Fitbit Versa Lite: An Affordable Smartwatch

The Fitbit Versa Lite is no less impressive today than it was at its initial launch. It follows in the footsteps of its top-rated predecessors, boasting features like a 1.34-inch color display, low-profile design, five-day battery life, and heart rate tracking.
However, where the entry-level Fitbit smartwatch really shines is its price. The costlier models cost $300 for the Fitbit Sense and $230 for the Versa 3.  However, the previous-generation Versa Lite is now available for as little as $99.
Today’s smartwatches cost anywhere from under $100 to $1,000 or more. The majority fall into the $250-$400 price bracket, including the Apple Watch, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4, and Fitbit Sense. Of course, these are feature-packed, current-generation models with all of the latest bells and whistles.
As it stands, Fitbit’s Versa Lite is barely a couple of years old and still boasts much of the same core functionality and technology as many of today’s newest options. At under $100, then, it’s surely a steal. Not a smartwatch person? It could be time to change that.

A Steal at Under $100

Traditionally, sub-$100 smartwatches have been cheap, poorly-constructed substitutes for the likes of Apple’s now-ubiquitous Watch. Alternatively, they are similar to activity trackers dressed up as smartwatches.
Thankfully, the $99 Versa Lite from Fitbit is neither of those things. Essentially, it’s a carefully streamlined version of pricier Fitbit smartwatches like the Versa, Versa 2, and Versa 3.
It is a solid, well-thought-out device from what’s now an industry leader in the smartwatch space. And reviews for the Fitbit Versa Lite say it all. Publications such as TechRadar, Wired, PCMag, Digital Trends, and Macworld have all rated the Versa Lite at least 4 out of 5 stars. In addition, Macworld gave it almost top marks, scoring it just short of 5 out of 5.
Much the same is true when it comes to customers, too. On Amazon, for example, almost 5,000 reviews see the Fitbit Versa Lite rated an extremely respectable 4.5 out of 5 stars. A further 1,500 or so reviews from Best Buy customers also rate the Versa Lite from Fitbit at just half a star shy of the maximum 5-star score.

Fitbit Versa Lite Features

As we’ve already learned, the Fitbit Versa Lite boasts a wide range of features, including a long-lasting battery, streamlined design, and comprehensive health tracking. However, the list doesn’t stop there.
Fitbit Versa Lite buyers also get a variety of activity- and fitness-focused features, integrated sleep-tracking tech, customizable clock faces, and drastically improved software compared to the original Versa smartwatch.
Furthermore, the Versa Lite offers the same form factor as other costlier watches from the Fitbit lineup. With that, nobody would have any reason to suspect that you weren’t wearing a significantly more expensive model. A choice of attractive colors is available as well, including lilac, mulberry purple, and marina blue, in addition to a very Apple-like standard white finish.
One thing that the Fitbit Versa Lite does lack is built-in GPS. That said, it’s fully capable of utilizing a connected smartphone’s functionality in this regard. Accordingly, it can do almost all of the same things that a more expensive smartwatch with onboard GPS can do. It’s just that it relies on a secondary device to do so, which, for the most part, shouldn’t be an issue for the majority of people.

Fitbit Warranty

An affordable smartwatch requires an affordable extended warranty, and Upsie has the best option. Upsie’s warranties cost up to 70 percent less than warranties from manufacturers and retailers, ensuring that customers get the best protection for the best price. As a result, a three-year Fitbit Versa Lite warranty costs only $18.99.
Upsie’s smartwatch warranty protects against manufacturer defects, cracked screens, and other accidental damage. In addition, these warranties cover failures involving integrated batteries, touchscreens, Bluetooth, and much more. With unlimited claims up to the purchase price of a smartwatch, customers can get the most out of their warranty.
Alternatively, Upsie also includes free round-trip shipping to Upsie’s certified repair partners. And, best of all, if a smartwatch cannot be repaired or the cost of doing so isn’t feasible, Upsie will replace it with a new one.
Customers can purchase an Upsie warranty for smartwatches bought in the last 60 days.

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