The Fitbit Sense is the most innovative tracker launched by Fitbit at the moment. The user interface will certainly be impressive if it functions cohesively. However, Fitbit should have spent some time addressing glitches and output concerns before the formal rollout.
Compared with its rivals in the same price category, a bird’s eye view of Fitbit Sense gives it a very strong reputation. It is lightweight and easy to carry. It has EDA, temperature controls, GPS and NFC built-in, and a terrific OLED monitor.
The watch does, though, come with certain downsides. It has quite a choppy performance, sadly, and bugs currently riddle the Fitbit software. When it comes to SpO2 monitoring, this just operates for only a few watch face. Most functions were also not readily accessible at launch.
The Fitbit Sense seems very close relative to the Versa 2 last year. It has the famous “squircle” compact form. However, considering this, Sense has experienced a variety of improvements to upgrade the hardware further.
The exercise watch wears a mix of metal and glass. It’s sexy and super lightweight, too. The Meaning is much more comfortable to carry for long periods of time relative to a 44 mm Apple Watch.
Though the Fitbit Sense has an overall decent build quality, the side button that is used to reach the home screen and software shortcuts of the Sense is one caveat. Fitbit may have rendered it an individual button, but instead the organization decided to use a tiny vibrating divet close to the home button centered on Apple’s haptic-touch.
It also feels very nice to use, but because it is not an real hardware button, there are occasions when users might ignore it and no answer is obtained. Having no noticeable buttons gives Fitbit Sense a more compact appearance, but having one would always be easier in the long term, at the cost of precision and convenience.
Coming to the very scientific side of things, Fitbit just doesn’t flaunt the processors and other internal components of its products. This is in stark contrast to how famous companies like Apple or Samsung love to flex all of their goods’ internal bells and whistles.
Battery life is indeed one of the strongest aspects of the Fitbit Sense. The business says that it will last on only a single charge for more than six days of use. Different users now have various use preferences, so it is more than enough to conclude that this exercise watch really has decent longevity in terms of usage, with a six-day battery life.
With all these positive things, you may wonder if it’s worth buying. There are the weaknesses we were concerned about? Oh, if you purchased it before its initial release, the watch would not have the following:
- Google Assistant (available by late 2020) instead of Alexa.
- (available by October) ECG app.
- Capability (coming “soon”) to take phone calls and speech dictation.