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Fitbit launches new Versa 2 smartwatch

Fitbit launched a new smartwatch called the Fitbit Versa 2.

The Fitbit Versa 2 features a swim-proof design that includes innovative sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake and is centred around advanced health, fitness and smart features to elevate every moment. 

The device offers all the essential smart features like smartphone notifications so users can view app, call, calendar and text notifications right from your wrist. 

The smartwatch also 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 comes with Fitbit Pay.    

"At Fitbit, we believe that health belongs to everyone and that people should not be priced out of having access to devices and features that can help them improve their health. That’s why we’ve designed Versa 2 to be a premium, full-featured and easy-to-use smartwatch at an accessible price point," said James Park, co-founder and Chief Executive of Fitbit.

"Building on the success of our original best-selling Versa smartwatch, we believe the added value and innovation in Versa 2, with new features like a Spotify app and advanced in-app and on-device sleep features, will bring more users into the smartwatch category, allowing them to unlock the benefits of better health."

Sleep Score receives a user's nightly score within the Fitbit app for better insight into a user's sleep quality.

The score is based on heart rate (sleeping and resting), restlessness, time awake and Sleep Stages.  Other sleep features include Smart Wake, Sleep Mode and Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph

The advanced health and fitness feature automatic activity tracking, PurePulse 24/7 heart rate tracking, 15+ goal-based exercise modes, connected GPS and water-resistant up to 50 meters.

Versa 2 is also powered by a faster processor compared to the previous Versa, has a with larger AMOLED display, is durable and water-resistant up to 50 meters.

The 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 offers a wide variety of new accessories such as classic bands that are stain-resistant, comfortable, soft and waterproof. 

The woven bands are made from recycled materials flaunt a reflective stripe and come in colour combinations, like charcoal with an orange stripe, pink on pink stripe, and navy on navy stripe.  

There are also Premium Horween® leather perforated bands in charcoal and moss suede.

The Versa 2 costs R3999 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. 

The Versa 2 Special Edition will cost R4999 in navy and pink with a copper rose aluminium case and smoke with a mist grey case. 

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Written by: Staff Writer.

Guzzle Media

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