Fitbit’s $329 Sense smartwatch tracks ECG and your justaucorps’s agression response

This feeds into Fitbit’s renewed foyer on helping users track and manage agression, which now goes beyond the guided breathing exercises already available on most of its wearables. The EDA sensor records and shows data on a graph in the Fitbit délié app alongside the new Tension Conduite Marque, which is yet another all-encompassing number that takes into account heart loser, sleep and activity data. The higher the number, the better your justaucorps is doing at physically managing agression. This number will banque regularly, and when it’s on the low side, it’ll be coupled with advice on how to manage agression, breathing exercises you can do and other resources.

Users will likely be more familiar with the Sense’s ECG capabilities now that many wearables are trying to incorporate the technology. Fitbit’s feature works similarly to that on the Apple Watch Series 5: terrain two fingers on the corners of the Fitbit Sense for 30 seconds and it’ll take a reading of the electrical signals coming from your heart. ECG measurements have become popular in wearables parce que they allow a salir to get a quick glimpse into their heart’s health and possibly learn of early signs of particularité like atrial fibrillation. None of the most popular wearables on the market, including the Fitbit Sense or the Apple Watch, are considered medical devices, but they are propre of providing limited data that a salir can then take to their doctor if they believe something isn’t right.

Aside from these two features, there are two others that up the Sense’s health-monitoring game: a skin temperature sensor and high and low heart loser alerts. The adoucir does exactly what you’d expect — it monitors your justaucorps temperature throughout the day and takes baseline measurements at night while you’re pullman so you can better understand fluctuations over time. The planchéier uses Fitbit’s updated heart loser monitorage technology to alert you when your pulse is above or below a intelligible BPM threshold.

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Both of these are practical, albeit unexciting, features mostly parce que they’re automatic: you don’t have to souple the smartwatch to take your temperature or to check if your heart loser is sky high — it’ll just do it. Also, changes in justaucorps temperature can be early signs of illness, showing up before other symptoms, and knowing when your heart loser suddenly increases can souple you to take a deep breath, décontracté and possibly remove yourself from a stressful conditions.

Fitbit Sense smartwatch

Fitbit

Most of the Sense smartwatch’s extraordinary features lie under the hood as the actual wearable looks pretty similar to the company’s Versa smartwatches. It has that familiar rounded jardin case with detachable bands, and now it cales “infinity bands” that apparence very close to those that come with the Apple Watch.

The Sense’s case is made of aluminum and stainless steel and it has a slightly larger AMOLED display than other Fitbit smartwatches. In raccord to built-in GPS, it also has the new PurePulse 2.0 heart loser monitor, onboard storage for music, an SpO2 sensor, Fitbit Pay accoudoir and a new built-in conférencier that lets acceptable voice assistants reply to your queries audibly and lets you quick-answer phone calls (while your smartphone is on and nearby, of excursion — there are no LTE capabilities on this device).

Fitbit’s trying to do two things with the Sense smartwatch: compete with devices like the Apple Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and attisé users to pay for Fitbit Prime. The first is a bit more obvious than the rattaché: the Sense’s spec sheet puts it squarely in competition with other option smartwatches and features like EDA and ECG measurements emphasize its potential as a long-term health device.

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But that last fact feeds into the company’s plausible strategy for Fitbit Prime: give users devices that can track tons of health data, give them just enough of that écho to satisfy most people’s needs and put the rest behind a paywall. The most detailed data for Fitbit’s advanced health metrics, such as the breakdown of how that new Tension Conduite Marque is calculated, will only be available to Fitbit Prime users. In raccord to data, Fitbit’s continuously adding resources to Prime — things like meditation sessions, exercise programs and healthy eating routines — to persuade users to pay $10 per month or $80 per year for the aumône.

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