Is The Fitbit Versa Waterproof For Swimming?

Right now, it is really easy to say which Fitbit is "waterproof".

SIMPLE ANSWER: Fitbit Versa is water-resistant up to 50 meters. This model is water resistant enough to count as waterproof for showering and normal swimming. It even comes with the ability to track laps while swimming.

Amazon: Fitbit Versa

 

Right now, it is really easy to say which Fitbit is “waterproof”. Even according to the official manufacturer’s website, there are only four models that are waterproof out of the box. The already mentioned Fitbit Versa, then Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Charge 3 and the last is Fitbit Flex 2. Note: Saying that these models are waterproof is little misleading. In fact, all these products should be only referred to as water-resistant.

 

What Does Waterproof Really Mean?

 

There are many manufacturers that are declaring their products as waterproof. However, most of these products will have an IP67 or IP68 rating. The maximum rating for solid objects is 6 and for liquids 8. If your gadget has IP68, it does mean, it lets in very little dust and dirt and can be submerged in water for a short period of time.

 

Is The Fitbit Versa Waterproof For Swimming?

 

The official statement of Fitbit: “Fitbit Versa is water resistant to 50 meters. After swimming or getting the band wet, we recommend drying the band because, as with any wearable device, it is best for your skin if the band is clean and dry. We do not recommend wearing Versa in a hot tub or sauna.”

Technically Fitbit Versa is not waterproof, you can take it to shower and swim as long as it’s not submerged over 50m deep. Yes, you can swim (no salt water) or shower (no sauna) with it but after this, it is necessary to dry it to avoid damage.

It´s right to mention that Versa is sold with the ability to track laps while swimming. So it would be really stupid of FitBit to sell a watch to track swimming and then say you shouldn’t use it for swimming.

 

Fitbit Versa

 

Fitbit Versa is just water-resistant
Credit: Fitbit

 

If you are looking for a smartwatch you can take swimming, the Versa is a good choice. It looks better, fits better and its much cheaper than its predecessors. It also brings a clear, bright and beautiful screen, a new and improved heart rate sensor, smart notifications, contactless payment capabilities and all the features Fitbit users will love. Water-resistant to 50 meters, the Versa is one of the most affordable smartwatches on the market and a device that can make Fitbit proud.

 

View Fitbit Versa On Amazon

 

 

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Sources

  1. Versa: How waterproof is it exactly?, Reddit
  2. What do I need to know before I wear my Versa in a pool?, Reddit

 

Main photo by Fitbit

 

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