Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatch launch with design changes and in multiple colours
Fitbit has unveiled successors to the Sense and Versa 3. As expected, the Sense 2 and Versa 4 take their place, both with a major redesign and new features. Specifically, Fitbit has dispensed with the capacitive button of the Sense and Versa 3. Instead, the Sense 2 and Versa 4 feature a physical hardware button, mirroring other contemporary smartwatches. Each only has one button though, unlike the Apple Watch Series 7.
Additionally, Fitbit has moved the contacts for taking an ECG underneath the Sense 2's front glass, as well as removing the metal ring that surrounded its predecessor's display. Additionally, both are lighter and thinner than the outgoing models, albeit not by much. Moreover, Fitbit has equipped the Sense 2 with a cEDA sensor for continually monitoring stress levels. Unsurprisingly, this feature is a Sense 2 exclusive, as is its ECG sensor.
Furthermore, the pair support Google Maps and Google Wallet, underlining Google and Fitbit's close ties, with the former now owning the latter. Incidentally, Fitbit has revised Fitbit OS with a new tile-based UI, reminiscent of Wear OS. Fitbit Premium remains a requirement to get the most of both smartwatches, though. While both come with a complimentary six-month subscription for the service, Fitbit charges US$79.99 annually or US$9.99 monthly once these subscriptions expire.
The Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 are orderable now in multiple markets. Based on Fitbit's product pages, both smartwatches will begin shipping on September 23, with Fitbit having set their prices at US$299.95 and US$229.95, respectively. For reference, Fitbit is selling the pair in the following colour combinations:
- Fitbit Sense 2
- Blue Mist/Soft Gold Aluminum
- Lunar White/Platinum Aluminum
- Shadow Grey/Graphite Aluminium
- Fitbit Versa 4
- Beet Juice/Copper Rose Aluminum
- Black/Graphite Aluminum
- Pink Sand/Copper Rose Aluminum
- Waterfall Blue/Platinum Aluminum