Fitbit Versa smartwatch hits global availability

Joanna Estrada
April 17, 2018

This isn't Fitbit's first foray into the smartwatch market, but with the Versa, they take everything that they have learned from the Fitbit Blaze and Ionic and improve the Fitbit smartwatch experience in nearly every way.

The Versa, Fitbit's latest smartwatch, is now available in Canada. It's Fitbit's second true smartwatch, and I like it better than the first one.

Unlike the Ionic, which was bulky and cumbersome, the Versa features a design much more like that of the Apple Watch, with a form factor that will fit many more people than the Ionic. It's also cheaper than the last watch at $200. Then there are the smartwatch-y things like custom watch faces, apps, and notifications. It runs FitbitOS 2.0, which will have quick reply messaging and female health tracking next month.

The smartwatch is available in three colour options - black case with black band, silver case with gray band and rose gold case with peach band. A more expensive special edition Versa smartwatch, priced at $299.95 CAD, includes support for Fitbit Pay, the company's mobile payments platform, which now supports RBC cards in Canada. Additionally, you will get a special woven band which is not available with the standard version.

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