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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fitness goals

    Posted
    Mishka
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So firstly I want to make it extremely clear that I use my versa for purely fitness the rest of the functions are either pleasant or I just don't use them. So if you're curious about payment apps, music app, basically anything besides the fitness coach, steps, HR, and water resistance this isn't the review you wanna read. Also I think it's important to note I have a Moto E4 plus and I've had no issues with syncing (I was concerned and I wish people with syncing problems had given their phone info bc that feedback helps other buyers and the manufacturers to fix any bugs in the system). So now that I've gotten those important tid bits out of the way. I LOVE THIS WATCH. So I had gotten some cheap wish one ages ago bc I wasn't ready to commit to spending anymore than even 30$ bucks on a watch (wish I did it sooner!). I haven't regretted my purchase whatsoever. It is pretty accurate with everything, I have noticed heart rate issues BUT that brings me to an important note that Fitbit did not include in their info booklet. With fitness watches u should be wearing them ofc non dominant bc it does track steps by gps apparently but also u have to remember it's probably measuring ur steps by how u move ur arms as well. With the heart rate you wanna wear it underneath that bone on ur wrist, I don't know why don't ask me. I learned that from my wish watch bc in the instructions it said that and whenever I have an inaccurate reading on there versa I'll move it down past that bone and sure enough it's reading accurate again. I don't understand why they say to wear the band so it's able to move up and down slightly, I recommend u don't. Obviously don't have the thing so tight but it works w lights and any light coming in through any gap will give u heart rate inaccuracy as well. Now besides that I really can't give it enough verbal praise. It really is an amazing watch and I recommend it for anyone wanting to step up their fitness game. I really love the coach feature and the Fitbit app itself is super nice. I love how much they jammed into the app, I do wish I could connect it to my Lose it! account bc it's easier to track food than on fitbits app but lose it requires u to be premium to connect ur Fitbit so I can't knock Fitbit for that. I guess my last thing to note is I don't understand people's issue with the clock faces, I changed mine and it hasn't changed back at all. Also been going 2 days now and at 80% which is day and night to my old watch, that crap would need to charge every night could barely last 10 hours. OH ONE LAST THING: whoever said this felt cheap obviously has issues bc this watch feels quite luxurious to me! Granted if u expected metal I could understand but even then the plastic does not even remotely feel cheap. I've already dropped mine twice on the ground (sweaty hands after my run bc I don't like to shower w it just seems gross to me since it does get sweaty under the band and ya know dead skin and all) and not a single scuff

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality. Simple. Elegent.

    Posted
    Nate
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Fitbit Versa is the best smartwatch I have owned and let me tell you why. I have owned it now for 8 months and have put it through a pretty good test drive. I am one of those people that leave it on 24/7. I hardly ever notice it's there and love that it is light and does not make my wrist sweat. I have had other smart watches in the past including Fossil and Samsung gear. What I did not like about the Fossil is that it was circular in design and kinda big. Plus I was worried about getting it wet or doing any kind of workout with it. My problem with the Samsung gear was that when I would get a notification it would send it to my watch and I would see it and then "dismiss" the notification only to pull out my phone later and see that the same notification was still there. It would make me think that I missed a text or a phone call when in fact I hadn't. It was annoying that I had to clear the notification twice. And again it was circular in design. With the Versa it is still compatible with my galaxy phone and it does dismiss notifications if I want it to. I can also do short pre typed messages. I shower with this watch on everyday and it has showed no signs of the water affecting it. Other than that I have recently swam with it on for more than an hour at a time. I swam in a warm pool and a very hot jacuzzi. I also spent a lot of time in a steam room. Non of these things have affected the performance of the watch in any way that I can tell or measure. I have also enjoyed this latest update that they did, it cleaned up the look of things and gave me more info that i could look at from my watch. I also like the period tracker app that they have on the Fitbit app. I am a man, but I am married to a beautiful woman. I like how my watch will tell me when "my period" is about to start so that I can be on the lookout and get some chocolates when they are needed. For any women reading this, you can also edit your period duration and log symptoms or if you are trying to get pregnant it will tell you when you are most likely ovulating. The other features on this watch are really great. It has an alarm clock and an interval timer and it even has little workouts that it will guide you through. I think what I would suggest to anyone that is on the fence about this watch is, buy it from Bestbuy and try it out for 14 days. You can return anything to Bestbuy within 15 days and get a full refund for that product. So you can use that time to decide if you want to keep it. Oh and one more thing. I really like the bands and the fact that they are so easy to switch out for any type of occasion. Thanks for reading my review and I hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fitness Tracker and Watch

    Posted
    WonderinBear
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Fitbit Versa has features that are found in much more expensive fitness track or watches. It has coaching and accurate tracking so that you can keep a good eye on your progress toward your goals and get some guidance on improving your workouts.. The watch is very durable with bands that can be changed. This feature was important to me because the last fitness watches that I had were replaced because the band broke and could not be replaced. The Fitbit Versa has a Low Profile and looks like a watch. It has multiple clock faces to meet your personality or eyesight, the digital clock setting is very easy to read on the go or while exercising. The notifications worked seamlessly with her phone. The music download feature is great from those times that you want to work out without carrying your phone. I found the Pandora app built into the phone to be particularly useful. The Fitbit app for your phone and your PC work very well with the watch. The Fitbit app also work with other fitness apps so you have a lot of flexibility in tracking your progress. I like the Fitbit app’s ability to track food intake, as a extensive list of restaurants and food items which are not constantly inputting information it also has ability to scan bar codes however the barcode function will not always work but manual entry is pretty easy and once it is entered you simply selected from the list it will also track micronutrient basics carbs fat and protein. The sleep tracking function has been incredibly helpful for me and has given me the information I needed to improve the quality of my sleep. This model is also water resistant, you can go swimming or boating without worrying about destroying the watch. However you cannot go scuba diving with the watch and expected to survive. This particular model however does not have the NFC pay capability. For me it is not worth the extra money as I would generally have my phone with me and it doesn’t bother me to tap my phone rather than my wrist. Because Fitbit is so well known in the market there is a lot of third-party products out there that will enhance the Fitbit Versa such as protective bumpers and screen guards. I always recommend as a minimum you put a screen guard on your device. If you’re active Murphy’s Law says you are going to scratch the screen if you don’t have a protective cover the Fitbit Versa has a lot of options in that area. Overall the Fitbit Versa is very durable, water resistant and an accurate tracker. After using the unit for a while I have not found a negative this is amazing because I am usually a nitpicky pessimist – Thus it earned a 5 Star rating its Well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Fitbit i've been waiting for

    Posted
    Elle
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Fitbit has always been a fitness watch FIRST, so it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that an Apple watch has... and it's not meant for it and it shouldnt be the reason why you buy it. It's for fitness and activity tracking and now with the new fitit versa (and ionic) they are getting into more smartwatch functionality. There are some apps you can add to the versa as well as receive notifications on the watch, but as of this review you can't reply to messages yet. Fitbit says that's coming in an update. You can sideload music directly to the versa using your computer! (so old school!... hopefully they'll get better with this one day too) and then connect your bluetooth headphones to it for real hands-free listening. you can also use pandora plus or Deezer for music.... hopefully bigger named music services will be added one day.... Bear in mind... fitbit is very new to the smartwatch game, the versa is only the second one out.. so there are limited apps and services connected to it now Design-wise... The fitbit versa is thin and very lightweight... you can barely feel it on your wrist. This is what sold me on the versa! I love it. Looks better in person too.. it feels and looks great on the hand. (get a screen protector for it tho.. i've heard folks say that theirs already has scratches on it :-/ ) the information on the watch is very readable and clear...not small at all. There are different kinds of watch bands you can buy and switch out depending on where you are going. Plenty third party folks are selling them now. Battery life is about 3-4 days. It charges pretty quickly too. I like to drop it on the charger while i take a shower so it can top up a lil. The fitbit versa does not have built in GPS (on either edition) nor fitbit pay (the limited edition one does tho... for $30 more) but since i don't run outside, leave my phone > , nor use fitbit pay, those are fine for me. If you need them, get the ionic (which was also a great product... i had that one before but got this one because of the design) I'm loving the direction fitbit is going with their devices... this one is definitely a good one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed with this Fitbit!

    Posted
    MikeKatz
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have been wearing a Fitbit since the beginning (Fitbit Flex). I've also used the Flex2, the HR and the HR2. They have all improved on functionality and features as they progressed. But the Versa is outstanding. Not only does it do a great job at it's core functions (counting steps and heart rate), but it can sync to my phone for GPS tracking of workouts, I can change clock faces (which also allows the data to be shown differently), I can read my texts and incoming caller ID, and I can make simple responses to texts. It feels lighter than the HR2, is more comfortable, and is fully waterproof (to a certain depth). The silent alarms are also adjustable, so if you use it as an alarm clock it will wake you up (my main complaint about the HR2 was that the silent alarm was barely noticeable...) It has apps, and the Versa can stream music to BT speakers/earphones. I am regretting not getting the "special version" to try Fitbit Payments, but maybe next time. My only complaint so far is the battery life. I am getting an average of 3-4 days before I get the alert that the battery is low, which isn't horrible. It only takes about 2 hours to fully charge, so I will charge it when doing computer work or watching TV. The HR2 would last 6-7 days, but of course it didn't have nearly all the functions. I cannot compare this to a smart watch, since I haven't owned any, but I would put this more in the the category of a smart watch than a fitness tracker. I strongly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slightly Disappointed

    Posted
    Godfadda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Although I owned several fitness trackers, this is my first Smart Watch. Since I have an iPhone, I was considering purchasing an Apple Watch 3. Based on the reviews and cheaper price, I chose the Versa. The watch itself is nice. Even with my small wrist size, the watch face is not overpowering. The band is comfortable to and I like that it is a standard type of adjustable band. The screen is clear and nicely visible outdoors. I realize there is a learning curve with the exercise functions and my rating does not include this. The touch screen works well as well as the swiping functions. I would like to be able to arrange the screen apps in an order I use most but not sure if that is possible. I and on day 2 after a charge and am at 61%. Where Fitbit fails for me, and the 3 Star rating, has to do with the watch face apps, transferring of music and the fact that the mobile app is not working for several days that the Fitbit team has been working on with no solution at the time of this review. When you change the watch face, it is not saved anywhere in case you decide to change it. You will have to go the Face store and re-install it. Not too convenient. Transferring music is not ideal. First, for Windows users,you have to download the Fitbit desktop app from the Microsoft Store on your PC. My Microsoft Store is not working and I have been working on the solutions for 4 days now. I had to use a family member’s computer to use the Fitbit desktop app to transfer music. For some reason, it took almost an hour to load 18 songs which is too long. I can’t believe Fitbit does not have a desktop download directly from their website which would help those of us whose Microsoft store is not working. For now, I will have to borrow the family member’s computer to add additional music; not convenient. Lastly, I am one of the lucky ones who was able to setup my Versa before he mobile app failed which is needed to get started using the watch. Until the current mobile app issue is resolved and hopefully a better way to change watch faces and music transferring, I cannot recommend this smart watch. If no updates to these issues soon, I may return mine

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really happy with the Versa

    Posted
    Greg
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been using the Versa for a week now, switching from a Charge 2, and overall love it. Here are the top points in my opinion: - It really is slim and easy to wear. It almost seems smaller and less noticeable than the Charge 2 (The Charge 2 is a bit thicker). I wear it all day and at night and have no issue with it. - I saw one review that said it looked a bit cheap but I don't see it - I think it is another really nice Fitbit device with a nice screen, good band, and it looks like the pictures you will see online. - Battery is as advertised, it burns about 22-25% per day so it will be around 4 days of life. - One thing on size, if you were one of those people that would tuck your old fitbit in your sock while on a bike (as it doesn't register anything on your hand), not sure that is too easy to do with this being a bigger device. Not a big deal for me, but it is something that is harder to do vs. a Charge. - The touchscreen is very responsive and quick Some improvement areas: - The app store is a nice add but now everything is an "app" and there are two things I don't like with it. First, seeing all of your Fitbit stats is available in the Fitbit Today app which you swipe up to see, but there is a minor lag in launching the app. For prior Fitbits, being able to cycle through your steps, floors, heart rate, etc. was immediate. Second, alarms can only be set on the watch, not through the Fitbit app on your phone or the Fitbit website. Not a huge deal, but not sure why this changed as I usually would set alarms through the iOS app before. - Not an issue with the Versa but now that Fitbit has bigger displays, they really need to approve the change to allow "quiet" times on the "Raise to wake" feature. I love having that on during the day but at night as you move, the watch screen enables and it is too bright at night. This wasn't a huge deal with the Charge HR, became a little bigger issue with the Charge 2 and now needs to be fixed. Overall, if you are a Fitbit fan and like the looks and idea of the Versa watch, you will love it. I was on the fence on if I would like it as I am not a watch fan at all, but I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My Fitbit Upgrade

    Posted
    KimW
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    You can add music, but you can't listen to it

    Posted
    Jones
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I reported my issue (the second time with the Fitbit team and received this reply: We apologize for the delayed response and it was nice chatting with you regarding your Versa's volume not working using your Airpod. We've run another review on this email address, we're able to locate your Fitbit account and see that your device successfully synced today, June 4th at 3:34 PM using your iOS device. So that we can document your case properly, may we ask what type of airpods are you using? As we've contacted our team regarding this case, we'd like to set proper expectation that our device's volume can't control when using an Apple Airpods. Should you wish to use this feature on your device, we do suggest using our Fitbit Flyer which is currently not available on our website https://www.fitbit.com/shop/flyer. However, you can check our authorized retailer via https://www.fitbit.com/retailers as they still have our Flyer earphones on their inventory. If you wish to know more about our Fitbit Flyer, you can check this website: https://www.fitbit.com/flyer. We hope to hear from you. Should you have any further questions, don't hesitate to let us know. Sincerely, Julian S. and the Fitbit Team This was my reply: All I can say is I'm extremely disappointed. I purchased the Versa with the understanding that I would be able to listen to music as I exercise. Little did I know that I would need to purchase your exclusive wireless earphones. I feel that this should be part of the advertising, or at least noted on your website and the package detailing. I had tried two other brands of wireless earphones and experienced terrible Bluetooth connection while walking outside, despite resetting the Versa a number of times. The Bluetooth connection was good with the Apple Airpods; however, I had to deal with ear-piercing sound. Unfortunately, I am left with no other choice but to post a negative review of your product. My recommendation - spend the extra money and purchase an Apple watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty great

    Posted
    erkelbot
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Top line: It's a great device. It's a smart watch that doesn't reach to try to be something it's not designed to be. It nails the fitness aspect by boasting accurate optical HR readings for all activities I've tried so far, and also allows users to customize what notifications they want to receive from their Versa. It'll work with Google Maps, messaging, Etrade, NY Times, and a whole lot more. And the FitBit app is second to none in the fitness space... Note: FitBiot did have a small fumble with the App Store crashing the first week of launch, which was a frustrating experience. Now that this functionality has been restored, and the software on the device is running as it should with updates, all is well and stable. The really good: The battery, the looks, the onboard memory for music, the touch sensitivity, the HR accuracy. It also has a low-profile elevation off the wrist with the new HR sensor (no real bump). The less good (but still good/fine): FitBit pay is only supported by some banks. I'm sure this will come in time. The Versa lacks GPS. For some hardcore runners or cyclists, this may be a deal-breaker. But for me, I am fine with sidestepping this feature. Most other mid-range fitness watches lack onboard music, so that'll leave you brining your phone anyway (or a music device). I'm fine having the Versa estimate my distance when I want to leave the phone behind, but I'm good also bringing the phone with for most activities. What really matters is HR accuracy, and I've found the measurements to be very good with the new FitBit HR sensor integrated. All of that said, my consideration set was as follows: Garmin Vivosport, Garmin Vivoactive 3, Apple Watch Series 2/3, FitBit Ionic. I think the Versa is the best blend of aesthetics, functionality, smart watch appeal, and app ecosystem. I'm a happy dude.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EVERYTHING I wanted...

    Posted
    BeezLouise
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'm an avid FitBitter, since Spring 2015. I just upgraded from the Blaze to the Versa. I was so disappointed with the looks of the Ionic (not to mention size!) and I just knew, in the back of my mind, to wait. There HAD to be a "waterproof Blaze 2" coming out, I told myself... Well! Talk about patience being a virtue, I'm well rewarded by my wait! The Versa set up SO easily, it took a half hour to set up, but it told me this at the get-go. literally said make sure you've approx. 30 minutes. That's about all she took, and I'm up and running! Got "Nothing Special" as my first clockface, it loaded quickly and with no problems. I have not loaded my music on yet, but HAVE used it to control the music on my phone with perfect success! downloaded the calculator app, and the water logging app- thrilled to log my water via my watch! :) The 1.000 nit screen... idk what a "nit" is as far as electronics, but Woooooo! 1,000 nits! :D The grey band is very light-grey, and SO soft to the touch! This? Is the soft, comfortable, *waterproof* Fitbit of my dreams!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Questional Build Quality

    Posted
    IML726
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased my Fitbit Versa in May of 2018 from Macys. In the little over one year period in which I have owned the watch, it has had be replaced due to manufacturing defects two times for battery failure. Just recently the HR sensor failed, but this happened 3 weeks outside of my warranty period. The only thing Fitbit offered was 25% off another device. I don't trust the build quality of Fitbit so I declined the offer. When the watch worked correctly the battery would last for four days between charging. This was one of the main reasons I decided to purchase this watch over an Android smartwatch. I like Fitbit's fitness tracking and the app for the smartphone to see detailed metrics. The smartwatch aspects are limited, but that wasn't the primary reason for buying the Versa. It had the basic things I needed, such as call and text notifications. Pros (when functional): Battery life - 4 days between charges Fitness tracking - basic info on the watch and detailed info in the app Sleep tracking (dependent on a functional HR sensor) Cons: location of back button - would cause watch to cancel fitness tracking during workout build quality - 2 battery failures and 1 HR sensor failure connection errors to smartphone app - watch would not sync and would have to perform a factory reset Neutral: Straps - I had 2 straps break in the time I had the Versa. Possibly from wear and tear. Bottom line: I don't recommend the Fitbit Versa unless you buy an extended warranty. In my experience you will need it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a very good smart watch

    Posted
    Pablo
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I wanted to like the Fitbit Versa, I have enjoyed their other fitness trackers and thought this would be on the same level while providing more functionality with my iPhone. I was wrong. The fitness tracking was fine with this as were all the fitness-related functions. I liked the extended battery life and easy setup (although taking over an hour) in the Fitbit app. What I didn't like were the design and smartphone integration. The Versa's physical size is larger than the 44mm Apple Watch yet the screen is smaller. The buttons don't feel premium and there plastic backing feels cheap. I wouldn't trust this watch in the pool despite being water resistant. The display quality is also pretty poor. Viewing angles are slim and I can easily see where the display ends and huge bezels begin. The display isn't in the center of the watch either. The bottom bezel is larger so Fitbit can put their brand under the display. It's an overall pretty poor design, something I would expect from a $100 Android Wear watch from a no-name company but not Fitbit. Also, the integration with my iPhone was poor. I could get notifications about missed calls, texts, and e-mails but accessing and dismissing the notifications wasn't intuitive. I also couldn't take any of the phone calls, fully read and respond to the texts, or anything else like that. It was only viewing the notifications. I knew I would have some limitations since I'm on an iPhone but I have used Android Wear and Samsung Gear watches with my iPhone that let me do more. I ended up returning this for a Series 4 Apple Watch. Yes, it's more expensive but the phone integration is much better and it has most of the same fitness capabilities.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The bands are HORRIBLE

    Posted
    Rose
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The watch itself is pretty good for the most part. It doesnt impress me much more than the charge 2 and actually I prefer the smaller size of the charge 2 to the enormous square box on my arm. It doesn’t do anymore really than the charge 2 except the timers. I do use them more. bands are lacking in a very big way. There’s no way to disable the watch while changing The bands and you have to hold onto the base of the watch good to get then bands off and the only way to grip it you’re forced to push buttons that open different options on the phone so while your simply trying to change the bands you’ll also be setting an alarm or disabling notifications or maybe even accidently purchase some thing you had no intention of purchasing. Or the watch will start an exercise routine for you because just trying to switch out the band is just that much work. Not to mention the tabs you have to push to take the bands off are HORRIFIC!! If you have fingernails you can say goodbye to them because those tiny little balls rip right through them. Or they break off as what just happened to me. I had to get a tiny screw driver to get the band off the versa to clean it. Whoever came up with the functionality of these bands was obviously making the watch disposable. Not something that would last anyone any length of time. Which for me really isn’t good. I’ll be looking for something that is built to last and not be a huge pain for a big price tag.

    No, I would not 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.

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fitbit > Samsung Gear Sport

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    Hayleyy
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    I love my samsung products (phone, tablet, TV) but after using the Samsung gear sport for about a year, I HAD to go back to Fitbit. The workout detection, HR monitoring, sleep monitoring, floor tracking, and all around fitness tracking aspects are all much better with Fitbit! The HR monitoring is far more accurate and also measures continuously, Samsung gear sport does not monitor continuously and more often than not is unable to measure HR at all, if you move your wrist even a little, or your wrist is sweaty/ dirty. The Samsung gear sport was a better smart watch (as advertised) with the ability to text back to any message using T9 function on the tiny screen. It operates as a tiny version of your phone, minus some things like browsing the web and searching call logs, etc. But you can open and read messages and whole conversations which was convenient some times. Whereas the Fitbit Versa can only respond to messages as they come in with preselected quick messages. I didn't use those smart watch functions as much as I anticipated, and was much more interested in the fitness tracking aspect of a watch, that is why I prefer my Fitbit. Also, the food logging is far superior to the Samsung health food logging because you can scan barcodes instead of searching manually! I haven't found a barcode that the app doesn't know yet, and I use some pretty off the wall protein powders and supps. The ability to have so many different types of challenges and converse inside the Fitbit app is phenomenal! Very motivational, it's a community of Fitbit users. In general, for my fitness needs this watch works better than others I've tried. It still functions as a smart watch with basic functions which is all I need.

    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

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    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