After some last minute leaks, the new Fitbit Sense has been officially unveiled as the Fitbit’s flagship device for 2020, showcasing not just a brand new device within Fitbit’s ranks that is more than likely a replacement for the Fitbit Ionic, but also a new strategy that sees the company shift towards overall health and wellbeing tracking. For everything you need to know about this brand new wearable, keep reading on.
While it might look eerily similar to the new Fitbit Versa 3, there’s actually quite a lot under the surface that elevates the Fitbit Sense – features that could make it the fitness tracker to buy in 2020.
Fitbit Sense Price – how much will it cost?
Fitbit Sense is available for SGD 488 in carbon/graphite stainless steel and lunar white/soft gold stainless steel. Fitbit Versa 3 is available for SGD 378 in black/black aluminum, pink clay/soft gold aluminum and midnight/soft gold aluminum.
While that price might seem a tad jarring when compared to the Versa 3, it makes sense when compared against other premium fitness trackers and it still manages to undersell the Apple Watch 5.
Fitbit Sense Release Date – when is it coming out?
Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Inspire 2 are available today for pre-order on Fitbit.com and will be available at major retail stores in Singapore such as Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, E-Gadget, Gain City, Harvey Norman, and online worldwide starting in late September. This means you won’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on Fitbit’s latest wearable.
Fitbit Sense Features – what are the new features?
With the Sense smartwatch, Fitbit’s making a huge push into health and wellbeing tracking, and in the midst of a global pandemic, this makes perfect sense.
The Fitbit Sense touts the world’s first electrodermal activity sensor, which allows for detailed stress and skin temperature tracking, the latter of which can be a key indicator of an oncoming fever – letting you get ahead of various illnesses.
The EDA sensor can now also track heart rate variability, which is a far more accurate method of tracking your heart health than a standard heart rate test.
Fitbit’s also made some serious improvements to the battery as well, with the Sense now toting six days on a single charge. This is handy, because the device also comes with built-in GPS tracking which can be a serious hit for battery life.
Early adopters will also get six-months of Fitbit Premium on the house, letting you dive into the service’s new features, such as meditation practice.
Fitbit Sense Design – How does it look?
Taking a look at the Fitbit Sense and the Fitbit Versa 3 side-by-side, it’s hard to see any initial differences. Both fitness trackers are dropping physical buttons completely, with users needing to rely on touchscreen controls.
Similarly, the new devices will feature a rounded aesthetic that reminds us of the old Pebble Time. They also appear to be swapping out the traditional single-pronged clasp for something more bespoke.
Where the Fitbit Sense does differ from the Versa 3 is in its use of metal around the casing to provide a more premium feel. This will play into the Fitbit Sense’s feature set as it’ll be presented as the top-tier Fitbit device to buy in 2020.