Fitbit Versa

Last updated: November 15, 2019


The Fitbit Versa is a lightweight device that's equal parts smartwatch and activity tracker. You won't be disappointed by all the features this version has. It provides 24/7 heart rate, personalized guidance, on-screen workouts and phone-free music.

Fitbit Versa

We looked at the top Fitbits and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Fitbit you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Versa has so many useful features — phone-free music, on-screen workouts, 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, just to name a few.

In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Fitbit Versa placed 5th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Meet Fitbit Versa – an all-day companion that helps you live your best life. This lightweight, swimproof smartwatch empowers you to reach health and fitness goals with 24/7 heart rate, actionable insights, personalized guidance, on-screen workouts and more. Run your day with notifications, quick replies (android only), apps, phone-free music — all with 4+ day battery life (varies with use and other factors). Plus, wear it your way with fresh accessories and clock faces.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

In addition to fitness tracking, offers Fitbit OS with access to numerous apps and Pay.
The Fitbit Versa offers a mix of smartwatch and activity tracker features, and its large, squared-off touchscreen is attractive and easy to navigate.
The new female health-tracking features, which are a welcome addition, could use more customization and use the rest of the data Fitbit collects to give you more insights.
Fitbit claims the Versa is one of its lightest smartwatches yet due to its ultra-thin, anodized aluminum case and slightly tapered and angled design that has been built to fit small or large wrists.
The Versa feels small to me. But that compactness is a positive. It feels less bulky than the 42mm Apple Watch Series 3. But it's also wide -- wider than the Apple Watch -- and the square screen has a lot of bezel around it. Still, I like the design a lot.
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Unlike some other smartwatches, the Versa won’t dominate on your arm. Its aluminium body is slim, compact and comfortable to wear, sitting flat against your wrist. It looks far slicker than the clunky, angular Ionic.
The Fitbit Versa’s most impressive new addition is the inclusion of female health tracking, and Fitbit began rolling it out for iOS and Windows on May 7 (users can access it on the Ionic as well). The new feature allows you to log your period, record symptoms, and receive push notifications two days before and on the day of your predicted period start date. For easy access, you can add the tile to your personalized health dashboard on the Fitbit app
I can confidently say the Versa is the most comfortable Fitbit wearable — smartwatch or fitness tracker — I've ever used. Even on my bony wrists, the Versa feels good. It's light enough that I hardly ever noticed I had it on, and it didn't bother me at all when I wore it to bed.
At $200, the Versa is relatively affordable—certainly much more affordable than its close competitor
- Wired
One of the Versa's more interesting features is Fitbit's female health tracking, which is now live. The idea is that Fitbit's female health tracking lets women log and track their menstrual cycles and symptoms with the view to comparing the data to activity and sleep patterns to spot correlations.
You'll get around four to five days of battery on a single charge with the Versa, and that's with continuous heart rate monitoring.

What reviewers didn't like

Music syncing ability has some bugs, and Bluetooth connection occasionally drops.
App offerings are not robust enough for it to compete as a smartwatch.
The Versa does not have built-in GPS; instead, it connects to your phone's GPS.
At the moment, the contactless payment feature doesn’t work with many banks in the UK yet, either, so we wouldn’t advise this being one of the main reasons why you buy the Versa.
To make things worse, there's no way I can bookmark or otherwise save my "favorite" watch faces. And, oddly, only one watch face at a time can be stored. That gets annoying, because the Fitbit app loads apps slowly, and sometimes requires the Fitbit to be connected to Wi-Fi, which has to be connected manually from the Fitbit app running on a phone.
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Our biggest design criticism concerns the bezel running around the Versa’s display. It’s thick, noticeably so.
Noticeably missing on the standard Versa is a built-in GPS
It does have a not insignificant bezel, which reduces the usable screen size.
- Wired
The big one missing here is built-in GPS, which you'll need to get by pairing with your phone.
The Versa doesn't come with standalone GPS and doesn't support LTE connectivity.
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