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My review on the Fitbit versa 2
My opinion and thoughts | Do I reccomend?
I had this $30 smartwatch from Amazon before my Fitbit. It was a good little watch for what I paid but it didnt meet my expectations in a smartwatch. So when I seen the versa 2 went on sale I jumped on that opportunity and quickly checked out.
I had heard amazing things about this watch and brand and I have owned a Fitbit in the past, I can't remember the name of the watch but it was an older style one passed down to me from my aunt. People raved about this particular watch, I watched so many reviews and unboxing videos that I had myself convinced that this was life changing.
Well. It's not
Here's my honest review of the Fitbit Versa 2
I checked out and even when the watch was on sale it cost me a little over $200CAD. Even more because I opted for 3 day shipping which was an extra $20. I got the confirmation email the next day saying my order had shipped and I waited at the mailbox. After three day's passed and I didn't receive it In the mail I decided to track it. The tracking hadn't changed since the day it shipped. I figured it might have been delayed at the border or the post was behind.
5 days later, still no watch, I tried to track it again and the tracking information was the exact same.
So now were at about a week and I was worried my watch was lost somewhere in the Canadian post system so I sent Fitbit an email stating that I haven't received my package and that I had paid extra for the 3 day shipping. Usally I wouldn't be that concerned but because of how much this in particular item cost. I was worried
They responded back in a timely manner and apologized, refunded me my shipping and sent me a new tracking number
The tracking number didn't work.
About 2 weeks and a few days later I finally got my package. The shipping sucked, I paid extra and still didnt get it in a timely fashion. I would recommend buying from a retail store rather then online
Setting the watch up was fairly simple. I had no problems that were significant enough that I should mention. Follow the directions and your pretty much set. It does say to have the watch plugged in well setting it up. I didn't do that because I wasn't near a plug but I didnt have any problem with it not being plugged in.
The first week
About a week in I realized that all the videos and unboxings I watched forgot to mention one crucial point of information, a very crucial point that may have stopped me from buying this watch.
You need a wifi/data connection to use this watch.
I know what your thinking "obviously you need a form of internet connection to work the watch"
No no, I mean to even open the app on my phone I had to be connected to a wifi signal. My $30 Amazon smartwatch could open the app without needing wifi...
"Why not use your mobile data?" Because I dont have any on phone.
The next thing I realized real quick was I couldn't use most of the watch functions. The main one I was disappointed about was spotify. I specifically wanted this watch because it was enabled with spotify so when at the gym, walking or whatever, I didn't need my phone in my hand, I can chnage the songs right from the watch.
As long as you had spotify premium. Which I do. I found it odd that a watch that I had to sign into my spotify account on, that requires me to have spotify premium, of which I pay a monthly fee to be able to listen to music add free with no wifi connection needed, that connects to my phone via bluetooth... needed a internet connection to work. Luckily my gym has free wifi.
The watch connects to your phone via bluetooth and should stay synced. Well, my watch for some reason will disconnect from my phone. It's not even that my phone is out of range. It just disconnect. I noticed when my watch dies I need to manually sync it back up, the same with if I go to far from my phone, I need to manually reconnect.
The variety of notification options are pretty impressive. I have mine set for regular text, phone calls and Facebook messenger but you can get notifications for gmail, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook itself, the list goes on
You can only answer calls and decline them, you cant talk through the watch as there is no microphone, but oddly enough there is a Alexa that you can speak to, she doesnt speak back. Or work half the time. But that was a cool little feature
So to use most of the features and use the watch to it's full potential, you need to purchase the subscription. I'm not sure how much this is as I do not have it. I'm sure it's more then I would want to pay for something I need to have a wifi connection for to use.
I did know about this because a few people have mentioned it in their reviews
The subscription allows you to get a more in depth sleep report, fitness programs filtered to you, I don't remember what all the other's were but let's just say you need to buy this subscription to use the watch at it's full potential
Something that I noticed recently is in order to download and use apps on the watch....you need the subscription
Some good things
This watch is fully water resistant. Now that being said dont leave It in a jar of water for 3 months. I have wore mine in the shower, fully submerged in bath water and well washing dishes. Still works perfectly
It is also comfortable to wear to bed. I find some smartwatches are bulky and hurt your wrist sometimes but not this one, I find it's pretty comfy, sometimes I forgot I even have it on
The screen is pretty tough. I've smashed my watch off so many things including the car door, bathroom door, fridge, railings, the table, myself and so far there's only one tiny, barley noticable scratch just on the screen.
You can change the background. You can upload your own or choose from the provided. My previous watch's never let you upload your own photos
Do I reccomend?
It is a good watch, you just need to have a wifi connection, I didn't know that when purchasing and Fitbit for some reason didn't state it in the description of the watch. Knowing that I probably wouldn't have baught it but I do recommend it.
With all my negative thoughts and comments, Fitbit makes some great watches. Just make sure you do alot of research