Fitbit is a famous brand for people searching for activity trackers, with an in-depth health and wellness history. The Versa series is a very significant work by Fitbit to cross the threshold into smartwatch territory. The Vice 2, on the other hand, builds on its predecessor with a better screen, longer battery life, and Amazon Alexa support in a few small ways.
The Fitbit Versa 2 sports a vivid, AMOLED panel, facilitates mobile transfers and various third-party applications and delivers reminders of the call and response on your wrist. Now, where this product shines is always the health and wellbeing monitoring.
The Fitbit Versa 2 has a rounded cornered square profile. The AMOLED display touchscreen looks very good, too. Its large bezels, however, seems a little odd. The color can get very vivid, and it still looks perfect on it. You can switch the show to always-on in the settings. But it has a significant effect on battery life. We are going to speak about that in the segment on results.
Versa 2 is incredibly comfortable to wear. Its aluminum shell sounds good. Ultimately, the band is still pretty comfortable.
The reflective bands are in no way water-resistant or sweat-resistant. So you’ll want to use silicone bands while you work out or risk soaking or damaging the recycled material or leather bands.
Performance and battery life
It’s unfortunate to see that the Variety 2 doesn’t have in-built GPS for a luxury fitness watch that supports a ton of workout modes. You’ll need to use the GPS sensors on your connected smartphone to monitor exercises with Versa 2. The feature ensures that the Fitbit app will still require access to your place, whether it’s working or not. This poses questions around safety, and while Fitbit is a well-known company, while they are in the background, we don’t want to encourage applications to access our position data.
Second, anytime you choose to log exercises, you would still have to take your mobile with you, which may be uncomfortable. Finally, battery life is no longer that great. Frequently utilizing GPS is a massive drain on the battery.
Operating it is a simple affair, too. There is just one button that acts as a back button with a quick click and a long click Alexa or Fitbit Pay shortcut. Swipe applications such as workout, phone, clock, and third-party apps such as Spotify right from the home screen, and pull down from the top for updates and fast setups. New to fast settings are a toggle sleep mode that allows the screen to not be interrupted and switched off.
The Fitbit Versa 2 looks impressive, feels fantastic to wear, and has a versatile companion app. These are all nice things to provide. Still, the absence of built-in GPS restricts its usability considerably. This is a conspicuous oversight for a Luxury workout product.
The greatest attribute of the Fitbit Vice 2 is its three-day wearability on a single charge. Still, it isn’t so different from the Variety of last year. Its competitors also make the Variety 2 a harder sell than its predecessor was a year earlier.