A powerful health watch but an average smartwatch, the Fitbit Sense comes recommended for those that want as much health data as they can muster.
It excels as a sleep tracker and heart rate monitor, and it boasts ECG for detection of Afib, SpO2 which is linked to sleep tracking for detection of sleep disorders, an electrodermal activity sensor for stress detection and even a temperature sensor to put you in tune with your body and health.
Fitbit has put an added focus on its Fitbit Premium, so subscribers to the $79.99 a year service will get even more data.
Premium reveals a whole dashboard of new raw data called Health Metrics across all devices – but Sense leverages the most.
You get temperature and resting heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate variability all shown in one screen.
A criticism is that there’s no analysis of this data, but if you love graphs then the Fitbit app has the motherlode.
There are few devices that put you in control of this much data about your body, and it’s perhaps the perfect device for these pandemic times – but there are caveats.
The Fitbit Sense isn’t an amazing smartwatch. Fitbit Pay support is patchy, while the watch face gallery is clunky and full of paid-for apps with a bizarre payment process.
But you do get around six days of battery life, and a seriously rapid fast charge. And Fitbit Pay is on board if your bank supports it.
If you’re looking to get the maximum amount of health data this is a great choice.