Here’s What You Need to Know About Fitbit’s New Wearables: Sense 2, Versa 4, and Inspire 3

From the early days of simply monitoring your steps, wearables are actually superior sufficient to trace your exercises, sleep, coronary heart charge, and a lot extra. Fitbit, now owned by Google, continues to be a pioneer within the activity-tracking market. This fall the wearable tech model is launching three new health trackers and smartwatches: Sense 2, Versa 4, and Encourage 3.

All three Fitbits can be found for preorder now and can grow to be accessible in-store in September. They every embody a six-month free trial of Fitbit Premium. Afterward, a Fitbit Premium membership prices $10 a month or $80 a 12 months.

We reached out to Google to be taught extra in regards to the three new health trackers—right here’s what it’s essential learn about every.

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Fitbit Sense 2


Sense 2 is an improve from Sense, which we examined and loved for its good, user-friendly app and its correct GPS-based distance and exercise knowledge. The standout options within the new Sense 2 embody superior well being options reminiscent of irregular coronary heart rhythm notifications, assist with stress administration (by way of coronary heart charge, coronary heart charge variability, and pores and skin temperature metrics), and sleep evaluation (by way of Sleep Profile). 

How does Sense 2 detect stress?

“With Sense 2, we’re additionally introducing a brand new physique response sensor that measures steady electrodermal exercise, often known as cEDA,” Elena Perez, Google Group Product Supervisor, tells SELF. Sense 2’s cEDA algorithm passively tracks metrics like pores and skin temperature and coronary heart charge all through the day. When it detects a response, reminiscent of a rise in temperature or coronary heart charge, it alerts you and asks you to mirror on the way you’re feeling. (Word: you may flip these notifications off in the event that they get annoying.) It additionally offers motion objects you are able to do in occasions of a stress response, like taking a stroll, meditating, and temper logging.

After sporting her Sense 2, which is 10% thinner and 15% lighter than its predecessor, for the final two months, Perez has seen she will get most physique response notifications at evening. “It’s really elevated my consciousness of how stress is impacting my physique and encourages me to meditate earlier than I’m going to mattress so I can calm my thoughts and get , restful sleep,” Perez says. 

What’s Sleep Profile?

Each Sense 2 and Versa 4 (extra on that one beneath!) are suitable with Fitbit Premium’s new Sleep Profile characteristic. On the primary day of each month, Fitbit analyzes your earlier month’s sleep knowledge primarily based on 10 metrics reminiscent of bedtime consistency and time of sound sleep. The evaluation is introduced via one among six animals that mirrors your sleeping fashion, Fitbit says.

“I’m usually a giraffe,” says Perez who normally enjoys deep, brief sleep. “However final month I used to be touring lots, and my sleep profile modified to a hedgehog.” That mentioned, she says giraffe doesn’t beat the hedgehog or vice versa; it’s simply good to know your sleep animal so you may be taught methods to get the very best relaxation in your physique. 

The Sense 2 prices $300 and is available in three completely different colours.

Fitbit Versa 4


Versa 4 was made with the avid exerciser in thoughts and is designed to be worn 24/7. So how does it evaluate to its predecessor? The Versa 4 has a further 20 new train modes, together with HIIT, weightlifting, and CrossFit. In whole, there are 40 train modes to select from. Much like the Versa 3, it boasts Bluetooth calling, texting, and six-day battery life. However not like Versa 3, it has tactile, seen buttons. 

“We redesigned Versa 4 from the bottom up,” TJ Varghese, Google Director of Mission Administration, tells SELF. “We’ve lowered the middle of gravity in order that it actually feels comfortable in your wrist.” 

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