Fitbit unveiled its latest flagship smartwatches along with the Inspire 3 health tracker, which gets a few minor design updates and wise feature upgrades. Both watches get fresh user interfaces, and Fitbit Sense 2 gets a brand new cEDA sensor.
The Fitbit Sense 2 and the Versa 4 look very similar to their predecessors at first glance, but the button on the left is now haptic instead of touch-sensitive, the Sense 2 does without the metal ring around the display, the metal contacts for the electrocardiogram (ECG) are located under the front glass instead.
Both smartwatch models are a bit thinner and lighter than their predecessors, the cEDA sensor, like the ECG, is reserved for the more expensive Sense 2. This sensor measures the “continuous electrodermal activity”, i.e. the electrodermal activity of the skin, which allows the user’s stress level to be recorded around the clock. The first generation Fitbit Sense (approx. $220 on Amazon) was only able to measure the stress level sporadically, not continuously.
If too much stress is detected, users are reminded to breathe calmly for a minute or perform a guided relaxation session. The two smartwatches offer over 40 sports modes in total, including dancing and weightlifting. Fitbit has revised the watch’s software and introduced a new user interface based on Tiles, which is somewhat reminiscent of Google Wear OS 3.0.
A Google Wallet app and navigation via Google Maps are to be added in a software update. Sleep tracking is supported for all users, but Fitbit Premium subscribers also get an exclusive watch face based on their “sleep tier”. According to Fitbit, the battery lasts more than six days.
Fitbit Sense 2 release date and price
The Fitbit Sense 2 can now be pre-ordered on the Bestbuy.com website at $299.95, and the release date is September 23, 2022.
Fitbit Versa 4 release date and price
The Fitbit Versa 4 can now be pre-ordered on the Bestbuy.com website at $229.95, and the release date is September 23, 2022.