Fitbit Versa Water Resistant Music Fitness Tracker

Last updated: August 5, 2023

This fitness tracker is a lightweight device that perfectly blends smartwatch and activity tracker capabilities. You'll love the helpful features on this updated version. It provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring, personalized guidance, on-screen workouts and phone-free music. This model boasts excellent battery life and performance. We also loved the large, easy-to-read display.

Fitbit Versa Water Resistant Music Fitness Tracker

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

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This fitness tracker is a lightweight device that perfectly blends smartwatch and activity tracker capabilities.

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Fitbit Versa Water Resistant Music Fitness Tracker placed 4th when we looked at the top 11 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.

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Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers 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.
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.
The Versa isn’t only aesthetically pleasing, but probably one of the most comfortable smartwatches Fitbit has made thanks to its lighter weight.
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.
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.
One of the Versa's more interesting features is Fitbit's female health tracking, which is now live.
The watch is incredibly lightweight, so running with it or even wearing it to bed wasn't uncomfortable.
One of the nicest aspects of the Versa’s design is how light it is and how flat it lies against the wrist.
At just 23 grams, Versa is also incredibly light, even when using one of the heavier metal link bracelets.
Checks all the boxes of a fitness tracker, but is more appealing to the overall market.
- ZD Net

What reviewers didn't like

The watch strap is a bit flimsy. Music syncing ability has some bugs, and Bluetooth connection occasionally drops.
The charger is larger than the watch itself, which seems unnecessary.
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.
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.
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.
The Versa isn't gunning to be the "performance" watch that the Ionic is, which is why Fitbit isn't including GPS here.
Fitbit Versa: While Fitbit Coach was a much-hyped feature, I didn't love it, and didn't think it was worth the money.
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.
Two shortcut keys are a bit of overkill, especially since you really don’t really need to use the buttons for navigation anymore.
Advertised to last 4 or more days of battery life, only lasted 2.5
- ZD Net
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