A new software update has been released by Fitbit for the Versa 2 device. Version 4.1.1, the most recent update to the operating system, focuses on making the algorithm for tracking heart rate better, as well as fixing the usual bugs.
A few days ago, the update began to be sent to all of the users. Because this is a progressive deployment, different users will receive it at various phases along the process. Fitbit does this from time to time to make sure that the new software doesn’t cause any problems.
Dragging to the left on the clock face and clicking the gear symbol will allow you to see what version of the app you are currently using. On the following page, scroll down to the bottom and select the About option. This will bring up a screen that displays the firmware version that is currently installed on your watch. This item’s identification number is 126.96.36.199. If that number is not there, it means that the updated software has not been put on your system.
It is possible that the distribution has not yet reached your location; if this is the case, you will need to wait a little while longer. When you first launch the corresponding mobile app on your smartphone, you will typically see a notification informing you that an update is now being made available.
The following is a summary of what the release notes say about the software:
- Enhances the performance of the algorithm that monitors your heart rate on the Versa 2.
- Several enhancements and solutions for bugs are included.
The feedback regarding the update on the Fitbit forums has been good on the whole, suggesting that it is probably just fine to download. Your other choice is to hold off for a few weeks in case there are any bugs that could cause your gadget to malfunction. In connection with this topic, several customers have reported that after installing the updated software, their screen is no longer sensitive to any form of touch. The issue should be resolved if the watch is restarted by pressing and holding the button on the left side of the device for ten seconds before letting go of the button.
In addition to the elimination of bugs, according to the discussions that have taken place on the forums, a solution has been found to the problem of water accumulation. Some users had hoped that the sleep section would include an O2 fluctuation graph, but it appears that they will have to wait for one of the subsequent instalments to get this feature.
In comparison to the previous update, this one is significantly less extensive. You can get the release notes for all Fitbit Versa 2 updates by clicking on the link provided above. Because upgrading to new versions can be rather taxing on the battery, it is recommended that you keep your Versa 2 connected to its charger throughout the process.