Later this month, Fitbit is rolling out its latest fitness-tracking smartwatch to help you keep the extra weight off and make it to all of those appointments. Fitbit Versa is already doing the rounds on the tech and lifestyle blogs, and the word around the web is that it\u2019s a decent wearable. So let\u2019s take a look.\r\n\r\nFitbit Versa is the new, slimmer smartwatch aimed at a broader demographic than last year\u2019s Fitbit Ionic. Coming in at AUD $299, it\u2019s also cheaper. One immediately assumes that a lower price point means an inferior product. Apparently not.\r\n\r\nTech blog Alphr reviewed Versa and reports that Fitbit has only stripped away the non-essentials to lower the cost and reduce the size, to make it a female-friendly smartwatch. \u201cIn doing so, it wants to attract a wider demographic to the smartwatch party.\u201d Told you.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTo keep its female-friendly momentum and compete with Apple\u2019s stylish seasonal watch bands, Fitbit is offering a multitude of classic bands, handcrafted Horween leather bands and popular stainless steel ones for the gents. Each option is available in multiple colourways. So good so far.\r\n\r\nSo what about Versa\u2019s operating system? This is where opinions are mixed. Versa offers many smartwatch staples such as wallet-free payments, apps, notifications, GPS, heart-rate monitoring, water resistance to 50m and space to store up to 300 songs. It\u2019s all the basics.\r\nPlus there\u2019s a comprehensive Fitbit workout dashboard for 15+ exercises and sleep tracking. Just in case I wasn\u2019t clear, Versa also tells time. Now, to the reviews.\r\n\r\nTime commends Versa, stating \u201cFitbit's new smartwatch is the biggest threat to the Apple Watch yet.\u201d Sorry Samsung. Time\u2019s writer Lisa Eadicicco praises the watch for its long 4-day battery life, comprehensive exercise tracking and the wide variety of changeable watch faces. The exercise training was a no-brainer, it\u2019s Fitbit after all.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMashable isn\u2019t so kind with its review, calling Versa \u201cmediocre\u201d and basically saying that Apple does everything better. Ouch! Despite these comments, Man of Many would probably choose Fitbit over Apple for Fitness tracking, maybe even Garmin\u2019s Forerunner 645.\r\n\r\nMashable mentions that Versa is still an attractive, comfortable, long-lasting and of course, cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch, so it\u2019s not an entirely scathing review. Moving a little closer to home, Gizmodo likes Versa\u2019s speedy interface, and subdued, fitness aesthetic, but didn\u2019t care for its \u201cdinky\u201d feel and poor music controls.\r\n\r\nSadly we didn\u2019t score a Versa for review, so we cannot \u2018yay\u2019 or \u2018nay\u2019 the watch. Although, with its new slim design, lower price and 15+ workout modes, we can\u2019t see anything holding this wearable back from success.\r\n\r\nFitbit Versa launches in Australia this month with prices starting at $299.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.