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Fitbit Versa 3 review

Fitbit Versa 3 review

Fitbit's Versa setup is, regardless, dependable. Presently in its third emphasis, the Fitbit Versa 3 positions among the best smartwatches, attaching helpful programming upgrades and design changes to turn into a considerable Apple Watch SE rival and a fitness tracker with clear allure.

FITBIT VERSA 3 SPECS

  • Price: $229
  • Water opposition: 50 meters
  • GPS: Yes
  • Heart rate sensor: Yes
  • Display: 1.58-inch. 336 x 336-pixel touchscreen
  • Contactless installment: Fitbit Pay
  • Battery duration: 6 days/12 hours ceaseless GPS
  • Voice assistant: Alexa, Google Assistant

Fitbit Versa 3's champion update is ready GPS. Presently, in any event, when you leave your telephone at home, the Versa can (at last) track your area during an outside workout. A curvier, bigger display is gladly received, as well. What's less valued is the $229 price tag, which is more costly than the $199 Fitbit Versa 2 and precludes this model from our best modest smartwatches rankings.

So is the premium supported? This Fitbit Versa 3 review answers whether the fitness tracking organization's midrange smartwatch still offers strong incentive at the cost.

Fitbit Versa 3 price and availability

The Fitbit Versa 3 expenses $229 and is accessible as of this composition at Fitbit.com and different retailers.

Concerning colors, the Versa 3 comes in three completions: dark/dark aluminum, pink mud/delicate gold aluminum, and 12 PM/delicate gold aluminum. The Versa 3's band is additionally compatible; different groups, including woven and cowhide, are accessible beginning at around $30.

Fitbit Versa 3 review: Design and display

Fitbit Versa 3 review

The Fitbit Versa 3 games a comparable squircle shape as the past two Versa models, however has marginally gentler edges and trades out the actual button of the Fitbit Versa 2 for an indented touch region with haptic input on its left side. I haven't tried a Fitbit with this design included yet, so it took some becoming accustomed to yet I developed to lean toward it over a button.

It adds to the Versa 3's ordinary solace, as well. I like when a smartwatch sits flush to my wrist and scarcely any models I've tried for this present year offer a similar slimness. Assuming you favor the look and feel of a bulkier watch, perhaps the best game watch is most likely better for you.

One more gradual design change showed up for the Versa 3's display. Its 336 x 336-pixel shading touchscreen is a little improvement from the 300 x 300-pixel on the Versa 2. At 1.58 inches, it's likewise bigger than the 1.39-inch screen on the Versa 2, and indeed offers a consistently on mode. I particularly liked extended land for surveying my mid-exercise measurements.

Fitbit Versa 3 review: Activity tracking features

Fitbit Versa 3 review

Fitbit's meat and potatoes is action tracking, so it's nothing unexpected that the Versa 3 is a skilled health amigo. While it packs all that you've generally expected from the fitness tracking academic - pulse observing, blood oxygen (SpO2) checking, VO2 max readings, exercise tracking, sleep tracking - it avoids a few features we went on and on about in our Fitbit Sense review.

For $329, the Fitbit Sense is the best Fitbit in light of the fact that it offers FDA-endorsed ECG checking for distinguishing atrial fibrillation, stress the board instruments, a skin temperature peruser and high and low pulse warnings. Assuming any of these sound like information that would further develop your relationship with your health, you may observe that Sense is beneficial. In any case, assuming you're searching for something incredible at the rudiments, the Versa 3 stands its ground.

In addition, the Versa 3 has acquired my beloved persuasive exercise component existing apart from everything else, Active Zone Minutes. First presented with the Charge 4, Active Zone Minutes screens the time you spend in the fat consumption, cardio or top pulse zones while working out. You want to acquire the AHA's and WHO's suggested 150 Active Zone Minutes every week. However long I practiced for 30 minutes 5 times each week, dominating this little match was no problem at all. All things considered, with the exception of all the perspiration from working out… TMI?

With the cooler climate and security conventions, I mostly adhered to practicing inside with the Peloton App and a twist bicycle I'm trying. For fitness direction, you could prefer Fitbit Premium ($9.99/month, $79.99/year), the at-home training administration that flawlessly incorporates with your Fitbit Versa 3. Fitbit Premium is incredible for cutting edge sleep measurements and health measurements, as well.

At the point when I wandered outside, the Fitbit Versa 3's ready GPS demonstrated helpful for seeing my constant walk/run/run speed and distance. I frequently prefer to abandon my telephone for open air action, yet past Versa models didn't offer that comfort. Despite the fact that GPS can be a battery-executioner, it's a need for any considerable fitness tracker, as I would see it. As far as exactness, I found the Versa 3 by and large underreported distance contrasted with my Apple Watch, yet just barely.

Fitbit Versa 3 review: Sleep tracking

Like movement tracking, Fitbit has gained notoriety for sleep tracking devices among the best fitness trackers. At the point when I wore the Versa 3 to bed, it watched how long I went through asleep each night, in addition to how long I spent in the different sleep stages. It likewise observed my blood oxygen immersion while I napped, so assuming I experienced any serious changes in SpO2 I could be warned of basic breathing issues like sleep apnea.

In view of this information, Fitbit gives a day-by-day Sleep Score between 0-100. Most mornings my score arrived during the 80s, albeit on one especially anxious night I arrived during the 40s with scarcely two hours of sleep added to my repertoire (or covers.)

Fitbit Versa 3 review: Smartwatch features

Fitbit Versa 3 review

As a smartwatch, the Versa 3 is skilled, yet at the same not exceptional. Notwithstanding Alexa, the Versa 3 backings Google Assistant, making it the first smartwatch with admittance to both significant voice colleagues. One proviso is that you can have each associate dynamic in turn, and I utilize both in my everyday testing of the best brilliant home gadgets, so I could handle about the portion of my devices à la James Bond.

All things considered, the Fitbit Versa 3's underlying speaker and receiver likewise offer the capacity to answer calls from your wrist. In any case, this component is restricted to those with Android telephones. I've been utilizing an iPhone 12 Pro Max, so I didn't get to test it out.

I preferred the admittance to Fitbit Pay, just as the availability of outsider applications for Starbucks, Yelp, Walgreens, The New York Times and then some. Fitbit's application library gets bigger, however, it actually needs contrasted with Apple's watchOS App store.

The Versa 3 likewise slacks contrasted with my Apple Watch SE. I looked around online to check whether different reviewers and clients saw how applications can be delayed to open and displays delayed to switch, and sure enough, I wasn't the one in particular who felt the Versa 3 could be more responsive. It's anything but a colossal dealbreaker, however assuming you're acclimated with the quick exhibition of your cell phone or other smartwatches, the Versa 3 may baffle you.

Fitbit Versa 3 review: Battery life

Fitbit Versa 3 review

Fitbit claims the Versa 3 gets 6 days of battery duration, which is an improvement over the Versa 2's 4 to 5 days. Obviously, empowering the Versa's consistently on display and utilizing GPS will destroy its endurance. In any case, the Versa 2 should keep going for around 12 hours when it's effectively tracking your area. That is an enormous benefit over the midrange Apple Watch SE, just as top-rack smartwatches like the Apple Watch Series 6 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.

I squeezed almost 7 days out of the Versa 3, in spite of the fact that I generally energized it when it plunged under 20% following 5-6 days. The best part? It squeezed back up to 100 percent with Fitbit's quick charging, attractive charger in only an hour.

Fitbit Versa 3 review: Verdict

While I could contend the Fitbit Sense's enormous index of health abilities merits an extra $100, most individuals will find the Versa 3 offers all that they need out of a fitness-centered smartwatch. Would I overhaul from a Versa 2? Not really, however, the expansion of Active Zone Minutes, a higher-goal display, sleeker design, quick charging, and - finally - GPS, makes the Versa 3 a fantastic development.

With respect to whether I'd suggest it over the Apple Watch SE, indeed, that relies upon exactly how "brilliant" you need your smartwatch to be. While the Versa 3 enjoys the benefit as far as action tracking, its more modest application library, no iPhone call backing and execution slack could be somewhat of a mood killer.

Those peculiarities to the side, the Versa has a protected situation in the mid-range smartwatch classification, and ought to be on your short rundown assuming that you're searching for a balanced wearable under $250.