28 September 2020
Fitbit, an American company that deals in almost all kinds of fitness wearables has now launched two new smartwatches and a fitness tracker as well. The two new smartwatches are Sense, and Versa 3, and Inspire 2 is a new fitness tracker.
The Fitbit Sense is said to be the most advanced of Fitbit’s new smartwatches as it includes some of the newest features like electrocardiogram (ECG) app, though FDA approval is pending. It also packs some new sensors like an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor to help manage stress. The EDA will read your skin’s temperature and score your stress level when you place your palm over the Sense’s display.
The sensor detects small electrical charges in the sweat level of your stress. Fitbit explains the use of the EDA sensor by giving an example that one can check how their body responds during meditation or relaxation with the help of this functionality.
Users can see an EDA response on-device and in the mobile app to gauge your progress over time and reflect on how you feel emotionally. Furthermore, Fitbit Premium members will get a detailed breakdown of how the score is calculated. Other advantages included in the Fitbit Premium are heart rate variability (HRV), breathing rate, and SpO2. Fitbit is promising 6+ days of battery life with the Sense smartwatch, which is another promising factor.
Coming to the Versa 3, the smartwatch has GPS, in-app workout intensity map, enhanced PurePulse 2.0 technology, and Active Zone Minutes. It comes with a built-in speaker and microphone to take quick phone calls. There is a choice between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for you to control some of the tasks from your voice. You can check the weather, control your smart home devices, using the built-in voice assistants in Versa 3. Fitbit mentions that all these Versa 3 features are also available in Fitbit Sense.
In addition to them, Fitbit has also announced the Inspire 2, a small fitness tracker that offers up to 10 days of battery life and a new touch panel. It has a slim design with a brighter and vibrant screen. Fitbit claims the new Inspire 2 inspires you to build healthy habits. It comes with 20+ goal-based exercise modes advanced sleep tools, 24/7 heart rate tracking, menstrual health tracking, and visibility of your food and hydration intake.
Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, and Inspire 2 are available for pre-order on the company’s official website and online at select retailers. The broader availability will start in late September.
The price of Fitbit Sense is $329.95 in carbon/graphite stainless steel and lunar white/soft gold stainless steel. The price of the Versa 3 is $229.95 in black/black aluminum, pink clay/soft gold aluminum and midnight/soft gold aluminum. The price of Inspire 2 is $99.96 and it comes in black, lunar white, and desert rose. Those who are opting for the Inspire 2 will get a free one-year trial of Premium that would otherwise cost $79.