It’s been a while since Fitbit unveiled a new wearable that wasn’t a slim fitness tracker. Only the Charge 5 and Luxe appeared between then and now, with the Sense, Inspire 2, and Versa 3 all debuting in 2020.
Today, however, the Google-owned company has revealed information about three new devices: the Inspire 3, Versa 4, and Sense 2. Fitbit’s emphasis, as usual, is on comfort and battery life, as well as some much-needed additions for mobile life.
It makes sense to group the Sense 2 and Versa 4 together because both are receiving a slew of useful iterative updates. Both provide continuous heart rate monitoring as well as activity, stress, and sleep tracking, and have a battery life of more than six days.
However, these new models will soon be able to connect to Google Maps, allowing you to see turn-by-turn directions on your wrist. The pair also gain access to Google Wallet, and while it’s not stated in the press release, it’s possible that Fitbit Pay will suffer as a result.
The Sense 2 also includes a Body Response Sensor that measures electrodermal activity and is intended to track your stress responses. The pusher, which had been excised from the Versa 3, has returned for the 4.
Naturally, with wearable hardware becoming increasingly competitive, Fitbit is hoping to gain a competitive advantage in software and services.
Premium subscribers with both devices can use Sleep Profile, which uses ten different metrics to identify how you sleep and recommend ways to improve your sleep. Similarly, a Stress Management Score will help you keep track of your stress levels at work, alerting you when it’s time to take a break.
The Sense 2 and Versa 4 are both up for order right now, with the former setting you back $299.95 and the latter $229.95 — buyers can expect a six-month trial of Fitbit Premium thrown in for good measure — with deliveries expected to begin in the fall.
Meanwhile, the Inspire 3 tracker is the company’s latest entry-level device, featuring a slimmer design, 10 days of battery life, and six months of Premium for good measure.
As previously stated, don’t expect many of the high-tech features found on Fitbit’s other devices, and you’ll rely heavily on the companion app to log your vital statistics and monitor your vital signs. That will set you back $99.95 and will begin shipping in September.