The Fitbit Versa is one of the best smartwatches you can buy right now, especially if you're an Android user. But today Fitbit announced a handful of new devices, including the cheaper Versa Lite.
The Versa Lite retains most of the important features of the Versa
The Versa Lite: The intros, priced at just $ 160 keeps most of the best parts of the Versa in a more affordable package. The shape and size are the same, though Fitbit has decided to revive it with a few fancy new colors.
The Lite records footfall, calories, sleep and heart rate, is water-resistant, has multiple exercise modes and tracks, pace and distance, mirrors notifications from your phone, features the same dials as the Versa, and provides a female health status. As I said, most of the best features of the Versa are included in the lite.
The biggest downside to this lite is probably the inability to play and store music, which could be a deal breaker for some. This is quite a big advantage for some users (like runners) who want to exercise without bringing a phone.
Otherwise, the Lite will skip climbing tracking, swimming laps and training on the screen. These are all pretty niches (though not a novelty in the case of climbed soils), so they are good qualities to be cut if you choose.
The Versa Lite comes in white, lilac / silver, mulberry and marina blue. It is available from today.
The Inspire, Inspire HR and Ace 2 were also announced today
Along with the Versa Lite, the new version of Fitbit also introduced new Inspire and Inspire HR, which will replace the now discontinued Alta line. The Inspire is very similar to the Alta, but has a touch screen and a new clip that allows users to wear it at the waist rather than at the wrist. Of course, the heart rate sensor on the Inspire HR does not work in this case.
The Inspire line offers activity and sleep tracking, is buoyant, monitoring heart rate (in the HR model) and "more accurate calorie burning tracking". It also has "up to five days battery life".
The new Ace 2 for children today released a $ 30 discount over its predecessor ($ 70 vs. $ 100). This kid-friendly tracker is especially suited for cartoony and fun. However, it is equipped with the Inspire hardware so it can be upgraded to a full Inspire if, according to The Verge, the child becomes too small. That's pretty legitimate.
Like the Inspire, the Ace 2 offers activity and sleep tracking and five days of battery life. It also has parental tracking and control.
There is no release date for the Ace 2, but you can pre-order Inspire or Inspire HR today.
An Incoming App comes Incoming
Finally, Fitbit Announced The Fitbit app will soon receive a major overhaul with many new features and a new user interface that "makes it easier to view health and fitness statistics and to understand". I agree.
This update will also provide a The new "Fitbit Focus" feature provides relevant insights, news and tips to keep users up to date, informed and motivated to stay. "Very cool again.
There's no timeline for publishing this update, except it's" soon. "
You can learn more about all the things Fitbit has announced today, but check it out here Press release can also be found here.