Surprise Announcement Announces Fitbit Sense 2

Fitbit has teased a launch event taking place today, August 24 at 6am PT.

The event was marked with a slightly cryptic tweet showing the date of the event, along with an image that appears to show cutouts of a new watch case.

More details of them came to light in the comments. Fitbit wrote “be sure to check back tomorrow at 6am PT” in response to a user who asked “when can I get the Fitbit Sense 2” and “we hear you” to another fan who commented that he wants a new Fitbit with a physical button.

So is that it? Fitbit will announce a Sense 2 watch at 6am PT, and will it have a physical button?

To me, the teaser image appears to show a watch with a capacitive button, like the original Sense, because it looks more concave than convex. However, previously leaked photos of the Sense 2 suggest that it will, in fact, have a reliable physical button.

The biggest news here, though, is that the Fitbit Sense 2 is likely to be the first Fitbit watch powered by WearOS, something Fitbit has talked about since Google acquired it in early 2021.

Their timing means the Fitbit Sense 2 will arrive much sooner than the Pixel Watch, which is expected in October.

Using Google’s software means the Fitbit Sense 2 is likely to last much less time between charges than the original Sense, which can cause some discomfort. However, previous rumors suggest that it will have good 5ATM water resistance, an EKG sensor, and a body temperature sensor.

There’s also the possibility that Fitbit will announce not one, but two new lines today, with the Fitbit Versa 4. Apparently, everything will be revealed around 6am PT.

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