Fitbit Versa

Last updated date: February 21, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Fitness Trackers and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Tom's Guide, Tech Radar, Trusted Reviews, CNET, Wearable, The Verge, ZD Net and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Fitness Tracker you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 98 expert reviews, the Fitbit Fitbit Versa placed 1st when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
7,929 user reviews
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What experts liked
The latest Fitbit watch that features a slim, lightweight design. In addition to fitness tracking, offers Fitbit OS with access to numerous apps and Pay. Has WiFi connectivity.
- BestReviews
I squeeze four days of use on a charge from the Versa, even with workouts and music playback, which is in line with newer Fitbit devices like the Ionic. That means I've been able to track a few nights of sleep, listen to music, see smartphone notifications and work out without needing to recharge the watch.
- Tom's Guide
December 18, 2018 | Full review
The Versa isn’t only aesthetically pleasing, but probably one of the most comfortable smartwatches Fitbit has made thanks to its lighter weight.
- Tech Radar
November 16, 2018 | Full review
In testing, the Versa comfortably kept going beyond four days. When it was connected to my phone via Bluetooth, it lasted five days; when it was untethered, it managed six days.
- Trusted Reviews
October 20, 2018 | Full review
Where the Fitbit really shines is battery life. After five days of wearing the Versa all day during workouts, but not listening to music, it still had about 10 percent battery remaining.
- CNET
November 20, 2018 | Full review
One of the Versa's more interesting features is Fitbit's female health tracking, which is now live.
- Wearable
August 9, 2018 | Full review
The watch is incredibly lightweight, so running with it or even wearing it to bed wasn't uncomfortable.
- Business Insider
November 21, 2018 | Full review
One of the nicest aspects of the Versa’s design is how light it is and how flat it lies against the wrist.
- The Verge
March 26, 2018 | Full review
At just 23 grams, Versa is also incredibly light, even when using one of the heavier metal link bracelets.
- Macworld
March 26, 2018 | Full review
Checks all the boxes of a fitness tracker, but is more appealing to the overall market.
- ZD Net
April 5, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The watch strap is a bit flimsy. Music syncing ability has some bugs, and Bluetooth connection occasionally drops.
- BestReviews
The charger is larger than the watch itself, which seems unnecessary.
- Tom's Guide
December 18, 2018 | Full review
However, this lightweight material does make it feel a little cheap at times, something to keep in mind if you’re wanting the Versa to be more of a lifestyle watch and you like the weighty, premium build of fancy watches.
- Tech Radar
November 16, 2018 | Full review
Unlike the Ionic, the Versa doesn’t have GPS built-in. What this means is that, if you want to track your running route, you’ll need to take your phone out with you too.
- Trusted Reviews
October 20, 2018 | Full review
Our biggest complaint about the Fitbit app? It doesn't show you elevation gain for individual activities, so for hikes uphill the only way to figure out altitude is from the summary page on the watch, although this seems to disappear after you finish a workout.
- CNET
November 20, 2018 | Full review
The Versa isn't gunning to be the "performance" watch that the Ionic is, which is why Fitbit isn't including GPS here.
- Wearable
August 9, 2018 | Full review
Fitbit Versa: While Fitbit Coach was a much-hyped feature, I didn't love it, and didn't think it was worth the money.
- Business Insider
November 21, 2018 | Full review
The way the Fitbit Versa handles notifications is bad, same as it was on the Ionic. Text message notifications from iOS, in particular, are frustrating.
- The Verge
March 26, 2018 | Full review
Two shortcut keys are a bit of overkill, especially since you really don’t really need to use the buttons for navigation anymore.
- Macworld
March 26, 2018 | Full review
Advertised to last 4 or more days of battery life, only lasted 2.5
- ZD Net
April 5, 2018 | Full review

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Fitbit Versa
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Lintelek Activity Tracker
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Fitbit Charge 3
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Fitbit Flex 2
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Samsung Pro Fitness Band
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 8
6. FitBit Zip
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Garmin vívosport Fitness Tracker
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 10
8. FitBit Surge
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 10
9. Fitbit Alta
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 6
10. Withings Go Activity Tracker
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 10
11. Garmin vivofit 3 Fitness Tracker
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 8

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