Is the Fitbit Versa 2 waterproof?
Best answer: Yes, the Fitbit Versa 2 is rated swim-proof up to 50 meters. This means that the device should be just fine for a trip to the beach, pool workout, or daily shower.Going Swimingly: Fitbit Versa 2 (opens in new tab) ($200 at Fitbit)Stylish Sport Band: Hagibis Fitbit Versa Sport Silicone Band (opens in new tab) ($6 - $8 at Amazon)
Wearing your watch wet
The Fitbit Versa 2 is rated swim-proof up to 50 meters, which is far deeper than most people will ever need for recreational or sport use. This is also a pretty standard metric for measuring the water-resistance of sport and fitness watches.
The Versa 2 can keep track of your laps, duration, distance, and pace during your swim workouts. It also does just fine for a relaxing dip in the ocean or your daily shower. It's water resistance also means that it is perfectly capable of handling a sweaty run or Crossfit workout. The one wet environment Fitbit cautions against wearing the Versa 2 is in a hot tub or sauna.
We recommend that if you plan on wearing your Versa 2 in wet conditions that you sport a silicon band of some kind. The watch comes with a basic silicon band, but you can also get great replacement sport bands from Fitbit and other third-party sellers.
One of our favorites is the Hagibis Fitbit Versa Sport Silicone Band (opens in new tab), as you not only get the water-resistance of silicone but the perforations allow for quick drying. After a swim or wet activity, it is recommended that you take the watch off and dry the band and casing before putting the watch back on.
Other water-resistant Fitbits
Unlike the early days of its fitness trackers, Fitbit's modern lineup of fitness bands and smart watches all include some degree of water resistance or swim-proofing. Along with the Versa 2, the Versa Lite (opens in new tab), Ionic (opens in new tab), Charge 3 (opens in new tab), Inspire (opens in new tab), and Ace 2 (opens in new tab) are all water-resistant and capable of handling a dunk in the pool or a relaxing bath. Regardless of which modern Fitbit you choose, you can rest assured that it will be able to handle everyday water issues. For now, the Fitbit Versa 2 is among the most capable of the company's water-resistant watches.
By land or sea
The Fitbit Versa 2 is a great fitness watch that can take just about anything you throw at it - including water.
The silicone construction and perforations make this band a great accessory for water-based activities.
Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.
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