It’s been a hot minute since Fitbit really showed an updated wearable that wasn’t a slim fitness tracker. The Sense, Inspire 2 and Versa 3 all debuted in 2020, with only the Charge 5 and Luxe between then and now. Today, however, Google’s company is sharing details on a trio of new devices: the Inspire 3, Versa 4, and Sense 2. As usual, Fitbit’s emphasis is on comfort and battery life, as well as some much-needed additions for life on the go.
It makes sense to talk about the Sense 2 and Versa 4 as one, as both get a lot of useful iterative updates. Both offer continuous heart rate monitoring along with activity, stress and sleep tracking, with over six days of battery life. But these new models will also soon be linked to Google Maps, so you can see turn-by-turn directions right on your wrist. The pair will also get access to Google Wallet, and while it’s not mentioned in the release, you might think Fitbit Pay will be sidelined as a result. The Sense 2 also has a body response sensor that measures electrodermal activity, which is designed to monitor your stress responses. Oh, and the pusher, which was cut from the Versa 3, has returned for the 4.
Of course, with wearable hardware all over the place these days, Fitbit hopes it has an edge over its rivals in terms of software and services. Premium subscribers with both devices can view Sleep Profile, which uses 10 different metrics to determine how you sleep, and offers ways to keep your eyes closed. Likewise, a Stress Management Score helps you keep an eye on your stress levels as you work by telling you when to take a breather.
The Sense 2 and Versa 4 are both up for pre-order now, with the former setting you back $299.95 and the latter $229.95 — buyers can expect a six-month trial of Fitbit Premium thrown in for good measure — with deliveries coming soon. expected to fall.
Meanwhile, the Inspire 3 tracker is the company’s latest entry-level model, with a sleeker design, 10-day battery life and six months of Premium for good measure. As before, you shouldn’t expect much from the gee-whizz features found on other Fitbit devices, and you’ll be relying pretty heavily on the companion app to log your vitals and monitor your vitals. That will cost you $99.95 and will ship sometime in September.
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