Fitbit formalized its new range of smartwatches in August. The company announced Fitbit Sense, Versa 3 and Inspire 2 in the US and India, however, among the smartwatches, the one that attracted the most attention was Fitbit Sense. Fitbit’s flagship device will now be equipped with an ECG sensor but only in select countries.
Interestingly, this is Fitbit’s first-ever smartwatch to get ECG support. According to reports, Fitbit had received regulatory approval for the ECG feature in the US last month, but now an ECG app is being rolled out to users in Europe and the US. The Fitbit Sense was announced in India but has not yet gone on sale in the country. The ECG feature has not yet been announced for Indian users and the wait may be longer than usual.
Users in Europe and the US may get the ECG app automatically but, in case, the feature is not visible. Users can manually download it from the Fitbit app on their phone. The app helps in heart rate analysis and atrial fibrillation control (AFib). Sensors in the frame of the watch and in the core of the biosensor record the heartbeat and control the AFib.
To check your heart rate, you can place your finger on the corners of the watch and wait for it to register your heart rate. Once you’ve recorded your heart rate, you can check the report on the Fitbit app and then share it with your doctor if needed.
In addition to the ECG sensor, the smartwatch is also equipped with an EDA sensor which is used in stress management. According to the company, no other smartwatch has this feature until now. There is also a skin temperature sensor, which as the name suggests detects the user’s body temperature. Considering the COVID scare that surrounds us, this is one of the most important characteristics that would help detect the first symptoms of the virus. The smartwatch can also detect a user’s SpO2 levels, which keeps the user’s oxygen level in check. Respiratory rate and resting heart rate measured by Fitbit sense can help users detect early COVID symptoms.
Fitbit formalized its new range of smartwatches in August. The company announced Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, and Inspire 2 in the US and India.
- Fitbit announced Fitbit Sense in August.
- Fitbit’s flagship device will now be equipped with an ECG sensor.
- The ECG sensor will only be available to Fitbit Sense users in the US and Europe.