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Does Fitbit Versa 3 work with iPhone?

Yes, Fitbit Versa 3 is compatible with iPhone. There is a caveat though. Versa 3 works with IOS version 12.2 or higher versions. This, effectively, means that the Versa 3 will work with specific versions of iPhone and iPad. Below is a list of all the iPhones and Apple products that should support Versa 3:

iPhone 11iPhone 7 PlusiPad Pro 9.7″
iPhone 11 ProiPhone 7iPad Mini 4th gen
iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone SEiPad Mini 3rd gen
iPhone XS MaxiPhone 6S PlusiPad Mini 2nd gen
iPhone XSiPhone 6SiPad Air
iPhone XRiPhone 6 PlusiPad Air 2
iPhone XiPhone 6iPod Touch 6th gen
iPhone 8 PlusiPhone 5S 
iPhone 8iPad Pro 12.9″
Fitibt Versa 3 – List of compatible devices from Apple inclusive of IPhone and iPad versions.

Having said this, many people have reported issues in receiving Versa 3 notifications on iPhones. The most common complaint has been the issue with ‘device not recognized’. If you are losing sweat in getting Versa 3 to work with your iPhone, we suggest checking the device compatibility list to see if the Versa 3 and Apple devices are compatible.

If the device is compatible and you continue to experience issues with notifications, then try to find out if the Versa 3 has paired with your iPhone successfully. It may be worth following the steps to re-create the pairing between your iPhone and the Versa 3.

Before you re-create the pairing, do not forget to switch off the Fitbit device and the phone and to re-start the Bluetooth connection of both the devices. Re-creating the paired connection between your iPhone and the Versa 3 device will ensure that Bluetooth connectivity is setup correctly between the two devices. Most issues between Versa 3 and a supported iPhone version are on account of poor Bluetooth connectivity.

Should you continue to experience issues, there are not many options available to get these two gadgets to talk and work seamlessly. It would be worth raising a complaint with Versa with a possibility that the future app versions will integrate with Apple devices flawlessly and seamlessly.

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Does Fitbit Versa 3 have fall detection?


No, the Fitbit Versa 3 does not have any fall detection. This is so disconcerting if you planned on using a Fitbit Versa 3 for your parents or Seniors. It also rules the option out for gifting it to the Seniors !!!

There are third party apps that work well for detecting falls. You could look for those apps on the Google Play Store or Apple’s app store. These apps are designed to detect incidents of fall using the accelerometer features. However, there is not a clear winner fall detection app that has been recommended across the board for Fitbit Versa or Fitbit Sense smart watches. These apps can be installed on top of the Fitbit Versa 3 device, and should help you in getting a basic fall detection flexibility on the Versa 3 smart watch.

If you are keen on using the fall detection feature on a smart watch, your first choice has got to be an Apple watch. An Apple watch offers best fall detection and response system when it comes to handling emergency situations arising on the ground. Even an Apple watch SE should stand you in good company when it comes to fall detection and subsequent emergency response actions.

Can Fitbit Versa 3 answer calls?


Yes, Fitbit Versa 3 can be used to answer calls. Previously, you could pick or reject a call through the Versa devices. On Versa 3, you can answer the calls and speak through the smart watch. For the call functionality to work through the Fitbit Versa 3 smart watch,

  • you will need the Versa 3 smart watch to be paired with your phone. Both, the Versa 3 smart watch and the phone should be close to each other. Basically, both devices should have a good or healthy Bluetooth connectivity between them.
  • Fitbit app must be running in the background on the phone

The Fitbit app will for an interface between your phone and the Fitbit Versa 3 for the call functionality to work seamlessly.

Once the Fitbit Versa 3 is paired with your smart phone,

  • you can use the green icon to pick the call.
  • assuming you have a paired connection between the Versa 3 and your phone, you will need the Versa 3 to be close to the paired phone.
  • you can speak through the microphone on the Versa 3 smart watch. You can even use the watch’s in-built speaker to participate in the call.
  • the call can be ended through the watch by clicking on the red icon for the call termination feature.

The latest call functionality through the Fitbit Versa 3 device is a useful feature add on from the previous version of the Fitbit Versa 2 smart watch.

Summary


We have seen that the Versa 3 smart watch is compatible with iOS 12.2 or higher devices. We also know for sure that the calls can be answered directly through the Versa 3 smart watches.

For the fall detection feature, many Fitbit customers have raised a feature request. Hopefully, the next version of Versa or Sense smart watch may bring in the fall detection feature on the Fitbit smart watches. Until that time, you may choose to use a third party app or buy an Apple watch.