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Fitbit Versa Lite review: The basics aren't enough

Fitbit Versa Lite review: The basics aren't enough

I wasn't sure what to expect when Fitbit announced the Versa Lite smartwatch . It's supposed to be a pared-back iteration of last year's Versa , which itself was already a watered-down version of the company's first true smartwatch, the Ionic . For $200, the Versa was actually a pretty compelling mix of an Apple Watch-inspired design, capable fitness tracking and a robust operating system at a reasonable price. But it begs the question: How much more stripped down can you get? Apparently about $40 more. Fitbit somehow managed to squeeze $40 of tradeoffs out of the Versa to deliver the Versa Lite. It brings over most of my favorite features from the more expensive watch, but it might be too "lite" even for the first-time smartwatch buyers the company is targeting.