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Quick Review: First Impressions On The New Fitbit Versa 2

Here's how it fared

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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