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Fitbit Sense: This health smartwatch carries Stress, ECG and skin temperature sensors

Fitbit claims that its Sense smartwatch is powered by more than six days of battery.


Fitbit has launched Fitbit Sense health smartwatch that comes the world’s first electro-dermal activity (EDA) sensor to help manage stress, advanced heart rate tracking technology, new ECG app as well as an on-wrist skin temperature sensor. Mind you! Fitbit Sense will be available for Rs 34,999 in carbon and graphite stainless steel as well as lunar white and soft gold stainless steel.

Fitbit claims that its Sense smartwatch is powered by more than six days of battery life along with a free six-month trial of Fitbit Premium to help you track key trends in your health and wellbeing, like heart rate variability (HRV), breathing rate, and SpO2.

“COVID-19 has shown us all how critical it is to take care of both our physical and mental health and wellbeing. We are breaking new ground with our wearables, helping you better understand and manage your stress and heart health, and pulling your key health metrics together in a simple and digestible way to track things like skin temperature, heart rate variability and SpO2 so you can see how it’s all connected,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO, Fitbit.

The combined on-device and in-app experience with Fitbit Sense gives you insights into your body’s response to stress with tools to help you manage both your physical and mental stress. The new EDA sensor on Fitbit Sense measures electro-dermal activity responses. Using the EDA Scan app, place your palm over the face of the device to detect small electrical changes in the sweat level of your skin. Measuring your EDA responses can help you understand your body’s response to stressors and help you manage your stress. At the end of your session, you will see an EDA response graph on-device and in the mobile app to gauge your progress over time and reflect on how you feel emotionally. Fitbit’s new Stress Management Score calculates how your body is responding to stress based on your heart rate, sleep and activity level data.

Fitbit Sense is the company’s first device with an ECG app to assess your heart rhythm for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that affects more than 33.5 million people globally. Simply hold your fingers on the corners of the stainless steel ring around the watch while being still for 30 seconds to receive a reading that can be downloaded to share with your doctor.  Moreover, Fitbit Sense can detect and send a notification if your heart rate is outside your thresholds with 24/7 continuous heart rate tracking.

Furthermore, Fitbit Sense adds a new skin temperature sensor to detect changes to your wellbeing that may potentially be a sign of a fever, illness or the start of a new menstrual phase. Wearing your device when you’re asleep each night lets you regularly measure your skin temperature variation.

Fitbit Sense also comprises an on-board GPS, more than 20 on-device exercise modes, SmartTrack automatic activity tracking, Cardio Fitness Level and Score and advanced sleep tools. It also carries a built-in speaker and microphone to take calls and reply to texts with voice commands, choice of Amazon Alexa or Google voice assistants, contactless payments, thousands of apps and clock faces and more.

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