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Our test and review of the Fitbit Sense smartwatch: the doctor on the wrist
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Fitbit has launched a new model of smart watch, the Fitbit Sense. The watch incorporates several sensors for vital signs and other data on our health. This is without counting all the functions to monitor our physical activities and the various smart features that one can have.
Ftibit doesn't really need any introduction, despite being one of the main players in the world of smart watches.
They raise the bar a little higher with the Fitbit Sense.
This smartwatch practically plays doctor, while it incorporates several sensors for our vital signs.
Always focused on physical activity, the watch incorporatesalso features of a smartwatch, but not too much either.
The Sense is Fitbit's most advanced smartwatch model.
The differences between the Fitbit Sense and the Versa
Talking about the Fitbit Sense, it's hard not to have the Fitbit Versa. After all, the two look pretty much the same and one wonders what we get more for $ 130 extra with the Sense.
As its name implies, the Fitbit Sense is focused on our sensations, on our vital signs more precisely.
Thus, unlike the Fitbit Versa 3, we will find sensors for:
- Stress management
- Theheart rate (electrocardiogram)
- Skin temperature
- The level of oxygen in the blood (Sp02)
Through the mobile application for iOS and Android we find all the data of our vital signs collected by the Sense.
In terms of stress, the watch detects electrodermal activity. Through our reactivity, our physical exercises and our sleep, we will find a stress score on the mobile application We can also start meditation sessions on the watch to lower our heart rate and rest.
For the heart rate, it goes beyond measuring our pulse. an electrocardiogram, the watch can notify us if it detects an abnormal heart rate.
Regarding skin temperature, the watch will measure our temperature when we sleep. This can be useful to detect signs of fever in particular.
Finally, we can also know the level of oxygenation in the blood which can help us to detect respiratory anomalies for example.
As much information that we can pass on to our doctor who follows us.
Track your physical and sports activities
In addition to its sensors for vital signs, the Fitbit Sens integrates functions that one could say classic of a Fitbit.
We can thus follow the number of steps that we have taken, the number of floors that we have climbs, distances traveled, calories burned, measuring our sleep and much more.
The Sense also includes a GPS, so no need to carry our phone around when we go for a run or when we are going to doof the bike in order to know the distances that we have covered.
The Fitbit Sense watch is an excellent training partner for our physical and sports exercises.
Via the application: Watch activities , we can also measure more than twenty physical activities ranging from swimming, running, weight training to kickboxing even.
It is without counting the exercise sessions that we can follow via the app: Coach and who will count the repetitions that we do.
A smart watch, but limited
The Fitbit Sense undoubtedly seeks to compete with Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch, but remains limited in termare applications. Which is not necessarily bad if you are not very fond of having a slightly gadget watch on your wrist.
There are still several practical smart features, such as:
- Take our calls directly on the watch
- See all notifications from our phone
- Control your music on Spotify
- Check the weather forecast
- Use the voice assistant Alexa (Google will come in early 2021)
- Make our payments in store with the watch
We also find d 'other applications through the Fitbit catalog, but the choices are much more limited than on the Apple Watch for example or a Samsung Galaxy Watch.
The Fitbit Sense offers smart apps and features like contactless payment.
Verdict on the Fitbit Sense
Compatible with an iOS and Android device, the Fitbit Sense smartwatch is an interesting choice for those who want to get a watch able to track their daily physical activities.
Its great strength lies in these vital sign sensors, which can make a big difference in some. With so much information about our bodies, we can pick up clues as to what may be wrong and quickly seek medical attention in the event. applicable.
The Fitibit Sense watch is available in Carbon Gray or Lunar White.
Finally, there are just enough smart features to consider it a smartwatch.
Last word on battery life, Fitbit talks about 6 days, but in reality it turns out to be more than 4 days, or even less if you do a lot of physical activity. However, it only takes about an hour to charge it from 0 to 100%.
At $ 429, the Fitbit Sense remains attractive for all of these features and is a nice, cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch. Series 6 and the Galaxy Active Watch 3.
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