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Fitbit Versa 2 SmartWatch Review : A SmartWatch With Amazon Alexa

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Fitbit has unveiled the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch, adding Amazon Alexa support and a more premium design to what was already one of the best smartwatch options around.

Here are all the details of Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch.

Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch All Features:

  • Works with Android and iOS
  • Built-in mic for Amazon Alexa
  • Aluminum body in 3 distinct colors: Carbon, Mist Grey, Copper Rose
  • Impressive lineup of bands: woven as well as silicon bands in different colors
  • Ships with 2 bands: small and large
  • 24/7 activity tracking
  • heart rate tracking
  • 15+ goal-based exercise modes
  • Connected GPS (requires phone)
  • Water resistance up to 50 metres
  • Always on AMOLED display: shows time and date, and battery life
  • 5+ days battery life/2+ days (always on mode)
Versa 2 Smartwatch

Versa 2 Smartwatch

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The Fitbit Versa 2 looks to be a more refined version of last year’s model. The square display – which is now AMOLED rather than LCD and eight per cent larger than the Versa has curved 2.5 D glass over the top, while the AMOLED panel means punchier color’s and blacker blacks, allowing the screen to blend with the bezel more so than previously. The corners of the display are also curved. There’s just one button, down from three, a microphone for voice controls and the Fitbit Versa 2 comes with a silicone strap as standard that is fastened with a case color-matched buckle.

The Fitbit Versa 2 comes in three color options which includes a carbon body and black band, copper rose body and pebble band and a grey mist body and stone band. There are also two special edition models that come with custom woven bands with geometric patterns, in addition to a silicone band.

A pretty substantial range of accessories are also available for the Fitbit Versa 2, which is great for those that want to customise their smartwatch.

Versa 2 Smartwatch

Versa 2 Smartwatch

FEATURES AND BATTERY

The Fitbit Versa 2 brings many of the same features as the Versa, including swim proofing up to 50-metres, automatic exercise recognition for 15 exercises, automatic activity and sleep tracking, PurePulse heart rate tracking and Connected GPS. Fitbit Pay is also included as standard.

Fitbit is also adding new sleep insights to help you better understand your Z’s. It’s launching a new “sleep score” in its app, and any Fitbit with a heart rate monitor can use this. Your nightly score is a number out of 100. Half of that score is determined by the overall amount of time you slept, a quarter is from how long you spent in the deep and REM stages of sleep, while the remaining quarter is based on how much “restorative rest” you got. That last bit is when your heart rate drops to as low as your resting pulse, which is when your body produces growth hormones.

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Battery life for the Fitbit Versa 2 is marginally better than the original: About five days for general use, and two days if you use Fitbit Versa 2’s always-on display feature. Battery life is said to drop to two days if you switch the Always On display mode. We’re curious to see how it fares when using it for sleep tracking as well as workouts.

Versa 2 Smartwatch

Versa 2 Smartwatch

AMAZON ALEXA BUILT-IN

Fitbit’s never had a microphone or any voice assistant functions on any of its previous fitness trackers. You can activate Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant on the Fitbit Versa 2 by pressing and holding the single side button. Give your command and wait for the action or answer to pop up on screen. You won’t hear Alexa’s voice, though: Because the watch lacks a speaker, answers are delivered via text responses.

Versa 2 Smartwatch

Versa 2 Smartwatch

SOFTWARE

The Fitbit Versa 2 runs on the same software as the Fitbit Versa so the screens and way the Fitbit Versa 2 functions will be very familiar to Versa users.

Fitbit also tweaked the home screen and dashboard, and its changes make the layout more finger-friendly. The new watch face, for example, features bigger font and more neatly organized stat readouts. In the new control panel, you’ll find larger icons for quick settings like Fitbit Pay, Sleep Mode (a sort of Do Not Disturb) and brightness

There’s still limited third-party app support on the Fitbit Versa 2 when compared to the likes of WearOS smartwatches and the Apple Watch. Fitbit’s nascent app store has around 450 apps and more than 3,700 watch faces.

Other new tools include Spotify integration that let you control your music playback over Bluetooth. If you’ve used Spotify Connect before, you’ll know the drill here — you can use the Fitbit Versa 2 to control playback on pretty much any speaker, phone or headphones that have the app.

There will also be the option of subscribing to the Fitbit Premium service from this autumn. It will offer guided workout plans to meet your fitness goals. This will be a paid-for service that is designed to enhance your Fitbit experience with more data, such as how your heart rate behaves when you sleep, and advanced insights that are more tailored to you, among other things. Fitbit Premium subscription cost will be $10 per month, or $80 per year – whichever option you would like to opt for.

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Fitbit Inspire HR Review | A Fitness Tracker With Heart Rate Monitor

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Fitbit offers three fitness bands; the latest and least expensive the Fitbit Inspire HR, debuted earlier this summer. The beauty of the Fitbit Inspire HR is that, in essence, it combines the best of its pricier siblings — the aesthetics of the Alta HR and the guts of the Charge 3 — making it ideal for those who are new to Fitbits as well as seasoned wearers who think it’s time for an update.

Here are all the details of Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Tracker.

Fitbit Inspire HR Features:

  • Touchscreen OLED display With touchscreen
  • Interchangeable straps
  • Slim and slender design
  • Customize with clock face options
  • Swimproof and swim tracking
  • HR, VO2 Max, Connected GPS
  • Real-Time Pace & Distance
  • 24/7 Heart rate, Activity and advanced sleep tracking
  • 15+ Goal-based exercise modes
  • Automatic Exercise Recognition
  • Smartphone on-Screen Notifications
  • Five-day battery life
  • Special charger
  • Fitbit app
  • iOS and Android
Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR

DISPLAY AND DESIGN

The Fitbit Inspire HR is small but you can pair it with jewelry without feeling like your wrist is overcrowded.The Fitbit Inspire HR has a slim design, with a curved touchscreen display dominating. The plastic case that houses the tracker is shaped similarly to the Charge 3, with a concave back, but the heart rate sensor, Charging pins and a Fitbit logo sits below makes it a little thick toward the bottom. Despite this, the Inspire HR is super lightweight and comfortable to wear all day. On the right side of the case is a button that turns the display on and off and takes you back to the previous screen. A long press brings you to battery percentage and shortcuts to turn screen wake and notifications on or off.

With 128-by-72-pixel resolution, the Inspire HR’s monochrome OLED display is sharp enough and bright. But measuring 0.72 inches diagonally, it could be bigger for the size of the case. Instead, the display is surrounded by a pretty thick bezel on all sides. That means you’re only able to view one tile of information at a time, and will have to scroll a few times to read through long text messages.

The OLED touchscreen itself is crisp and clear too. A quick tap and metrics appear at the bottom of the main clock display, plus it’s bright enough when worn outside too.

Like all other Fitbit devices, though, the Fitbit Inspire HR features interchangeable straps. There’s a silicone strap as standard – which we actually really like as it’s easy to keep clean and it’s comfortable too – while several other official options, including leather and metal, are available for purchase. The mechanism for changing the straps has changed for the Inspire devices, with both models offering quick-release pins for a more refined look.

Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR

FEATURES AND BATTERY LIFE

The Fitbit Inspire HR features 5 ATM of water resistance, so you can also wear it in the pool and in the shower without damaging it. All-day activity and sleep tracking are available on the Inspire HR, while Fitbit’s Smart Track feature offers automatic exercise recognition.

The Fitbit Inspire HR also offers 24/7 continuous heart-rate tracking, Connected GPS, VO 2 Max and 15 goal-based exercises, which include running, cycling and swimming – all of which the standard Inspire model doesn’t have. The goal-based exercise feature launched on the Charge 3 and allows you to choose a specific goal for those exercises, such as duration or calories. Female health tracking is also on board – a feature that launched in 2018 on the Fitbit Versa – which is also available on the Fitbit Inspire too.

the Inspire HR offers more advanced sleep tracking than the standard model. The Inspire HR has sleep stages like the Charge 3, meaning users will get time awake, time in REM, time in light sleep and time in deep sleep.

In terms of battery life, the Fitbit promises Inspire HR can last up to five days life per charge. In terms of charging, The Inspire HR use a small cable included in the box, with a specific charging dock. The pins on the underside of the HR will need to be lined up to the pins on the charging dock for charging to take place.

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SOFTWARE

Fitbit software is available for iOS and Android users. In terms of Fitbit app, Everything is simple to access and the app has a great layout, offering all the data and stats you could want in an easy-to-understand format. If you are already a Fitbit user, switching over to the Inspire HR is a piece of cake. All you’ll need to do is setup the new device and all your past data will still be visible, while you start collecting new data on the new device.

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