Fitbit still stands as one of the most relevant companies in the market of wearables. In a bid to keep its market share in this growing segment, the company unveiled a bunch of new products today – The Fitbit Versa 3, Inspire 2, and Fitbit Sense. The latter stands as the most advanced smartwatch released by the company to the date.
Fitbit Versa 3
The Fitbit Versa 3 is a nice smartwatch with a big focus on health tracking. It features a built-in speaker and microphone. As a result, you’ll be able to take calls and dictate text messages directly from the watch. Moreover, the speaker allows you to hear playlists from Deezer, Spotify, and other music streaming services.
The wearable comes with an integrated GPS like most of the mainstream smartwatches today. It also supports payments.
Fitbit Sense stands as one of the most advanced smartwatches unveiled by the company. It features an EDA sensor that basically helps you controlling stress. It’s the first time we see a sensor of this kind on smartwatches. You just need to put your palm over the face of the watch and the EDA Scan App will measure stress levels.
Just like other powerful smartwatches, the Fitbit Sense features an ECG sensor. Thanks to the ECG application you can monitor heart rate, heart variability, and even atrial fibrillation. Moreover, there’s a Skin Temperature sensor that will alert you in the first signs of a fever or the start of a new menstrual phase. The wearable also calculates your breathing rate and measure SpO2 blood-oxygen saturation. This feature proved to be really important in these days plagued by COVID-19 pandemic. The company is pretty proud of the latter feature:
“Over 100,000 Fitbit users joined the study so far, and we’ve found that our algorithm can detect nearly 50 percent of COVID-19 cases a day before the onset of symptoms with 70 percent specificity,” said Eric Friedman, co-founder, and CTO of Fitbit.
The watch obviously comes with a built-in GPS sensor, speaker, and microphone. It also supports contactless payments.
The build is composed of a Squircle-like AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 and Always-On-Mode. The company states that it supports up to 6 days on a single charge. However, it also features fast-charging so you can get enough juice for the day in just 12 minutes. The wearable is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
The Sense will set you back $330. It will ship on September 25, but you can already pre-order via the Fitbit website.
The Fitbit Inspire comes for those that prefer a budget smart band offering. It’s not that cheap with a $100 price tag. however, it provides 24/7 heart rate tracking, 10-day battery life, and up to 20 exercising models. Moreover, there is a particular feature that guides breathing and female health tracking.
Last but not least, it shows notifications. Android users will be able to even use the band for sending quick replies without the smartphone.