Fitbit takes on Apple with new smartwatch
Fitbit takes on Apple with new smartwatch

Fitbit’s new, $330 smartwatch has a slew of new features, including a wrist-based temperature sensor and a sensor to monitor stress.

In its newest competitor to the Apple Watch, Fitbit rolled out a $330 smartwatch with a few new tricks. The company’s Fitbit Sense smartwatch has new sensors to track stress levels and skin temperature, as well as a new ECG app that is pending FDA clearance.

Fitbit has emphasized health features in its devices since it first began integrating heart rate monitoring into its devices. Its newest smartwatch goes a step further with features to track stress, including an ectodermal activity sensor, which effectively picks up on sweaty palms by measuring changes in the skin’s conductance.

Fitbit also said it provides a stress management score, based on a user’s heart rate, sleep and activity data.

“We are breaking new ground with our wearables, helping you better understand and manage your stress and heart health, and pulling your key health metrics together in a simple and digestible way to track things like skin temperature, heart rate variability, and SpO2 so you can see how it’s all connected,” Fitbit CEO James Park said in a news release. Read more

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