Fitbit's first real smartwatch, the Versa ($ 179 on Amazon) can do more than count your steps or track your sleep. Fitbits Versa competes with the Apple Watch, its own App Store, a variety of dials and even mobile payments.
Fitbit OS 3.0 was recently released for Versa with an improved health dashboard and a handful of new training apps.
Use the physical keys . There are three buttons on the Versa. The left button is used as the back button when displaying an app. A long press of the left button also opens the Quick Settings screen, where you will find music controls, Fitbit Pay in the special edition Versa, and quick toggles for automatic wake up and notifications.
Press the button on the clock The top right button launches the app in the upper left corner of the app dock. Long press on the same button displays your notifications. Press the button at the bottom right to launch the app, which is located in the lower left corner of the app dock.
Or gestures . Buttons are just one way to navigate in the Fitbit operating system – the other consists of gestures on the Versa Touchscreen.
Listed below are the key gestures you need to know, all of which are used from the dial:
- Swipe Up: Opens the new Today feed with the stats and tips of the day
- Scroll down: Show Notifications
- Swipe Left: Show View App Dock
Swiping to the right on the clock face will not work.
Today View . Starting with Fitbit OS 2.0 and enhanced with Fitbit OS 3.0, today's view gives you quick access to your daily statistics so you do not have to look at the Fitbit app on your phone.
As we just described, the Today The feed is called by a swipe on the dial. At the top of this view, you'll find tips that motivate you or explain the functions of the watch.
Learn more about today's daily statistics, number of hour increments, and resting heart rate. Each of the three categories provides additional information with a swipe to the left.
Response to text messages . Android users can view and answer text messages directly from the Versa with just a few taps on the screen. You need to set up the feature, but that's easy.
Install apps and faces. Fitbit has two different stores that have apps and dials for your watch. Use the Fitbit app on your phone to navigate to the Versa's settings screen (tapping the watch's thumbnail usually works). Select Clock Faces or Apps to see a list of currently installed or used items.
There is an option at the top of the screen to display All apps or All Clocks – Select either one to display each store.
Rearrange apps. Swiping left on the clock displays all installed apps. The very first grid of four apps may be the most critical group, considering that the apps in the top left and bottom left can be opened by briefly pressing the corresponding top or bottom buttons on the right side of the clock.
To Rearrange apps on the Versa, tap and hold an app icon until you feel a slight vibration. Drag the app to your preferred location and lift your finger when you're done. You can move apps across multiple screens by moving them to the edge of the screen.
Switching from dials . Unfortunately, not more than one dial can be installed at the same time. To switch faces, you need to install the Face to which you want to switch in the Clock Face Store and resize the features you want.
Find Apps That You Can Try There are some apps in the Fitbit Store, but not all are something you want to use. We have selected a few apps that are worth your time.
Fitbit Pay . If you move your wrist over a NFC terminal at a cash register counter, it will never be magical. Fitbit Pay is available for the Limited Edition Versa. This will allow you to use your credit or debit card to pay for your Fitbit wallet and pay with your watch. Here's everything you need to know about Fitbit Pay.
Music . The Versa has enough storage space for about 300 titles. At the moment you can watch the clock with a Pandora Plus or a paid Deezer account or with music on your computer that does not have DRM (the music downloaded from Spotify from Apple Music will not work). Adjust the Fitbit app and show The Versa settings. Select "Media" to sync music to your watch. Make sure you are near a Wi-Fi network and have your charger handy – a slow process.
Bluetooth Headset . Music stored on your watch will not help you if you do not have a Bluetooth headset connected to the Versa. Pair the headset with the watch by going to Settings> Bluetooth> + Audio device on the watch. Select your headphones from the list of found devices.
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