Fitbit announces Inspire 3, Versa 4 and Sense 2 fitness wearables

Google announced three updated health and fitness trackers Fitbit wearables on Wednesday, including options with new exercise modes and additional sensors for stress monitoring.

Inspire 3, which will retail for $99.95, includes heart rate monitoring, activity and exercise tracking, and sleep quality information including blood oxygen monitoring, sleep duration and sleep score. The lower-end wearable will also feature 20 exercise modes.

Google introduces the Versa 4 as a fitness-focused option that will include 40 different workout modes, including HIIT, weightlifting, CrossFit, and dance. It will cost $229.95.

At the higher end for $299.95, Sense 2 will offer a “Body Feedback sensor” to continuously monitor skin electrical activity. Google introduces the new sensor as a way to track signs of stress along with other metrics like heart rate, heart rate variability, and skin temperature.

Sense 2 will also include atrial fibrillation detection. Fitbit got FDA license for a spectrum-based detection (PPG) algorithm earlier this year, towards more permanent heart rate assessment. The ECG function can be used to check rhythm scores.

The Inspire 3 will be available worldwide next month, while the Versa 4 and Sense 2 will launch in the fall.

“Whether you’re focusing on improving your mental health, getting ready to run a marathon, or starting a new health and wellness routine, you have a wide range of easy-to-use devices to choose from.” TJ Varghese, director of product management for Fitbit at Google, wrote in a blog post.

“By giving you information about your body that would otherwise such as resting heart rate, oxygen saturation (SpO2), sleep trends, and the body’s response to stressors you can better understand how to manage your holistic health. “


In addition to its Fitbit products, Google confirms it will launches its own branded wearable, Pixel Watch, in the fall. It had Officially acquired Fitbit in early 2021 after months of delays due to regulatory concerns.

When the tech giant revealed the upcoming smartwatch in May, Rick Osterloh, Google’s Senior Vice President of Devices and Services, teased the Pixel Watch’s “deep integration” with the Pixel Watch. Fitbit will include heart rate and sleep tracking, as well as fitness metrics.

There’s a lot of competition in the wearable space, including offerings from Apple, Amazon, SAMSUNG and Garmin.

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