One of these smartwatches costing up to $329.95 doesn’t seem to be enough for Fitbit. That’s why, since last year, they launched a service called Fitbit Premium where you have to pay another $9.99 per month or $79.99 a year to access the most complete information on your devices. In other words, another $320 more if you want your device to last four years.
Well, this business model continues with the three new intelligent watches that the brand has just announced, with the Fitbit Sense as the most advanced model. This model has the world’s first EDA sensor for stress management. It also includes a skin temperature sensor, an application that performs electrocardiograms, and an Sp02 sensor that measures the level of oxygen in the blood.
On the other hand, the manufacturer has presented the Fitbit Versa 3, which now comes with integrated GPS and speaker. Also the Fitbit Inspire 2, its new activity bracelet with improved design and the Minutes in Active Zone function.
Along with the new devices, the manufacturer has introduced Health Metrics, a new panel for its application that only users who have subscribed to the aforementioned Fitbit Premium can take advantage of. In this new panel, users will be able to visualize in detail information about their heart rate variation, respiratory rate, skin temperature, and much more information. However, to see this information about our health we will have to go to the cash desk and pay 80 euros per year.
Fitbit Sense: An Intelligent Smartwatch that Manages Stress
The new Fitbit Sense is equipped with an EDA sensor that measures the electrodermal activity directly on our wrist. By placing the palm on the device, it detects small electrical changes in the skin, helping us to understand our body’s response to stressors and to control stress.
The watch has a new metric called “Stress Management Level”, which calculates our daily physical stress level about our heart health, sleep, and activity level data.
The Fitbit application has a whole new section dedicated to stress management. The Stress Management Level is accompanied by recommendations to better manage stress, such as breathing exercises and other Mindfulness tools. Fitbit Premium members will also get a detailed breakdown of how this Level of Stress Management is calculated, consisting of more than 10 biometric inputs, including the balance of effort (impact of activity), responsiveness (heart rate, heart rate variability, and electrodermal activity recorded by the EDA Scanner application), and sleep patterns (quality of sleep).
As a top-of-the-line model, the new Fitbit Sense includes several new features in addition to the EDA sensor. The manufacturer’s new watch is the company’s first device with an electrocardiogram application, which analyzes the user’s heart rate for signs of atrial fibrillation.
It also features Fitbit’s PurePulse 2.0 technology, with a completely new heart rate sensor and an updated algorithm. It incorporates personalized alerts in case abnormally high or low heart rates are detected concerning personal limits, which may be an indication of heart disease.
On the other hand, the Fitbit Sense incorporates a new sensor of skin temperature to detect changes that can be symptomatic of fever, disease, or the beginning of a new menstrual cycle. Unlike a momentary temperature reading, this sensor monitors skin temperature variation overnight to better identify small changes over time, so we can tell when something is out of your usual pattern.
Finally, Fitbit Sense also includes the main health and fitness functions available to other Fitbit smartwatches. These include integrated GPS, more than 20 exercise modes on the device, automatic activity monitoring thanks to SmartTrack technology, aerobic capacity level, and score, as well as advanced sleep-related tools.
Stay connected with its useful smart features, such as the integrated speaker and microphone for answering calls and text messages or the integration of Google and Amazon assistants. It also features contactless payments, thousands of applications, and clock formats. All this with an autonomy of up to 6 days and a fast charge system.
The Fitbit Sense is now available for booking. Its price on Amazon is 329.95 and it is available in carbon black/graphite stainless steel and ivory white/golden stainless steel.
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Fitbit Versa 3: Now with new Features
Fitbit has also launched the Fitbit Versa 3, which adds new health and useful features to the manufacturer’s most popular range of smartwatches. It features integrated GPS, workout intensity mapping, enhanced PurePulse 2.0 technology, and Active Zone Minutes.
It also has a built-in speaker and microphone for answering calls. It also integrates Google’s Voice Assistant and Amazon Alexa to control some of the device’s features through voice commands. You can even make mobile payments through Fitbit Pay or control music playback with apps like Deezer and Spotify.
The Fitbit Versa 3 can now be booked at the price of $229.95. It is available in black/black aluminum, pink/golden aluminum, and midnight blue/golden aluminum.
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Fitbit Inspire 2: New Design and More Features
Completing the trio of devices launched today is the Fitbit Inspire 2, an activity bracelet that adds advanced features such as Minutes in Active Zone. It features a slimmer, more stylish design than its range mates, a brighter screen, and a range of up to 10 days.
This new health and fitness wristband includes motivational features that help us acquire healthy habits, such as more than 20 goal-based exercise modes, advanced sleep tools, continuous heart rate monitoring, women’s health, food and hydration monitoring, weight recording and daily motivational phrases.
The Fitbit Inspire 2 can now be booked at the official price of $99.95. It is available in black, ivory white and grapefruit pink.
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