When Fitbit acquired Pebble back in 2016, we all practically assumed that Pebble’s design would find its way into Fitbit’s plans. When the Fitbit Ionic was announced there was a lot of pushback due to the odd design.
However, it seems that we are finally getting the Pebble Time Steel successor we wanted with the Fitbit Versa. The new smartwatch was announced earlier today, and features a spec sheet and design that could turn a lot of heads.
The Versa features a rounded, but square, display, which is equipped with 1,000nits of brightness. All this means is that you should have no issues interacting with your new Fitbit smartwatch in the bright sunlight.
Other features include the ability to download up to 300 songs directly from Deezer (why?), along with built-in compatibility with Pandora music. You will also be able to pair your favorite Bluetooth headphones to the Versa, so you can listen to music straight from the watch.
On the battery side of things, Fitbit is claiming that the Versa will hold a charge for up to 4 days while being able to be recharged fully in just two hours. The final major feature may be a great thing for those in Europe, and an annoying one here in the States.
Fitbit announced that the Versa being launched in Europe will ship with a built-in NFC chip for Fitbit Pay. However, those in the US will have to shell out a few extra bucks for the Fitbit Versa Special Edition.
Pricing for the Versa begins at $200 here in the States, while the NFC-enabled Special Edition brand is priced at $229.95. Fitbit is also launching an array of accessories, including various bands, starting at $29.99 and going up to $99.99.
The Fitbit Versa will launch at various retailers starting in April. However, you can head over to Fitbit’s website and pre-order the new smartwatch starting today. Hit the button below to learn more and let us know what you think about the Versa.