Fitbit Versa 3 has built-in a speaker and microphone. You can make calls, control the voice assistants(Alexa+Google Assistant), and play music on the watch. This is extraordinary for a watch that claims to be a fitness tracker.
Its immediate predecessor, Fitbit Versa 2, does not come with speaker and microphone pair and therefore was criticized by users for this particular shortcoming. The contemporary watches by Apple and Samsung were able to make standalone calls at a time when none of the Fitbit devices had even a microphone for voice-to-text commands.
Many would be surprised to know that despite the fact that Fitbit Versa 3 has the speaker and microphone at the time of release, the firmware didn’t support the talkback feature for a long time. Later in Nov 2020, this feature was added to Versa 3 and Sense watches.
Unless you are running the watch on Fitbit OS 5.1 higher, you can’t take benefit of the built-in speaker. You will need the Fitbit app and internet connection, and at least 50% charging to update the Fitbit to the latest firmware. Your watch needs to be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. Alternatively, you can update the device via your computer.
You can command Fitbit Versa 3 to do a lot of things. You can ask it for the weather, check your schedule, set alarms and timers, control your smart home devices, and a lot more. Though the watch has both Alexa and Google Assistant, you can use it one at a time.
Though you can make use of the speaker to answer calls and listen to songs, we highly recommend you pair it with compatible earbuds or headphones for the best experience. To connect it to a Bluetooth headset navigate to settings>>Vibration & Audio>>Manage Devices>>Other Devices>>Tap on the name of the headset or earbuds.