Fitbit is an American Corporation (USA, San Francisco), a manufacturer of electronics and gadgets for health and fitness. The first smart watch from Fitbit disappointed customers. The company took into account all customer comments. But smart watch Fitbit Versa 3 was liked by many customers. The company has improved the software, appearance, and overall performance to make this model one of the best. Read our review below.
Recognizable stylish design of Fitbit Versa 3
The Versa smartwatch is a bit like the Apple Watch. However, if you take a closer look, the new product looks much better, more ergonomic. Because the edges are slightly rounded. The back cover of the smart watch is slightly convex, so it fits well to the hand. This allows you to take high-quality readings (there is no need to tighten the strap). Screen diagonal size: 1.58-inch. The watch looks equally good on both men’s and women’s hands.
This is a slim, compact smart watch. Women can wear them on their hands along with other jewelry. Thus, the Fitbit Versa 3 is the lightest and most comfortable metal smartwatch.
Three colors are available: black, gray, and pink (the color of the watch case matches the color of the strap). The strap is made of silicone. The watch is waterproof and you can take a shower in it. This strap is also convenient during training. The leather strap irritates the skin when sweat is released, while the silicone strap is neutral. An additional stainless steel mesh strap can be purchased. This makes the Fitbit watch comfortable to wear all day long.
Statistics of your activity
The Fitbit Versa 3 display turns on when you tap the screen or move your wrist. Drawback of the model: these actions don’t always work. So press the Home button. Every morning, tips and motivational messages appear at the top of the screen. You can disable them.
- Swipe up allows you to view all statistics.
- Swipe to the left to see the number of steps taken, miles, calories burned, and active minutes.
- Swipe down shows the steps taken in an hour and the current heart rate.
In addition to daily statistics, you can see data for the week. Fitbit Versa 3 shows a chart of your heart rate for the week (based on your activity chart).
Tracking capabilities and performance
Fitbit Versa 3 runs on its own operating system Fitbit OS 2.0. the System is quite responsive, although sometimes users notice slow operation. There is an app that allows you to choose one of the exercises: running, swimming, Cycling, treadmill or full-body workout. When you exercise, the app shows your heart rate, time, distance, calories, and stages.
Users performed a test and compared the Versa readings with the treadmill readings. The smartwatch showed a longer distance than the treadmill. The fact is that the treadmill does not know the length of your step, and the smart watch calculates it. Because they analyze your movements, use GPS data, and calculate the length of your stride.
The built-in heart rate sensor lets you quickly see your current heart rate right on the screen. It also tracks sleep. Sleep phases can be found in the summary of a night’s rest in the app. This gadget reflects how much time you spend sleeping and how long you are awake.
Support for third-party apps
The Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch contains 4 GB of memory. Of these, 2.5 GB is available for music. You can add your own songs or use pre-loaded music apps (such as Pandora and Deezer). Unfortunately, you need a subscription to use these apps.
But the Fitbit manufacturer loves its customers, so it offers a one-month free trial of Pandora and a three-month free trial of Deezer. Of course, to do this, you must first buy a gadget.
A small inconvenience is caused by a feature of the gadget: you need to manually download MP3 files and sync them with the Fitbit app.
The Fitbit Versa 3 vibrates every time you receive a text message or alert from another app. You can answer or reject an incoming call directly on your watch. However, owners of iOS devices will not be able to send or respond to text messages. They can just get them and read them. Android users are more fortunate. They can send quick responses using pre-filled templates or through third-party apps (Whats App and Facebook Messenger). You can also control which apps show notifications and disable them completely. But in this case, you’d better buy a fitness tracker that doesn‘t have these notifications at all.
The biggest problem with Versa is that notifications don’t disappear on your phone when you view them on your watch. You have to manually clear the list of notifications on your smartphone.
Long battery life
Unlike the Apple Watch and Google Wear smartwatches, you don’t have to charge the Versa every night. With a 145 mAh battery, the gadget can work without recharging for more than 4 days. Customers can wear the watch without charging for 4 days, even if they use all the functions of the gadget. To fully charge the battery, it will take very little time – about 2 hours. Provided that you use a Fitbit charging station.
Fitbit Versa 3 price and warranty
The price of the Fitbit Versa 3 is about $ 200. The device comes in a black, gray, and pink case. Available for purchase worldwide through Fitbit‘s own website, as well as retailers, Best Buy, Amazon, Kohl’s, Target, Verizon, and Macy’s. The Versa special editions, which include Fitbit Pay support, cost $ 230 and are currently available for pre-order.
Fitbit offers a money-back guarantee (45 days) and a limited manufacturer’s warranty (1 year). Fitbit Versa 3 are durable and water-resistant, so they should work for more than 2 years without any problems. We hope that Fitbit will continue to release updates and expand the list of compatible apps so that these smartwatches can keep up with the competition.
|Display size, resolution||AMOLED|
|Automatic workout detection||Yes|
|Water resistance||Yes, up to 50m|
Text replies (Android)
Alexa and Google Assistant
Onboard (Deezer, Pandora), playback control (Spotify)
|Mobile Payments||Fitbit Pay|
SpO2 and skin temperature
Android and iOS
|Battery life||6 days|
Is there an alternative?
It depends on what you want. It all depends on what you want. Perhaps you need a fitness tracker without pop-up notifications, then try Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. It contains more features at the same price. It has a heart rate sensor and built-in GPS. This way, you won’t need to use your smartphone to track your routes.
If you prefer a smart watch with less features, the Misfit Vapor for $99 will suit you. This gadget includes a built-in heart rate sensor, a large AMOLED display and runs the Google Wear OS. This allows you to use Google Fit or other apps to track your workouts.
For Apple users who are looking for iOS compatibility, the best choice is Apple Watch 6. There is a large selection of apps, the ability to respond to text messages or notifications. This is the only smart watch that has a huge functionality and works in conjunction with the iPhone. Price – $330.
Whether you’re an athlete or not, fitbit’s Versa 3 has a variety of customization options and can easily adapt to your lifestyle.
New Fitbit Sense smart watch. Comparison with Fitbit Versa 3
Let’s compare two models. Fitbit has introduced a pair of new smartwatches: Sense and Versa 3. Sense for $329 is the flagship version. Versa 3 -an update to the Versa line — you can buy for $229. Prices vary in different retail outlets.
The two new models look the same, but Sense has several advanced health tracking features. This is a detailed heart rate scan using the built – in app for creating an electrocardiogram. Sense can also detect a stressful state.
This function works like this:
you hold your palm over the screen and breathe. Sense will measure your heart rate and skin temperature using the built-in sensor. Based on this data, the Fitbit app will evaluate your stress level.
The Versa 3 smartwatch lacks these features. Otherwise, their functionality is the same as Sense. It includes built-in GPS, an OLED touch screen, water resistance up to 50 meters, a minimum of six days of battery life, and a new magnetic charging mechanism. Both models support Fitbit Pay for contactless payments, and if your Android phone is at hand, you can use the smartwatch to answer text messages and calls.
Comparison of the Versa 3 and Apple Watch
You need to compare gadgets by different parameters.
Design and reliability.
Both devices have a similar design, interchangeable straps, a set of metal finishes, and different dials with a customizable appearance. Both devices are waterproof to a depth of 50 meters. They can be worn in the shower and in the pool. However, the Fitbit Versa 3 is more comfortable to wear because they are thinner.
There are three different buttons on the Versa, and you can get confused about their functions. Changing the bracelet is not very convenient. And the owner of an Apple Watch changes the bracelet very easily.
Both devices show notifications from your smartphone. But Versa doesn‘t allow you to respond to a text message or call a voice assistant. (When the update is released, owners of smart phones will be able to respond to SMS in Versa) Fitbit Versa 3 is compatible with Android and partially compatible with iOS. The vibrations are quite weak, so it’s easy to miss notifications.
Keep track of your fitness progress.
Versa can act not only as a tracker, but also as a personal trainer with a training app. For example, for running. The clock shows movement directly on the screen. Reminders to move on Fitbit are better than on Apple Watch. Both devices allow you to analyze data about your activity and training. Fitbit combines all of this into the main phone app, while Apple Watch splits the data into the Watch app, Activity app, and Health app. This is too difficult for the owner.
Summation of Fitbit Versa 3
The Fitbit Versa 3 gadget has both advantages and disadvantages.
|👍 Light body;|
👎 Not fully compatible with iOS
|👍 Display all notifications;||👎 No built-in GPS;|
|👍 Accurate heart rate sensor;|
👎 Limited support for third-party apps.
|👍 Good battery life;|
|👍 Replaceable straps.|