Fitbit Sense 2 may debut in September 2022. We’ve gathered rumours and leaks worth your time here.
The original Fitbit Sense launched in September 2020 and quickly rose to the top of our best Fitbits list. Unlike many smartwatches and fitness trackers, the Sense measures electrodermal activity to estimate stress levels (or EDA).
Sweat affects the skin’s electroconductivity. Your skin becomes more conductive as your adrenal glands produce more sweat. When you activate the EDA app on the Fitbit Sense and place your palm over the screen, the watch sends a tiny electrical current through your skin and measures its conductivity over a minute. More changes (or ‘EDA responses’) cause stress.
Get to the point
- What is it? Fitbit’s next stress-sensing smartwatch
- When it it out? Should be around August 2022
- What will it cost? Possibly around $330 / £300 / AU$500
Early in August, 91Mobiles leaked what they said were accurate sketches of the Fitbit Sense 2. We could see both the physical button and the ECG sensor on these renders.
A new watch face also shows your heart rate, how well you slept, and how long you were in the “active zone.” When you’re working out, having these indicators show up on the main screen will be very helpful because you won’t have to open each app one at a time
The leaked photos also show three colours for the straps: a dark grey, a warm white, and a much lighter grey. These colours are good for people of all ages, tastes, and styles.
The recently leaked photos of the sensor panel on the Sense 2 don’t give a clear picture. In these real-world pictures, the Sense 2 has the same number of sensors as its predecessor, but its stainless steel frame is less obvious. Information from 9to5Google’s breakdown points to a screen with a resolution of 336 x 336, the same as the original Sense and Versa 3.
In June, a company that makes accessories for devices posted a video that has since been taken down that showed how to put a screen protector on the Versa 4 or the Sense 2.
The fact that the two gadgets in the video don’t seem to be very different suggests that the first Sense may have had a big effect on the design of the second one. So, from the leaked photos, we can tell that Google cares more about the features and functions of Sense 2 than about how it looks.
In terms of specs, the Fitbit Sense 2 is likely to keep its “advanced” smartwatch look. We expect that Sense 2 will have the same ECG, EDA, and skin temperature sensors as the first Sense.
Fitbit started a public study in 2021 to see if using pulse data to track blood pressure on the original Sense is a good idea. But it doesn’t look like the Fitbit Sense 2 will be able to measure blood pressure just yet.
The Fitbit is not yet ready to do this, but the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 does have a feature that lets you check your blood pressure. Because of this, Fitbit Sense 2 wasn’t able to win over users who thought this feature was important.
Changes we want
Fitbit OS was updated on both the Versa 3 and the original Sense. This made the user interface better, but it made the OS itself rough and hard to use when scrolling through menus or opening apps.
We want Fitbit to fix the bugs in its wearable operating system. This isn’t a big deal because Fitbit OS has many advantages over other operating systems, such as being easy to use and lasting a long time on a single charge.
Also, it would be good for the Fitbit app to be redesigned. It doesn’t do a good job of explaining how the EDA data affects your health in general or why a certain reading is important. We hope that the app will get a new look that will help us figure out what’s wrong with our bodies.
The Fitbit app doesn’t explain how EDA data affects your health or why a reading is noteworthy. Insufficient context. EDA informs the overall stress score, but its presence doesn’t add much to stress tracking. Taking an ECG reading requires opening the Fitbit app. No ECG findings are accessible on the watch; they’re hidden in the Fitbit app. It’s clunky, but Fitbit can change that.
Fitbit fitness monitoring capabilities are impressive if Sense 2 receives new features and sensor enhancements. The watch and Fitbit app work together to provide you workout stats afterward.
Sense 2 may be the best option for exercisers who listen to their bodies. The sensors will alert you if your body has a problem while you’re playing.