Fitbit has introduced the Fitbit Inspire 3, Fitbit Versa 4, and Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatches. The Fitbit website(opens in a new tab) is now accepting pre-orders for all three new devices, and purchasers will receive a free six-month Premium membership with each device.
As of right now, we don’t have a specific release date, but all three are supposed to be available “in the fall,” so we anticipate their arrival on store shelves before the end of September, at which point they will supersede the Versa 3, the original Sense, and the Inspire 2.
The brand new gadgets will be examined in greater detail down below. When compared to the sensor on the Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense, which was easily brushed by accident, we’re glad to see the Inspire 3’s return of the Versa 2’s tactile button. Thinner and more uniform in aesthetic, the smartwatches nonetheless lack the cutting-edge improvements we were hoping for.
The Fitbit Inspire 3 is the company’s flagship product, and it’s being marketed as a “fun, easy-to-use tracker that helps you stay in control of your health.”
It features Fitbit’s latest invention, better stress management tools (more on these later), and the ability to record your menstrual cycle in addition to the usual metrics like heart rate, sleep, and stress, all day, every day. The device can withstand water pressure for up to 50 meters.
The Inspire 3 features a claimed battery life of up to 10 days, much like the Inspire 2, and a redesign that is evocative of the pebble-like Fitbit Luxe (it can even entirely detach from the band for the first time and clip onto your clothes with an extra attachment).
Like its predecessor, it can keep track of your sleep and stress levels on a daily basis and provide you with a “smart wake alarm” that will wake you up within a 30-minute window of your sleep’s lightest phase, allowing you to wake up feeling more refreshed.
If this all seems familiar, that’s because it is; the Inspire 3 appears to have comparable capabilities and features to its predecessor, with the exception of a new look Luxe-inspired pebble design that can change the Inspire 3 into an old-school iPod shuffle-style clip.
Priced at $99.95 in the US, £84.99 in the UK, and AU$179.95 in Australia, the Fitbit Inspire 3 is not cheap. A variety of bands, including silicone, mesh, and the clip we mentioned, are available right out of the box for the Inspire, much like the Luxe.
Sense 2 and The Fitbit Versa 4
The Fitbit Versa 4, which succeeds the Fitbit Versa 3, and the Fitbit Sense 2, which improves upon the original Fitbit Sense, are the two smartwatches getting facelifts. Both look nearly identical at first glance, but the Sense 2 is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor by about 10% and 15%, respectively.
Due to the fact that the sensors on the Versa 3 and Sense become less responsive after a sweaty workout, the Versa 4 brings back the tactile button from the Versa 2.
With a new Tiles layout, you can better personalize your on-wrist browsing experience, and both watches have a six-day battery life with fast charging (with 12 minutes of charge offering an impressive day’s battery life), a 336 x 336px AMOLED screen in a typical’squircle’ design, and all of the advanced activity, health, and sleep-tracking tools available to the Inspire 3.
As a reference to Alphabet’s purchase of Fitbit, the company is also integrating Google Wallet and Google Maps with turn-by-turn directions into its two new smartwatches. Need to get in shape for that 10-mile race or want to explore a new coffee shop by bike?
You can get in-ear Google Maps instructions and then pay for your coffee at the end of the trip with your watch. While the only two advertised “real” Google features are not available on the watches (which continue to run Fitbit OS), the new Fitbits may now compete with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and Garmin in terms of route workouts.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) variation monitoring is made possible by the inclusion of PurePulse technology in both devices. It is possible to detect indicators of an impending stroke with the use of a warning system that alerts you to any irregularities in your heart’s rhythm.
A photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor, the technology underpinning this, reportedly achieved 98% accuracy during testing with 455,000 people. You can choose to receive periodic alerts or do your own checks using the ECG app.
The Versa 4 is clearly the “fitness” gadget, as it has 20 more fitness profiles, bringing the total number of activities that can be tracked by the device to 40. Exercises like CrossFit, HIIT, and high-intensity interval training (minutes) are included in the weekly plan.