Fitbit announces Sense, Versa 3, and Inspire 2 fitness tracking wearables
Fitbit on Tuesday unveiled two new smartwatches and an affordable fitness tracker to help manage your physical health during these uncertain times, as expected. The smartwatches include the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3, the former of which comes equipped with an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor, although the feature is still pending FDA approval. The Inspire 2 is the name of the new fitness tracker.
The Fitbit Sense is the most advanced of Fitbit’s new smartwatches. At a price of $329, the wearable features an array of sensors in addition to the aforementioned ECG app. The Sense offers an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for managing stress, on-wrist skin temperature sensor, and advanced heart rate tracking technology. The EDA sensor is particularly interesting in a world where stress is the norm. By placing your palm over the Sense’s display, the EDA will read your skin’s temperature and score you on your stress level. Over time, the Sense may recommend ways to manage your stress.
Buyers also get a free six-month trial of Premium, a service that tracks things like heart rate variability (HRV), breathing rate, and SpO2. These insights will give users the data to improve their health and wellbeing.
Beyond that, both the Sense and Versa 3 come equipped with many features you’d expect from a smartwatch: built-in GPS, OLED displays, water-resistance up to 50 meters, and at least six days of battery life. The two devices also support Fitbit Pay and Google Assistant (coming winter 2020).
Additionally, the company has announced the Inspire 2, a small fitness tracker that offers up to 10 days of battery life and a new touch panel. While not as advanced as the Sense or Versa 3, consumers who opt for the Inspire 2 will a free one-year trial of Premium ($79 value).
Finally, Fitbit has introduced Premium + Health Coaching, a service that will provide subscribers with virtual one-on-one coaching. The service features certified health professionals who can come up with personalized health plans based on Fitbit data.
The Fitbit Sense will be available for $329 in carbon/graphite stainless steel or lunar white/soft gold. The Fitbit Versa 3 will be available for $229 in black/black aluminum, pink clay/soft gold aluminum, and midnight/soft gold aluminum. The Fitbit Inspire 2 is available for $99 in black, lunar white and desert rose. You can preorder the devices today, with worldwide availability starting in late September.