The rumors about the newest Fitbit came true as the company announced the fashionable Fitbit Versa. It’s sleek, powerful, and has a battery that lasts up to 5 days.
The Fitbit Versa, unlike some of the other high-end Fitbit models, will not have GPS or LTE capabilities. Instead, this lightweight smartwatch excels at tracking. It will have a heart rate monitor and 5 ATM (atmospheres, a unit of pressure) water resistance. It records daily statistics, workouts, and sleep cycles. Most importantly, the company is set to introduce a health tracking mode that allows female users to track their menstrual cycle and symptoms in order to identify patterns. This will all run on the Fitbit OS, with the cycle tracking update launching in the summer.
The Versa can be pre-ordered and will ship in April. It will be priced at $199, $100 less than the Fitbit Ionic, and will replace the older Fitbit Blaze (which is why the tech world expected it to be named the Blaze 2). Those looking for NFC payment capabilities should expect to pay an additional $20.
While users won’t be able to check their email or Facebook with this smartwatch, its health and fitness tracking abilities, coupled with an elegant design and nice price point, are sure to make up for the lack of those features.
For those looking for a more kid-oriented fitness tracker, Fitbit also announced the Fitbit Ace today. Check out our report here.