Fitbit launches Versa 2

August 29, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories

Fitbit launches Versa 2

in black with a carbon case, petal with a copper rose aluminum case, and stone with a mist grey case.

Fitbit has announced the launch of their latest smartwatch, the Versa 2. The Versa 2 will be available in stores mid-October from select local retailers.

The new smartwatch has a swim-proof design, includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, and is packed with even more advanced health, fitness and smart features to elevate every moment.

Versa 2 debuts an on-device microphone, which enables voice to text, along with a Spotify app that allows users to control their music and podcasts, and Fitbit Pay. Coupled with thousands of apps and clock faces and a brighter, crisper display with an optional always-on mode Versa 2 is your 24/7 health and wellness companion – now with 5+ days battery life.

The watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters, lightweight and can be worn all day and night with rounded edges and a curved case. An anodized aluminium finish in a natural colour palette gives a sophisticated, modern aesthetic to complement any style or look and has a sleek silhouette reminiscent of a classic timepiece.

Applying design to style, Versa 2 Special Edition features a premium jacquard woven band in navy and pink with a copper rose aluminium case or smoke with a mist grey case, plus a contemporary colour-matched classic silicone band in navy and olive, respectively, for two chic styles in one.

Versa 2 will be available for a RRP of R3,999 in black with a carbon case, petal with a copper rose aluminium case, and stone with a mist grey case; accessories will be available from select local retailers. Versa 2 Special Edition will be available for an RRP of R4,999 in navy and pink with a copper rose aluminium case and smoke with a mist grey case.

Fitbit also announced Fitbit Premium, a paid subscription service in the Fitbit app that takes your unique data to deliver Fitbit’s most personalised experience yet, with actionable guidance and coaching to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Premium leverages insights from 10+ years of Fitbit data as well as academic and medical expertise to help you move more, sleep better and eat well with customised programs, advanced sleep features, personal insights, hundreds of workouts, new challenges, health reports and more – all in one place and made just for you. A 90 day free trial of Fitbit Premium will be available on the Versa 2.

Additionally, Fitbit announced Fitbit Aria Air, an affordable Bluetooth smart scale. This will be available locally for a RRP of R1,099 at select retailers.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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