Hot tech: Fitbit impresses with Versa 3 health smartwatch

by James Wilkinson

Fitbit first unveiled the new Versa 3 health smartwatch last August and since then it has become a must-have for fitness fans and travellers alike.

The Fitbit Versa 3 is loaded-up with exciting new health, fitness and convenience features to the company’s most popular smartwatch family.

On-device GPS, in-app workout intensity map, enhanced PurePulse 2.0 technology, and Active Zone Minutes make it easier than ever to stay on top of your fitness goals, beyond tracking your daily steps.

Fitbit Versa 3 has even more smart features to add convenience to your day, including a built-in speaker and microphone to take quick phone calls, send calls to voicemail and adjust call volume – all from the wrist.

You also have a choice of voice assistants with the addition of Google Assistant alongside Amazon Alexa Built-in, so you can set reminders for your workout, mindfulness practice or bedtime, check the weather, add hand sanitiser to your shopping list, control your smart home devices and more just by speaking to your watch.

Use Fitbit Pay to make quick, secure payments while avoiding public surfaces, and get access to thousands of apps and clock faces. New curated playlists from music partners Deezer, Pandora and Spotify, make it easy to pick the right music for your workout intensity level.

Its updated design and interface take a cue from Fitbit Sense, including softer lines, increased comfort, greater responsiveness, and faster, more effortless interactions.

With an already long battery life of 6-plus days, if you find yourself running low, a 12-minute quick charge provides one full day of use.

Fitbit Versa 3 is available for AU$399.95 in black/black aluminium, pink clay/soft gold aluminium and midnight/soft gold aluminium.