Fitbit Versa vs Versa 2 Special Edition - Where are the differences?

Brand
Fitbit
Fitbit
Product name
Versa
Versa 2 Special Edition
Battery
Loading time
Loading time
2,0 hours
Loading time
2,0 hours
Battery life
Battery life
4 days
Battery life
5 days
Battery life, GPS
Battery life, GPS
0,0 hours
Battery life, GPS
0,0 hours
Display
Always-on-Display
Always-on-Display
No
Always-on-Display
Yes
Available
Available
Yes
Available
Yes
Colour display
Colour display
Yes
Colour display
Yes
Touch
Touch
Yes
Touch
Yes
Bracelet
Changeable
Changeable
Yes
Changeable
Yes
Fitbit functions
Fitbit Relax (breathing exercises)
Fitbit Relax (breathing exercises)
Yes
Fitbit Relax (breathing exercises)
Yes
Measured values
Floors
Floors
Yes
Floors
Yes
HR measurement
HR measurement
Yes
HR measurement
Yes
HR measurement 24/7
HR measurement 24/7
Yes
HR measurement 24/7
Yes
Sleep
Sleep
Yes
Sleep
Yes
Sleep analysis
Sleep analysis
Yes
Sleep analysis
Yes
Steps
Steps
Yes
Steps
Yes
Smarct functions
Amazon-Alexa integration
Amazon-Alexa integration
No
Amazon-Alexa integration
Yes
Apps
Apps
Yes
Apps
Yes
Clock face changeable
Clock face changeable
Yes
Clock face changeable
Yes
Notifications (SMS, calls ...)
Notifications (SMS, calls ...)
Yes
Notifications (SMS, calls ...)
Yes
Listen to voice messages
Listen to voice messages
No
Listen to voice messages
No
QuickReplies
QuickReplies
Yes
QuickReplies
Yes
QuickReplies, Voice
QuickReplies, Voice
No
QuickReplies, Voice
Yes
Guided training on the device
Guided training on the device
Yes
Guided training on the device
Yes
Swim
Open water
Open water
No
Open water
No
Recording webs
Recording webs
Yes
Recording webs
Yes
Contactless payment
Available
Available
Yes
Available
Yes
Provider
Provider
Fitbit Pay
Provider
Fitbit Pay
Sensors
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version
4.0
Bluetooth Version
4.0
GALILEO
GALILEO
No
GALILEO
No
GLONASS
GLONASS
No
GLONASS
No
Built-in GPS
Built-in GPS
No
Built-in GPS
No
Connected GPS
Connected GPS
Yes
Connected GPS
Yes
LTE
LTE
No
LTE
No
Pulssensor
Pulssensor
PurePulse
Pulssensor
PurePulse
SpO2
SpO2
No
SpO2
Yes
WLAN
WLAN
Yes
WLAN
Yes
Specifications, operability
Operating altitude, max.
Operating altitude, max.
8535 m
Operating altitude, max.
8535 m
Temperature, max.
Temperature, max.
60 °C
Temperature, max.
60 °C
Temperature, min.
Temperature, min.
-10 °C
Temperature, min.
-10 °C
Memory
Internal memory
Internal memory
2,50 GB
Internal memory
2,50 GB
Streaming
Deezer
Deezer
No
Deezer
Yes
Spotify
Spotify
No
Spotify
Yes
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Up to
Up to
50 m
Up to
50 m

Where are the differences?

Let's have a closer look by comparing the differences between the two Wearable Versa and Versa 2 Special Edition made by Fitbit.

Release Date

Both 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.

Display

You'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.

Waterproof

Both, 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.

Battery

The 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.

GPS

None 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.

Measured values

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.

Bracelet

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.

Smarct functions

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

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.

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