Fitbit Versa Lite vs Versa vs Versa 2 – The Key Differences

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With the release of the Fitbit Versa 2, we now have more options to choose from in the Fitbit Versa series. The Versa 2 comes in a similar appearance as its predecessor, the Versa but it’s now more equipped. It has a more interactive AMOLED display, voice assistant, and slightly longer battery life. Also featured in this comparison is the popular Versa Lite which is a lower-end version of Versa. In this article, we compare the Fitbit Versa Lite vs Versa vs Versa 2 to find out all the differences that separate these three.

The Fitbit Versa Lite is a lower-end version of the Versa that lacks onboard music storage, NFC and Wi-Fi. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit Versa Lite vs Versa vs Versa 2 Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Versa Specifications

Fitbit Versa Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit smartwatches

Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications, Features and Price

Price $179.00 $137.56 $129.20
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fitbit Versa Lite Fitbit Versa Fitbit Versa 2
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex Unisex
Release date April, 2018 April, 2018 September, 2019
Predecessor Fitbit Versa
Successor Fitbit Versa 2 Fitbit Versa 2 Fitbit Versa 3
Versions Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Versa Lite, Fitbit Versa Special Edition Fitbit Versa Lite, Fitbit Versa Special Edition Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition, Fitbit Versa 2 Standard Edition
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm 35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm 40 x 40 x 12 mm
Weight 38 grams 38 grams 40 grams
Shape Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Polyester, Silicone Polyester, Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Strap size 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Gray, Rose-gold Black, Gray, Rose-gold Black, Bordeaux, Grey, Petal/copper rose, Stone/mist grey
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.34 inches 1.34 inches 1.4 inches
Display type LCD, transflective LCD, transflective AMOLED
Display resolution 348 x 250 pixel 348 x 250 pixel
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth calling No No No
GPS No No No
NFC No Yes Yes
Wi-Fi No Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None None
SIM type None None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music No Yes Yes
Loudspeaker No No No
Microphone No No Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter No Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes Yes
Barometer No No
Compass No No No
ECG No No No
Gyroscope
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) Yes Yes Yes
Thermometer No No No
Other sensors Vibration motor Vibration motor Vibration motor
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Floors climbed No Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking No No No
On-screen workout No Yes Yes
Sport modes 15 15 15
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 145mAh 145mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+ Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+ Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 2hrs 2hrs 2hrs
Solar charging No No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Fitbit OS Fitbit OS Fitbit OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fitbit App Fitbit App Fitbit App
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system None Fitbit Pay Fitbit Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes Yes
Voice command No No Yes, Alexa
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fitbit Versa Lite, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 2, Manual, Straps
Price $179.00 $137.56 $129.20

Fitbit Versa Lite vs Versa vs Versa 2: What’s the Difference?

The difference between the Versa 2 and Versa is that the former is more equipped with a microphone that enables a voice assistant supported by Alexa which isn’t present in Versa. It also has a more interactive and colorful AMOLED display and as well as a slightly longer battery life than the Versa.

Meanwhile, the difference between the Versa and Versa Lite is that in addition to the new features that come with the Versa 2, the Versa Lite lacks onboard music storage, NFC for Fitbit Pay, and Wifi. The Versa Lite also can’t count floors and lacks onscreen-workout modes – all of which are present in the Versa.

Which is Better?

Fitbit Versa Lite vs Versa vs Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa 2 is a better smartwatch than it’s predecessors

Although all three smartwatches look stylish and elegant in their respective ways, the Versa 2 with a slightly bigger case size has a bigger display size that allows you to see more at a glance compared to the other two. Moreover, its AMOLED display offers a richer and more interactive display that’s fulfilling to watch compared to the transflective LCD display of the other two. Nonetheless, the LCD display of the Versa and Versa Lite is still easy to read in any ambient light condition.

The Versa Lite lacks onboard music storage as well as an NFC chip that’s present on the Versa and Versa 2, this enables Fitbit pay – a non-contactless payment system that allows you to make payments on the go from these two.

The Versa 2 also ships with a microphone which enables the Alexa voice assistant that allows you to carry out simple tasks simply with your voice.

There is an altimeter in the Versa and Versa 2 that enables these two to count floors climbed. This is not present in the Versa Lite. Moreover, onscreen animated workout modes that can guide you through some of your favorite workouts are present on the Versa and Versa 2 but not on Versa Lite.

In addition, the Versa 2 which is tested to last 6 days or more has a longer battery life than the Versa Lite and Versa both of which should keep you going for about 4 days or more.

VERDICT: Although each of these three has got a decent design and great features as well as a long battery life, the Versa 2 with a more outstanding design, more features, and a longer battery life is clearly the best choice. It cost about the same price as the Versa which makes it a great bargain.