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Last updated on March 27th, 2020 at 03:20 pm

Fitbit has announced the much expected Versa 2 which is set to be released 15th September. It’s the latest addition to Fitbit rich lineup of smartwatches and also the latest member of the Versa family where it succeeds the very popular Versa.

The Versa 2 is now bigger, comes with Amazon Alexa and improved battery life, yet is same price as its predecessor. We compare the Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 specs and features so you know the differences.

Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2 Specifications Compared

 Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
Device typeSporty/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Fitbit Versa
SuccessorFitbit Versa 2__
Released dateApril, 2018September, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective
colored
LCD
AMOLED
Display size1.34 inch1.4 inch
Display resolution348 x 250 pixel--
Pixel density----
Input typeTouchscreen and 3 buttonsTouchscreen and 1 button
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm40 x 40 x 11 mm
Weight38 grams--
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap/band materialPolyesterSilicone
Leather
(special edition)
Bezel Material--Glass
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Gold, gray, blackSmoke Woven/Mist Grey
(special edition)
Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Navy/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageAbout 4GBAbout 4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSNo, (connected GPS)No, (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesYesYes
Triathlon mode____
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassNoNo
Gyroscope ____
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Fitbit OSFitbit OS
Chipset----
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity 145mAh--
Battery lifeMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 6 days
Charging typeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNo
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera__
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text response_Yes

MISC

Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Compatibility Android, IOS

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Android, IOS

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Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice commandNoYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
Strap (small and large)Strap (small and large)
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2 Features Compared

What’s the Difference?
The main difference between the Versa 2 and the Versa is that the former has a slight larger display, comes with Amazon Alexa and has a longer battery life than the later.

  • Design

  • The new Versa 2 is an attractive timepiece with its bigger case size that leaves it with a bolder and charming appearance. Its 1.4 inches wide display allows you see more at a glance compared to the 1.32 inches of its predecessor.

    Moreover, the Versa 2 display is now powered by AMOLED instead of an LCD display of its predecessor. As a result, the Versa 2 has a richer display that’s more interactive and lively than the Versa. Although the Versa’s LCD display is quite easier to read outdoors.

    The Versa 2 has only one button rather than the 3 found on the Versa, but I doubt if this will make it less easy to navigate compared to the Versa. This adds to its sleek attractive appearance.

    Case materials hasn’t changed, its same aluminum case and silicone straps compared to the polyester straps of the Versa. These materials are very comfortable to wear. Although, the special edition of Versa 2 comes with leather straps.

  • Media

  • One of the new additions to the Versa 2 is the voice assistant feature that certainly adds more value to this device. The Versa 2 has microphone that lets you access Amazon Alexa – one of the best voice assistant platform only second to Google Assistant.

    With Amazon Alexa on Versa 2, you can now perform useful tasks such as checking the weather, setting up reminders as well as being able to control your smart home devices. The Versa lacks these features.

  • Fitness Tracking

  • Nothing much has changed in the fitness tracking department. The Versa 2 comes with same sensors found in the Versa. So each of these two have 15 preloaded workout modes, features all day activity tracking which includes heart rate tracking, distance, steps, floors climbed, sleep score and sedentary time.

    Unfortunately, Versa 2 lacks inbuilt GPS just like the Versa which means you‘ll have to still rely on your phone GPS to track outdoor activities such as location and real-time pace for your activities.

    Stress management, fitness level monitoring, SmartTrack that auto tracks selected activities and complete sleep score tracking are all available on both the Versa 2 and the Versa.

  • Battery Life

The Versa on regular usage has an average of up to 4 days long battery life which is no doubt impressive. However, the Versa 2 comes with a longer battery life of up to 5 days which will see you go longer on a single charge. Thus making it a great choice for anyone involved in extreme workout activities.

Which is Better?

Clearly the new Versa 2 is a better choice than the Versa. It has wider display that leaves it with a bolder and charming appearance and still very much compact when compared to other smartwatches on the market.

It is more equipped with Alexa to help you perform useful tasks such as checking the weather, setting up reminders, and controlling your smart home devices plus a longer battery life that lets you go longer on a single charge, yet almost the same price as the Versa. Versa 2 is clearly a better deal.

Our Pick

The new Fitbit Versa 2 has a wider display that leaves it with a bolder and attractive appearance. It also has a longer battery life including Amazon Alexa while also being a comprehensive fitness tracker that can help you achieve more fitness goals. It’s our preferred choice.

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