Wondering if Fitbit Versa is waterproof or water-resistant? Best answer: For all intents and purposes, yes. The Versa is water-resistant to 50 meters, meaning it’s swim-proof and showerproof.
The Fitbit Versa, Versa 2, and Versa Lite all feature water resistance up to a depth of 50 meters. In other words, you can swim deep (deeper than you’ll likely want to go without special gear) without water getting into the watch. Technically, however, water resistance isn’t the same thing as waterproof.
A waterproof gadget would be genuinely impervious to water. So you’d be able to take it into any situation with water without destroying it. But for virtually all electronics, the Fitbit Versa included, a bit of water getting inside is all it would take to kill it.
Since there is no universal standard for true “waterproofing,” all products may only ever be referred to as water-resistant. Just because the “proof” designation isn’t there doesn’t mean your Versa is vulnerable in water, however.
If you plan on taking your Versa swimming or have some very wet plans for it, don’t wear a leather band. The leather will dry out eventually, and it’ll start to degrade. Instead, your best option is silicone, followed by woven nylon.
Silicone can be dried off while you’re drying off your Versa, and woven nylon can have the excess water squeezed out and will stand up a lot better to the overall drying process than other materials.
As rubber gaskets break down and seals get stretched out, all water-resistant devices can lose some resistance over time. While your Fitbit Versa is still under warranty, you can count on it to meet the rated water resistance. However, after a couple of years, you may want to be more careful about how much water you expose it to.
According to Fitbit, most water-damaged trackers aren’t covered under warranty. However, if your warranty has expired, you can try to fix your Fitbit on your own.