We simply obtained our greatest look but at Fitbit’s subsequent two fitness-focused smartwatches due to some new product photos.
The health tech model is seemingly set to launch an all-new Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Sense 2 someday within the not-too-distant future based mostly on photos discovered by 9to5Google (opens in new tab) that had been launched publicly by a regulatory company.
The Versa 4, the extra mainstream and sure cheaper of the 2, doesn’t look all that completely different from its predecessor. Its design as soon as once more it seems to lack an ECG sensor, an electrocardiogram sensor that may detect irregular coronary heart rhythms which has up to now been unique to Fitbit’s Sense lineup.
The photos additionally recommend it’ll nonetheless have GPS, shall be waterproof as much as 50m, and may have a microphone so you should utilize voice controls and activate snore detection. Most curiously although is that somewhat than gaining new options it’s dropping one.
Unless Fitbit has give you a brand new technique for temperature monitoring, then the Fitbit Versa 4 appears to be utterly missing the function, in line with 9to5Google.
The Sense 2 has obtained a couple of extra modifications than the Versa 4 did, although a lot of them shall be pretty minor.
Design-wise it seems to be pretty much like the unique Fitbit Sense, albeit with a previously-rumored tactile button and sensor placement. The authentic Sense’s button wasn’t truly a correct button, as when pressed it didn’t push into the watch and as an alternative simply vibrated in response to the touch – however Fitbit has modified this on the Sense 2. Based on the photographs it seems to be prefer it’ll be an precise transferring element this time round.
Additionally, the ECG sensor constructed into the watch’s casing additionally seems to be to have modified. Rather than being a hoop that goes across the watch, it’s now set beneath the outer edges of the show. Hopefully, this received’t influence efficiency in any respect, however we’ll must strive it out to know for positive.
Last however not least, as noticed by 9to5Google, the watch’s underside rear sensor array has had an replace. It’s not but clear if the brand new design facilitates any new capabilities or simply makes it higher at doing what the Sense was already able to. Interestingly, the Versa 4 appears to have had no modifications made to its array. Coupled with the lack of temperature monitoring, this lack of know-how updates might be an try to scale back the Versa’s worth, to differentiate the Fitbit Sense 2 because the “premium” choice.
There’s no phrase on when Fitbit will say something extra official concerning the Versa 4 and Sense 2, though some leaks theorize it will be September based mostly on earlier launches. With these photos now out within the open, Fitbit will seemingly wish to make an announcement quickly to take again management of the narrative, however we’ll have to attend and see.