Fitbit Sense 2 tech specs: Screen size: 1.58 inches | Battery life: 6 days | Call/text notifications: Yes | Water-resistant: 50m
The Fitbit Sense 2 is the best high-end Fitbit, with an updated user interface and a new body response sensor that sets it apart from its predecessor. The device is priced at $300, which is slightly cheaper than the original, and it promises to provide a more useful approach to stress tracking. The new body response sensor measures continuous electrodermal activity, or cEDA, which, combined with other metrics like heart rate, heart rate variability, and skin temperature, can flag moments when you might be stressed.
The new software interface on the Fitbit Sense 2 is cleaner and easier to navigate, with bubble-shaped tiles showing important metrics like calories burned, distance, steps, heart rate, and weather, among others. The physical navigation button, which was last seen on the Versa 2 in 2019, is a welcome addition as well.
The new stress-tracking features are still in their early stages, and it remains to be seen how effective they will be in providing actionable insights to users. However, the continuous tracking feature seems more useful than having to take a scan on-demand, which was the only option available on the original Sense. The stress management score is also a helpful feature, providing a closer look at your health and wellness, based on your activity, sleep, and other factors.
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The Fitbit Sense 2 also features ECG, high and low heart rate notifications, and full GPS. Overall, it has a sleek design and feature set. It's even swim-proof, making it perfect for 24/7 wear. It's a promising device. Sure, it's not as fast or as smooth as the Apple Watch Series 8, but it provides a more affordable alternative for those looking for a high-end fitness tracker with advanced health and wellness features.