Introducing Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 – Fitbit’s new smart watches
Sense smartwatch is the most advanced Fitbit smartwatch so far, not only in terms of appearance but also in terms of features and sensors in the range of smart watches Apple and Samsung is placed. Versa 3 replaces Versa 2 and regardless of some Sense features, it is very similar to this watch in terms of design and features. In the following, we will learn more about the new Fitbit products.
Fitbit Sense is designed with a stainless steel body in lead and light gold colors, and light and flexible straps are available in charcoal black (graphite) and light gold to match the color of the body. White (lunar white) is intended for it. This flagship smart watch uses a square AMOLED screen with Always On feature, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
One of the strengths of Fitbit smart watches is its powerful batteries. Both Sense and Vera 3 watches can work for more than 6 days on a single charge, and up to 12 hours if GPS is used, and with only 12 minutes of charging, you can use these two smartwatches for a full day. In addition, battery charging in these two products is done through magnetic charging.
Although the new Fitbit smartwatches look similar to each other, Sense is equipped with advanced features and sensors for tracking health, among which we can mention the ability to detect stress, which is somehow useful in today’s stressful world. It has become the needs of users. In fact, Sense is considered the first smartwatch in the world that is equipped with a sensor for measuring the electrical activity of the skin or EDA (abbreviated as electrodermal activity) for stress management. In order to measure the amount of stress, the user can place his palm above the watch display and the EDA sensor measures the stress level using a special application and shows it through a graph. Also, the Fitbit app’s stress management tool can calculate the user’s stress level throughout the day and night based on heart rate, sleep and activity data and show it with a number between 1 and 100. The closer the resulting number is to 100, the less physical signs of stress the body shows, and further recommendations such as breathing exercises, meditation and mindfulness are provided to the user in order to control stress.
With the help of ECG measurement and recording application, this watch can record heart rate and its changes and identify signs of atrial fibrillation; A feature that puts Sense in the ranks of recent Apple and Samsung smart watches; Although this feature will be active for US users at the moment and has not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Also, the skin temperature sensor in this watch can detect the first signs of fever in the user. In addition, the Sense smartwatch will be able to measure the user’s blood oxygen level and saturation level with the SpO2 sensor.
It is noteworthy that Sense is equipped with an interesting feature that is used during the Corona epidemic. Eric Friedman, one of the founders of Fitbit and chief technology officer in this company, says, referring to the research conducted with the Fitbit Premium service subscriber company: “So far, more than 100 thousand Fitbit users have joined this research and we found that the algorithm “We can detect nearly 50 percent of the cases of COVID-19 one day before the onset of symptoms with 70 percent accuracy.”
Both of the new Fitbit smartwatches not only support more than 20 different exercise programs, but also track sleep cycles. The body of these two watches is water resistant up to a depth of 50 meters, so they can be easily used in the pool and sea or while taking a shower.
Due to the fact that Sense is equipped with a built-in microphone and speaker, if the Android phone is close to the watch, it is possible to respond to text messages and make phone calls with the help of built-in microphones and speakers. . Also, in addition to supporting Alexa (Amazon’s digital assistant), Fitbit has considered the ability to work with Google Assistant for this watch, which enables the execution of voice commands through the digital assistant.
Use of built-in GPS to track sports activities such as running, walking and cycling without the need for a smartphone, the ability to monitor heart rate using PurePluse 2.0 technology, support for the Fitbit Pay payment system, Bluetooth version 5 and also NFC for mobile payments is one of the other features of the new Fitbit smart watches.
Sense can be pre-ordered on the Fitbit website on the same day it was announced and will be available on Friday, September 25 (October 4) at a price of $329.95. In addition, along with this smartwatch, Fitbit also provides users with a trial version of Fitbit Premium for free for six months.
Fitbit Versa 3
As mentioned, this smartwatch has replaced Versa 2 and not only features such as GPS and built-in speaker have been added to it, but it has also been improved in terms of design and the addition of Active Zone Minutes. This smartwatch is very similar in design to Sense, except that it has fewer sensors and is specifically focused on tracking health. The Versa 3 smartwatch will be available in black with a gold aluminum frame, black with a black aluminum frame, and pink with a gold aluminum frame. Also, Fitbit has considered various straps for this watch, among which we can mention the sports strap in several different colors at the price of $34.95, the leather strap at the price of $49.95, and the fabric strap at the price of $34.95.
As you know, in November 2019, news about Fitbit’s merger with Google was published, which apparently has not yet been finalized. In this regard, the Versa 3 is not only compatible with the Amazon Alexa smart assistant like the Versa 2, but also from the winter of 2020 with the voice digital assistant Google Assistant will also support. It is also possible to listen to music through Deezer, Pandora and Spotify services in this smart watch.
The price of this watch is 100 dollars less than Sense and is set at 229.95 dollars, and it is supposed to be presented like other Fitbit smart watches from Friday, September 25 (October 4).
In addition to these two watches, Fitbit has unveiled a fitness bracelet called the Inspire 2 and has set a price of $99.95 for it. The design of this product has been improved compared to the previous version and is equipped with a touch screen. One of the most important changes of this bracelet compared to the Inspire 1 is its battery life, which has been doubled and increased to 10 days. This bracelet is resistant to water penetration and not only the activities and sleep but also the heart rate of the user can be tracked. According to Fitbit, users can access the trial version of Fitbit Premium service for one year by purchasing Inspire 2.