In a market that’s saturated by several different types and brands of smartwatches and fitness trackers, it’s really hard to decide on which one to pick.
Now, I’m not a watch collector. I’ve had one watch that I’ve worn for almost every occasion – and it shows. However, I’ve also recently decided that maybe it’s a good idea if I started tracking my workout and maybe injected some healthy habits into my lifestyle – so I decided that it might be time for a change and to get myself a smartwatch.
Luckily enough a couple of smart-watches were sent over for us to put them through the paces. One of them being the – Fitbit Versa.
I’ve had the privilege to have been introduced to many different smartwatches with several cool and unique functions. However, when it was time to get one for myself, the choice isn’t as easy as it seems.
Each brand tries to build its unique selling point from build quality to the number of apps and how your shiny new smartwatch fits within your existing tech-ecosystem *cough* Apple *cough*.
The Versa takes Fitbit’s line of activity trackers one step further – it’s a fully functioning watch with a bright, 1.34” inch screen that easily gets the information you need right in front of you.
The Versa’s screen is encased in an aluminium body that’s light and looks like a pretty decent build. The interchangeable straps are easy to swap out and there are quite a few options available for every occasion.
However, there is a worry that both the screen and body might be prone to nicks and dents, especially if you’re like me and used to wearing rugged watches, and especially if you’re wearing it while exercising. It is extremely light, which some might prefer, however it only gives me greater concern for its long-term durability.
Where the Versa truly shines though is its connectivity to the Fitbit ecosystem. There are a whole range of apps and monitoring features that allow you to track your heart rate, steps, sleep cycle, take calls, store and play music and the ability to track your calories burn vs intake (manual input)… and it tells time as well!
The coach function where you can follow a pre-set routine, with video instructions is especially good if you’re just starting off trying to get your fitness levels up.
One of my greatest concerns when switching over to a smartwatch is battery life. The last thing I need is for my watch to die on me every other day. The Versa though has a good 4-day battery life and can be fully charged up and ready to go within the hour.
Priced at around only SGD 300, the Versa is also one of the most financially attainable smartwatches in the market with all the bling.
The Fitbit Versa is really a great entry level smartwatch for everyday use. Perfect for the layperson that intends to make a foray into digital wellness at a reasonable price point.