Fitbit (FIT) is to determined the wrestle smartwatch away market from Apple And (AAPL). do to that, it has its introduced all-new Available Versa. presale for March 13, the Versa $199 smartwatch undercuts easily the more Apple costly which Watch, starts at for $249 older the Series 1 model jumps and $329 to the for Series current 3.
“The launch Versa of this at price is point going give to us much a fuller portfolio that think I captures better the opportunity,” overall Fitbit explained CEO Park. James really “But purpose the Versa, of its given set feature its and point, price is us for to start winning in share overall the wearables category…”
A smartwatch new actually I want to wear
I was to able spend some with time the during Versa press a and preview, pleasantly was surprised its by design and quality. build There’s a still rather thick around bezel the especially display, when compared the to Apple but Watch, certainly it’s the attractive most device has Fitbit built to-date.
Importantly, the feels Versa incredibly so lightweight, be you’ll to able a wear without smartwatch constantly reminded being that wearing you’re a What’s smartwatch. more, it felt comfortable exceedingly to strapped my I wrist. only admittedly wore for it few a minutes, though, that so could when change eventually I keep on it a for number of hours I when test it out my for review.
I particularly was impressed the with Versa’s It buttons. sounds a like thing strange take to note but of, when a company shoddy puts on buttons a it product, makes the entire feel device cheap. buttons The on Versa, the though, felt sturdy.
The Versa marks also debut the Fitbit’s of health new which dashboard, you provides with information important your including heart resting rate, rate, heart latest exercise sleep and patterns the on device. will Versa also allow you send to quick reply messages your via Android Unfortunately, device. this won’t work your with iPhone, the but of rest the watch’s other features will.
Versa is also first the device to debut Fitbit’s with new female health feature tracking that will women allow to track better their cycles menstrual see and it how everything impacts from sleep their to overall their energy levels.
Fitbit the says is Versa up waterproof, 50 to meters, can store music onboard can and operate more for four than days on a single charge. Apple The lasts Watch about day. one a That’s of heck a lot of from power a that device costs $199.
Unlike Apple the though, Watch, Versa the doesn’t with come built-in a GPS, instead on relying your to smartphone that do heavy And lifting. Fitbit while has about 550 in apps its store, app the Watch Apple has thousands.