Fitbit brings SpO2 stats and audible Google Assistant responses to Sense and Versa 3


Although we now know that Fitbit is working on a new Wear OS-powered smartwatch, the company is still releasing regular updates for its existing lineup of wearables. The latest update has arrived for the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3, and with it, brings quite a few new changes.

Arguably the biggest update for Sense and Versa 3 owners is the ability to track your SpO2 levels right from the Today Dashboard. This makes it much easier to track your levels, versus needing to dive into the different screens on your watch or in the Fitbit app on your phone. And if you are a Fitbit Premium subscriber, new information will appear on your Health Metrics dashboard, showing you trends from the past month.

Despite being able to track your heart rate, Fitbit opted to leave out high and low heart rate notifications for the Versa 3 at launch. That has now been rectified with this latest update, as your Versa 3 will now let you know if your heart rate has gone outside of the different set thresholds. This is a staple feature available on some of the best smartwatches, including the Apple Watch and Fitbit Sense, and now it’s available on the Versa 3.

Google Assistant support was already onboard the Versa and the Sense 3, but this update includes the option to receive audio responses from Assistant. This is not a ground-breaking new feature, as your phone already responds to your requests, but now it’s available on your Fitbit. Asking a question like “how did I sleep last night”, your Fitbit will respond instead of forcing you to look at the app itself.

Fitbit decided to go all-out with this latest update, as there are even more minor improvements to be found. These include an improved clock face switcher, making it easy to switch between watch faces right from the main screen. You’ll also find new celebrations as you meet and surpass your fitness goals throughout the day.

The update is rolling out today, and should be arriving on your Fitbit Sense or Versa 3 within the next day or two.


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