Fitbit Versa vs Versa Lite - What ist the difference?

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Fitbit Versa vs Versa Lite - What ist the difference? Very similar in appearance, slightly smaller in function - Fitbit Versa and Versa Lite. Already from the name "Lite" can be concluded that the new version of Fitbit Versa is smaller and offers less. However, the questions remain open:

Comparison Chart

Model Fitbit Versa* Fitbit Versa Lite*
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Battery (up to) Battery (up to) 4 days Battery (up to) 4 days
GPS GPS Connected GPS (smartphone) GPS Connected GPS (smartphone)
Waterproof / Swimproof Waterproof / Swimproof Yes Waterproof / Swimproof Yes
Floors Floors Yes Floors No
Recording tracks (swimming) Recording tracks (swimming) Yes Recording tracks (swimming) No
Guided training Guided training Yes Guided training No
Colors Colors
  • Black
  • rose gold
  • silver aluminum
  • Silver aluminum
  • ocean blue
  • magenta
NFC, Fitbit Pay NFC, Fitbit Pay Yes NFC, Fitbit Pay No
Internal music storage Internal music storage 2,5GB Internal music storage No
Third-party apps Third-party apps Yes Third-party apps Yes
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buy Fitbit Versa
buy Fitbit Versa Lite

The differences between Fitbit Versa and Versa Lite

Let's take a closer look at the correct differences between the two versions of Versa.


In most points, the two models look very similar. This is also obvious, since they both bear the name Versa. The lite version of the Versa, however, has been somewhat simplified.

Compared to the Fitbit Versa Versa Lite has only one button on the right side. Versa (also in the Special Edition*) has three buttons. Two of them are on the right and one on the left.


Besides the difference in the number of buttons, the Versa Lite has more colors.
  • Fitbit Versa: Black, Rose Gold, Silver Aliminium
  • Fitbit Versa Lite: Silver Aliminium, Ocean Blue, Magenta
  • Fitbit Versa Special Edition: graphite, rose gold

These are in each case the colors of the watch itself. The color of the bracelet does not play a major role in the selection, since this can be replaced. However, the color of the module of the clock can not be changed.

In terms of features, the Versa Lite is also slightly behind the Versa. With the Versa Lite there is no possibility to use guided trainings. Also, no floors can be counted and trains are counted while swimming.

The Fitbit Versa Lite can ...
  • Does not count floors
  • Does not record laps while swimming
  • No guided training

Of course, the Versa Lite also offers heart rate, steps, sleep analysis and basic functions. Also the function "women's health" is available in both variants of Versa.

A little note: Fitbit Pay is only available on the Versa Special Edition.

Music storage

With the Fitbit Versa* music can be stored directly on the clock. This possibility does not exist with the Versa Lite.

The similarities of Fitbit Versa and Versa Lite

In order to avoid any questions and to clarify directly, we look briefly at the similarities, which need not necessarily be clear.


The point GPS is always interesting at Fitbit. So of course with the Versa family. None of the Fitbit Versa has a built-in GPS module. Not even the special edition.

However, the Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite and Versa Special Edition can use Connected GPS. The GPS of the smartphone is used. However, this requires an active connection with the smartphone.

Battery life

Although the Fitbit Versa Lite comes along with a little less, it does not affect battery life. Both devices are advertised with a running time of at least 4 days by the manufacturer.


Both the Fitbit Versa and the small Fitbit Versa Lite are waterproof up to 50 meters. This also allows both smartwatches to be worn in the water and for swimming. However, as mentioned earlier, there are limitations in the function of recording webs on the Versa Lite.

Which Fitbit Versa is right for you?

Finally, it is crucial which model is better for you personally and the right one. It depends on your wishes and demands.
buy Fitbit Versa
buy Fitbit Versa Lite

The Fitbit Versa Lite offers almost everything the Fitbit Versa offers. The differences are therefore small. However, the price difference is very low. At this time, the difference is about 10 to 20 euros. The manufacturer itself 40 euros, but the models are a bit more expensive there. Personally, I would buy Fitbit Versa*. Then you have some little bonuses, like saving music on the clock itself.
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Lucas ist einer der Betreiber und Entwickler von buffcoach. Obwohl er im Bereich der IT tätig ist, nehmen Sport und Ernährung einen sehr großen Anteil seines Lebens ein. Er trainiert im Bereich des Kraftsports nach Grundlagen von Crosstraining. Sein Ziel ist es stark und fit zu sein. Eine gesunde Ernährung ist damit eng verbunden. Sein Wissen teilt er auf im Magazin und Forum.
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