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Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch
15,343 ratings
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Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch

Fitbit has been updating 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.

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 Versa 2.

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.

Features

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 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+ songs on your wrist (subscription required; Pandora is us only)

Track heart rate 24/ 7, steps, distance, calories burned, hourly activity, active minutes and floors climbed. Syncing range – up to 6.1 meters

FAQ

What does show up on my Versa 2 is a graph of Estimated Oxygen Variation. When you bring up the graph showing the sleep stages during a nights sleep, then scroll down past the bars showing the time spent in each stage, you find a graph of the estimated oxygen variation. A low variation is good and shows as a fairly stable green line – probably in the range of 90 percent oxygen saturation and above. A spike to higher variation – which might indicate apnea – shows up as an orange peak.

A couple of nights ago,my wife woke to get me to roll to my side because had been snoring loudly for a while. When I looked at my sleep trace the next day the oxygen variation was low and steady until about a half hour before she woke me, then jumped up and continued rising as an orange line until it suddenly dropped to a normal range – probably when she woke me. Note: I had a sleep study done in February, which confirmed I have episodes of sleep apnea – mainly when I roll onto my back. I am being fitted for a CPAP on Friday, 

You do NOT have to activate Alexa when you setup. But it is very cool. I was just driving and I asked Alexa how far to destination. BAM!

Specs say wayer resistant which is different than waterproof. The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) has banned the use of the term “waterproof” to describe watches. No eatch is waterproof and resistant ratings only mean it can withstand that amount of pressure for a short period of time and not frequently. Any Google search will tell you what the ratings mean as far as use. If you want a watch for prolonged swimming or diving, get a 100-200 m resistant watch

I have an iPhone 6s Plus and it she’s who is calling but when you hit answer you have to talk on your phone . I do not get any text notifications and have all my notifications turned on so I’m not very happy with it so far.

Customer Reviews

Deloris B
Deloris B
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I've had various Fitbit products over the years, and have really liked them, and Fitbit customer service has been great to me. This is an upgrade from my Charge 2. The other watch I considered was the Apple 4 (or now 5), but it's twice the price at $399. The Apple had a EKG (really ECG) that I liked, but was not sure it would be too helpful for me. And the Fitbit has sleep tracking a feature that the Apple Watch does not come with. And the battery life on the Fitbit Versa 2 is a lot better with 4-5 days vs. Apple's less than one day (18 hours). The screen is beautiful, a HUGE upgrade. Lots of clock choices. There is an always on screen, but I chose to keep it off for now, it uses more power, and it's a very basic black and white, simple screen. And not sure I always want the screen on, there are times like in a theater or in a dark room where it would be distracting. A big plus is you can turn auto screen off at night, so it does not come one when you move in your sleep. A very useful feature, that should save some battery life too. I needed to call customer service as I was having problems getting it added on my Fitbit app. Since the watch is brand new (released September 15), it needs the latest Fitbit app for it to work. After that was fixed, there was a bluetooth issue, but after turning it off and on, we were in business. A wonderful upgrade for me. EDIT: I want to add, the watch bands are so much better than previous one's I've used on Fitbit watches. I'm guessing they are no different than those on the previous Versa, but they are so much easier to use than those on the Charge 2. (and I think they will last longer, I had problems with my Charge 2 bands breaking.)
Wolfshanze
Wolfshanze
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Just received this product yesterday, the first day it came out. I have only had one Fitbit before and it was a pretty basic one a few years ago. Lately I’ve been looking for a watch to track my swimming during the day as well as notifications and have tried some cheaper Amazon watches. However, after going through a few of them for half the price of this and having them either break, dysfunction, or not be accurate, I decided to spend extra and buy a watch that seems to be much better quality. The big question for me will be how it does swim tracking and if it continues to function properly like it says it should following swimming. I like that I could organize the apps and download the ones that I like and there are so many clock faces to choose from it took me a long time! So far there’s nothing that I don’t like. The battery life says it should be about four days where is the cheaper Amazon watches lasted a few weeks and I hardly had to think about charging. However, this watch does so much more that I can see why it needs charging more often. I love that connected to my Apple AirPods with no problem and to my Spotify account and Pandora account! I can switch the songs and change the volume with no problem! The small band fits my wrist perfectly but it also came with a larger band. I think it’s cool that the New York Times articles have a little pictures and overall I’m very excited to see how this watch functions! I love that it connected to my Apple AirPods with no problem and to my Spotify account and Pandora account! I can switch the songs and change the volume with no problem! The small band fits my wrist perfectly but it also came with the larger band. I think it’s cool that the New York Times articles have little pictures and overall I’m very excited to see how this watch functions! In terms of the fitness – I love that it has on screen workouts word vibrates to go to the next step I also enrolled in premium so I could choose various programs such as intro to fitness and have a more personal approach to my fitness goals. I will update with how it lasts and works after I go swimming tomorrow, I usually swim for about an hour. And in general how the battery life is!
Karen B.
Karen B.
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After a rocky first 24 hours with the Versa 2, things turned around. I love it! It has been working correctly since a day after the initial set-up. Don't know what caused all the issues or what fixed them. I did not change anything I set-up in the fitbit app or my android mobile device settings. Perhaps the problems were due to everyone trying to download/update their Fitbit apps and new Versa 2 after the release. So far any apps that allow push notification to my phone will also push to the Versa 2 if I enable them. I used the older fitbit connect app to transfer music from my Windows laptop to the Versa 2 -- no issues, lots of storage on the device for my music. I connected cheap Bluetooth earbuds with no problem as well. I can see my appointment from Outlook in the calendar app. It is awesome. On occasion, if I walk too far away from my phone, the Bluetooth disconnects, and I have to switch my Bluetooth on/off on my phone to reconnect, but that is mostly because I am too impatient to give it time to reconnect on its own. Alexa is fantastic - can use it just like echo and it works with all my other Alexa stuff. I should knock off one star for the complex set-up which does involve workarounds (for example, having to use the old fitbit connect app) and may be too difficult for some; but I love it so that I am giving it five stars. ORIGINAL REVIEW (The best when it works.): I upgraded my Charge 2 with the Versa 2. My Charge 2 worked perfectly - no syncing issues always stayed connected, and all my push notifications worked. I figured I would be safe from all these issues others have been reporting with their Fitbit devices of late. It took a few aggravating hours to get it to sync, update, and stay connected. I had to search the internet and apply all these "fixes" to make it work. They are not really "fixes" but rather workarounds, but I was ok with that as long as they worked. After much frustration, I finally got the Versa 2 working....for a few hours. And I must say that those few hours were utter bliss. The Versa 2 was AWESOME until it wasn't. Then the syncing and connections problems returned. I will give it a week or two to be consistent; otherwise, I will be returning it. Perhaps Fitbit is furiously working behind the scenes to fix these new issues and send out a real fix. I can only hope. I will post a revised review if the issues are fixed.
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715obo1cz0L._AC_SL1500_
Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch
15,343 ratings
4.5/5