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Tech & Science Fitbit just unveiled its $200 answer to the Apple Watch -- here's what it can do

05:05  14 march  2018
05:05  14 march  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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The $ 200 Fitbit Versa, announced on Tuesday, is Fitbit ' s second true smartwatch and the first geared toward a more mainstream audience — and smaller wrists. Fitbit Versa looks a lot like an Apple Watch — though it ' s a bit smaller — and its design is more versatile than the

- Fitbit With its new smartwatch, Fitbit is keeping women in mind. - The $ 200 Fitbit Versa, announced on Tuesday - Fitbit Versa looks a lot like an Apple Watch — though it 's a bit smaller — and is less fitness-focused than the watch Fitbit debuted last year, called Fitbit Ionic. Here ' s what it can do .

  Fitbit just unveiled its $200 answer to the Apple Watch -- here's what it can do © Provided by Business Insider Inc With its new smartwatch, Fitbit is keeping women in mind.

The $US200 Fitbit Versa, announced on Tuesday, is Fitbit's second true smartwatch and the first geared toward a more mainstream audience - and smaller wrists.

Fitbit Versa looks a lot like an Apple Watch - though it's a bit smaller - and is less fitness-focused than the watch Fitbit debuted last year, called Fitbit Ionic.

The new Fitbit Versa still has plenty of fitness-tracking capabilities built in, including on-watch workouts, 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, and personalised fitness tips. But the Versa watch can also answer texts, download apps, and store music. And it will also have several new features dedicated to women's health.

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With its new smartwatch, Fitbit is keeping women in mind. The $ 200 Fitbit Versa, announced on Tuesday, is Fitbit Versa looks a lot like an Apple Watch — although it ’s a bit smaller — and is less fitness-focused than the watch Fitbit debuted last year, called Fitbit Ionic. Here ’ s what it can do

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Fitbit Versa is available to preorder starting Tuesday and will go on sale in April. Here's what it can do.

Fitbit Versa comes in three colours: black, silver, and rose gold.

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The watch looks pretty similar to an Apple Watch.

It features the same rounded-yet-squarish design and full touchscreen face, and it's about the same dimensions - the Fitbit is a few millimetres smaller, though.

While the Fitbit Versa comes in only three colours, there are plenty of bands to go with it.

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Fitbit's $200 Versa is a friendlier fitness smartwatch for the masses

  Fitbit's $200 Versa is a friendlier fitness smartwatch for the masses Fitbit's first true smartwatch, the Ionic, was an impressive attempt that lacked the polish needed to make it great. Part of building a smartwatch for everyone involves cooking up a design that's palatable -- or at least inoffensive -- to lots of people. The Ionic's angular, hexagonal design felt overtly gadget-y, so Fitbit adopted a rounder, kinder aesthetic in designing its latest wearable. The Versa's body is an aluminum squircle that makes the watch look and feel quite a more approachable than the Ionic.

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The sport bands, which are sweat- and water-resistant, come in peach, grey, black, periwinkle, and white.

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Fitbit Versa looks a lot like an Apple Watch - although it 's a bit smaller - and is less fitness-focused than the watch Fitbit debuted last year, called Fitbit Ionic. Fitbit Versa is available for preorder starting Tuesday, and will go on sale in April. Here ' s what it can do

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Fitbit also offers stainless-steel and metal-mesh bands in black and silver.

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Fitbit ' s new Versa smartwatch can show you personalized workouts, store music, answer texts, and track your sleep.

If you buy the special-edition Fitbit Versa, you'll get one of these athleisure-inspired bands.

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Fitbit ' s new Versa smartwatch can show you personalized workouts, store music, answer texts, and track your sleep.© Business.

Fitbit unveiled a new smartwatch on Monday, called the Fitbit Ionic. As Fitbit 's answer to the Apple Watch , Ionic can handle fitness tracking, sleep tracking, contactless payments, music, and more. Here ' s the full product lineup with all the various bands.

The special-edition Versa watch comes with one other cool feature: an NFC chip that lets you use Fitbit's contactless payments system, Fitbit Pay.

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Fitbit says the Versa watch has more than four days of battery life.

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The Fitbit Versa is waterproof up to 50 meters, so you can wear it for swimming or surfing -- but you should take it off before going in a hot tub or a sauna.

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The Fitbit Versa can store more than 300 songs or play your Pandora stations. It pairs with Bluetooth headphones too, so you can leave your phone at home while exercising.

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If you have an Android phone, the watch can send quick, preloaded replies to texts or messages from other apps, Fitbit says.

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You can add apps and customisable watch faces to the Fitbit Versa.

a close up of a device© Provided by Business Insider Inc The Versa has a wider array of apps to start with than the Ionic. Here are some you can add to your watch:

* E-Trade

* Flipboard

* Hue Lights

* Nest

* Starbucks

* Strava

* Surfline

* United Airlines

* Weather

* Yelp

The Fitbit Versa is intended to be a more well-rounded smartwatch, but it still has a fitness focus.

  Fitbit just unveiled its $200 answer to the Apple Watch -- here's what it can do © Provided by Business Insider Inc The Versa runs Fitbit's new operating system, OS 2.0, which Fitbit says is more simplified and intuitive. Here's what the watch can do when it comes to fitness:

* Daily and weekly fitness stats, along with historical data.

* Tips, daily guidance, and motivational messages.

* Reminders and challenges will get more personalised over time as the watch learns more about your habits.

* Personalised workouts and automatic activity tracking.

* 24/7 heart-rate tracking.

If you wear the Fitbit Versa during the night, it can track your sleep stages.

  Fitbit just unveiled its $200 answer to the Apple Watch -- here's what it can do © Provided by Business Insider Inc The Versa watch also has a relative SpO2 sensor. Eventually, Fitbit says it could be able to track health issues like sleep apnoea.

And Fitbit is launching new tools for tracking women's health and wellness.

a close up of a device© Provided by Business Insider Inc Anyone who uses the Fitbit app and the Versa or last year's Ionic watch can use Fitbit's new women-focused health tools:

* Log menstrual cycles.

* Get predictions for when to expect periods.

* See menstrual-cycle data side by side with other health data to draw connections.

* View educational content about health, wellness, and family planning.

* Record symptoms.

* Check out online support groups for topics related to women's health.

Fitbit Versa starts at $US200 and is available to preorder on Tuesday.

a person standing next to a body of water© Provided by Business Insider Inc You'll be able to buy the watch on Fitbit's website and at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Verizon, and Walmart.

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