Fitbit Versa Fitness Smartwatch launched in India starting at Rs. 19999

Update: Fitbit today launched the Versa Smartwatch in India, after it was announced in March. It will be available from Amazon and Flipkart online and Helios, Croma, Reliance Digital and other retail outlets offline.

Earlier: After the leak, Fitbit has officially introduced Versa, its latest Fitness smartwatch with a  modern, intuitive design. It is one of the lightest metal smartwatches and comes with a new dashboard with easy access to health and fitness data with Fitbit OS 2.0. It has 24/7 heart rate tracking, onscreen workouts, and automatic sleep stages tracking and also offers wallet-free payments on Fitbit Versa Special Edition. It promises 4+ days battery life.

Fitbit OS 2.0 offers

  • Stats at a glance: See your daily and weekly health and fitness stats, historical activity, heart rate, and exercise summaries, action-oriented motivational messages, tips and tricks, and daily guidance – all on your wrist.
  • More personalized over time: Reminders, celebrations, logging, insights, sleep summaries and social challenges, with prompts to take actions based on your data, coming later in 2018.

It has also announced new female health tracking to help women track their menstrual cycle, view holistic health data in one place. It will be available for Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Ionic, and to Fitbit app users starting in Spring 2018.

Fitbit Versa features and specifications

  • 1.34-inch Touchscreen Color LCD display with up to 1,000 nits brightness
  • Supports iPhone (4S and later) and Android (4.3 and later)
  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor, SpO2 sensor, Vibration motor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC (in special editions)
  • Fitbit OS 2.0
  • 15+ Exercise Modes – Use Swim, Run & other modes to see real-time stats while you exercise
  • Track time in light, deep and REM sleep stages & get insights about your night
  • Dynamic On-screen Workouts – Start personalized workouts on your wrist & get coached through every move
  • Connected GPS – See pace & distance during runs or rides by connecting to your phone’s GPS.
  • Enhanced PurePulse heart rate tracking with greater accuracy during exercises like cycling, intervals and running
  • Relative SpO2 sensor for estimating blood oxygen levels
  • Female Health Tracking – Turn on female health tracking to log periods, track your cycle & gauge ovulation (Coming soon)
  • Inbuilt storage lets you store 300 songs on device (2.5 GB of storage), or downloading and listening Pandora stations
  • Fitbit Pay offers contactless payments
  • 145mAh battery with 4+ days of battery life with normal use

The Fitbit Versa will be available in black with a black aluminum case, gray with a silver aluminum case, or peach with a rose gold aluminum case. It will go on sale in India in Q2, 2018 across Reliance Digital, Croma, Helios and other major retailers including e-commerce partners like Amazon India and Flipkart in India for Rs. 19,999. Fitbit Versa Special Edition will also retail for Rs. 21,999 and accessories range from Rs. 2,499 to Rs. 8,999.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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