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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4395 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My Fitbit Upgrade

    Posted
    KimW
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    I'd been wanting to upgrade from the Charge HR, and had been going back and forth between the Ionic and the Apple watch. I have very small wrists, and the Ionic was huge on me. The small Apple fit better, but the expense was something I couldn't wrap my head around. My procrastination paid off when the Versa came out with its smaller and more attractive watch face. I will say that it is still a little large on me, but I'm getting used to it. Even with the small band on I have an excess of band remaining. I love that you can customize the watch face with your own picture. A couple of things prevent me from giving it 5 stars. First, I was hoping the Versa would not have the same flaw as the Charge, and that is when you are pushing a cart in a store, no steps are registered. But the Versa records no steps then either. Also if you walk up a flight of steps holding something in the arm your watch is on, it will not record the flight of steps, which was also true of my Charge. Trying to get my music from iTunes onto the watch was more time-consuming than I would have liked. You have to turn off Bluetooth on your computer for the transfer, and when you have a wireless mouse and keyboard, that presents a challenge. Only 17 of the 42 songs I was trying to transfer actually worked due to an error message. Overall, the Versa is comfortable to wear and does most of what I need it to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted
    MC2724
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    I initially wanted the rose gold/purple FitBit, but it was sold out and my bank, this awesome, isn’t kind of “late to the party” to get with the new tech so they don’t support NFC. I got the rose gold/peach and it is a pretty watch. I love the sleekness of it and the functionality of it. It’s definitely a smart watch I’ve been waiting for. A few things though. It took a long time to update the software on high speed internet. I also don’t like that you can’t save clock faces. So for example instead of downloading a few to switch out, it only saves the current one and you have to download a new one again. On the Apple Watch, I had multiple clock faces and they saved and I switched them out often. The screen is also too sensitive. The slightest bump or tap and the screen turns on. I’ve turned off quickview (which stops the face turning on when I pick up my wrist) but quickview isn’t perfect. The band is comfortable, which it great, but it’s extremely difficult to remove and put back on. I also love that I can sync my info with Weight Watchers and the Apple Health app on my iPhone. I did have to swap it out because my first one straight out the box had a dent in the rose gold and though it may seem picky, this isn’t a cheap watch. The new one is perfect and I have a clear TPU rubber case for it. This will definitely get 5 stars if a few software tweaks are done. Happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as Fitbit Surge, but still good.

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    0000
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    Pros: * Bright OLED screen * Very light weight * Reliable battery life or 3-5 days depending on power settings Cons: * Watch band slightly stiffer and thicker and Fitbit Surge, making it marginally less comfortable, but not offensively so. * Like other Fitbit units, slightly fidgety bluetooth connectivity, requiring reboot of Fitbit or connected phone. Notes: * No GPS, but Ionic is available if important * No cellular data models available Screen is beautiful being colorful and bright. Tilt to wake screen is sometimes too sensitive and somtimes requires 2 or 3 tries. Also, there's a slight delay to the screen waking it making the whole motion a bit less fluid than the Apple Watch S4 which still has a slight delay as well. Power usage is about 15-20% per day, so in all honesty, 3-4 days of battery life is definitely fine. 4-5 if you turn off auto-screen wake. One annoying thing is no way to put the device into water mode, so when the device gets wet, screen often turns on and random button taps happen as the water or water droplets make the device think the screen is being tapped. Another nice thing would be a transreflective LCD screen similar to the Fitbit Surge, color or monochrome would be fine. Transreflective screens (Garmin devices) can be visible without backlight or any additional power... they's a layer in the screen that gathers existing room or outdoor light and makes the screen viewable. Backlighting only turns on when needed at night and low light situations. Why is this good? Saves power and also allows you to see the screen without tapping or or making a motion to turn it on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks and feels awesome.

    Posted
    Swamy
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    I have had mine about 2 weeks now. I ordered the black version. I had an Alta HR prior to this and used it mainly to track sleep, steps and for text and call notifications while at work. I wanted to be able to see any calls or texts while I was on the floor since we aren't allowed to have our phones out. The Alta worked well, but I love the new Versa even more. I really wish there was a way to sync two phones to it. I would love to be able to have messages from both my personal and work phone show up on it. The size is great. It isn't too big and its actually lighter weight than the Alta HR. It's thinner as well. I added my bank card for the payment feature which is pretty cool. I like that I can change the watch face on a whim. There are new ones added every day as well, plus you can make your own or use a photo with some of them. The steps seem accurate but the floor counting seems a little high. It counts the 3 low steps from my porch as a floor which I didn't expect. I had no issues with set up at all. I have a galaxy S9+ and all the features work. Set up was extremely simple. You can charge it with the bands on. The bands are harder to swap out than on the Alta HR since you have to get the little pin just right. The sleep tracker works well. I have used it to play music with blue tooth headphones a couple times. It works fine but it isn't something I use often. I hope the text replies come soon as I was really excited about that feature. Overall I am extremely happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade from the Blaze

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    NYCchick
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    What can I say about the Fitbit Versa? It's definitely a HUGE upgrade from the Fitbit blaze that I had previously owned. Though both are very similar in regards to the user interface - the biggest upgrade was charging the devices. With the Blaze you would have to snap the device out of the band to charge it in its specified carrier and then snap it back into the band to use it. Dust had accumulated all over the Blaze within a matter of days. So far no dust on the Versa and charging is a breeze - just like the Charge 2/3. No need to take the device out of the band, just snap the entire thing to the charger and there you go! One of my favorite features of the Versa is the large range of clock selections. The one I currently use is created by Fitbit lab - where I have a Fitbit Pet. For every 10% of my goal, my pup receives a treat. If I don't meet 50% of my goal my pups runs away and leaves behind a ransom note - stating that it would not return unless 5 treats are prepared for him (what a way to motivate your users!). I cannot rave enough how much this is an upgrade to the blaze. However, the only downfall is the battery life - although 3 days worth of battery is pretty impressive, I only wish it could have extended to at least 5 days in comparison to its brother device the Charge 3. With the animated pup, I would get about 2.5 days worth of charge - which is understandable. Overall I am pretty happy with my new device and happy that Fitbit understands its users so well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ok for now

    Posted
    betheflo
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    this is my first "smart watch." I need something to keep track of my heart rate, and I wanted something that doesn't look like a space ship sitting on my arm. So the form factor is a selling point for me. I also liked the idea of putting music on it, but the only way to do that is through the pc app, and the pc app does not work on windows 10. So no music for me. The music control feature for the phone (connected through bluetooth) is very limited, almost pointless. There are apps for pandora and deezer (?), but you have to have paid subscriptions to those services to use them on the fitbit. No thanks. Since the windows app doesn't work, I can't sync data to my computer. But the data I need are synced to my fitbit account online, so there's that. Setting up the fitbit is tedious and time consuming. It's almost as if you have to invest so much time and effort getting the thing working that you won't have the energy to return it. I was thinking about doing just that. However, it does the things I "need" it to do -- tell time and accurately measure my heart rate. There are a few more things that might be useful, as well, like track steps and sleep and such. So between that and the slim form factor, I think it will suffice. I might have a hard time recommending this to others, though, just because it was a real pain in the behind to get up and running. I can't speak to the phone answering features, yet, but that's not why I got it. It might be something I get used to having on my wrist.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch - a few irratations

    Posted
    DenMan
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    I have been using a Fitbit Charge 2 every day for the past year or so, and I have been extremely happy with it. The rest of the family are now using Apple Watches having upgraded from the Fitbit Alta HR, but I don't feel the need to have my iPhone on my wrist and I'm very happy with the Fitbit ecosystem. I finally decided to upgrade to the Versa. The watch itself does not disappoint. I love the quality of the display and the ease of use. I don't want notifications so I don't use those, and I use my phone and wireless headphone for my music, but everything else about the Versa is great. I did have quite a few frustrations involving the very buggy bluetooth connection to my iPhone at first, but I was finally able to figure out what I think was causing the issues, and pairing has been working well and consistent the past couple of weeks. What keeps this from being a solid 5 star product is that I can't believe such a technological watch such as the Versa is basically using a similar watch strap system probably developed in the late 1800's. Changing the watch band is not easy, and makes the band feel fairly flimsy. The Charge and Alta's have a much better system for the changing of the bands. Once I changed the band on the Versa, I definitely don't feel like I want to go through that again unless I have to because of a failed band. Other than that, I couldn't be more happy with this over the Apple Watch - at least for what I use it for - a fitness tracker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Pebble Replacement

    Posted
    Lisml47
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    I was devastated when I found out that Fitbit was discontinuing the Pebble smartwatches, however the Fitbit Versa is a pretty decent consolation prize. I've gotten to 5 days on the battery life with some to spare, the interface is pretty easy to use, the screen is very bright and clear, and the notifications are displayed quickly and clearly. I also have smaller arms and the watch is not too big or too heavy for my wrist. There are a few items that I hope Fitbit adds in a future update, to include reading your sleep stats on your phone, message notifications that don't expire, better message reply options, all things that my Pebble had. The reason I didn't give it five stars is that it tracks steps and floors while you're driving, so if you go over a mountain range it'll say you've climbed 70 floors that day and I know I didn't do 10,000 steps in a day that I spent 9 hours driving, but since I only hang long road trips a couple times a year I don't consider it to be a dealbreaker. Other than that, I've had my watch for a couple months now and am still really happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Versafan84
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    Upgraded from the Blaze since they no longer sell at Best Buy. My blaze froze and luckily I had the Geek Squad warranty so I was able to swap it with the Versa, only paying the difference. I have had it for almost 4 weeks now. Love the sleek look. Love the peach color band. I hated the syncing process which took about half a day and overnight to work. That's why I am giving 4 stars. That was the most frustrating part. There were also a couple of times when I was working out and the watch stopped tracking my exercise for no reason. It hasn't happened again but that ticked me off. Otherwise it's a great watch. Like that there are more options and the interface is better. I don't use the apps so can't comment on that. Love that it's waterproof. Blaze wasn't. This is a great substitute! Only problem is now I have to buy new bands since the blaze bands do not fit the Versa. How convenient is that? I'll buy my bands from other online retailers since they're much cheaper and have more selections. Battery life is okay I suppose. I tend to charge my watch every other day anyway so can't fully comment on the battery life length.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just one problem.. ADD SPOTIFY!

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    AppleDespisor
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    An awesome watch for sure! But a huge downfall to me is that you cannot control your music streaming from spotify or any other music app... I workout every day and that was one of my favorite features of the Fitbit Blaze and I assumed it would be on the Versa... So it may be my mistake for having bought it, but you would assume a newer, much more intelligent watch would have something so commonly used. I also feel that the heart rate monitor is less accurate.. I have counted my heart rate a few times to find the watch was incorrect by a decent bit. Which again, to such an active person it matters. The waterproof features are amazing and the durability so far is great! I work on heavy equipment a lot, and this thing gets absolutely COVERED in grease, oil, chemicals, you name it. Wash it off and itll keep trucking, even when you accidentally drop a heavy part directly on the watch and your wrist.. or smash it against something. Very pleased with this watch!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic watch for running

    Posted
    Steve
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    I replaced a Microsoft Band 2 with this watch. My take on the first two months of use are: + screen is easy to read + waterproof means I can rinse it off after working out + battery lasts several days if you are wearing it as a watch and not using it to track workouts + daily charge takes less than 20 minutes + vibration alarm wakes me up every time + band material appears to be holding up well with minimal to no scuffs - I find the band latch difficult to remove when taking the watch off - settings were hard to figure out. Need to dig through the Fitbit app to configure the watch - somewhat annoying to put in the charger - TONS of emails from Fitbit about every little thing the watch recorded. These should be opt-in. - wanted to use the watch without making a Fitbit account which is not possible Overall, I'm happy with the watch. It doesn't have built in GPS (which my Band 2 did at this price point), but I wasn't willing to pay $100+ more to get it. I would buy the Versa again. Would rate 5 stars if it included GPS on the watch - no phone required.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good watch

    Posted
    erne
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    I've been wearing the watch for almost two months now. I really like the style of this watch and all the applications that you can get on your wrist. The coach is pretty nice, so you can get an idea of a short work out. I used mine in the shower sometimes, without any problems, so I trust in its water resistance feature. Also, it is pretty good tracking my sleep. Although I love it, there are some cons: 1. It is not very accurate with the step counting. I would say it has 10-15% error, which is not bad, but it can be better. 2. It is very bad tracking active periods. I don't know how it estimates that, if it is only based on your hand movement or if it also includes the heart rate, but it is VERY inaccurate. I've been doing a spinning class for an hour and the watch says: you have been active for 10 min. Really!!! 3. Sometimes, I have problems syncing my watch with the Fitbit app, which I feel is more an app problem than the watch, but anyway... Again, even with those cons, I am very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not quite a 5 start rating..

    Posted
    Ganthet
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    I wanted a new smartwatch and the biggest comparison came down to iWatch vs. Versa. After taking into account various articles, I came to the conclusion the Versa had everything I needed especially battery life and at a price over $100 less than the iWatch. Pros: Tracking is great and I get the notifications I need. The pulse tracking matches other equipment I have used and I am learning a lot about my sleep patterns thanks to the 3-4 days I get between charges. Cons: The little things that drop the overall rating to a 4 vs. a 5 star rating are the few things it is lacking. Switching watch faces requires extra steps (especially for paid watch faces) because it only stores one face at a time. It does not have a tether feature so I don’t know if either my watch or my phone is too far away from each other. Lastly, while I get all the notifications I want, I would like a little more control over them such as different vibrations for different types of messages. Considering how much I like the watch overall, the cons are minimal but they are just enough for me to not give this a perfect rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for the price

    Posted
    YourFaveITBae
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    I've been a Fitbit user since 2011, but switched to the Apple watch due to quality issues. The first time I saw the Versa, I knew this was going to be the one. It's cute. It's lightweight. It has just the right amount of smart. I set the watch up early in the morning. The software update took forever! The Coach app kept failing and I don't like that I can't save watch faces. For the first two days, I also wore my Apple watch. The only thing I missed was being about to respond to texts when I was away from my desk. The stats for my day were almost the same. The heart rate measured the same as the Apple watch. The Versa counted less steps, but the calorie count at the end of the day was the same as the Apple watch. I ended the day with my Apple watch at 50%, and my Versa still showed battery full. I ordered a different band because the standard one fits either too tight or too loose. My hand went numb so I moved it a notch. Then it started to spin around my wrist. Overall, I was on the fence, but it's a great product. Definitely worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Depends on what you’re looking for

    Posted
    Chris
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    I personally love this watch. I would give it five stars, but I think that rating should be reserved for perfection. It does most of what I wanted it to. And even a few things I didn’t expect. Only negatives for me are things I pretty much expected. Blue tooth range is only about 30 feet from phone. I had hoped if I had gotten a call or text while I was outside of that range, it would notify me once I got back into that range, but it doesn’t do that. Overall, it does what it says it does and does it well. It has done the main thing I wanted which was help me to not constantly pull my phone out of my pocket and check it. I also enjoy all the fitness apps. It can do far more than I’m using it for, so it really depends on what each individual person wants. If you are looking for a Dick Tracy watch phone, this isn’t it. If you are looking for a tool to help you track your fitness, diet, and give you alerts and notifications when you have a text or a call, this is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great item to tracts every sleep stage but crashed

    Posted
    DrWrightFitbit
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    My fitbit was great until is crashed in 5 months ago. It tracks my sleep with all sleep stages. It tracks my cycle, water intake, exercise, stairs without having to input it. It is better than my apple watch that does not include a feature to track any of the sleep states. I love this fitbit and recommend it to everyone. I even use refer my clients to it so that I may do biofeedback and track their sleeping patterns for therapy. I absolutlely love my fitbit. I cant text or answer calls from it but it does everything I need healthwise! Fitbit is replacing my device because it crashed after an update. I would give it five stars had it not crashed on me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lovely, great for fitness

    Posted
    Jenn
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    This watch is very comfortable to wear. Unlike my previous smartwatch, I can sleep comfortably in the Versa. There are some great customization options in the fitness app, which allows you to track things such as the time you spent doing yoga, walking, using an elliptical, biking, etc. The step counter feels more accurate than my previous watch. I also get my text messages, and news alerts sent to my watch. The screen is lovely and easy to read. In comparison to an Android based smartwatch, this watch has fewer watch faces and apps. That being said, I never really used those other apps much on my Android watch. There are three buttons on the Versa. Two of those buttons don't seem very useful. Maybe I'm missing the point or I havent figured out some sort of customization option. This is my first Fitbit. I love the fitness app. It is far better than the fitness apps that I tried on my previous watch. The watch band on the Versa can be changed, but it's not the easiest thing you'll ever do. Don't plan on changing them every day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mosty Fine.. Few Issues

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    Buzzsaw50
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    I have been using a Fitbit Charge 2 for over a year and was completely satisfied EXCEPT for the fact that the display is not bright enough to read outside in the sunlight. I thought I was upgrading when I bought a Charge 3.... NOPE. The Charge 3 has several issues... very few clock displays to choose from... tiny grey fonts at the top and bottom..that you can't read outside... BUT..I really like the Fitbit app and it's tracking tools...so I thought I would try a Versa... It's smaller than the Ionic and fits my smaller wrist just fine. I have had a few instances where there were sync issues, but a re-try on the sync worked just fine. This takes some getting used to on how starts and stops when doing a manual track. The touch screen works fine, as does sleep tracking and auto tracking my activities. I have had a couple of small issues..heart rate tracking sometimes doubles the actual rate, but a re-start fixes that. Battery lasts 4 days if I let it go to 12-15%

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Watch To Have

    Posted
    Joeytrem
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    I got the watch as a reminder to stay more focused on keeping active. This watch will vibrate every hour between the hours of 9 to 6 if I haven't walked over 250 steps that hour. It also has an alarm that will wake me up in the morning. The wrist band is comfortable. I never find myself fidgeting with the band. On the con side a lot of the faces that the watch has to offer you need to purchase it. I purchased a pretty cool face and now I no idea how to re-enable that face that I purchased before. You can answer or reject phone calls coming into your mobile phone from your watch and you can read incoming text messages. Pretty solid watch for the most part. It also holds a charge so you don't need to recharge it every day. I can go over the weekend without needing to recharge my watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good watch/tracker

    Posted
    Nate
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    I've had the versa for about a month now and am mostly happy with it. The fitness tracking part of it is excellent; it's pretty comprehensive and covers a wide range of activities and it's easy to track your progress. My current phone is a Sony Xperia XA 2 Ultra and I'll have the occasional connectivity issue and I'll have to turn my Bluetooth off then on to get it to connect again. Also, there's a slight delay in the notification. When an incoming call or text comes in, the Versa doesn't vibrate immediately, it's maybe a second delay; not a big deal but it would be better if it was immediate like on other watch/trackers I've had. Lastly, to control music from your phone with the Versa is unnecessarily complicated and never works exactly how you want it. Hopefully they can fix these issues soon. Despite it's shortcomings, I'm enjoying the Versa very much and I get a lot of compliments about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend