March 7, 2019
San Francisco-based Fitbit—which has sold nearly 14 million of its wearable activity trackers worldwide since 2007—has introduced the Versa Lite, a less expensive version of its flagship smartwatch, Business Insider reports.
The new smartwatch—which offers not only activity and sleep-stage tracking, but heart rate and blood oxygen sensors, a connected GPS, and assorted notifications and apps—launches in mid-March and is available for preorder at a suggested retail price of $159.95 starting now.
The new watch is swim-proof and should last for more than four days on a single charge.
What doesn’t it have that the more expensive version includes? It probably doesn’t track a woman’s monthly period, like the original Versa; provide on-screen workouts; offer guided breathing sessions; offer a credit or debit payment option; or store and play more than 300 songs.
But if you can get along without that stuff, if offers a comparable exercise experience at a cost that won’t make your heart rate double.
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