Fitbit Versa 3… 6 months after I purchased the newest Fitbit Smartwatch. How is it going?
Over the last decade Fitbit has quickly became a household name in fitness trackers, and with good reason too! The original Fitbit Tracker was a game-changer for fitness fanatics and couch potatoes alike. Easy to link to your smart phone with its own app, even the most basic Fitbit model offered more than most others on the market. So when I decided to upgrade mine, I had no doubt I would stick with a Fitbit!
The Fitbit Versa 3 is a great blend of Smartwatch and Fitness tracker, with everything youd expect from a Fitbit watch plus smart features and a sleek look. The band itself is easily detacheable from the watchface, making it easy to clean and also easy to change to a different style or colour, which I love! I also really rate the appearance of the Fitbit Versa 3, the original tracker was thin and looked like a pedometer on your wrist, this watch feels like a sleek, expensive smartwatch!
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There are a variety of colours available in the watch, not just your typical black and silver either, I am seriously impressed with the range! Of course I went with the rose gold watchface with pink band, but I was very tempted to get the emerald! Additional straps can be bought online so you can mix up your look!
Fitbit Versa 3: Watch Features as advertised vs my experience!
|GPS Fitness Tracking | When tracking your exercise, you also get a KM by KM breakdown of how you did. Meaning each time you run, walk, cycle, etc the Fitbit app will track how you improve. I especially love being able to see the route I took on a map! I could go on for hours about how amazing the fitness tracking is, honestly second to none.|
|6+ Days Battery Life | I have gotten 4 days battery from a full charge at best which is still excellent! Maybe if you didn’t measure much exercise but thats the whole point. STILL, 4 days on 1 charge is fab.|
|Fast Charging | Absolutely! Fully charged in under 30 minutes then lasts for days, LOVE THIS feature.|
|Oxygen Saturation | Really interesting new feature, see your nightly Sp02 level at a glance. Ill be honest and admit I dont know much about this feature or how I can use it more to my advantage but I do track my sleep religiously!|
|Voice Assistance | SOUNDS like a smart feature, but actually haven’t needed or wanted to use it! You can link Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant but I personally found that all the things youd ask the voice assistant, you could find just as quick if not quicker with a quick tap.|
|Goal Based Exercises | With 20+ available, its like having a little PT on your wrist! Great for newbies who want to build their fitness levels or fitness fanatics looking to up their game! I absolutely love this feature.|
|Essential Apps | Tonnes of apps available on the watch, including UBER, Couch to 5k & more! Theres even games, not sure when youd need to play a game of tic tac toe on your watch but hey ho.. its a novelty!|
|Spotify / Deezer | This is a FAB premise! But its let down by the fact you have to have your phone on you to listen to anything, the way I see it is you might aswell just listen from your phone?|
|Menstrual Tracking | This is a unique feature, you can log your periods, symptoms and track your most fertile times. Not everyone will use this feature however for those who do, there is alot to track and discover!|
|Reminders to Move | Every hour, your Fitbit will remind you to make a minimum of 250 steps! This is absolutely fab, especially if you, like me, spend alot of your working days sat down. The little buzz reminder to get up and move around is really useful and I am definitely moving alot more than I used to because of it.|
|Guided Breathing | A unique feature, guided breathing for 2-5 minutes at a time, all depending on your own heart rate. With mini vibrations to remind you to breath in, then out. This is a lovely addition to a watch that is predominantly for your fitness, as a great way to look after your mental health as well as physical.|
|Sleep Tracking | THIS is the feature I probably use the most? Sleep is SUCH a important part of a healthy lifestyle and being able to see how much you slept, how well you slept and even getting a score out of 100. Its a fantastic way to monitor your sleep patterns to work on them.|
|Alarms & Timer | As you would set an alarm on your phone, you can use your watch. I really like using the Fitbit Versa 3’s alarm because I find it wakes me quite gently. You can even set alarms for recurring days, for example every weekday at the same time.|
On to the Fitbit App…
In the Fitbit app is where you can see all your stats and settings for your watch. Its absolutely amazing the amount of information you can get from the app, basically whatever you would like to know or track, its possible. The app itself sets you daily targets for steps, exercise, floors, distance and calories burned. When youve hit your daily target your watch gives you a buzz and you get little fireworks. On the app the circles turn solid green when youve hit your target, so as you can see from above I hit everything on this particular day except for I was a bit short on the distance target annoyingly.
You also have the choice to log your water and food, your sleep is automatically tracked when you wear your watch to bed. See below how your sleep score is determined and exactly what is tracked. Within the app it explains in full detail what the ideal sleep pattern should be.
Tracking outdoor activity has never been so easy! With the built in GPS you can see your exact route and work on beating your own records on specific routes. Track your heart rate zones, Fat Burn – Cardio – Peak, which is a excellent way to know when you can push yourself further. Going out for a run with your Fitbit Versa 3, you feel like you want to push yourself further. Because if you go easy, THE WATCH KNOWS! I love the sense of pride I feel when I beat a personal best KM record or I do my longest run. PLUS you can link your Fitbit app to most other fitness apps such as Strava, so when you complete a exercise on your watch, it posts on all the apps which your logged in on, NOT JUST the Fitbit app!
FITBIT Premium is a fab upgrade, if you enjoy the main features of the watch then I am sure youll love premium. There are all the features listed below and honestly I use them tonnes. Especially the fun challenges, including Get Fit Bingo! There are even more features available to keep you motivated when you sign up to be premium.
Here is more of what you can expect from the Fitbit App…
Fitbit Versa 3: WHAT I LOVE & What I dont…
I bought the Fitbit Versa 3 because I genuinely wanted to change my life, get fitter and more motivated. Iv had Fitbit watches in the past and trusted the name, I had looked at cheaper alternatives however when it comes down to it I firmly believe its worth the extra money when its a investment into your health! You’ll wear this watch every day and night, and I am SO pleased I went with the Versa 3! The watch itself is really comfortable to wear and easy to use.
In the first few weeks wearing the watch is did get a very small rash on my wrist underneath the watch face, however I googled this and saw on other reviews that this can be a temporary side effect of sweating into the charging points on the underside of the watch face. And low and behold after a day or 2 the rash disappeared and hasn’t appeared again!
I am now running farther than I ever have before, and a key factor in my progress is the fact that I can track it with my watch! I absolutely push myself harder because I aim to see my progress and my goals being smashed, there are no excuses. I cant fake running, I cant trick the Fitbit to think Iv got my heart rate up if I haven’t! I can lie to myself and say I have worked out hard but my Fitbit Versa 3 will always tell the truth!
ALSO, I treated myself to the Fitbit Aria Air Bluetooth Scale – a smart scale which connects to my watch and the Fitbit App on my phone via Bluetooth to easily track my weight. Handy, and the novelty still hasn’t worn off that I step on the scale and it tells my phone for me.
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