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Fitbit Versa 2 launched with Alexa, new premium health subscription service

The new Fitbit Versa 2 comes with Amazon Alexa support. (Source: Fitbit)
The new Fitbit Versa 2 comes with Amazon Alexa support. (Source: Fitbit)
Fitbit has launched its second-generation Versa health and fitness smartwatch. The key upgrades include support for Amazon Alexa voice recognition and the addition of enhanced sleep tracking.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

Fitbit Versa is one of the leading competitors to the Apple Watch and the company is looking to keep its momentum going with the launch of the second-generation Versa 2. The new health and fitness smartwatch now comes with Amazon Alexa voice recognition support. It also scores a new OLED display with up to 1,000 nits of brightness protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that now comes with an always-on on option.

Other enhancements for the new Versa 2 include a faster, although unspecified, processor as well as improved battery life. It is good for around 5 days of use that gets trimmed down to two days if the always-on display mode is enabled. The new enhanced sleep tracking function tracks time spent in light, deep and REM sleep with tips on how to get a better night’s sleep if you get a poor sleep score. It continues to be compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

Coinciding with the launch of the new Versa 2 is Fitbit’s new Premium health subscription service. Either US$10 a month or $80 annually, the new Premium service offers tailored health and fitness guidance. For your money, you will get guided programs, deeper insights, more advanced sleep tools and dynamic workouts. Customers who buy the special edition Versa 2 get a free 3-month trial of Premium.

The Fitbit Versa 2 is available in a black, gray or rose gold aluminum with a variety of matching band options for US$200. The special edition version comes with an extra woven band in either men’s or women’s colors for US$230.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-09- 1 (Update: 2019-09- 1)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.