September is shaping up to be a big month for smartwatches. Fitbit just announced its new Versa 2, which will arrive in stores on Sept. 15. Samsung has a new smartwatch arriving two days earlier on Sept. 13, and a new Apple Watch is likely around the corner, too. But, the Fitbit Versa 2 has new features that could rise above the competition. The next generation of Fitbit’s most successful smartwatch adds Amazon Alexa connectivity and Spotify, along with a better display, a faster processor and longer battery life. Fitbit’s also launching a new coaching and fitness guidance subscription service called Fitbit Premium. It will cost $10 a month or $80 a year and is not exclusive to the Versa 2. Fitbit Premium will offer guided plans and workouts covering everything from exercise regimens to weight loss and calorie-counting guides, along with what Fitbit promises will be a customized mix of suggestions based on your collected fitness data. Will Fitbit Premium be worth the subscription cost over Fitbit’s already robust and free app? I can’t tell yet because I haven’t tested it. But it sounds like it could offer more proactive lifestyle coaching in addition to just tracking your information, which is… Read full this story
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