Fitbit has finally launched three new smartwatches including the company’s first flagship smartwatch Fitbit Sense in a live stream event held today.
Fitbit Sense comes in with a large AMOLED display with an ambient light sensor, the company also claims that it is the first smartwatch by the company that comes in with an EDA sensor — used for stress management. The EDA sensor that can measure a user’s electrodermal activity responses, which is essentially checking for tiny electrical changes in the sweat levels of the users’ skin.
According to the company, the data collected from the EDA sensor can be used to help users manage their stress. The company has also introduce a new Stress Management Score that will inform the users how their bodies respond to stress as per the data collected from their body including the users’ activities, heart rate and sleep patterns.
It also comes with an ECG app that can help in detecting heart issues like artial fibrillation, it also includes an in-built heart rate sensor that uses the PurePulse 2.0 technology that informs the user when the heart rate get too slow or too fast.
Fitbit Sense also comes with a new skin temperature sensor that records the skin temperature periodically and can detect early signs of fever or the start of a new menstrual cycle. It also detects the SpO2 levels of the users during the day and night keeping the record of users Oxygen levels, the company also claims that the metrics reported by Fitbit wearables helped in detecting early symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
It includes a lithium-polymer battery that can be charged up to 80% in about 40 minutes and offers up to 6 days of battery life in full charge. While it offers a day long battery life in just 12 minutes of charge.
Fitbit Sense is priced at $329 in the US while the smartwatch is available for Rs. 34,999 in India and it will be available for pre-order in the US, It is expected to be released in India in the fourth quarter of 2020.