Fitbit launches latest smartwatches and health irregular rhythm feature in Ireland

fitbit has introduced its next generation of wearables, including the Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches and the Inspire 3 fitness tracker.

The Sense 2 (RRP €299.95) has a multi-day battery life and its Body Response sensor tracks continuous electrodermal activity (cEDA), heart rate, heart rate variability and skin temperature to controlling stress.

Following a notification from Body Response, Sense 2 will recommend different stress management techniques (guided breathing, mindfulness, etc.) and using a technique that turns metal into vapor, Fitbit has incorporated the sensors’ metal electrodes into the fitness screen. Sense 2.

The more fitness-focused Versa 4 (RRP €229.95) has more than 40 exercise modes, including HIIT, weightlifting, CrossFit and dance, plus real-time stats and built-in GPS.

Fitbit Premium users can also benefit from more than 1,000 workouts and mindfulness sessions, daily readiness score, and sleep profile. All devices come with a free six-month Fitbit premium subscription

Fitbit Sense 2.

Both the Sense 2 and Versa 4 are installed with Fitbit OS but are compatible with iOS and Android and have been designed to be thinner and lighter than previous generations.

The button, which last appeared on the Versa 2, has also returned, and smart features include extended app and text notifications, visible alerts, smart replies (Android only) and more. There are also plans for Google Maps and Wallet accessibility.

The Inspire 3 (RRP €99.95) is an easier-to-use entry-level device with 10 days of battery life and a color screen that tracks your most important fitness metrics at a price affordable.

GoogleFitbit-owned Fitbit also announced it will bring a new heart health feature to Ireland, Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications, following CE Mark approval.

The company’s ECG app and PPG (photoplethysmography) algorithm passively assesses your heart rhythm while you’re still or sleeping and will notify you of any signs of atrial fibrillation that you can flag with your doctor.

Sense 2 and Versa 4 are available to pre-order now and will ship on September 29. Inspire 3 is also available for pre-order and will ship on September 15.

Photo: Fitbit Versa 4.

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