I recently got a Fitbit Versa. You can read my last blog post down below to learn more about all that stuff. This is what I think Fitbit is great at:
All Day Activity Tracking: This is how Fitbit got big is Tracking your steps, distance, and Calories burned with their clip trackers (Classic, Ultra, One, Zip etc.) then with the addition of sleep Tracking and wristband with the Flex. The Charge did all that stuff Plus the addition of the screen and then the Charge HR with HR. Later came the Blaze, Surge, Alta, Alta HR, Charge 2, and the Ionic. After that is the Fitbit Versa which is what I am talking about today. The Versa tracks all that stuff. It is a swipe up from your click to view most of your stats. It works great on the versa. 5 Out of 5 for this category.
Exercise & Fitness Tracking: Tracking workouts started with the Surge which had built it GPS. After that the Blaze & Charge 2 followed but it had Connected GPS instead (which uses your phone’s connections to do GPS). The Ionic had GPS. After the Ionic came the Versa. The Versa features Connected GPS. Some of you might complain that the Versa does not have Connected GPS. First of all it keeps the price at $200. The Apple Watch Series 1 does not have it and it is $250. You have to play around $330 for GPS on Apple. Also a good idea to carry your phone for safety reasons. Connected GPS works well, the map was correct, and it is easy to see. Connected GPS works great.
Notifications: The Blaze was the first to feature notifications from apps. The Ionic also had those features. Notifications once again return to the Fitbit Versa. It will buzz you when you get a notification. You can also swipe down to view notifications. Notifications are very useful. You may not be able to reply or use your voice to answer text but I prefer to reply with my phone anyways.
Apps: The Fitbit Ionic was the first to do a true version. Yes the Blaze did have the “Coach” app and some other things when you swipe through on the Blaze. Apps are also on the Versa. They are mainly fitness related. Some apps include: “Weather,” “Starbucks,” “4 Word,” “2048,” “The New York Times,” “Calculator,” “Leaderboard,” and more including the basic apps like “Relax,” “Exercise,” “Stopwatch,” and more. They work well. Yes Watch OS and Wear OS have a lot more but the ones on Watch OS do not work so great (never used Wear OS). Fitbit apps work well.
More things: The Watch faces work well. Also easy to navigate. Does a lot for $200.
It is a great buy. I would recommend it over Wear OS (a.k.a Android Wear) and Watch OS (a.k.a Apple Watch). Also way better price. Go to Fitbit.com or Amazon and get yours today.