Fitbit Sense, the new smartwatch that challenges the Apple Watch

The Fitbit Sense smartwatch is ready to challenge the Apple Watch: here are the features to impose itself in the world of wearable devices

Fitbit is preparing to challenge Apple in the world of wearable devices that help monitor health. The new Fitbit Sense is equipped with sensors that can compete with the performance of the Apple Watch, such as the possibility of ECG, stress monitoring and other sensors dedicated ala health.

If Fitbit's wearable devices were born with the aim of monitoring fitness and workouts, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the orientation of the company, which has married on the monitoring of physical health and decided to invest in new features and improvements. These include the biosensor with heart rate monitor, the body temperature sensor, then others to monitor respiratory rate, sleep and even the new PurePulse 2 for electrodermal activity. In short, the new Fitbit Sense will easily compete with Apple Watch Series 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.

Fitbit Sense, the new features

The new smartwatch from Fitbit can count on high-level sensor technology to monitor the health of the wearer. Starting with the new heart rate monitor, with alerts that start if your heart rate is too high or low. In addition, the sleep monitoring sensor combined with the other biosensors allows you to detect sleep apnea and give an alert. In addition to measuring body temperature and all major parameters such as stress and blood oxygen saturation, the Fitbit Sense is also designed to return an alert in case of suspected viral infection.

The Fitbit Sense features a 1.58-inch AMOLED display with 336×336 pixel resolution, built-in GPS, water resistant to 50 meters depth and supports Alexa and Google Assistant. In addition, it can track over 20 different types of sports activities, has a battery that lasts up to 6 days and a fast charging mode.

Fitbit Sense, price and launch

The Fitbit Sense's launch price is expected to be around $329, about €279 at today's exchange rate. The release date has not yet been officially set, but the launch could take place as early as September. For this reason, Fitbit's new smartwatch would thus prepare to challenge Apple's upcoming Apple Watch Series 6, offering great features at an increasingly affordable price. Precisely for this reason, then, are not surprising rumors that the Cupertino company is thinking about the economic version Apple Watch SE for the first months of 2021, with a price that could compete with the new incoming model of Fitbit.