5.0 out of 5 stars | Nice upgrade from Blaze
Update after 2 weeks of use: I've put the Versa through its paces over the past two weeks... 110 miles of walking (235,000 steps) and 400 flights of stairs, plus tested its waterproof claims. Here's what I've found: - The distance/step tracking is pretty accurate without the GPS, nominally better than the Blaze, but with one exception. It appears to be sensitive to arm movement without walking. For example, I attended a concert and picked up a "mile of walking" just by standing and clapping my hands at the concert. I tested this a couple times. Just sitting and clapping or tapping my knees to music will add steps and distance to the counter. Couldn't find any solution for this other than use the GPS function - connecting it to your phone's GPS - as you exercise, which works well. But now that I know the issue, I can adjust my tracking accordingly. Since I walk with my phone anyway (for security) this is not an issue for me either way. - Stair/elevation changes track very similarly to the Blaze. My daily outdoor walk route includes some hills and the number of "flights" it tracks never varies by more than one on any given day. - It is definitely waterproof. In the shower, in the pool for more than an hour, walking in the rain. No problem. You can even read the screen underwater. Haven't tried the ocean yet... that will be next month. - Without connecting to GPS and only syncing on demand, not constant, I get a good full 5 days of battery life. I find I have no need to have it continuously sync.... if I want to know my progress, it's on the watch anyway with less effort than opening the phone app. - I have not tested out the music yet, though I've looked at it and the instructions appear pretty straight forward. Since I'm taking my phone with me anyway, I don't need to have the music on the watch. I'm sure I'll try it eventually. The bottom line for me at this point is that it is everything the Blaze was with a better interface, charging solution, and waterproof. I’ve had a Fitbit Blaze for 2 years.... it helped me lose 175 lbs over that time period. I replaced it with this Versa mostly because the Versa is waterproof. Other than being waterproof the only functional upgrades are (1) the ability to store music and play music directly thru Bluetooth, the watch’s ability to connect to WiFi (to do OS updates and download music) and (3) the updated operating system that allows third party apps to be installed and used. Otherwise than these it gives me the same functionality as the Blaze. It is a little smaller and thinner than the Blaze and because, unlike the Blaze you don’t pop it out of its frame, the control buttons seem easier to use. The screen display is much brighter too. The Blaze in direct sunlight is unreadable; this one is fine. Screen resolution appears to be much higher too. Setup was a breeze. Just follow the step by step directions on the app, which needs to be installed on your phone before setup. There are also some fine videos online that will walk you thru the setup too. I’ve taken it thru 2 days of activity so far (about 24 hours) and as I write this the battery is 83% charged. Sensors seem a little more sensitive than the Blaze. Some reviews complain about the apps or the watch faces. I think there are plenty of the latter to choose from and most are free. The one pictured here was free and I liked it because it displays all the tracking on one screen (and with a simple tap on the screen I can change the display color). All in all I’m happy with the Versa upgrade from the Blaze.
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2018 by WCQ
5.0 out of 5 stars | Kudos to Fitbit on the new Versa! This is the fitness focused watch to get at a fair price!
Had the Charge 2 for a while and loved it. Then switched to the latest apple watch at the encouragement of a few friends. While that apple watch was nice for the few months I wore it, I found I was not using a lot of the features in it that may have been why it was double the cost of the Versa. On the apple watch I found the battery would not last more than 36 hours and the phone app was no where near what Fitbit had in terms of activity and sleep tracking as well as just overall display of the many data points. When the Versa came out I said why not try it, hearing how slim it was and the extended battery life. It was that or go back to my Charge 2 that is also a fantastic tracker. My goal was to get back to the Fitbit app. I love this watch/fitness tracker and know this is going to be a huge hit for Fitbit. The app I love is now back in my life for the detailed activity and sleep tracker and the battery life is nearly as good as my Charge 2. I have gotten five days of battery life on the Fitbit Versa already - this is with a 45 minute workout on each of those five days included. At the end of the five days I was at 28% remaining, telling me I had another day or two of charge remaining. The texts all come through, the watch rings when I get a all on my iPhone, the screen is crystal clear, the watch itself is very slim compared to apple(no bump on the underside), there must be hundreds of clock faces to choose from, and it has all the apps I could think of needing in the watch store (the store is already noticeably growing). This is the fitness tracker\watch to get. Very impressed and kudos to Fitbit for a well thought out fitness focused watch that is a true competitor to the apple watch. Just a quick comment on the setup of the Versa. I saw a few comments here about how the setup took 30 minutes or so to complete with an update. My comment is so what? I just put my Versa on the charger, used the app to update it, walked away, came back and wha-la - it was done! It hasn't stopped since! Enjoy!
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2018 by Kevster5
5.0 out of 5 stars | ... this for a week now and can’t say enough good things about it
Have owned this for a week now and can’t say enough good things about it. Fantastic smart watch that is about 80% of an Apple Watch for less than half the price. If you love the Fitbit community and want a waterproof tracker that adds a ton of smart watch features and has great battery like to boot, this is your Fitbit!
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2018 by Steve Moose
1.0 out of 5 stars | Not impressed...
Not impressed. Had it 4 months and it completely stopped syncing to my phone and kept glitching. Asked for my money back and was refused stating they would just send another Versa. That was 2 weeks ago and have still not received it. Battery only lasts 3-4 days vs the Blaze which was about 7-10 days. The versa is honestly nothing special. I’ve had three different Fitbit’s and all have glitched and been replaced. I don’t get them wet and don’t have a physical job. I take great care of them. But of all the hassle and returns and glitches I could have had a nice Apple Watch. This was my last attempt at trying Fitbit products. It will also be my last.
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018 by rstrange1029
5.0 out of 5 stars | Five Stars
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Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2018 by DR