Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3 pre-orders open

Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3 pre-orders open

Chris Carlone / Android Authority

tl; Dr

  • The Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 are Fitbit’s latest smartwatches. Both have several upgrades.
  • Meanwhile, the upgraded Fitbit Inspire 3 has a color touch screen, a SpO2 sensor, and more for a low price.
  • All three wearables are available for pre-order today for the fall launch.

Today, Fitbit is officially taking the wraps off three new wearable devices. The two devices are traditional smartwatches with upgraded hardware, software and builds compared to their 2020 counterparts. In the meantime, there’s another fitness tracker that could turn out to be the Fitbit, the best value to get.

The Fitbit Sense 2 tops the pile. This is the best Fitbit available now. Meanwhile, the Versa 4 strips away some features from the Sense to offer a cheaper alternative. Finally, there is the Inspire 3 fitness tracker, which has a lot of upgrades compared to the Inspire 2, but it costs less.

fitbit sense 2

The Fitbit Sense 2 Today Activities screen displays.

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Fitbit has redesigned the Sense 2 from the ground up. The company claims that this watch is 10% thinner and 15% lighter than the original Sense. It also apparently has a lower center of gravity, which should help with comfort throughout the day (and all night).

The most obvious new addition design-wise, though, is the new physical button. You know what that means: no more capacitive drain! You can now navigate your watch using a real, clickable button, which should make things faster and more accurate

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Inside, Fitbit tells us that the Sense 2 has a new processor and other hardware. This should make the clock faster and smoother. The software has been redesigned to bring in viewable tiles that the user can customize. This should help wearers get the wearable experience they want specifically given what Fitbit gives them.

Plus, Fitbit has redesigned the way you take your EDA and ECG readings. On the Sense, a metal bar running along the edge of the Pebble serves as a contact for these readings. Now, metal has been integrated into the glass face of the watch, making it look more intuitive, as well as making it easier to take those aforementioned readings.

The Fitbit Sense 2 is now the best wearable Fitbit has to offer.

However, taking EDA readings will not be as burdensome as it was on the original Sense. Now, CEDA (continuous electrodermal activity) readings can occur in the background throughout the day. This will be part of Fitbit’s new Body Response feature. Essentially, an all-day EDA scanner—along with heart rate monitors, skin temperature monitors, and other sensors—will keep an eye on your emotional state. When it notices a major change in readings, it will notify you. “Hey, I notice you’re feeling differently right now. What’s up?” It can say. Then, you can tell it you are worried, excited, angry, etc. The watch (or Fitbit app) can then give you some tips on how to deal with whatever you’re doing at the moment.

Finally, in some of the most exciting news related to the Fitbit Sense 2, the watch will be gaining access to Google Maps and Google Wallet by the end of the year.

Fitbit Sense 2 will cost $299. This includes six months of Fitbit Premium for free for new and existing customers.

Fitbit Versa 4

A user reviews the activities on the Fitbit Versa 4.

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With the 2020 launch of the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3, the Fitbit Versa 4 is just a watered-down version of the Sense 2. It has a similar look and design – including the new physical button – but it sacrifices some high-end features to keep the price low.

Notably, the Versa 4 does not support ECG, EDA or CEDA readings. This means that the body response feature will not come on the Versa 4.

Of course, all those features come on the Fitbit Sense 2 as well.

Once again, the 2022 Versa model seems to be the best option for most people, while the 2022 Sense will be for those who want a holistic and comprehensive view of their health.

Versa 4 will cost $229. This also includes six months of Fitbit Premium free whether you are a new or existing customer.

Fitbit Inspire 3

Displays the Fitbit Inspire 3 home screen on the user's wrist.

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Last but not least, we have the Fitbit Inspire 3. It is a completely revamped Inspire with a full-colour touchscreen. It does all the basics: heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, fitness tracking, and even SpO2 monitoring. The smartphone supports notifications and can get up to 10 days of battery life.

All these upgrades don’t affect the price either. The Fitbit Inspire 3 is dropping the same price as its predecessor at $99. This would probably make the Inspire 3 the best value Fitbit available, if not the best Fitbit in general for most people.

The Inspire 3 will also come with six months of Fitbit Premium, whether you’re new or already in the program.


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