7 things you need to know about Fitbit's new Versa smartwatch

Fitbit Versa brings female health tracking and a much-improved design

Fitbit's move to a younger market is not the first for a fitness tracker.

It has numerous same features as the Ionic, and some new ones, too.

Fitbit's second true smartwatch is now official.

The sleek Versa is a lot easier on the eyes than the boxy Ionic, and feels nice and light on the wrist. In fact, this new watch is the lightest metal smartwatch in the US, and measures just 11.2 mm thick. After missing out on the most popular music services, including Apple Music and Spotify, by only offering a Pandora (p) app on its watch a year ago, Fitbit is adding only one new music app from Deezer, a service mainly popular in Europe, for now.

The Versa shares a lot with the Fitbit Ionic from previous year and while the design is a touch smaller, there are a few less features and the price is slightly lower, it looks to be a solid addition to the Fitbit family. The company even included Boston University medical school professor Katherine White in its press briefing on Monday to explain some of the science behind the new app.

Fitbit will fold data about your cycle into the watch's Today app. There is also a Fitbit Versa Special Edition that offers wallet-free payments.

In other words, it's now possible to build and adequately test any apps you're creating without the need for any hardware. In addition, for those looking to conceive, female health tracking might become a valuable tool to monitor your reproductive health.

It runs Fitbit OS, which is limited in scope but comes with a variety of apps through the Fitbit App Gallery.

Runners may be disappointed to learn there's no Global Positioning System built into the Fitbit Versa.

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It has 15+ Exercise Modes to track your excercises and check stats in real time.

The tracker and service are launching sometime in Q2 2018.

While none of this is directly impacting consumers, it's a big step in the right direction to open up FitbitOS development for anyone that wants to test the SDK's waters. Some of these are functions that you didn't know you needed, but once you experience them, you won't be able to envision your life without them. That's changing with the Versa. For Android users, this UI can utilize smart replies for quickly responding to messages, and it also has a personalized dashboard and automatic workout features. This feature will expand to other messaging apps in the future too.

The device can track wearers' heart rates, activity, fitness statistics and workout summaries, and its battery life is upwards of four days. " Inside, it has a 145mAh battery, NFC, and 4GB of internal storage, of which you've access to only 2.5GB". You can load around 300 of your favorite songs on the device, listen to stations from Pandora, and now listen to curated playlists and Flow from Deezer.

After logging in with your Fitbit credentials, you're able to begin a new project.

Luckily you won't have to pay an arm and a leg for this device.

The Fitbit Versa is available for preorder today for $199 on Fitbit's website. Say no more, fam. Fitbit's latest innovation is a design treasure, and yes.it comes in rose gold. You can also transfer your own music to the Versa much like the Ionic.

So Fitbit went back to the drawing board, and its new smartwatch - the $200 Versa - is designed for everyone, not just dudes with giant wrists. "You wearing Fitbit Versa, Fitbit's intuitive new smartwatch that's packed with health and fitness features", said Fitbit.

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