It seems that the sphere of monitoring fitness and stress level has hit a new high. Fitbit, one of the leading producers of fitness monitoring gadgets, recently stepped up its game with the launch of the new Fitbit Sense, a device that offers advanced fitness-tracking features and capabilities. The new product is another cool addition to the company’s entire line of smart health-focused watches and bands.
The company has recently introduced two brand new smartwatches, namely the Sense and the Versa 3. Of these, the Fitbit Sense Smartwatch is the one that comes with the best of features and technology. In fact, it is considered to be extremely powerful in the whole range of Fitbit products launched in 2020. Armed with a whole set of the latest fitness-tracking features, the device also sports several smartwatch capabilities including its ability to control either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant right from your wrist. This makes the gadget extremely handy for many users. In fact, using the Fitbit Sense, users can communicate with the digital assistant and control various devices including those found in smart homes.
The single largest selling point of the new product is perhaps its ECG Sensor, which allows the user to use its built-in app to detect early signs of heart conditions like Atrial Fibrillation. Addition of this new feature is highly advantageous and will definitely enable the wearer to catch early signs of Atrial Fibrillation and, thus, seek medical attention at a much early stage.
Another key aspect of the Fitbit Sense Smartwatch is that it is designed to enable people monitor and control their mental well being also. This is a clear indication of the company’s keen desire to address issues pertaining to stress management. The product comes with a built-in Electrodermal Activity (EDA) Scan app which can track the electrodermal activity of a human body. The EDA sensor also has skin temperature sensors. The sensor essentially monitors the electrical changes in the body’s sweat level. In order to get a reading, the wearer of the device needs to place the palm over the watch and wait for a brief moment. Once done, Fitbit will ask the user to rate his or her current mental state. It will then link both the readings to give the final result.
Along with the EDA sensor is a heart rate monitor that runs 24/7. It reads the users heart rate and in case it detects any abnormalities, immediately intimates the user so that timely medical attention can be sought. You will also find an in-built speaker and a microphone in the Sense so that you can make voice calls, and respond to text messages. The smartwatch has an AMOLED display featuring an ambient light sensor. The processor is quite fast. All these are encased inside a body made of metal and glass, making the device water resistant up to a distance of 50 meters. The gadget also comes with different kinds of wrist bands like the special Victor Glemaud sustainable knitted bands and even the Pendleton bands which are woven.
The battery life of Fitbit Sensor is pegged at 6+ days. But it also depends on the extent of usage of the device, like the frequency of usage of its GPS system and fitness-monitoring capability. If you happen to also use the sleep tracking feature, then it might lead to reducing the battery life by a tad bit more.
Fitbit Sense is the flagship product which is priced at $329 Sense, while Versa 3 is pegged at $229. Both the products can be preordered online from the Fitbit website. The products are expected to be released in the latter part of September in the US.