Google’s brand of health and fitness tracking watches is about to level up.
Fitbit announced Wednesday that three of its wrist-worn exercise trackers would get new product refreshes this year. Ranging in price from $100 to $300, the three new Fitbit watches offer a wide range of health-sensing features and new enhancements to help you do everything from improve your sleep to identify stress triggers throughout the day.
Here’s what’s on the way:
Fitbit Inspire 3 for $100, launching September 2022
Fitbit Versa 4 for $230, launching fall 2022
Fitbit Sense 2 for $300, launching fall 2022
The Sense 2 in action.
Generally speaking, each more expensive Fitbit model adds a bigger display and more health-tracking features, culminating in the most premium model, the Fitbit Sense 2.
With a square display, the Sense 2 vaguely resembles an Apple Watch, at least from a distance. A new “Body Response sensor” will give you more detailed looks at what causes stress in your body, so you can plan around that and adapt to those triggers over time. It can also measure skin temperature and heart rate, and detect signs of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rate condition.
Combine all of that with a smaller, thinner body than the original Sense, a tile-based UI, and a battery life that supposedly lasts six days, and you’ve got most of the health tracking you could ask for in one smartwatch.
However, $300 is a lot of money, so the other models are worth considering if you’re cost-conscious.
The $230 Versa 4 is meant to be a workout companion with more than 40 exercise modes and heart-rate tracking. Plus, it’s got Google Maps support and the ability to show phone notifications, so it has plenty of smartwatch bonafides, too. Best of all, Fitbit is promising users the same six-day battery life as the Sense 2.
Finally, the $100 Inspire 3 brings a color touch display to the budget-friendly Inspire line for the first time. It has the same vertical rectangular display shape as before, so the screen can’t hold as much information, but plenty of health data will still be tracked. The Inspire 3 can measure heart rate, skin temperature, and blood oxygen. One bonus that this more pared-down device has over its brethren is a 10-day battery life rating, so budget-conscious buyers will have bragging rights about that.
Last but not least, it should be noted that all three of these devices come with six months of Fitbit Premium, a $10/mo service that adds a bunch of bells and whistles to the Fitbit experience. Those include a daily readiness score that gives recommendations each day, depending on your activity and sleep levels, as well as more sleep stats and access to meditation sessions from Calm.
All in all, Fitbit’s new lineup will give you even more ways to track information about your body that you didn’t even realize existed before. Those of us who stress out easily will definitely put the Sense 2 through its paces.