Will the Fitbit Versa make you trade in your Apple Watch?

Fitbit Versa brings female health tracking and a much-improved design

So, the activity tracking company, Fitbit, is doing their part to try and tempt kids into doing more by introducing a new fitness band just for kids - and parents everywhere are hoping it just may work. At first look and with price alone, they've certainly created a capable, stylish watch at a competitive price point.

The Fitbit Ace looks a lot like the company's Alta tracker, but with a few child-friendly tweaks.

Back in August of previous year, Fitbit officially unveiled its new Ionic smarwtach, which turned out to be pretty good.

Let's start with price, and you'll be spending a similar amount here to what you would have if you bought the Fitbit Blaze on day one, with the RRP set at [$199.95.]. After a series of leaked images more or less spoiled the surprise late last month, Fitbit on Tuesday pulled the cover back on the Fitbit Versa.

As time goes by this smartwatch will become more personalized, and it will display sleep summaries and actions based on the users' collected data. There's a wide variety of colors for each with materials of silicone, metal chain link, metal bands, Horween leather and more all up for grabs.

Its devices and data depositories have been used in more than 500 published research studies, and Fitbit continues to actively expand into other areas of research through partnerships, such as its participation in an expansive federal study of American health led by the Scripps Research Institute. Below the screen there's the Fitbit logo, but we don't now have any information on the screen technology or resolution. Coming in at $200 is far easier for most consumers to swallow than what they'd fork over for an Apple Watch. It promises to track workouts, sleep and overall health; its smartwatch features include displaying notifications, accessing a range of unique apps and, if you have an Android device, allowing you to quickly reply to text messages.

There's your normal step tracking here, but now you'll be able to see your last seven days of activity directly on the watch itself, so you can make sure you're keeping up with your target.

The children's Fitbit device will also automatically track sleeping patterns and help establish sleep goals.

For instance, it could recommend more sleep in the coming week because a bad period is on the way, or suggest easier ways to exercise if you're feeling too exhausted.

The Versa runs on Fitbit's own operating system, but with version 2.0.

Fitbit has expanded its smartwatch collection with the launch of the Versa, a new watch that sits alongside the Fitbit Ionic, offering a blend of fitness tracking and smartwatch functions. Adult Fitbit users who identify as female will be able to log their menstrual cycles and record symptoms directly in the Fitbit app. If that claim holds true, it would make the Versa an attractive option. Essentially, Fitbit has replicated the smartphone app's dashboard on your wrist.

The Ionic also offers 5 days of use according to Fitbit's stats, which betters the new Versa by a whole day.

It's been well over a year since Fitbit took over Pebble, and in the time since, the company hasn't done much with smartwatches that show off what Pebble brought to the table.

Noticeably missing from the Fitbit Versa is Global Positioning System tracking capabilities, which are nearly a staple at this point in smartwatches. There will also be groups in Fitbit's Community service for women to connect over.

One curiosity is that Fitbit is saying that the Ace only has a five day battery life; which is on the low side for something like this.

We'll put the battery through its paces when we get the Versa on our wrists for the full review.

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