The Fitbit Versa 2 Offers Five-Day Battery Life and Alexa Assistance
Fitbit has just announced the next generation of its best selling smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa 2 for $199.95. This time around, the wearable adds Amazon Alexa connectivity, intuitive sleep features, a better display, a faster processor, longer battery life, and a slew of other health, fitness, and smart features.
Fitbit’s first on-device microphone opens up a world of possibilities for users. Simply ask Alexa for Fitbit Exercises, directions to the nearest gym, caloric values of foods, upcoming weather forecasts, recent news and more by clicking the single side button. Fitbit’s Versa 2 can also transcribe voice messages into text messages for Android users. The smartwatch lacks a speaker though so Alexa will respond to inquiries with silent, on-screen text responses.
Another key component of the Versa 2 is its enhanced sleep features. Fitbit set out to better understand sleep habits over a decade ago, and is now applying that research from 10.5 billion nights of sleep to provide users with information on their unique sleep habits, and advice on how to improve them. The Versa 2 will provide a Sleep Score based on a person's heart rate (sleeping and resting), restlessness, time awake and Sleep Stages; the smart wake feature uses their REM cycle to determine the most appropriate wake time; sleep mode disables the display and notifications to avoid disturbances; and the Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph gives users an estimate of the variability of oxygen levels in their bloodstream