Fitbit Versa Announced Alongside Fitbit Ace Tracker for Kids

Fitbit Versa brings female health tracking and a much-improved design

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Sleep tracking is also available on the Versa. There's also a new child view setting, which limits what data your child sees in the app.

For specs, you've got a "hi-res" touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3 on top and up to 1000 nits brightness, 50M water resistance, 4+ day battery life, heart rate sensor (24/7 tracking), Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to headphones, and connectivity to both Android and iOS devices. You'll get a three-month Deezer trial with the Versa.

But customisation is very much key to the Versa's offering, so it doesn't matter who you are or what your preferences, you can pair up the different coloured bodies with different straps.

I got a chance to take a look at the Versa at a special launch event in New York City, along with Fitbit's first fitness tracker for children, the Ace.

In addition to that limitation on iPhone users, the Versa and the revamped Fitbit software won't fix all of the problems that held the Ionic back. Plus, Fitbit is partnering with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to fund emerging label PH5, which will offer knitware bands and accessories for Versa.

Fitbit is also going to add female health tracking, so that women can better track their menstrual cycles. "This exciting development by Fitbit could help potentially create one of the largest databases of menstrual health metrics in the world, providing healthcare and research professionals with an unprecedented ability to study menstrual cycles and women's health with real world data". This includes being able to label your energy levels and mood throughyour cycle, so you can begin to see patterns and make informed predictions.

Female users can use the Fitbit app and the Versa to keep track of periods and record symptoms.

Fitbit's redesigned smartwatch dives deeper into health data with female-focused features.

Later in 2018, Fitbit will roll out an update that it says will let the dashboard personalize itself to you over time. Those numbers are a little misleading for United Kingdom users, where none of the major high-street banks now support the payment platform. "Ionic was just a first step". Hopefully that bodes well for the future of Fitbit OS - but right now, support is lacking.

It has numerous same features as the Ionic, and some new ones, too.

The battery life on the Versa also isn't clear but Fitbit claims it will last over four days, which should be quite good considering you'll only need to recharge it around twice a week.

The Fitbit Versa takes a lot of the design language the company has learnt from the Ionic and transferred it into a smaller watch that those with slimmer wrists will likely appreciate. Lack of Global Positioning System differentiates the Versa from the Ionic, as the new device has an optical heart-rate monitor, onboard storage for music, up to 50 meters of water resistance, and on-device coaching with Fitbit Coach like the company's first smartwatch had. These are much more engaging than other sportswatch rivals and it's great to see them retained on the Versa. This arguably makes it a more tempting proposition for those not dissuaded by the design differences. All Versa watches in Europe and Asia will come with Fitbit Pay onboard, but in the U.S. you'll need to get the £229.99 Special Edition Versa to get the feature.

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