Fitbit wants to help you live a healthy life, sleep better and manage your stress levels effectively. To this end, they are launching new Fitbit devices this fall. The Fitbit Inspire 3 is the latest fitness tracker while the Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4 are the premium smartwatches to help you get started and stay on top of your fitness goals. In this post, we take a look at the Fitbit Sense 2 and what it offers to help you track your health and fitness.
Fitbit Sense 2 Features
Fitbit has completely redesigned the Sense 2 smartwatch. The company states that the Sense 2 is 10% thinner and 15% lighter than the original Sense. The watch sports raised band attachments to ensure the greatest comfort when you wear it, be it day or night. The Sense 2 also has a new physical button that makes it much easier and faster to navigate your watch.
Health & Fitness Metrics
Once you connect the Sense to your phone, you can access the Health Metrics dashboard on the Fitbit app. This page gives you a birds eye view of your health stats. You can see at a glance your breathing rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, blood oxygen levels, and more. You can also get a 90 days health trend that helps you see changes in your well being and make changes or improvements.
If you sign up to the Fitbit Premium membership, you can even get personalized recommendations and guidance regarding your health.
The Sense 2 can help you understand the functioning of your heart better. You can take a heart rhythm assessment with the ECG app to get instant notifications on irregular heartbeat and to assess your heart when you are sleeping.
The Sense 2 can help you identify and manage stress better with regular mood check-ups and body response tracking. This will help you to take up guided breathing, meditations or exercise to manage stress.
Daily Readiness Score
The Daily Readiness Score page shows you how ready you are for your workouts. You can track over 40 different exercises and use the built-in GPS to measure real time pace and distance.
You can use the Fitbit app on your smartwatch to log details about your menstrual health including symptoms, cycle dates and so on.
Understand Your Sleep Cycle
The Sleep Profile feature on your watch records 10 key sleep metrics such as deep sleep, REM sleep and so on. This lets you build a sleep profile and helps you take steps to improve your sleep.
You can get the best out of Google apps such as Google maps and Google Wallet by the end of the year. Maps can help to find your way around town with turn-by-turn directions while Wallet will help you make speedy purchases right from your smartwatch.
The Sense 2 gives you access to hundreds of apps. This lets you do a lot of stuff while on the go including buying stuff, sending texts, doing voice replies and more.
The Sense 2 can last up to 6 days without charge on normal usage. Plus, in just 12 minutes you can get a full day’s charge.
For $299.95, you can get yourself the Sense 2 smartwatch that helps you better understand your health metrics, sleep pattern and exercise needs. It comes in shades of Shadow Grey/ Graphite Aluminium; Lunar White/Platinum Aluminium; and Blue Mist/Soft Gold Aluminium.
The watch is available for pre-order on the official website but ships in September 23rd.
Check it out if you are in the market for a smartwatch that helps you manage stress and sleep better.