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Fitbit have 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 Specs Compared

 Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 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:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 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)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

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

DISPLAY

Display typeColor LCDAMOLED
Display size1.34 inches1.4 inches
Screen resolution348 x 250 pixels--
Input typeTouchscreen and 3 buttonsTouchscreen and 1 button

BODY

ShapeSquare/curvedSquare/curved
Dimension35 x 24.07 x 12 mm40 x 40 x 12 mm
Weight38 grams --
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialPolyesterSilicone
Leather (special edition)
Bezel MaterialAluminumGlass
Band size5.5 - 8-7 inch (different sizes)140-180 mm(small size)
180-220 mm(big size)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Gray, blackSmoke Woven/Mist Grey
(special edition)
Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Navy/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageStores daily total for last 30 daysStores over 300 music tracks
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Yes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
NFCYes Yes
GPSConnected GPSConnected GPS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

Audio----
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AltimeterYesYes
Accelerometer YesYes
Magnetometer ----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
Barometer----
Gyroscope ----
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensorsSpO2, Vibration motorSpO2, Vibration motor

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
Chipset
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium polymerLithium polymer
Battery capacity 145mAh--
Battery lifeStandby :7 days+ , Mixed usage: 4 days +Standby :10 days+ , Mixed usage: 5 days+
ChargingUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours

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 commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit VersaFitbit Versa 2
StrapStrap
Charging DockCharging Dock
User manualUser manual

PRICE COMPARED

Estimated priceAbout $200
$230 (special edition)
$160 (versa lite)
About $200
$230 (special edition)

What’s the Difference?

Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2 Features Compared
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.

  1. Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2: Design

  2. 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 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 easier to navigate compared to the Versa. In fact it 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 the Versa 2 comes with leather straps.

  3. Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2: Media

  4. 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 the 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.

  5. Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2: Fitness Tracking

  6. 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, the 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.

  7. Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2: 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.

Fitbit Versa 1 vs 2: 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 let you go longer on a single charge, yet almost same price as the Versa. The 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. 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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