The anticipation building surrounding the Fitbit Versa 4, has reached its apex, with the device officially launched on the Fitbit website. The latest in the mid-range Versa line of Fitbit products is coming to your wrist soon.
We've put together the key details you need to know about the Fitbit Versa 4, so you can be prepared for its many new features. So strap in.
Fitbit Versa 4: Release Date
Our prediction that the Versa 4 would be released in September has proven true; Fitbit has finally released its new range of products.
Pre-orders can now be placed for the Versa 4 and Sense 2. As per the Fitbit website, these will be shipped on 23rd September in the US, and 29th September for those in the UK.
The Inspire 3 is coming out slightly earlier, with a shipping date of the 15th for both US and the UK.
Fitbit Versa 4: Where to pre-order
Currently, the only place that you can pre-order any of the new autumn range of products is the Fitbit website.
We expect that they will reach a wider net of distributors soon enough, but if you can't wait until then, you can pre-order the Versa 4 here, pre-order the Sense 2 here, and pre-order the Inspire 3 here.
The pricing of the previous model seems to have been a perfect guideline, with the Versa 4 launching at $229.95, exactly the same price as the Fitbit Versa 3 on release. In the UK, the Versa 4 costs £199.99 to pre-order
Specs and Features
There was much speculation about whether Fitbit would drop their proprietary OS in favour of Wear OS, but now it's confirmed that Fitbit OS is continuing as the standard OS for the new autumn line of Fitbit products.
Though if you were really hoping for a Wear OS Fitbit, there's still a chance; Fitbit has announced that they are working on the Google Pixel watch, and will be supplying the Health focused aspects of the watch, whilst google will be providing the rest. It's worth noting that these watches will only be compatible with Android 8 or newer.
Fitbit has now also announced a line of "made for Fitbit" accessories for each of the 3 new devices, including some snazzy straps that have vegan leather options, so everyone can get involved.
Many of the complaints about Fitbit OS are going to be quashed by some of the additions to the Autumn line, like the release of Google Wallet and Google maps for the smartwatches.
Leaked images of the Versa 4 (courtesy of 9To5Google) that suggested the much-maligned capacitative button would be replaced by a physical button, have proven true, making for a much more user-friendly experience.
Unfortunately, these leaked images were also correct about the Versa 4 not inheriting the Sense's ECG, but it will be able to measure skin temperature variation. The Sense 2 however, will retain its ECG capabilities.
Battery life for the Versa 4 has stayed the same, granting 6 days of usage, though this can be affected by how the watch is used e.g. keeping GPS data on permanently.
There seems to be no information on the Versa 4's screen size or type, but the Versa 3 has a 336x336 AMOLED screen, so we wouldn't be surprised if there were any upgrades in this department.
There are currently 4 choices for the colour scheme of the Versa 4: Black, Waterfall Blue, Pink Sand and Beet Juice.
But enough about colours, you want to know the new features that the Versa 4 has, don't you? There's too much to go over in just one article, so we'll highlight our favourites.
To start off with, Fitbit has doubled the number of exercise modes from 20 to a huge 40, so you'll be able to accurately track more of your favourite sports.
Fitbit premium users will also be able to use their sleep profile system to have their sleeping patterns analysed and matched with different animals.
There will also be blood glucose tracking for unsubscribed Fitbit users, with advanced analysis available for premium subscribers.
It seems that Google isn't the only company that's been working with Fitbit to add new tech; Alexa is now built-in to the watch, so you can have assistance from Amazon's proprietary helper, right on your wrist.
As for wireless connectivity, the Versa 4 has upgraded to Bluetooth 5.0, so you can ensure a strong connection.
So what do you think, will you be pre-ordering the Versa 4?