It has been a long time since a fitness tracker was shown off that wasn't a skinny one. The Sense, Inspire 2, and Versa 3 all went on sale in 2020. A trio of new devices are being shared by the company today. The focus of the company is on comfort and battery life, as well as some additions for life on the go.
It's a good idea to talk about the Sense 2 and Versa 4 as one. Both offer continuous heart rate monitoring, as well as activity, stress and sleep tracking, with more than six days of battery life. You will soon be able to see turn-by-turn directions on your wrist, thanks to the new models. While it's not mentioned in the release, you might think that Fitbit Pay will be left on the shelf as a result. The Sense 2 has the same sensor as the Charge 5. The pusher that was excised from the Versa 3 has come back.
The software and services side of the business is where Fitbit hopes to have an advantage over its competitors. Premium subscribers with both devices can take a look at Sleep Profile, which uses 10 different metrics to identify how you sleep, and offers ways to improve your shut-eye. A Stress Management Score will let you know when you should take a break.
The Sense 2 and Versa 4 are both up for order right now, with the former costing $299.95 and the latter $229.95, with deliveries expected to begin in the fall.
The company's newest entry-level tracker, the Inspire 3, has a slender-er design, 10 days of battery life and six months of Premium thrown in for good measure. If you use the companion app to log your vital statistics and check your vital signs, you won't find many of the gee-whiz features found on the other devices. At some point in September, you will have to pay 99 cents for shipping.