Fitbit announced on Tuesday (25) three new devices aimed at monitoring health and well-being, with a focus on the coronavirus pandemic (Sars-Cov-2). They are the Fitbit Inspire 2 ($99), Fitbit Versa 3 ($229.95) and the more complete Fitbit Sense ($329.95).
The company emphasized at the launch that the focus on the user’s fitness will follow as the path for its products. The Fitbit Sense, which she calls an advanced health smart watch, has a temperature sensor that measures variations with base rates.
It also has an ECG (electrocardiogram) function to detect signs of aFib (atrial fibrillation). Such feature is available in advanced smart watches like Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch3. Another important Sense sensor is the EDA (electrodermal activity) sensor, responsible for monitoring the user’s stress.
The Fitbit Sense has a stainless steel body and an AMOLED (Gorilla Glass 3) screen of an undisclosed size. Among the sensors, it also has heart monitoring (PurePulse 2.0), menstrual cycle, sleep, daily activities, and more.
It also has built-in GPS, water protection (5ATM) and support for water activities, NFC and 6-day battery life. The company cites it as fast charging, filling 10-80% in about 40 minutes. The smart watch also supports Google Assistant and Alexa. It has a built-in speaker and microphone, plus Bluetooth 5.0 – for voice calls and more.
Verse 3 and Inspire 2
For those looking for a smart watch but without so many health features, the Fitbit Versa 3 is the “middle” option. But it comes with a battery that can last the same six days, the same AMOLED screen as the Sense, and a built-in speaker and microphone.
It also features built-in GPS, support for virtual assistants and oxygen saturation (SpO2) sensors, and heart rate monitoring.
The smart bracelet, on the other hand, features an optical heart monitoring sensor, a ten-day battery, water resistance and exercise monitoring.