Fitbit Versa 4: Released Date, Price, and Everything you need to know
It’s been more than a year since the Versa 3 was released, so a successor could be on the way shortly. Here’s a rundown of the latest rumors and information so you know what to anticipate when the Fitbit Versa 4 arrives.
When will the Fitbit Versa 4 be released?
At the time of writing, there was no formal release date, but with September gone, it appears that this has altered once more. There are several causes that could be contributing to the delay, including a global processor scarcity and supply chain delays as COVID-19 continues to cause havoc. There’s also the fact that Google bought Fitbit in January 2020 and is rumored to be preparing some modifications to the brand.
The Fitbit Sense 2 was previously reported to be the first Fitbit device to operate on Google’s Wear OS, with the third edition of the software slated to launch on a wide range of devices in the second half of 2022. It’s possible that the Versa 4 will follow suit and adopt Wear OS as well. If that’s the case, a September 2022 launch of the Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4 could be in the works.
However, since then, we’ve received conflicting reports. According to 9To5Google, code-digging revealed three gadgets in development: Hera, Rhea, and Nyota. These are believed to be the Versa 4, the Sense 2, and the Fitbit Luxe’s successor. These devices’ references were discovered in the code for the software “bridge” that connects to a phone and shares data over Bluetooth. Wear OS, on the other hand, exchanges data in a different way, therefore the Versa 4 is unlikely to run on Google software.
What is the price of the Fitbit Versa 4?
There are no guaranteed costs, just like there are no confirmed release dates, but the predecessors will give us a good idea of what you could have to pay. The following are the door scores:
- Fitbit Versa 3: £199/€229/US$229
- Fitbit Versa 2: £199/€199/US$199
- Fitbit Versa 1: £199/€199/US$199
The Versa fits between the more expensive Fitbit Sense smartwatch (£279/€299/US$299) and the less costly Fitbit Charge 5 activity tracker (£169.99/€179.95/US$179.95), thus it has a steady construction. With this in mind, we expect the Fitbit Versa 4 to follow the same pricing pattern as the Fitbit Versa 3 and cost roughly £199/€229/US$229 when it launches.
What new features will the Fitbit Versa 4 offer?
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, there are no significant rumors or reports pointing to specific changes in the next iteration of the Versa. Looking back at the Versa 4’s predecessors, we notice a consistent design approach that implies it won’t stray too far from the Fitbit playbook.
The Versa 3 raised the possible AMOLED display size from 1.39in (300×300) on the Versa 2 and 1 to 1.58in (336×336) on the Versa 3. There are still some bezels around the main display, so Fitbit may be able to expand the available space without increasing the frame’s size (not unlike the Apple Watch Series 7, compared to the Series 6). We imagine that the engineers working on the Versa 4 have been given a difficult task.
The Versa, like the Fitbit Sense, currently lacks an LTE option. This would give the device a more autonomous element, allowing it to operate as a surrogate phone while you’re out running, at the gym, or in other situations where you don’t want to bring expensive, bulky, and delicate devices.
One of Fitbit Sense’s functions may make its way to the Versa in the next iteration, according to rumors. This is the Electrodermal Activity sensor (or EDA sensor), which measures the temperature of your skin to determine how much stress you’re under. When combined with the Fitbit app’s mindfulness and breathing practices, it can be a useful tool for preventing the stresses of modern life from overwhelming you.