Fitbit Versa 2 is rated as a swim proof watch. It does not have a water rating, but the Fitbit website states that the Versa 2 watch is water resistant to 50 meters. This effectively means that the watch is water resistant at a depth of 50 meters below water. And, therefore it should be safe for swimming in clean water.
However, Versa 2’s water rating seems to throw more questions than provide a firm answer if a Versa 2 user should swim or take a shower with the Versa 2 watch. For a start, the watch is marked water resistant, rather than being a water proof with a clear rating such as ATM 5 or ATM 10. And, if you check with the Fitbit site, they do mention about drying the band after swimming:
Water resistant to 50 meters. After swimming or getting the band wet, we recommend drying the band because, as with any wearable device, it's best for your skin if the band is clean and dry. We do not recommend wearing Fitbit Versa 2 in a hot tub or sauna.
Aside from that, you have an issue about swimming in ocean water. The effect of swimming in salt water are unpredictable. Swimming in clean water ought to be safe, as the depth will not go under 50 meters in most cases. If your watch is in warranty, and swimming caused adverse effects on your Fitbit Versa 2, you can still hope to get it replaced by Fitbit as part of warranty and consumer support agreement. But, if your watch is out of warranty, then swimming related mal-functioning will be totally on you. Any loss to the unit will have to be repaired at your cost. Or, you may be offered a new Fitbit device at a discounted price.
We will suggest swimming with a Versa 2 if your watch is in warranty. This will be a good proof of watch’s resistance in water and will also test the swim proof feature of the watch. For people who have an out of warranty Versa 2 watch, do consider visiting the community forums of Fitbit Versa 2 before diving in the pool. There is a largely mixed feedback about swimming and Versa 2. It would be best to be aware of the potential situations arising out of swimming with a Versa 2 watch.
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