Fitbit's latest smartwatch attempt borrows heavily from Apple Watch design and features

Rodiano Bonacci
Marzo 13, 2018

Many women already use period-tracking apps, but Fitbit is building period-tracking into the Versa, so women can see how their periods affect their sleep and activity. These are much more engaging than other sportswatch rivals and it's great to see them retained on the Versa. There'll be reminders to log your food intake or take medication, celebrations for hitting goals and milestones, insights into your activity, sleep summaries, social challenges and prompts to take action on your data. On the other hand, it lacks the Ionic's built-in Global Positioning System with GLONASS, wallet-free payments, and has a smaller screen. It's made from anodized aluminum, and comes in black, rose gold and charcoal - aka gray. There's also a special-edition Versa model priced at $229.95, which includes NFC and Fitbit Pay capabilities in the US and comes with an exclusive style, featuring woven bands in either lavender or charcoal coloration with either a rose gold aluminum or graphite aluminum case. Additional bands and accessories will range from Rs 2,499 to Rs 8,999.

According to a new blog post from the company, the Versa is the company's third attempt at a full-on smartwatch, and the company may have finally nailed a good design at a really good price.

The versa is available to preorder now for $200, or $230 for the special edition models. It'll also feature a custom adidas clock face and is expected to arrive March 19 for $329.95.

The Fitbit Ace, meanwhile, is the first Fitbit device for kids aged eight and up. The Ace will go on sale in Q2 2018, and can also be pre-ordered straight away from the Fitbit site. It will be available in two different colors, electric blue and power purple. On-screen workouts are able to guide you through your routines, and there's automatic sleep tracking built-in. Obviously, if the child doesn't have a smartphone, they won't see it at all (apart from the step count on the device itself), and kids with their own phones will only have a limited view. For instance, kids will receive a recommended 60 minutes of daily active minutes, compared with 30 for adults. Through the Fitbit app parents can check their child's activity, progress on activity goals and even approve friend requests from family members - that way the whole family can stay in healthy competition. The Ace is also available to pre-order right now, but won't be on your kid's wrist until May at the earliest.

Fitbit has just announced the Fitbit Versa, a smartwatch that's light and elegantly styled but still packed with workout apps for the fitness-focused. Once it has enough data, it'll also make cycle predictions.

So now you'll be able to record your menstrual cycle.

For Fitbit, the feature has the dual appeal of embracing a huge demographic often overlooked by wearables and helping the company as it works to broaden its appeal to healthcare providers.

Plus it's a touch cheaper than the Ionic, which is important when a lot of Fitbit devices are generally priced higher than the competition because of the well-known brand name.

Swipe up on the touchscreen and you'll now be taken into a health dashboard, which shows you most of your vital health-tracking stats (although not, strangely, your sleep).

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