Fitbit Versa 3
Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit

Versa 3

Good Stuff

  • nice offer
  • Built-in GPS
  • Lightweight and comfortable

    Bad Stuff

  • Poorly designed side button
  • Fitbit Premium subscription required to unlock advanced features
  • No Spotify Offline Support

    The new Fitbit Versa 3 comes with many new features and upgrades such as built-in GPS and some design modifications, as it is considered a fitness tracker.

    With this watch, you will get great battery life, a great screen, and a large number of fitness statistics.

    Fast Talk (Fitbit Versa 3)

    Finally, the new version of Fitbit watches has received many different updates and upgrades,

    as the Versa 3 now comes with a built-in GPS system to track speed and distance while walking, running, cycling or hiking.

    If you choose to leave your phone behind, this watch is considered one of the Best wearables on the market.

    It is also relatively affordable and includes fitness tracking capabilities.

    For example, it also includes a SpO2 sensor to measure blood oxygen levels during sleep, and the redesigned side button made its use frustrating.

    It also has a great battery life as it lasts for about six days in a dark screen setting, but it drops to half that if you have a screen set to always on.

    The watch, of course, supports Alexa to help you answer some of the questions

    that are displayed on the device, and also with Google’s purchase of the Fitbit app, the Google Assistant will add to the wearable as well.

    The Versa 3 is around £ 199, which is the same price as the previous Versa 2 in the US and Australia.

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    Key Specifications

    Works with Android phones and iPhones
    24/7 fitness tracking and sleep monitoring
    Alexa smart voice assistant
    Built-in GPS
    PurePulse 2.0 heart rate monitor
    Always-on display
    Water resistant to 50 meters
    Up to 6+ days battery life
    Specifications Table

    Fitbit Versa 3 Design, Decent, new type of band

    The watch has an aluminum frame that makes its design very elegant,

    and the screen is now the largest AMOLED panel of 40 mm compared to the 39 mm in the Versa 2,

    with a higher resolution of 336 x 336 pixels (the Versa 2 resolution is 300 x 300).

    It is a very bright, crisp screen that looks amazing even in the “dimmed” setting at almost any viewing angle.

    The Fitbit versa 3 comes with a new type of band, and the material is noticeably softer than any of the previously Fitbit versa bands. 

    Fitbit Versa 3 Fitness Watch Design
    Fitbit Versa 3 Fitness Watch Design

    and it has a new way to fasten the band, Fitbit calls this their infinity band. 

    i initially had a hard time getting the band on, but i think that was because my true wrist size falls between two of the sizing holes. 

    Fitbit has designed a new band attachment mechanism, which makes it exponentially easier to swap out the bands. 

    to remove a band you just have to push in the latch and pull out the band. 

    And to attach a band you simply push the band into the slot and make sure you hear a click and you’re good to go. 

    there’s no longer a physical button, instead they’ve designed a haptic button that provides a vibration feedback when it’s been pressed. 

    The reason for this is to improve the versa 3’s resistance to water.

    however the non-physical button does take some getting used to. 

    the Fitbit versa 3 comes with an updated user interface,

    I personally think it looks a bit more modern, especially the redesigned notifications.

    improve the versa 3's resistance to water

    and I’m really happy about having a greater ability to customize what information gets shown when u swipe up from the clock face. 

    I also like that you can tap a section to see more detailed information,

    and it’s definitely the most data we’ve been able to see, directly on a Fitbit watch to date. 

    i do notice some lag when swiping up from the display, and even more lag when trying to open the today app, that’s definitely taking too long.

    but otherwise i find the current performance acceptable.

    Pure pulse (Heart rate sensor) , Blood Oxygen

    The Fitbit versa 3 has a new feature which is the new pure pulse optical heart rate sensor, pure pulse 2.0 ought to be precise. 

    so when you flip the watch over you’ll see that green light flickering at you there. 

    The green light is actually just one of multiple parts of this,

    there’s a green light, there’s a red light, and that’s what reads the sp02 metrics.

    The Fitbit versa 3 also has a new blood oxygen measurement feature, but it’s currently quite limited. 

    fitbit versa 3 blood pressure
    Product laydown photography for Fitbit Versa 3.

    in addition to seeing a numberless graph of your estimated oxygen variation during an individual night of sleep. 

    you can now see your nightly average, blood oxygen level as a percentage. 

    Unfortunately there’s no way to take a blood oxygen measurement on demand,

    nor does Fitbit seem to give you any blood oxygen data unless you wear your versa 3 to sleep. 

    you also have to use a specific clock face in order to receive the blood oxygen level as a percentage.

    and you also have to be a premium subscriber if you want to track your blood auction percentage over time.  

    if you do use the specific spo2 clock face, and wear your versa 3 to sleep,

    then you’ll need to sync your sleep, and then wait up to an hour after sinking

    to see your average blood oxygen level as well as your minimum and maximum.

    Fitbit Versa 3 GPS: New upgrade

    The Fitbit Versa 3 has built-in GPS which means when you go into the support menus,

    and now these are the sports that you have the sport modes that are available to you. 

    and some of them require GPS like run or hike for outdoor versions, and other than spinning as an indoor version. 

    fitbit versa 3 GPS connections
    fitbit versa 3 GPS connections

    you can see all the different sports there. you can turn on or off GPS for different sports as you’d kind of expect. 

    so for example choose the run options right there and it says GPS connecting. 

    Now in the past Fitbit versa units would use your phone to go ahead and make that connection,

    and just leverage the phone’s GPS instead which burned your phone battery. 

    it also meant that you had to have your phone with you.

    for example if i was outdoors it would say GPS connected at that point,

    I hit the tap the start button there for running and off i do without any need for a phone at all on me. 

    The GPS accuracy looks not bad at all, I’ve been running with this watch and the polar ventured v2

    and the Apple watch SC and the Apple watch 36 and the garmin 745 and overall it’s fine,

    it’s not like the pinnacle of GPS accuracy, but it’s not horrible either.

    New Features: built-in speakers, Shortcuts

    The Fitbit versa 3 has a new feature, it’s a new shortcuts. from the clock you can swipe to the right to reveal the quick settings. 

    tapping on the relevant icon allows you to do things like increase or decrease the screen brightness and enable or disable the always-on display and sleep mode. 

    there’s also some button gestures, the first time you press and hold the button, you’ll be prompted to choose a shortcut from an impressively long list. 

    you can also double press the button to reveal another four shortcuts, and these can even be customized in the settings app. 

    fitbit versa 3  shortcuts
    fitbit versa 3 shortcuts

    These shortcuts should make it easier to multitask, like when you want to skip or pause songs while exercising.

    it has a new mindfulness tile as part of the app experience.

    you can now track days and minutes of mindfulness and see your history over time, but only if you use Fitbit in-app mindful sessions. 

    it has built-in speakers, unfortunately the speaker isn’t currently used for anything you might expect it to be used for,

    like to make a sound for alarms or incoming notifications, nor is it used for Amazon alexa responses.

    Fitbit Versa 3 Battery Life, Charging

    The Fitbit Versa 3 has great battery life, it’s much better than Apple or Samsung,

    as the Versa 3 provides up to 6 days of juice on a full charge, but the more you use GPS, the faster the battery drains.

    Keeping the screen always on drains the battery greatly, giving you no more than two days on a full charge.

    The Fitbit versa 3 has another new type of charging cable, it’s slim design that attaches to the versa 3 magnetically. 

    fitbit versa 3 battery life

    and the versa 3 can lay flat while charging. It’s also Fitbit’s first charging cable that is capable of quick charging. 

    Fitbit states that charging versa 3 for 12 minutes should give you 24 hours of battery life, but do note that this value will be significantly less. 

    if you use either the always-on display or the built-in GPS.

    Fitbit also states that charging from 10 percent to 80 percent, should only take maximum two hours. 

    Conclusion

    The Versa 3 watch contains many advantages that distinguish it from the wide previous version, as it contains a lot to satisfy the average user.

    The Fitbit Versa 3 is more of a great fitness tracker than a smartwatch.

    Therefore, it is very suitable for anyone looking to monitor activity, sleep and turn around,

    as even without a Fitbit Premium subscription it can help you stay on the right track.

    The Fitbit Versa 3 has an impressive battery life, giving you nearly a week of battery life from a single charge,

    but you shouldn’t keep the screen always on, of course, and keep the GPS in moderation.

    Unfortunately, with the Fitbit Versa 3, iPhone owners cannot reply to messages via the device, and Android users can only do so in a limited way.

    Although the watch is able to give you a lot of health data,

    it does miss some of the advanced heart monitoring features that first appeared on Fitbit Sense.

    The Fitbit Versa 3 is similar to its previous version, the Versa 2 despite some upgrades,

    as it provides the same kind of battery life, and thanks to a firmware update released in February 2020,

    it also monitors blood oxygen levels (SpO2) while you sleep.

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