Quick Review: First Impressions On The New Fitbit Versa 2 | Clozette


At just a glance, you would know that the latest reincarnation of the Fitbit Versa is an all-in-one smartwatch. It has everything you want in a portable gadget. Lightweight? Check. Budget-friendly? Yes. Has the necessary wellness features? Definitely.


Fitbit Versa 2 Review


From basic functions like smartphone notifications and heart rate tracking to advanced ones such as sleep score tracker, activity-specific workout monitoring and guided on-screen exercises, this smartwatch seems to have it all. But how does it fare when put to the test? 


We were invited to try out the new Fitbit Versa 2 and test its prowess by using it while doing an intense HIIT Cardio class at F45 Training Boat Quay. Our Creative Manager Laura was up for the challenge. "We did cardio exercises that would get our heart racing," she says. "I nearly died, but it was really a good workout."


Fitbit Versa 2 Review

Stephanie and Laura from #TeamClozette at the Fitbit Versa 2 launch


As for exercising with the new Fitbit Versa 2 she shares how she liked how it managed to track her heart rate and the calories that she has burnt. "I have been working out a lot lately and it is really motivating to see and monitor my progress and how I'm doing generally."


Fitbit Versa 2 Review


Going beyond just monitoring and giving you a performance review, the device also informs you how much more effort you need to exert to meet your goal. "The watch will beep to let me know how many more steps I need within the hour to hit my target every day," Laura says.


After testing it out for three more days, Laura discovered another key feature that she now loves — the Sleep Score. "I'm really amazed that I could now be aware of my sleep quality including how many times I woke up or if I'm restless or fidgeting in my sleep. With this knowledge, I could now adjust some things to get better sleep."


Fitbit Versa 2 Review

Laura's stats after the intense HIIT Cardio class


Overall, Laura is pleasantly surprised that she liked the device. "I am not a tech or smartwatch person. I always felt like my phone was enough, but after trying out the Fitbit Versa 2, I hardly touched my phone because this nifty gadget is just so convenient. I also didn't expect that wearing it to sleep would be comfortable; it is so light and the strap is not inconvenient at all. I love it now and I think I would invest one soon!"


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Seasoned travellers know fully well how much of a necessity outerwear is during getaways. They’re a lifesaver — whether you’re battling fluctuating temperatures in your destination or your get-up is in need of a boost, these pieces have got you covered (pun intended). While it’s easier for us to gauge by default what sort of outerwear to bring to a tropical country, it can be hard to decide what to bring to a place where there are more than two seasons. But worry not, if you’re travelling all year-round, here are some pieces we think could help you prepare for whatever season you might be facing. 



Snug and cosy


Travel outerwears should be lightweight like this beige Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Cocoon Jacket

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Cocoon Jacket, SGD129.90 (uniqlo.com/sg)


Travelling to experience the winter that we tropical folks aren’t blessed with? Make sure to pack cosy outerwear that can give you warmth in freezing temperatures. Unlike usual winter coats that are bulky and heavy, Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Cocoon Jacket is especially great for jet-setters as it’s compact enough to be packed into small pouches. Pairing it with a slim pencil skirt and high-heeled boots would give the puffer silhouette a touch of feminine elegance.


Statement coat


A woman wearing a plaid coat from Sandro

Sandro Fall – Winter 2019 coat, price unavailable


Don’t think you can survive the harsh winter but want to experience the chill weather anyway? No-fuss travellers who are exploring this fall don’t need to spend much time putting together their travel outfits. Simply bringing eye-catching outerwear would do. Enjoy a stylish fall getaway with this plaid coat from Sandro. With a chic printed outerwear like this, you no longer have to worry about what you wear on the inside. Layer it above some basics, and you’ll still stand out from the crowd.



Versatile cover


Beyonf The Vines Cropped Trench Jacket

Beyond The Vines Unified Unity Crew Collection Cropped Trench Jacket, SGD159 (beyondthevines.com)


When in doubt, pack a simple, plain jacket that can easily be paired with any statement piece. Go with something like Beyond The Vines’ cropped trench jacket. Aside from being versatile and casual, this utilitarian piece is perfect for almost any climate. You can even wear them in tropical places, granted that you do so in the second half of the year when it isn’t sweltering hot. Wear it over a bright sundress, and when it gets a bit too warm, feel free to take it off and tie it around your waist for a stylishly laid-back look. 




Multi-tasking must-have


Tove & Libra MVP Cardigan

Tove & Libra MVP Cardigan, SGD137 (toveandlibra.com)


Travelling light? Don’t forgo packing outerwear in your luggage. Instead, pick a multi-tasking cardigan that can be worn in many ways. This way, you can wear it multiple times during your trip without someone even noticing! Tove & Libra’s MVP cardigan is a sleek piece that’s perfect wherever you're headed. Whether you need to deal with the plane's cold temp or with your destination's chilly winds, this cardigan will save your day.



Rain-resistant


Woman wearing a white raincoat

Alpha Style Cori Hood Raincoat, SGD131 (zalora.sg)


Lastly, if you’re facing gloomy weather in your destination, make sure to bring a trusty raincoat with you. A water-proof piece like Alpha Style Cori Hood Raincoat will get you ready for whatever greets you. Aside from adding a whole new dimension to your look, wearing a raincoat on your travels gives you the option not to bring an umbrella. Not only does this mean less baggage weight, but it would also make navigating through touristy crowds a breeze even when it pours.



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A quintessential piece in any wardrobe, denim jeans have become quite a classic, marking its everlasting presence in the fashion world. But as time changes, so do jeans trends. With many different cuts and styles now out in the market, it's hard to pick favourites. But fret not; let these trendsetters in the Clozette Community guide you when it comes to the best cuts to sport this season. 

(Cover photo from: Leannelow)



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