Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 officially announced

Three new Fitbits land in big update
Product laydown photography for Fitbit Sense.
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Fitbit has officially unveiled two new smartwatches – the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3.

Images and details leaked before the launch, but we got a whole lot more.

The Fitbit Sense marks the company’s leap from fitness tracking to health, and is one of the most complete health devices we’ve seen to date.

As expected Fitbit Sense included ECG for the first time on a Fitbit, with afib detection and high/low heart rate alerts.

But its new biosensor core features temperature tracking, which alongside a new focus on breathing rate, heart rate variability, and old favourites such as resting HR and blood oxygen, can act as an early warning system for infections such as Covid-19.

And the Fitbit Sense is focused on stress tracking, using a electrodermal sensor that reads stress responses from the skin. It produced a daily stress score, just like the sleep score, augmented with input about your mood, and is linked to mindfulness and guided meditation designed to alleviate symptoms.

In addition the Fitbit Sense brings across standard Fitbit smartwatch features such as notifications, fitness tracking, music playback and control, GPS and tracking of 20 sports and Fitbit Pay.

The company also unveiled the Fitbit Versa 3.

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 officially announced

The new smartwatch adds GPS with a larger AMOLED display than its predecessor.

The Versa 3 also gets the same PurePulse 2.0 tech from the Fitbit Sense, which promises to be more accurate than previous devices.

And the smartwatch now has a choice of voice assistant, with both Alexa and Google Assistant on board.

You can read our full in-depth analysis of the Fitbit Versa 3.

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 officially announced

And finally, the company’s fitness tracker also gets an update.

The Fitbit Inspire 2 is a modest upgrade to the company’s tracker line-up, adding a brighter display and Active Zone Minutes.

The trio of new devices are set to land in late September. The Fitbit Sense will cost , while the Fitbit Versa retails for . Finally, Inspire 2 will cost .

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He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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