Fitbit Versa 2 review

The Fitbit Versa 2 is a near-perfect fitness tracker with some smartwatch perks

Fitbit Versa 2
(Image: © Future)

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If you’ve never used the original Versa and are in the market for a new reasonably priced smartwatch, then the Versa 2 is a compelling proposition. Physical tweaks to the design and a fabulous display make the Versa 2 look like a premium wearable that would look good on almost anyone, while the addition of Alexa offers something different to the Fitbit range, even though it’s not perfectly implemented. 

And while it may not support all messaging platforms (for example, Slack), you will receive notifications for most other popular texting services including WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. 

However, full Spotify support and built-in GPS would have made this near-perfect, affordable device that much more compelling wearable.

(Image credit: Future)

Buy it if...

You want a cheap Fitbit watch
The Versa 3 and Sense are great fitness watches, but are both on the more expensive end. Fitbit Versa 2, on the other hand, can be picked up for a song now. 

You'd prefer a smartwatch to a fitness tracker
Want a cheap Fitbit, but prefer a proper watch face and suite of features rather than a simple band? The Versa 2 might be for you.

Don't buy it if...

You want the latest tech
The Fitbit Versa 2 is still a great fitness watch, but if you want the latest and greatest, it's starting to look long in the tooth. 

You already own a Fitbit
If you've got a perfectly good Fitbit and are looking to upgrade, the Versa 2 is unlikely to offer you much beyond what you already have. 

Also consider:


Fitbit Versa 3
The new, improved Versa, with more functionality, and features including ECG and EDA scanners to better detect stress and irregular heart issues. 


Fitbit Inspire 2
Prefer a slimmed-down fitness tracker rather than a proper watch? Try the Fitbit Inspire 2, with more recent Fitbit tech in a subtle, slimmer package. 

First reviewed May 2019

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.