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The line of Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers is getting bigger just in time for the holiday season, with the company announcing the Fitbit Versa 4, Fitbit Sense 2, and Fitbit Inspire 3. The Versa and Sense continue Fitbit’s smartwatch focus, while the Inspire remains a preferred choice for anyone who wants to avoid too many smart features for a sleeker design and smaller price. And they’re likely to be among the best Fitbit wearables you can buy this year.

Right off the bat, neither of these wearables are significant new additions to Fitbit’s portfolio. All are very similar to their predecessors, but with a few minor tweaks here and there to make them better than before. And, no, none of the new smartwatches are running Wear OS. Fitbit has made some intriguing hardware and software updates across the board, but this latest release is clearly focused on evolution rather than revolution.

Fitbit Versa 4

Fitbit

We’ll start with the Fitbit Versa 4. The Versa 4 looks nearly identical to the Versa 3 at first glance, but Fitbit has made some big design changes that shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s now slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, which is impressive considering how comfortable the Versa 3 already was. Fitbit has also removed the Versa 3’s fake button on the side and replaced it on the Versa 4 with a button. actual mechanic. Combined with a higher placement on the Versa 4’s side, Fitbit says the new button should be much easier to press, even when you’re tired and sweaty after a long workout.

In addition to the new design, the Fitbit Versa 4 also improves your training tracking experience. While the Versa 3 could track 20 different exercises, the Versa 4 can track more than 40. Fitbit hasn’t revealed all the new workout modes, but some of the highlights include HIIT, CrossFit, dance, and weightlifting. It’s not as impressive as the 90+ exercise modes offered on the Galaxy Watch 5but it’s a significant improvement over the Versa 3.

Beyond the additional training modes, the rest of the health tracking experience on the Versa 4 is identical to the Versa 3. It has built-in GPS, Fitbit’s active zone minutes feature, heart rate monitoring 24/7, SpO2 tracking, sleep tracking, etc. You get all that with the same promise of six days of battery life, easily outperforming a single day’s use of the Apple Watch Series 7. When you run out of juice, 12 minutes of charging gives you a full day of battery life.

Fitbit Sense 2

A render of the Fitbit Sense 2.
Fitbit

The Sense 2 features the same slim design with a physical button on the side. Compared to the first Sense, Sense 2 is 10% slimmer and 15% lighter. You’re also looking at the same six days of battery life per charge and fast charging speeds.

On the health tracking side, the Sense 2 does everything the Versa 4 does. However, it supplements that health suite with a skin temperature sensor and a cEDA (continuous electrodermal activity) sensor to monitor your body. looking for signs of stress.

The Fitbit Sense introduced stress tracking in 2020, but the big change for the Sense 2 is that the EDA sensor now offers continuous monitoring of your body’s electrodermal activity. You can still perform manual scans whenever you want, but unlike the first Sense, the Sense 2 can also track that data continuously throughout the day. Additionally, while both the Versa 4 and Sense 2 support irregular heart rate notifications while you sleep or lie still, only the Sense 2 comes with Fitbit’s ecg app for on-demand atrial fibrillation recordings.

Fitbit Inspire 3

A render of the Fitbit Inspire 3.
Fitbit

The latest new wearable to come to the Fitbit family is the Fitbit Inspire 3. Like the Inspire 2, the Inspire 3 is marketed as Fitbit’s fitness tracker for anyone who wants the Fitbit experience in a small, form factor. lightweight that’s easy on the wallet. The design is sleeker and more rounded than the Inspire 2, but the most substantial upgrade is the screen. Unlike the Inspire and Inspire 2, which had monochrome screens, the Inspire 3 introduces a “rich color” AMOLED touchscreen to the lineup for the first time.

In terms of health tracking features, it’s very similar to what you get on the Versa 4. The Fitbit Inspire 3 supports active zone minutes, SpO2 tracking (a first for the Inspire family), sleep tracking (including new Fitbit sleep profiles program), 24/7 heart rate monitoring, and irregular heart rate notifications. The biggest difference is that you’re limited to 20 training modes and there’s no built-in GPS. However, those missing features also mean the Inspire 3 can last up to 10 days of use per charge.

The situation of Google and Wear OS

The Google Wallet app on the Fitbit Sense 2.
Fitbit

Unsurprisingly, the Inspire 3 is running Fitbit’s custom software designed specifically for its fitness trackers. But what about the Versa 4 and Sense 2? As noted above, the watches are still running FitbitOS and No Wear OS. However, Fitbit has tweaked FitbitOS to mimic some of the best qualities of Wear OS.

For starters, there’s a new “tiles” system that allows users to add widgets to the right of the watch face on the Versa 4 and Sense 2. These tiles give you visible information for your steps, daily activity, sleep, and more. . Fitbit also offers some non-health related tiles, such as current weather conditions and timer shortcuts, but third-party apps can’t access the tile system. For now, it’s limited to first-party apps and only first-party apps.

Google Wallet and Google Maps apps are also coming to Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2. Google Wallet will replace Fitbit Pay for contactless payments on watches, while Google Maps will offer turn-by-turn navigation. Unfortunately, both Google Wallet and Google Maps will not be available on Versa 4 or Sense 2 at launch. Instead, Fitbit says they’re “coming soon” with no exact availability date offered.

Price and availability

Renders of the Fitbit Inspire 3, Versa 4, and Sense 2 lined up side by side.
Fitbit

All three Fitbit wearables are available for pre-order starting today, August 24, and come with a six-month free trial to Fitbit Premium as part of your purchase. The Inspire 3 will hit store shelves in September, while the Versa 4 and Sense 2 will be available later this fall. The Inspire 3 is available for $99, the Versa 4 is $229, and the Sense 2 goes as high as $299.

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