Fitbit Versa Specifications
Studies show that using a fitness tracker can increase your daily steps by more than a mile. And walking has tremendous health benefits, from strengthening bones to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
But these days, fitness trackers offer many additional features beyond just tracking your steps. The Fitbit Versa is a versatile watch that appeals to fitness enthusiasts and smartwatch enthusiasts alike.
This article will outline Fitbit Versa specifications so you can decide if it is the right watch and fitness tracker for you.
Fitbit Versa Specifications: An Overview
Note: Since the release of the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit has released a Fitbit Versa Lite and two new versions of the Fitbit Versa, the Versa 2 and Versa 3. This is an overview of the Fitbit Versa 1 Specs.
- Battery Capacity: 145mAh
- Battery Life: 4+ Days
- Display Type: LCD, 1000 nits
- Screen Dimensions: 35.99mm x 29.23mm x 21mm
- Screen Resolution: 348x250pixels
- Touch Screen: Yes
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla glass
- Navigation: Touchscreen and 3 buttons
- Casing Material: Aluminum
- Bezel Material: Aluminum
- Water Resistant: Yes, to 50m
- Weight: 38g
- Wireless interface: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC
- Operating System: Fitbit OS 2.0
- Internal Memory: 4GB (2.5GB available, 300+ Songs)
- Notifications: Activity Alert, SMS, Email, Incoming Call Alert, Calendar Reminder, Weather Forecast
- Activity Tracking: Distance, Heartrate Tracker, Steps, Calories, Sleep
- Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone (iOS 9+), Android 4.3+ & Windows Phones
- Smartphone Companion App: Fitbit App
Fitbit Versa: Noteworthy Features
The Fitbit Versa has many features and capabilities that go beyond just a list of specifications. Below are a few that are worth noting.
1. Sleek Design
The Versa is more of a smartwatch than a fitness tracker, though it has the capabilities of both. As a result, the design is sleek. The face of the Versa is square with rounded edges, which appeals to a larger demographic than just fitness tracker enthusiasts.
It somewhat resembles an Apple watch, though in a slightly smaller form. Fitbit intentionally cut out some of the bulk of traditional smartwatches in order to make the Versa appealing to both male and female users.
The display is a vibrant, colourful touchscreen. The brightness can reach up to 1,000 nits, making it easily visible in any lighting situation. Whether you are in direct sunlight or underwater, you'll be able to see the watch screen without a problem.
Plus, you can customize it to make it fit your personal style. You can choose from a variety of free and paid clock face screens. The different screens also allow you to customize which tracking features are visible at any given time, so you can choose a screen that fits your needs.
And the customization options go beyond the display. The Versa has a quick-release mechanism, which makes it effortless to switch to a different band. You can go from casual to classy in just a few seconds by changing the band to fit your needs.
Even with all these features, the Versa still manages to be lightweight enough that you will barely realize it's on your wrist.
2. Health Monitoring
The Fitbit Versa comes packed with all the health monitoring capabilities that Fitbit is known for. Using these features, you can get a clearer picture of your overall health and areas that you should focus on to improve your activity level.
One of the most notable health tracking features lies beneath the watch, where a small sensor monitors your heart rate. And if you wear the device to bed, it automatically monitors your sleep, too.
By measuring your heart rate and movement, the Versa is able to give you a clear picture of your sleep health. When you wake up, you'll be presented with a summary of the previous night's sleep. The total sleep time will even be split into the REM, light, and deep sleep cycles and how long you spent in each.
The Versa also comes charged with staple tracking features: steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes, and stationary time. Though it has other apps available, the clear focus of the Versa is health.
Additionally, you can opt-in for an hourly activity feature that pushes you to reach 250 steps each hour. This is especially useful for people with desk jobs or who spend a lot of their day sitting, as it will remind you to get moving.
All of these features are visible both on-screen and on the connecting Fitbit smartphone app, where you can look at historical data and get a better picture of your health.
3. Exercise Tracking
Beyond the basic health tracking capabilities, the Fitbit Versa also allows you to track exercise. Within the main menu of the watch's exercise app, you can choose from a variety of activities. The menu includes running, biking, swimming, treadmill, weights, an interval timer, and general workout options.
Depending on the option you choose, the Versa will display different vitals and activity tracking. For example, while running you will get a look at your heart rate as well as the distance you have run and the time spent. While swimming, the Versa will display the lengths and meters swam alongside the time.
If your workout doesn't fit into any of the available options, the general workout will display the number of calories burned. This is based on movement and heart rate data collected by the Versa.
When you're finished with your exercise, you'll have a workout summary that will tell you how your workout went. You can also look back on this data to track progress and compare today's workout to last month's.
3. Music Capabilities
The Versa is also very useful when it comes to its music capabilities. If you want to go for a run without bringing your phone, you can play music directly from the watch using Bluetooth headphones.
The watch itself can hold about 300 songs in its internal library. It also supports Pandora and Dezeer music streaming services, though you must have relevant subscriptions to use these options. As of now, Spotify is not supported directly on the device.
Despite Spotify not being directly supported with the Versa, the watch is still useful to those who don't use Pandora or Dezeer as their music library of choice. You can use the watch buttons to control what is playing from your phone, making it a breeze to skip songs or pause the music when necessary. This allows you to adjust your music without pulling out your phone.
4. Smartwatch Capabilities
Beyond just health and fitness tracking, the Versa functions as a smartwatch. Here is where the Versa stands out from other Fitbit wearables.
The Versa can connect to both Android and iOS devices. It can display phone notifications right on the screen. Texts, calendar alerts, emails, and phone calls are all sent directly to your wrist.
You can even send calls directly to voicemail from your watch. Or use the Versa to answer the call on a connected phone.
Other supported apps will also display notifications on the screen. These can be configured in your settings. If you don't want to receive notifications, you can turn on the Do Not Disturb setting directly from the control center of the Versa.
With the Android or iOS app, you can customize the Versa's features to fit your needs. You can control syncing, manually log activities, and adjust notification alert settings. Plus the phone app allows you to access the app and clock face stores, so you can download new features and change the clock face straight from your phone.
Admittedly, the Versa doesn't have a ton of app options. This is probably for the best, though, as you probably won't want to overload the tiny screen with too many apps. The apps the Versa does support allow for added convenience—and you'll likely have your phone on hand for any more in-depth needs you have, anyway.
One helpful feature that the Versa does support is the Fitbit Pay platform. When contactless payment methods are available, you can pay directly from your watch. This comes in handy especially in situations where you may have forgotten your wallet (though we wouldn't rely on it exclusively as not every store supports contactless payment methods yet).
5. Easy Navigation
With all these features, it's worth noting that the Versa offers easy navigation to users. It has three buttons on the sides: one on the left and two on the right. These act as shortcuts for controlling music or quickly accessing important settings.
But the most noteworthy navigation feature of all is the responsive colour touch screen. Navigating the Versa's OS is primarily done using gestures on the touch screen. You can swipe left to display apps, swipe down to view a list of notifications, or swipe up to view today's activity stats.
Overall, using the Versa is fairly intuitive, and after a few minutes you'll easily grasp how to use its robust features to their fullest potential.
Obviously, we are big fans of the Fitbit Versa. The Fitbit Versa specifications speak to the quality of the smartwatch, and its health and activity tracking capabilities allow you to take control of your overall wellness. And its smartwatch capabilities go above and beyond what you would expect from a typical fitness tracker to give you access to useful information right on your wrist.
When you do grab yourself a Fitbit Versa, make sure to customize it with easy-to-change bands to match your style. We offer watch bands that will work for any occasion— check them out today!