Fitbit seems to be working on a successor for the Versa, a popular fitness tracker, and competitor for the Apple Watch. The first images of the Fitbit Versa 2 have now surfaced.
View the Fitbit Versa 2 renders
Fitbit released last year with the Versa an interesting alternative for the Apple Watch. The device was not as versatile as Apple’s smartwatch, but a lot more affordable and especially interesting for athletes.
The TechnoBuffalo website has obtained and published the first images of the Fitbit Versa 2. It can be seen that the watch is very similar to its predecessor, but is available in a number of bright colors: pink, purple, blue and silver.
Major innovations are not expected, but the Versa 2 probably has a waterproof housing (up to 50 meters) of aluminum and a heart rate monitor, both nice features for athletes.
GPS may be added, but this is by no means fixed. The original Versa did not have GPS, so you still had to take your iPhone with you during your workout to see where you’ve walked or cycled. As the first Versa appeared in March last year, we expect another release in March for the Versa 2.
The original Versa was a limited smartwatch
When we published the Fitbit Versa review last year, our main criticism was that the device as a smartwatch was too limited. With the arrival of Fitbit OS 3.0, Versa 2 has to change. The original Versa now also has support for Fitbit Pay, allowing you to make payments in stores with the watch. Below you will find the conclusion of the review.
The question is whether the Fitbit Versa is a smartwatch, or more like a real fitness tracker. The truth is a bit in the middle, although the Versa has much more to offer as a sports watch than as a smartwatch. That is why the watch is especially interesting if you want to keep a lot of sport and performance, which is also due to the relatively low price of 199 euros. If you are looking for a full-fledged watch that can also handle your iPhone notifications, then the Apple Watch is still the better (but more expensive) choice.