Fitbit has announced the Fitbit Sense, the company’s latest advanced health smartwatch, bringing innovative sensor and software technology with the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor on a smartwatch to help manage stress, along with advanced heart rate tracking technology, new ECG app, and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor, all powered by 6+ days’ battery life.
Paired with a free six-month trial of Fitbit Premium, it can help you track key trends in your health and wellbeing, like heart rate variability (HRV), breathing rate, and SpO2. Fitbit is also introducing Fitbit Versa 3, with new health, fitness and convenience features, including GPS and the addition of Google Assistant. Last, Fitbit has enhanced its tracker, increasing battery life up to 10 days, adding more health and fitness features like AZM, and adding a one-year free Premium trial with Fitbit Inspire 2.
The new EDA sensor on Fitbit Sense measures electrodermal activity responses. Using the EDA Scan app, place your palm over the face of the device to detect small electrical changes in the sweat level of your skin.
Fitbit’s new Stress Management Score calculates how your body is responding to stress based on your heart rate, sleep and activity level data. Available with Fitbit Sense, it can be found in the new stress management tile in the Fitbit app. Ranging from 1-100, with a higher score indicating your body is showing fewer physical signs of stress, the score is coupled with recommendations to better manage stress, like breathing exercises and other mindfulness tools.
Fitbit’s new PurePulse 2.0 technology, with an all-new multi-path heart rate sensor and updated algorithm, delivers the company’s most advanced heart rate technology yet. It also powers another critical heart health feature – personalized, on-device high and low heart rate notifications. With 24/7 continuous heart rate tracking, Fitbit Sense can detect and send a notification if your heart rate is outside your thresholds. While many factors can affect your heart rate, like stress or temperature, a high or low heart rate may be an indication of a heart condition that requires medical attention, such as bradycardia (heart rate that is too slow) and tachycardia (heart rate that is too fast).
Fitbit Sense adds a new skin temperature sensor to detect changes to your wellbeing that may potentially be a sign of a fever, illness or the start of a new menstrual phase. Wearing your device when you’re asleep each night lets you regularly measure your skin temperature variation to see trends, versus looking at your temperature at a specific moment in time. It also brings a range of smart features for added convenience, including a built-in speaker and microphone to take calls and reply to texts with voice commands, choice of Amazon Alexa or Google voice assistants, contactless payments, thousands of apps and clock faces and more, while still maintaining an impressive 6+ days’ battery life.
Finishes are physically and visually lightweight, premium and built to last, with aerospace-grade aluminium and stainless steel construction. New infinity bands are flexible and comfortable, while the quick-release attachment makes it easier to swap looks from day to night. The robotically-crafted body features a fusion of glass and metal, and the watch is water-resistant up to 50M.
The larger AMOLED display features an integrated ambient light sensor to automatically dim the screen for easier viewing, along with an optional always-on display mode. The near edge-to-edge display is more responsive, with increased resolution. The user interface and faster processor has been completely redesigned, delivering our most intuitive, focused on-screen navigation.
Fitbit has also launched the Fitbit Versa 3, adding new health, fitness and convenience features. The device gets on-device GPS, in-app workout intensity map, enhanced PurePulse 2.0 technology, and Active Zone Minutes. Fitbit Versa 3 has got smart features like contactless payments, a built-in speaker and microphone to take quick phone calls, send calls to voicemail and adjust call volume.
You also have a choice of voice assistants with the addition of Google Assistant alongside Amazon Alexa Built-in, so you can set reminders for your workout, mindfulness practice or bedtime, check the weather, add hand sanitizer to your shopping list, control your smart home devices and more just by speaking to your watch.
You can also get access to thousands of apps and clock faces and users also get access to new curated playlists from music partner Spotify. Its updated design and interface take a cue from Fitbit Sense, including softer lines, increased comfort, greater responsiveness, and faster, more effortless interactions. All Fitbit Versa 3 features are also available on Fitbit Sense. With an already long battery life of 6+ days on each device, if you find yourself running low, a 12-minute quick charge provides one full day of use. Cross-compatible accessories feature an easy, quick-release band attachment and come in a wide variety of colours and styles, including designer partnerships with Pendleton and Victor Glemaud.
The Fitbit Inspire 2 adds advanced features like Active Zone Minutes, a new screen with the longest battery life of any Fitbit device at 10 days. The fitness tracker brings 20+ goal-based exercise modes, advanced sleep tools, 24/7 heart rate tracking, menstrual health tracking, and see your food and hydration intake, along with your weight, all with daily encouragement right on your wrist. The addition of a one-year free trial of Fitbit Premium provides incredible value to Fitbit Inspire 2, giving you added guidance and motivation to reach your wellness goals.
Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Inspire 2 will be available in India in Q4 of 2020. Broad worldwide availability starting in late September.
Fitbit Sense will be available for Rs 34,999 in carbon/graphite stainless steel and lunar white/soft gold stainless steel. Fitbit Versa 3 will be available for Rs 26,499 in black/black aluminium, pink clay/soft gold aluminium and midnight/soft gold aluminium. Sold separately, Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 accessories will be available in a range of styles, including REPREVE recycled woven bands in camo, charcoal, coral and rainbow, sport bands in black/lunar white, evergreen/lunar white, gray / mint, melon/rose and sapphire/fog grey, infinity bands in black, lunar white, midnight and pink clay, starting at Rs 2,999. Also, Pendleton for Fitbit REPREVE woven bands in blue/grey Canyonlands and blue/pink Basket Maker, and Victor Glemaud for Fitbit REPREVE knit bands in chevron red/gold, layered black/red and metallic gold/black, starting at Rs 3,999 will be available.
Fitbit Inspire 2 will be available for Rs 10,999 in black, lunar white and desert rose. Sold separately, accessories will be available in premium Horween leather bands in midnight blue or black double wrap, mesh bands in silver and rose gold stainless steel, printed silicon band in bloom, classic silicone bands in black, lunar white and desert rose, and a new clip band in black, starting at Rs 1,999.
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