Everybody either has a smartwatch or wants a new one. With all the constantly evolving technology in the world, you may be wondering what's actually worth your money.
Released on September 15th, the Fitbit Versa 3 is a long-anticipated addition to the smartwatch community, and many believe it may give Apple a run for its money! If you're considering the new Fitbit Versa 3, there are a few features you're going to want to hear about!
Here are a few key points you may want to consider about the Fitbit Versa 3 if you're looking to invest in a new smartwatch.
We'll get this one out of the way. At AU399.95, the Fitbit Versa 3 is about AU70.00 more than it's the previous model. Still comparable to other smartwatches, and lower than the Apple watch, this was expected for the new release.
However, the newly upgraded features below will show you why FitBit upped the price.
The design of the Fitbit Versa 3 is slightly more streamlined than the Versa 2. Though it does have the same rounded square shape, the edges are slightly less bevelled.
While the Versa 2 had a side button to turn the face on and off, the new Versa 3 will only have an indent on the side. This is a feature they came out with in a different model and seemed to get good feedback. While it's still easy to find the power button, it is much more smooth around the edges.
Fitbit is also releasing 3 colour combinations with this model. With the soft gold edges on the face, you have a choice of either a pink clay or a dark navy band. Then you have the classic soft black edges with a basic black flex band.
Additional Fitbit Versa 3 bands are also available, so you can customise your Fitbit Versa 3 for any occasion.
Fitbit is standing out because it may be the best smartwatch with top of the line fitness and wellness features. As mentioned earlier, the new features on this new Versa 3 model are definitely worth the price increase.
Taking the smartwatch community by storm, Google's acquisition of Fitbit has led to adding even more features. Now the Versa 3 is not just a Fitbit, but a Google smartwatch.
Now available with Google Assistant and Alexa Compatibility, your smartwatch is so much more than a fitness tracker. For Android users, you even can take calls and answer texts now!
Another new addition to this model is the built-in GPS. Now, you can track your run, bike, or swim on the watch. Not only does it not require Bluetooth when you're out, but when you get back from your workout, you can sync it with the app on your phone.
This means being able to keep track of your routes day in and day out! You can keep pace, monitor your heart rate, and stay more motivated.
Speaking of which, the heart rate monitor has also been upgraded on the Versa 3 to PurePulse 2.0. With this, you can track your sleeping patterns, resting heart rate, and of course your active heart rate during a workout.
As with other Fitbit smartwatch devices, you'll also get the standard step tracking, activity level reports, the number of calories you've burned, and of course, a waterproof display.
While the Versa 3 has almost everything you can ask for in a smartwatch, there are a couple of things it's more evolved counter-part developed, that the Versa 3 has not.
The Fitbit Sense is like the Versa 3's more advanced older sibling. It comes with an ECG (electrocardiogram) sensor to track the electrical signals from your heart. This can be especially helpful for people who need help keeping track of medical conditions.
In addition to the ECG sensor, the Sense also has a skin temperature measure and EDA (electrodermal activity) sensor to measure stress levels.
However, while the Sense does come with a few fun features that the Versa doesn't, the Versa is modelled to be more affordable, and for the everyday smartwatch user. Of course, this premium upgrade also comes with a steeper price at AU499.95, a whole AU100.00 more.
If you don't find these new features necessary for your health, or you simply don't know what you would do with them, the Versa 3 is still recommended as the middle-man of combination smartwatch/fitness trackers.
The battery life on the new Fitbit Versa 3 is unparalleled. With a battery life that can last upwards of 6 days, this watch will never let you down! Even when on all day and night, the Fitbit Versa 3 can employ all it's best functions.
While this varies based on GPS usage, as long as you monitor your usage, you may not have to charge it until the end of the week! This is especially great for people who like to use the sleep tracking feature. You can track your sleep at night and use it for workouts and wellness throughout the day without needing a charge!
As far as charging times go, Fitbit also has this one covered. Whether you only have 12 minutes or a day off, the Versa 3 can have you ready to go all week. In only 12 minutes, Fitbit claims to be able to recharge a whole days worth of battery onto your watch.
For a more complete charge, you can use a weekend day, night, or your rest day to get the Versa 3 back to full battery capacity!
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Overall, the Fitbit Versa 3 is a perfect option for people who want more than the basic Fitbit Charge or Inspire. It combines all the nifty features of smartwatches with the wellness and fitness tracking Fitbit is known for.
With new built-in GPS features and Google Assistant and Alexa, this 3rd model meets the expectations for new developments.
As these new and exciting features bring Fitbit up to speed with its competitors, you'll want to be one of the first to get your hands on this new technology. Before you know it you'll be on your way to meeting your fitness and wellness goals.
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