Fitbit Versa 3 has the ability to make and receive phone calls right from your wrist. This is extremely convenient, as you no longer have to carry your phone with you everywhere you go.
Versa 3 features a built-in microphone and speaker, but when the watch was initially released, the calling feature was not yet available. Even though users could pick up the incoming call from the watch, they had to speak into their phone.
Later by the end of 2020, a firmware update introduced Google Assistant to the Versas 3, and along with it, the capability to make and receive phone calls. The same update allowed Fitbit Sense to answer calls.
In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to make and receive calls on Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense.
How to Make Calls on Fitbit Versa 3?
There are some prerequisites that are needed in order to be able to make calls on Versa 3.
- Your phone needs to be running on the latest Android (8.0+) or IOS. The Fitbit app should be running in the background.
- The connected smartphone must have an internet connection
- Google Assistant must be set up as your default voice assistant as Alexa doesn’t support voice calling.
- The ‘On Wrist Calls’ feature must be enabled on your Fitbit Versa 3 or Sense.
- For the best calling experience, Versa 3 must be paired to external earbuds and the connected smartphone should be nearby.
Once all these prerequisites are fulfilled, you can easily make calls on your Versa 3. to do so, just summon Google Assistant and ask it to make a call. That’s it. There is no rocket science involved.
You can transfer the calls to your phone only when you initiate it from the watch. To transfer a call, tap on the three-dot icon, and to transfer it back to the Versa 3, tap on the watch icon.
Unlike calling on Galaxy Watch 4, you can’t dial the number on your watch, Google Assistant workaround is the only way to make calls on Fitbit Versa 3 or Sense.
How To Recieve Calls on Versa 3?
To receive calls, you don’t need to do anything. The watch will ring when someone is trying to call you and you can just tap on the green phone icon to answer it.
You can view the caller ID and the volume up/down and mute icon on your watch. If you want to end the call, just tap on the red phone icon.
Which Fitbit Makes Calls?
Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit sense are the only devices by the company that can make and receive phone calls. There are no other Fitbit devices that have this feature.
Can Fitbit Versa 3 make calls without phone?
Fitbit Versa 3 can not make calls without a phone. The watch doesn’t have eSIM support like Apple or Samsung Galaxy Watches. Rather it piggybanks on the phone resources to make and receive calls.
If you are thinking of getting a Fitbit watch just for the call feature, we would suggest you save your money and go for an Apple Watch 7 or Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
Can we send texts on Fitbit Versa 3?
Fitbit Versa 3 can reply or send to texts only when it is paired to an Android Phone. You will have to command the voice assistant (either Alexa or Google Assistant) to reply to texts or craft a new text on the watch. The connected phone must have an internet connection.
Fitbit Versa 3 not receiving calls? What to do?
Try the following troubleshooting steps if you are not receiving calls on your Fitbit Versa 3-
- Check the phone connected to your watch. It should be within Bluetooth range.
- The Fitbit app must be running in the background for the watch to answer calls.
- The connected smartphone must have an internet connection.
- Make sure that the notifications are enabled on your Versa 3.
- Check if the ‘On-wrist calls’ feature is enabled on your watch.
- If you are still not receiving calls, update the firmware to the latest version.
- Next, restart or reset Fitbit versa 3.
Fitbit Versa 3 can answer phone calls but it is not as simple as the Apple or Galaxy Watches. You will have to use the voice assistant to make or receive phone calls on Vera 3 and Sense, which in turn needs an internet connection on the paired smartphone. The experience is further limited if your watch is paired with an iPhone. Also, the watch can only make Bluetooth calls and the connected phone should always be nearby as the calls would be routed through it.