3 229 is an attractive, mid range smartwatch, with advanced fitness, tracking and reliable battery life. The fitbit versa, 3 229 is an attractive, mid range. Smart watch with advanced fitness, tracking and reliable battery life for comfortable sleek design, larger display than versa, 2 great battery life, onboard gps against navigation could be faster, can only enable one voice assistant at a time. Fitbits versa. Lineup is if anything reliable now in its third iteration, the fitbit versa 3 ranks among the best smart watches, tacking on useful software improvements and design tweaks to become a formidable apple watch. Se rival and a fitness tracker with obvious appeal, fitbit versa, 3 standout upgrade, is on board gps. Now, even when you leave your phone at home, the versa can finally track your location during outdoor exercise. A caveat, larger display is welcome. To whats less appreciated is the 229 dollar price tag, which is more expensive than the 199 dollars. Fitbit versa, 2 and disqualifies this model from our best cheap, smart watches rankings. So is the premium justified this fitbit versa. 3 review answers whether the fitness tracking companys mid range smartwatch still offers solid value for the price dear follower, if youre watching my channel for the first time dont forget to like and subscribe and activate the alarm Music price and availability, the fitbit versa. 3 costs 229 dollars and is available. As of this writing at fitbit.com and other retailers. As for colors, the versa 3 comes in three finishes: black slash black aluminum, pink clay, soft gold, aluminum and midnight soft gold aluminum.

The versa 3s band is also interchangeable. Other bands, including woven and leather, are available, starting at around thirty dollars, design and display the fitbit versa. 3 sports, a similar squirkle shape as the previous two versa models, but has slightly softer edges and swaps out the physical button of the fitbit versa. 2 for an indented touch area with haptic feedback. On its left side, i havent tested a fitbit with this design feature. Yet so it took some getting used to, but i grew to favor it over a button that it adds to the versa 3s everyday comfort too. If you prefer the look and feel of a bulkier watch, one of the best sports watches is probably better for you. Another incremental design change arrived for. The versa 3s display its 336 by 336 pixel color touch screen is a small improvement from the 300 by 300 pixel on the versa 2. at 1.58 inches its also larger than the 1.’ inch screen on the versa 2 and once again offers an always on mode. I especially appreciated expanded real estate for viewing my mid workout metrics activity tracking features, fitbits bread and butter is activity tracking, so its no surprise that the versa 3 is a capable health buddy, while it packs everything youve come to expect from the fitness tracking savant heart Rate monitoring blood oxygen, spo2 monitoring, vo2 max readings, workout tracking sleep tracking, it skips out on some features we raved about in our fitbit sense review for 329 dollars.

The fitbit sense is the best fitbit, because it offers fda, approved, ecg, monitoring for detecting atrial, fibrillation stress management tools, a skin temperature reader and high and low heart rate notifications. If any of these sound like data, that would improve your relationship with your health, you might find the sense is worthwhile, but if youre looking for something thats great at the basics, the versa 3 holds its own plus. The versa 3 has gained my favorite motivational workout feature of the moment. Active zone minutes first introduced with the charge 4 active zone minutes monitors the time you spend in the fat burn, cardio or peak heart rate zones, while exercising your goal is to earn the ahas and whos recommended 150 active zone minutes each week. As long as i exercised for 30 minutes five times per week, winning this little game was no sweat well, except for all the sweat from working out tmi with the cooler weather and safety protocols. I mostly stuck to exercising inside with the paladin app and a spin bike im testing for fitness guidance. You could subscribe to fitbit premium 9.99 per month 79.99 per year. The at home coaching service that seamlessly integrates with your fitbit versa. 3. fitbit premium is great for advanced sleep, metrics and health. Metrics too, when i did venture outside the fitbit versa. 3S on board. Gps proved useful for seeing my real time walk, slash, jog, slash, run, pace and distance. I often like to leave my phone behind for outdoor activity, but previous versa models didnt offer that convenience, although gps, can be a battery killer, its a necessity for any formidable fitness tracker.

In my opinion, in terms of accuracy, i found the versa 3 generally under reported distance compared to my apple watch, but not by much sleep tracking similar to activity. Tracking fitbit has a great reputation for sleep tracking tools among the best fitness trackers. When i wore the versa 3 to bed, it kept tabs on how much time i spent to sleep every night, plus how long i spent in the various sleep stages. It also monitored my blood oxygen saturation while i snoozed. So if i suffered any severe changes in spo too, i could be tipped off to underlying breathing issues like sleep apnea, based on this data, fitbit provides a daily sleep score between zero to one hundred most mornings. My score landed in the eighties, although on one particularly restless night, i landed in the forties with hardly two hours of sleep under my belt for covers. Smart watch features as a smart watch. The versa 3 is capable, but not extraordinary, in addition to alexa the versa. 3 supports google assistant, making it the first smart watch with access to both major voice assistants. One caveat is that you can only have one assistant active at a time and i use both in my day to day testing of the best smart home devices. So i could only control about half of my gadgets all of james bond. That said, the fitbit versa 3s, built in speaker and microphone also offer the ability to answer phone calls from your wrist.

However, this feature is limited to those with android phones. Ive been using an iphone 12 pro max, so i didnt get to test it out. I did like the access to fitbit pay, as well as the availability of third party apps for starbucks yelp walgreens, the new york times and more fitbits app library is getting larger, but it still lacks compared to apples watch os app store. The versa 3 also lags compared to my apple watchesee. I poked around online to see if other reviewers and users noticed how apps can be slow to open and display slow to switch and sure enough. I wasnt the only one who felt the versa. 3 could be more responsive, its not a huge deal breaker. But if youre accustomed to the speedy performance of your smartphone or other smart watch, the versa 3 might frustrate you battery life fitbit claims. The versa. 3 gets 6 days of battery life, which is an improvement over the versa 2s 4 to 5 days, of course, enabling the versus always on display and using gps will zap its stamina. Still. The versa 2 should last for about 12 hours when its actively tracking your location, thats a huge advantage over the mid range apple watch, se as well as top shelf smart watches, like the apple watch series 6 and samsung galaxy watch 3.. I eat nearly 7 days out of the versa 3, although i usually charged it up when it dipped under 20 percent after 5 to 6 days.

The best part it juiced back up to 100, with fitbits fast charging magnetic charger in just 60 minutes verdict. While i could argue the fitbit senses, large catalog of health capabilities is worth an additional 100. Most people will find the versa 3 offers everything they need out of a fitness focus smartwatch. Would i upgrade from a versa ii, not necessarily but the addition of active zone minutes a higher resolution display sleeker design, fast charging and at last gps, makes the versa 3 an excellent evolution as for whether id recommend it over the apple watch see well. That depends on just how smart you want your smart watch to be, while the versa 3 has the advantage in terms of activity tracking, its smaller app library, no iphone call, support and performance lag could be a bit of a turn off those quirks aside. The versa has a secure position in the mid range smart watch category and should be on your short list.