With the growing fitness gadget scene in India, the renowned brand Fitbit has recently released its second smartwatch in India. The Fitbit Versa, which is a successor to the Iconic – a previous product by Fitbit- will be available starting May 13 in both offline and online stores and will retail at the price of Rs 19,999. The company has launched three colour variants for the same, which will be: Black strap with Black case, Grey strap with a Silver case, and a Peach strap with Rose Gold case. The watch will be able to work with Android, iOS and Windows devices as well.
Besides releasing this new smartwatch, Fitbit has also come out with a first of its kind tracker for kids which has been named, the Fitbit Ace. This new device which will be available in tow colours of Electric Blue and Power Purple will debut in India at the price point of Rs 7,990. The Fitbit Alta HR which is another previous tracker by Fitbit has been revamped to give rise to the Fitbit Ace.
Speaking of online channels for selling, the Fitbit Versa will only be exclusively available on Amazon India. Offline, the Versa will be selling in Reliance Digital, Croma, and Helios stores along with some other offline retailers. Along with the standard variant of the Versa, there is also going to be a Versa Special Edition in the market which will come with support for NFC based payments. This special edition will come at a higher cost of Rs 21,999. However, there is the issue of no bank currently supporting Fitbit Pay. The accessories for the Versa will retail at Rs 2,499 – Rs 8,499.
Much like the previous smartwatch which Fitbit introduced into the market, the Iconic, the newly announced Fitbit Versa has a similar four-day battery life, which is quite impressive given that the Versa is a colour-screened smartwatch. Fitbit has also discussed plans about quick replies on Android which will be available both for the Iconic and the Versa. Among the two, the Versa will ship with waterproofing capabilities and will be able to take a dive in a pool.
The Versa encompasses all features of an ideal smartwatch with facilities like tracking steps, sleep and female health, calories burned, floors climbed, and auto activity recognition. Coming from the family of the Iconic, the Versa also doesn’t miss out on the apps from Fitbit OS. The watch can easily store and play music along with having continuous heart-rate tracking feature, and an option for personalised on-screen coaching via Fitbit Coach.
However, there is one functionality which the Versa doesn’t have similar to the Iconic. This one does not come with a built-in GPS which requires the phone to be on you if you want to have GPS related capabilities. Still, the Versa does really when compared to the Iconic since it provides more designer accessories and customisation options.