Published: Thu, August 29, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Before MI Band 4 launch, Fitbit introduces new fall line-up

Before MI Band 4 launch, Fitbit introduces new fall line-up

The company has now launched a second-generation model known as Fitbit Versa 2 with several improved features over its predecessor. Fitbit has prepared some new games for paying customers, like "All For One", which has you and your friends racing to help your team meet a goal.

Fitbit Aria Air is available in black and white for pre-order on Fitbit.com and select retailers worldwide starting late September 2019 for AUD$99.95.

Fitbit's research shows that 14 million USA adults subscribe to a health and wellness app at an average cost of $174 annually.

Fitbit Premium will start rolling out in September at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Fitbit Premium will use your data to tell you more about your health.

Fitbit today announced the Versa 2, the successor to the original Versa launched in 2017.

Editor's Note: Australian pricing is now unavailable for Fitbit Premium, but you can sign up for the waitlist for this service. Sleep scores, workout classes, personal health coaching, fitness challenges and even a wellness report you can print out and show your doctor - Fitbit is purposefully designing a paid service so comprehensive that you won't feel the need to use any other app.

PR asset of Fitbit Premium on Android, showing Today screen with insights. For placement into renders or lifestyle imagery only.

Two guided programs, Get More Zzz's and Habits for Restful Sleep, to help increase how long you sleep and improve your sleep quality. But four of these programs include structured workout plans, daily tips and tricks and something the company is calling "actionable coaching".

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Last week, it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to 1 million users. Each Fitbit Premium user will have a different Bingo card for example. It could very well be the smartwatch to buy.

Product render of Fitbit Versa 2 inbox and Special Edition family. The device gets battery backup of up to 5 days.

The Fitbit Versa 2 costs £199.99 / $199.95 / AU$299.95 / AED899. This smartwatch functionality will actually launch on all Fitbit smartwatches with a future software update. Support for Amazon's voice assistant is the big upgrade for the second-generation Versa, nearly a year and a half after the original smartwatch appeared, though an OLED screen has also been added alongside several design tweaks. It also doesn't work if you just say Alexa to it, so this won't come in useful when you've got your hands busy with other activities. You're able to pre-order the device in the U.S. now where it will also be on sale come September 15.

And for the first time, the Versa fully supports Spotify, which comes preloaded.

Presales start today at Fitbit.com, and the Versa 2 will be available in-stores starting September 15 at retailers including Best Buy, Kohl's, Macy's, Target, Verizon, and Walmart, in addition to availability via Amazon.

I tested out the Fibit Aria 2 WiFi scale a couple of years ago, but it was a bit of a tough sale at $129.95.

The Fitbit Aria Air Bluetooth scale that tracks weight and syncs with the Fitbit app to calculate BMI, giving you a comprehensive view of your trends over time alongside your activity, heart rate, sleep and nutrition data within the Fitbit app.

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