Wellness gadget manufacturer Fitbit has launched their new Versa 2 smartwatch in Australia today, following the announcement last month, with new features including an AMOLED screen, built-in Alexa assistant functionality and control of Spotify plus Deezer apps on your phone (only if you’re a paid member of them).
As readers will have noticed there is trend of many hardware manufacturers trying to increase ongoing revenue streams by offering their customers subscription services.
The Versa 2 will only be able to tell you it’s more detailed personalised fitness and health advice if you subscribe to the new Fitbit Premium service which aims to be like your own personal trainer.
The main difference between the standard Versa 2 and the “Special edition” is extra woven fashion wristbands and 3 months of Fitbit Premium service included.
NFC payment via Fitbit Pay (if your bank supports it) is included in the standard and special edition versions, unlike previous Fitbit models like the Charge 3 where you had to pay for the special edition to get NFC built in.
Fitbit Premium pricing in Australia is $14.99/month or $129.99/year.
At the launch event Fitbit Australia also announced local availability of the Aria Air smart scales for $99.95. The Aria Air is a low-cost Bluetooth scale that tracks your weight over time and syncs with the Fitbit app to calculate BMI.