Following the last year’s Fitbit Versa 2, there’s a new successor in town and it’s the Fitbit Versa 2. Along side with their new wearable, they have also unveiled the new Fitbit Aria Air and even a Premium service – which will be hitting Malaysia later this September. But before that, let’s see what the new one is capable of and what has been upgraded.
Fitbit Versa 2
We have been a really huge fan of Fitbit Versa design – starting with the first generation which looks elegant and has a very simplistic design and isn’t too over the top. That said, the Versa 2 retains the simple design but there’s a lot of change happening under the hood. On the side, you will notice that the Versa no longer has three different buttons but just one making it look even simpler and another noticeable difference is the logo which is no longer to be seen on the front as well.
Starting off with the obvious feature, the Fitbit Versa 2 now has Amazon Alexa Built right into it – making it a much more versatile smartwatch and they now have support for Spotify as well, which is great. On top of that, it has a 5+ Day Battery Life and other interesting features like the 24/7 Heart Rate Tracking, Sleep Score & Insights as well. It’s Water Resistant upto 50M. Comparing with the predecessors – the Versa 2 rocks a new OLED display which claims to be brighter and better compared to its predecessor because the Versa uses a LCD Display instead.
Although in Malaysia we don’t have support for Fitbit Pay, a good thing to notice is that every Versa 2 comes with NFC – regardless of any model. Speaking of the Amazon Alexa, it’s a nice inclusion but it can only listen to you – meaning that the Versa 2 does not have a speaker for you hear what she has to say. One thing that the Versa 2 still does not have is a built-in GPS which makes it a bit of a hassle because you’ll have to carry your phone around.
Fitbit Aria Air
Fitbit has also brought in their Aria Air – a smart weighing scale to keep your weight in track. There’s nothing much to say about this product but compared to their Aria 2, the Aria Air is relatively cheaper. The Aria Air keeps track of your weight and syncs with the Fitbit app to get you going and it uses Bluetooth to pair with your smartphone instead.
Now this is a feature that I didn’t expect to hit the Malaysian Market. Fitbit Premium is basically a paid service that allows you to keep track of your health much better – with Guided Programmes, Advanced Insights, Advanced Sleep Tools and even Dynamic Workouts.
Pricing and Availability
The Fitbit Versa 2 will be priced at RM 998 in three different options:
– Black with Carbon Case, Petal with Copper Rose Aluminium Case and Stone with a Mist Grey Case
The Versa 2 Special Edition on the other hand will be sold for RM 1068 in two different options:
– Navy and Pink with a Copper Rose Aluminum and Smoke with a Mist Grey case.
Aria Air will be priced at RM 238 and the Fitbit Premium Subscription will be available for RM 39 per month, RM 335 per Year.
Jaya Prithivi Raj
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