Fitbit's next Apple Watch competitor, the Versa 2, has leaked

The original Fitbit Versa became an instant success when it launched in early 2018. A considerable 2 million units were shipped during the first two months and by the end of the year Fitbit was already catching up with Apple in terms of sales.

To help maintain the momentum, back in March the Versa Lite Edition was announced. Fitbit had high hopes for the latter but recently admitted it hasn’t met expectations. Now, to help save the day, it seems the company is preparing a Fitbit Versa 2 that’ll replace the original.

As indicated by leaked press renders courtesy of Evan Blass, the next-gen smartwatch will look pretty similar to the original. It features a square display that’s paired with slim bezels and an “aerospace grade aluminum” casing. The physical button on the left side has also made the cut but, much like the Versa Lite Edition, the two keys that previously sat on the right have been ditched entirely.

Coupled with all of this is a redesigned back panel that gives the Fitbit Versa 2 a more rounded shape. There’s now a larger area of black glass which contains an updated ‘PurePulse’ heart rate monitor and branding around the edges. The latter reveals the presence of an AMOLED display – the original features an LCD panel – and water resistance of up to 50 meters. The smartwatch also looks set to support Fitbit Pay.

Although not yet confirmed, the Fitbit Versa 2 is expected to offer storage for 300+ songs, 24/7 Heart Rate capture support, and improved Activity & Sleep features.

The Fitbit Versa 2 will probably go on sale later this quarter. Pricing information hasn’t yet emerged but there’s a strong possibility it’ll maintain the $200 price point of the original.

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10 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1858; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

As ugly as ever. They bought the Pebble and buried it underground instead of using their great technology.

3. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

What great technology did the Pebble have? If Pebble's tech were that great, it would not have gone under and many more suiters would have lined up to snap it up. Fitbit just wanted their engineers that's all, companies do that all the time.

2. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

LOL, your first paragraph is very funny. How can the Fitbit Versa have been a great success and catching up in sales with the Apple watch but sales were disappointed at the same time? If we go by what the stock market tells us, its the opposite. Fitbit stock took a beating yesterday and their CEO is quoted as saying “we are disappointed to lower guidance for the year.” Fitbit has been slashing prices left and right in order to try to move units, I would not call moves like this a success. This here is a controlled leak, trying to drum up interest in a product that is not selling well.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 568; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I suggest you reread the paragraphs. The Versa Lite Edition which launched earlier this year didn't meet expectations. That's why they cut forecasts for the year yesterday. But the original Versa sold very well, which is exactly what I said in the story.

5. TBomb

Posts: 1393; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Been a big Fitbit fan since the original HR. However, their device support is worse than any major android manufacturer's flagship device support. Looking for something else to replace my Fitbit. It will be sad to go, but the lack of support and having 8 watch faces to choose from is really boring. It's also a pain in the butt to have to disassemble the watch to charge it :(

7. phonefanboy

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

From my experience, Fitbit is the only active watch that is consistent with heart rate when it comes to the gym. with lifting weights.

8. evillama

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2019

If there will be no Ionic 2 coming, then one of these new Versa's will need GPS...

11. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Waiting for the Ionic 2

9. Deadeye

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

And I thought there can´t be anything uglier the Apple Watch. Boy was I wrong.

10. hamischok72 unregistered

We'll if the quality of the previous devices like the charge 2 (screen brake issue) charge 3, versa and ionic, battery, syncing and compatibility issues with android, better stay away from the versa 2 or whatever it may be called

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