Now that Google owns Fitbit, it’s making its AI helper extra of a first-class citizen on Fitbit gadgets. Fitbit is rolling out an replace for Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches that, amongst different issues, supplies audio responses from Google Assistant.
Situation a command to Google Assistant and your Fitbit watch can optionally communicate again. It can verify that you just’ve set an alarm, for instance, or let you know how lengthy you’ve slept. You received’t need to stare at your display to attend for a textual content affirmation, in different phrases.
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Fitbit has additionally launched some long-due sensible modifications past Google Assistant. To begin, it’s a lot simpler to see your blood oxygen ranges — you may verify them within the Immediately dashboard in your watch quite than utilizing the SpO2 watch face or the well being metrics from the cellphone app. Excessive and low coronary heart charge warnings are actually coming to the Versa 3, too, and everybody will get two new health aim celebrations.
One replace could also be acquainted to Apple Watch homeowners: now you can change watch faces by long-pressing the clock and selecting from one in every of 5 faces. This is likely to be useful should you’re switching to an exercise-focused face after a protracted day at work, or need a less complicated clock for the weekend.
The Google Assistant suggestions and different modifications received’t abruptly make Fitbit a extra compelling choice should you’re already entrenched in one other smartwatch ecosystem. They do harmonize Fitbit’s lineup, although, and would possibly offer you a motive to stay along with your Sense or Versa whenever you’d in any other case change to an alternate like Wear OS.