Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 Special Edition - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Release DateBoth products were released in two consecutive years. The Fitbit Versa was released in 2018. Consequently, the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition from 2019 is newer.
DisplayYou'll get a display with both devices. Here, both Wearable have an integrated color display. In both cases, there is a touch display. The always-on display is only featured with the Versa 2 Special Edition.
WaterproofBoth, the Versa, as well as the Versa 2 Special Edition are waterproof, and have no further difference in this feature. Both Wearable can be used under water in depths of up to 50 m. The two devices can even track and record your swimming lanes.
BatteryThe Fitbit Versa has a battery lasting 4 days, which is comparatively less than the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition that lasts 5 days. Both devices take 2,0 hours to be fully charged.
GPSNone of the two devices, either the Fitbit Versa, or the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition have integrated GPS. With both Wearable, you have the possibility to use Connected GPS. The devices will take the GPS data from your smartphone. The downside to this can be signal issues and having to carry your smartphone with you.
Heart Rate Monitor
A fitness watch without a heart rate monitor is basically useless and not advisable to buy. That's because your heart rate is one of the key elements of different calculations. For example, many devices without a heart rate monitor claim to count your calories burned too. That number will hardly be right without having access to your heart rate.
Comparing the Fitbit Versa and the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition, both devices offer the heart rate monitor function and score in our books. On top of that, both will monitor your heart rate 24/7. Some devices only do that when you press a button, which is practically speaking rather useless.
Both devices come with the feature of tracking and recording how many floors you've walked. Generally, this means that the altitude differences get calculated and presented to you. Unfortunately, in many cases these numbers can be rather inaccurate.
Both Wearable offer you the possibility to record your sleep time. On top of that, they also allow you to do a sleep analysis.
Being able to change your fitness watch band is a great advantage. You'll only have to worry about the color of the device itself, and not the color or material of its accompanying watch band. For pretty much every device, you can get cheap watch bands that will fit your device. You can make use of this advantage with both devices of this comparison.
Getting call, text, or other notifications is a feature that both tools have. Often times, this feature is only possible with an Android device. iOS user can be left behind on this. On top of that, both devices allow you to send QuickReplies right on your watch. With the help of an integrated microphone, the Versa 2 Special Edition enables you to reply with voice recordings.
Both devices allow you to install apps, which gives you more freedom and possibilities in the usage of your fitness watch. The interface, or the dial of your watch, can be changed with both, the Fitbit Versa , and the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition.
One minor advantage that the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition has is that it offers Amazon (Alexa) voice control.the Fitbit Versa doesn't have this feature.
The feature of being led through your training while you're working the machine is offered with the the Fitbit Versa and the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition.
Contactless payment is a highly useful and more in demand than ever technology. Many Wearable already offer it. Being able to do this from your wrist is even more convenient than using your smartphone or a credit card. the Fitbit Versa and the Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition both offer this useful feature. Both products use Fitbit Pay.