Save up to £100 on Fitbit on Amazon right now – but what’s the difference between the Versa 2 and 3?

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  • All the Black Friday Fitbit deals are now live and Amazon has swopped in with some of the best discounts of the year. Right now, they’re offering over £100 off the original Fitbit Versa 2 and the newer Versa 3 for a limited time only. 

    If you’re new to the smartwatch world, you really can’t go wrong with a Versa 2 or 3. It’s ideal for those wanting to improve their overall health as it shows real-time step count, heart rate and calorie burn, alongside detailed sleep statistics, so you’ll always know if you’re hit your goals for the day. While they might not have the power of a Garmin fitness tracker or an Apple Watch, the Versa has many of the same features and (very importantly) doesn’t have the same hefty price point.

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    Black Friday Fitbit deals

    Complete with all the details described above, these are the best deals on the Versa Fitbit for Black Friday.

    Versa 2 Fitbit deals

    Fitbit Versa 2 in Black – £199 £99 (SAVE £100.99)
    Track exercise and sleep stats all on one screen with the Versa 2, available with £100 off on Amazon right now. Available in a stylish Black, this is the colour for those who want their Fitbit to blend into the background.

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    Fitbit Versa 2 in Pink – £199.99 £98.92 (SAVE £101.07)
    As well as exercise stats, the Versa 2 allows you to call up news and weather reports onto your screen with the help of the in-built Alexa. Also in Pink, this colour is great for lovers of rose gold.

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    Fitbit Versa 2 in Stone Grey – £199.99 £99 (SAVE £100)
    Those looking for something a little more minimalist will love the smooth grey colour of this Fitbit. The Versa 2 also allows users to control playlists from Spotify and Deezer right from their wrist – perfect for those who like to exercise with music.

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    Fitbit Versa 2 in Smoke Woven – £219.99 £129.13 (SAVE £90.86)
    This watch doesn’t have the jaw-dropping £100 discount but with over £80 off, it’s still a bargain. It has a unique Smoke Woven strap colour and a traditional (but interchangeable) clock face.

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    Fitbit Versa 2 in Bordeaux – £199.99 £154.01 (SAVE £45.11)
    Save just over £40 on this unique Bordeaux colourway. Great for those who love the rose gold of the pink but want a richer colour for the strap of their Versa 2 smartwatch.

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    Fitbit Versa 2 in Emerald Green – £159.99 £145.49 (SAVE £12.46)
    The deal on this Fitbit Versa 2 is almost £15 off for Black Friday. It comes with an emerald green strap and a rose gold etching to the face.

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    Versa 3 Fitbit deals

    Fitbit Versa 3 in Black – £199.99 £139 (SAVE £60.99)
    With a battery life of up to six days without a charge, this is the Fitbit Versa 3. Levelling up some of the model 2 features, this one has a built-in GPS so you don’t have to have your phone on you to track your distance. It also has in-built breathing exercises for when you need to take a break.

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    Fitbit Versa 3 in Midnight / Soft Gold – £199.99 £139 (SAVE £60.99)
    Available in this soft midnight blue colour with a soft gold face, this Fitbit Versa 3 has all the features of the Versa 2 plus more. Monitor heart rate throughout the day, check out your step and calorie-burn count by just flicking your wrist or just glance down with the “always-on” function.

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    Fitbit Versa 3 in Clay Pink / Soft Gold – £199.99 £139 (SAVE £60.99)
    This clay pink hue is ideal for those who want a pop of colour but still want to keep it low-key. It has all the features of the other Versa 3 watches, including a choice of over 40 different activities to choose from so you can get the most relevant stats for your workout.

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    Fitbit Versa 3 in Thistle / Soft Gold – £199.99 £139 (SAVE £60.99)
    This soft purple hue Versa 3 Fitbit is now 30% off in the Black Friday sale. It has all the best features of the Versa 3, including the ability to listen to and control music on Spotify and Deezer through your watch and up to 6 days power with each full-charge.

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    What’s the difference between Versa 2 and Versa 3?

    The main difference between a Versa 2 and a Versa 3 is that the newer model has more fitness features, including on-board GPS and in-built breathing exercises.

    However, the Versa 2 still has GPS capabilities but uses your phone’s GPS to receive it and transmits to the device.

    All other fitness features are essentially the same on the two watches. Both have 24/7 heart rate tracking and the ability to monitor your step count throughout the day. Additionally, they both have over 20 workout modes – everything from the cross-trainer to rock climbing – and an auto-tracking feature, so you won’t lose your workout even if you forget to press ‘go’.

    Both the Versa 2 and 3 also monitor your sleep and offer a report every day on how many hours of light, deep and REM sleep you had.

    Image of Fitbit Versa 2 and Fitbit Versa 3

    Credit: Fitbit

    In terms of other aspects, such as appearance, they also look the same and come in very similar colours – including black and pink.

    What is a Fitbit exactly?

    A Fitbit is a fitness tracker that records key heath statistics such as how many steps you’ve taken, what your heart rate is and how many calories you’ve burnt as standard. For the Fitbit to work, it has to be on your wrist.

    You can record your workouts by selecting an individual activity from a drop-down list or via auto-recognition. The device will record relevant statistics during the exercise like your heart rate zones, how far and fast you’ve travelled as well as how many calories you’ve burnt.

    You can also wear your Fitbit to bed and track your sleeping patterns. After a night’s sleep with the Fitbit, you will be able to see how many hours you’ve slept during the night broken down into a Sleep Score. This is a daily snapshot of your sleep quality and duration, looking at the times you spent in deep sleep, light sleep and REM sleep. If you enable the feature, it will also set a sleeping pattern for you and remind you to go to bed at a particular time.

    As well as the device on your wrist, you have the Fitbit app. This is where you’ll be able to see most of your valued statistics like the rundown on your latest workout, your Sleep Score, how many calories you’ve burnt in a week and more.

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    Which is the best Fitbit?

    The best Fitbit is the Fitbit Versa 3 due to the super sleek design and superior fitness-tracking features.

    The Versa (whether you go for the 2 or 3) has got to be Fitbit’s best smartwatch-style fitness tracker but when the Versa 3 came out, it brought some much-anticipated functions with it. Along with having in-built GPS and breathing exercises, as described above, the Versa 3 has all-round improved technology.

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    The heart-rate tracking feature is new and improved, manufacturers say, to keep a more accurate reading of exercise intensity and there’s now an always-on screen. For those who’ve had other Fitbit models and found it annoying to flick their wrist to activate the screen, this is a particularly welcome feature.

    As a Fitbit is primarily a fitness-tracking device, the additions to the Versa 3 are primarily fitness-orientated. In the newer version, there’s more support for active zone minutes. This is the amount of time spent doing heart-pumping activities like cardio, such as HIIT workouts. If the main idea behind buying a Fitbit is fitness for you, this is a calculated statistic that will likely be of interest.

    Fitbit Versa 3

    Credit: Fitbit

    However, the Fitbit Versa 3 is great for day-to-day wear too. It’s stylish and subtle (even in the brighter colours), allows notifications and incoming calls and offers a contactless payment option for those who don’t want an Apple Watch or don’t use an iPhone.

    Is Fitbit really worth it?

    Absolutely! Yes, a Fitbit is worth the money. Whether you buy one at full price or take advantage of the amazing deals on Black Friday, we reckon that a Fitbit will always be worth the money.

    Fitness trackers like the Fitbit Versa 2 and 3 are great for those who: 

    • Like statistics related to their health, i.e. how many calories burnt through the day
    • Want to do more exercise and need external motivation to do so, i.e. a daily step goal
    • Want to improve their sleep patterns by identifying problems and finding solutions
    • Want to become more responsible for their own nutrition, i.e. track how much water they’re drinking
    • Don’t want to pay serious £££ for an Apple Watch or other fitness tracker
    • Like wearing a watch and don’t mind having a digital clock face

    Many people who invest in a Fitbit want to improve their health in some way and a Fitbit can help stay motivated to reach their goals.