Fitbit has made a lot of effort to introduce its new line of smartwatches in India. This time, we are reviewing the Fitbit Sense 2. Without further ado, let’s learn more about the Fitbit Sense 2 in this review as we have been using it for a little more than two weeks.
Fitbit Sense 2 Review: Design and Display
Okay, so the Fitbit Sense 2 has the same square design as the model that came before it, as well as an aluminium case and an adjustable band. Although the small band is the perfect fit for our slim wrist, it does come with a large band, too, for bigger wrists. Therefore, the one that came installed fits us wonderfully, so we did not a lot of significance to the larger band. The one that is already installed obviously suits a wide range of wrist sizes because when we actually put on the large band, it extends all the way to the top. So, it is safe to say all types of wrists are taken care of.
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When it comes to comfort, we think this watch is pretty comfortable to wear. We had no problems wearing it for extended periods of time, and we didn’t have any skin rashes or allergies of any type. The silicone band has a beautiful, silky feel to it. It doesn’t have the same type of sticky silicone that some of the lower-end smartwatches do.
Fitbit Sense 2 does have a quick-release mechanism/clasp at the bottom that you simply pop out and pull the band, making it very simple to change. Additionally, it can withstand water up to a 50-meter depth. This allows you to track your swimming statistics while wearing the smartwatch in the pool.
Moving on, the Sense 2 sports a microphone and a power button on the left frame and a speaker for Bluetooth calling on the right.
When it comes to the display, the Fitbit Sense 2 has a 1.6-inch OLED screen. On this screen, the text, icons, and animations appeared crisp. You may enjoy “Always on Display” here too, as it would be anticipated with any AMOLED display these days. It can also get quite bright and we had no problems with it when looking at it under direct sunlight. You can use a variety of brightness settings; we have ours on dim to save battery life, but you can also use normal and max. You can also read large messages and emails on it. To view a whole email or other notification just scroll down the screen.
It’s frustrating that you can’t switch watch faces directly on the device. That must be done in the Fitbit app. When you visit the app, there are many options accessible. You may choose between free and paid, and if you find the one you like, all you need to do is click to install it. On the app, you can save up to five watch faces for easy modifications.
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Fitbit Sense 2 Review: Performance
As you already know, you can make Bluetooth calls using this smartwatch. So, if a call comes in, you can decide whether to accept it or not. This is the company’s greatest effort to date, based on our experience, taking calls. The calls are crystal clear and the sound is good on both sides. No calls were dropped up to this point. We are pleased with the performance of this function. You can use it in multiple situations – you are out for a run or a stroll, working and your hands are occupied, and you don’t have the option to grab your phone, you can still make/receive calls using this feature.
Over that, the EDA scan is something special about the Fitbit Sense 2. You may be asking what an EDA scan is? Along the sides, there is a thing resembling a sensor. It functions as a stress management tool by monitoring your electrodermal responses, which are electrical changes in your skin caused by stress, and the change in heart rate. The lower the number, the less stressed you are.
Place your hand on top of your smartwatch to activate this feature, and the watch will count the number of responses that were sent to it. Sincerely speaking, we didn’t think this was a marketing stunt; it genuinely worked for us, and it would be quite beneficial for individuals who require a tool for managing stress.
So far, we have found this watch to be fairly accurate and good at tracking activities. In other words, these are generally accurate—though occasionally a little off—in terms of your daily steps. It occasionally logs steps at a slightly higher level than it should, but overall, it’s not too horrible. It offers a wide range of options available for activity tracking, including steps, active minutes, calories burnt, stairs climbed, and total distance.
Therefore, when performing GPS activities outdoors, we notice that the GPS has been rather reliable, never tripping on us, but it does take a little longer than we would want to connect at first. The connection process takes around 10 to 15 minutes, which is a bit too long. The heart rate, calories burned, and other information are all tracked quite well when we track any indoor activities, such as a HIIT session or cardio.
You may choose from 40 different activity categories, and it also includes roughly seven different activity categories that the watch will automatically identify, such as walking, running, outdoor cycling, elliptical, sports, aerobics, and swimming.
In our perspective, Fitbit outperforms pretty much everyone else when it comes to sleep tracking. You must use your smartphone to process the data before it can be sent to your smartwatch, so keep that in mind. But after you do that, you can see your sleep score and duration, and we could then see a small graph, too.
You can check the health of your menstrual cycle if you’re a woman. This option basically shows the stage of your menstrual cycle for the majority of women, but you cannot track any symptoms or anything else on this watch. You do need to use the app to complete that task. To track your vitals, the device has a variety of sensors, including those for temperature, ECG, EDA, SpO2, and so on.
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A six-day battery life is advertised for the Fitbit Sense 2. The watch gave us four to five days of battery life with moderate usage, including GPS walks and runs, daily Bluetooth calls, and more. We don’t mind that too much because we only really need to charge it once a week, which is great when compared to some other premium smartwatches. We would have liked it to be a little bit longer, but we believe it can fit into the lives of many people because you only really need to charge it once a week. However, if you enable the to “Always on Display,” your battery will run out very, very quickly. It could only last a full day for us. So, we would suggest keeping it off for long battery life.
It is highly recommended when you take into account the quality, performance, battery life, comfort, and everything else. It is simple and easy to use, in our opinion. Due to how user-friendly it is overall, we believe that this is a wonderful watch for those new to the smartwatch world. But at Rs 22,499, some might find the price to be on the higher side. If you can afford it, buy it.
- Alexa support
- Supports ECG
- Google Assistant is not supported.
- No support for third-party apps
- Cannot store music
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