September is up to be a big month for smartwatches. Fitbit on Wednesday announced its new Versa 2, which will arrive in shops on Sept. 15. Samsung has a new smartwatch coming two days earlier on Sept. 13, and a new Apple Watch is probably going around the nook, too. However, the $200 Fitbit Versa 2 has new options that would rise above the competitors. The next technology of Fitbit’s most profitable smartwatch provides Amazon Alexa connectivity, together with a greater display, a quicker processor and longer battery life.

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant on the Versa 2 can be activated by pressing and holding the single side button.

Fitbit’s additionally launching a brand new coaching and health guidance subscription service known as Fitbit Premium. It’s going to value $10 a month or $80 a year and isn’t exclusive to the Versa 2. Fitbit Premium will provide guided plans and exercises covering everything from exercise regimens to weight reduction and calorie-counting guides, together with what Fitbit guarantees might be a personalized mixture of suggestions based mostly on your collected health data.

Will Fitbit Premium be well worth the subscription value over Fitbit’s already free and robust app? It can’t be said but as a result of It isn’t tested it. But it sure sounds like it may supply extra proactive lifestyle coaching along with simply monitoring your information, which is one thing that we have been looking for in a fitness tracker and still hasn’t been found.

Fitbit introduced its new watch and service, together with a brand new $50 basic smart scale known as the Fitbit Aria Air that measures weight and BMI, at an event in New York where It was possible to look at the Versa 2 and its accessories up close.