Fitbit to address divisive Sense and Versa 3 feature with upcoming Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches
It has been a few months since the Sense 2 and Versa 4 leaked, Fitbit's next smartwatches. As we discussed in May, 9to5Google alleged that Fitbit hoped to launch both smartwatches by late June. For one reason or another that has not happened; Fitbit has not started teasing any new products on its social media channels yet either. Moreover, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is yet to publish registrations for upcoming Fitbit smartwatches, typically a sign that a company is preparing to launch new devices.
However, 9to5Google's latest Fitbit-related leak implies that Fitbit has registered the Sense 2 and Versa 4 with at least one regulatory body. Unfortunately, the website has not provided a source for the images embedded below. Regardless, they highlight the pair's design, such as their sizeable display bezels. Incidentally, both smartwatches have a single physical button, with Fitbit moving away from the indented equivalent with which it equips the Sense and Versa 3.
Fitbit Sense 2
Additionally, Fitbit has revised the rear of the Sense 2 compared to its predecessor. As one image shows, the Sense 2 has two raised arcs on its rear panel, not the large 'biosensor core' in the original Sense. At this stage, it is unclear whether this change merely improves upon the Sense or is a sign that the Sense 2 has a completely new set of sensors. Predictably, the Sense 2 will support ECG, GPS and 5 ATM water resistance.
By contrast, the Versa 4 will not be capable of taking ECGs or measuring body temperature. Instead, the Versa 4 will offer 5 ATM water resistance and GPS. 9to5Google adds that the Versa 4 will support Google Assistant, plus magnetic charging like the Sense 2. Sadly, it remains to be seen when Fitbit will launch either smartwatch, for the time being.