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Fitbit Versa 3: Still worth buying in 2022?

I have owned the Fitbit Versa 3 for just over 1 year now. During that time I have put the device through its paces and gained a good idea of what works and what doesn’t. Since I bought the device, Fitbit have released the Luxe and the Charge 5 but both of these devices adopt more of a band design than a traditional watch. With no new watch style fitness trackers released from Fitbit to date, is it worth buying the Fitbit Versa 3 in 2022? In this review I will give you my opinion on whether you should look to buy it.

The Fitbit Versa 3 unboxing experience

Fitbit Versa Full review

If you are looking for a full in depth review of the Fitbit Versa 3 then click on the image to the left to view my previous review of the product.

Things I Like About The Fitbit Versa 3


First things first the Fitbit Versa 3 is a tough little device. I have put it through it’s paces over the last year. Now I wish this was from an exercise perspective but I hate to admit my physical activity levels have taken a dip recently. However, I have been spending a lot of my time doing DIY related tasks so my Fitbit Versa 3 has been bashed, knocked, coated in dust & paint and to be honest with you it still looks brand new. It is one tough cookie that’s for sure.

Fitbit Versa 3 laid flat

Battery Life

The battery life of the Fitbit Versa 3 is one of its strong points in comparison to some of it’s competitors. It can easily manage a whole week without needing to be charged. Now its worth noting it depends on how you have your Fitbit Versa 3 setup and how you use it but on average I would say you should be getting around 5 days. If you compare this to probably one of the most popular wearable devices in the Apple Watch, the Fitbit Versa 3 blows this out the water. I know people with Apple Watches who charge it every day, which for me, defeats the object of a watch but the Apple Watch is more of a smartwatch than the Fitbit Versa 3.

Picture of Fitbit Versa 3 on KIMILAR charger dock

KIMILAR Charger Dock for Fitbit Versa 3

Looking to replace the ridiculously short charger cable that comes with the Fitbit Versa 3? Check out my review of the KIMILAR charger dock by clicking the image to the right.

Fitbit Versa 3 on wrist

Sleep Tracking

I still believe that Fitbit have the best sleep tracking devices on the market currently. The way it is laid out in the app is so simple to understand and interpret. You can go as in depth as you like with all the stats and view what you want to see. You can also get some additional metrics like snore & noise, sleeping heart rate and restlessness tracking if you get the Fitbit Premium subscription but to be honest I have never seen the need for these metrics nor the premium subscription.

Things I Don’t Like About The Fitbit Versa 3

Smartwatch Features

If you are looking for a smartwatch don’t get the Fitbit Versa 3, it’s as simple as that. Things like scrolling your Instagram feed or searching the web are not possible on the Versa 3. Replying to texts isn’t possible if like me you own an iPhone. You can reply to text messages and messages in certain apps if your connected device is an Android phone but these are quick replies and not free type responses. Now you can accept calls on the Fitbit Versa 3 but that really is the extent of the smartwatch features. To be fair to the Fitbit Versa 3 it is marketed more as a fitness tracker, which it does really well but just a heads up if you were expecting smartwatch features.

Alexa features on the Fitbit Versa 3

Local Storage

There is no local storage on the Fitbit Versa 3 which for me is a big miss from Fitbit, especially when this devices is geared towards the fitness tracker market. What this means is you cannot store music on the Versa 3 so you always have to take your phone with you when you exercise if you want to listen to music. I think what makes this more frustrating is that you could do this on the Fitbit Versa 2 so I’m not sure why this feature was removed. This has been one of the biggest annoyances for me when using my Fitbit Versa 3. Whenever I have been for a run I know that I always have to take my phone with me as I can’t run without music playing. For some people this won’t be an issue but for other this could be a deal breaker.

Spotify app on the Fitbit Versa 3 watch

Should you buy the Fitbit Versa 3 in 2022?

Absolutely yes! If the cons mentioned above don’t bother you that much then the Fitbit Versa 3 is one of the best fitness trackers you can buy currently. You know with Fitbit that you will get a solid device that does all the fitness elements really well plus their great sleep tracking.

Fitbit Sense vs. Versa 3 thumbnail with both devices side by side

Fitbit Versa 3 vs Fitbit Sense

Got a bit of extra money to spend on a fitness tracker and you aren’t sure whether to buy the Fitbit Versa 3 or Fitbit Sense? Check out my comparison review of the two devices by clicking the image to the right.

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