteworthy smartwatch features include push notifications with quick replies, 24/7 heart rate tracking, automatic activity and sleep tracking, female health tracking, on-screen workouts, real-time pace and distance, thousands of apps and clock faces, and more – all clearly presented in a brighter and crisper touch display with an optional always-on mode, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
All images courtesy of Fitbit.