There’s no denying we’re living in crazy times. From global pandemics, natural disasters and all those hours working from home, this last decade has been, yep – you guessed it, unprecedented. But like many a wise mother once said, “it’s important to look after yourself”. A nice sentiment but much easier said than done. At least, that’s what we thought before taking the latest Fitbit Sense for a whirl. This advanced health watch has all aspects of your wellbeing covered and is the self-care device we all need.
By now, we are used to the Smartwatch market offering a wide range of products for fitness tracking and while this may be nothing new, the Fitbit Sense is a device that approaches health from a complete mind, body and soul perspective.
The Fitbit Sense tracks your physical health with innovative technology for heart rate variability, oxygen saturation monitoring and a skin temperature sensor. The device tracks your heart rate 24/7 and is compatible with the ECG app to assess your heart for atrial fibrillation. You can make sure you’re getting the most out of your workouts with the option to set over 20 goal-based exercise modes, receive active zone notifications and assess your workouts with the workout intensity map. You can also log your food and water intake to make sure you’re staying hydrated and eating well.
Let’s be honest, our mental wellbeing can often fall to the bottom of our priority list and is usually difficult to track. In the same way that it tracks your physical health, the Fitbit Sense has been designed to keep you on track with your mental health. The device features tools for stress management and sleep tracking. The built-in EDA scan app detects electrodermal activity which may indicate your body’s response to stress. The sleep tracking tools keep you in touch with your body at all times. You’ll never wonder why you’re so tired again, with tools for monitoring your length of sleep and sleep stages.
The Fitbit Sense keeps us in touch with our emotional health with tools for daily reflection and mindfulness. You can log your moods after an EDA scan or through the Fitbit app to help you reflect on when you are feeling your best. The mindfulness tool offers guided sessions or lets you set daily mindfulness goals. If meditation isn’t your thing, then you can take the time to chill out with your favourite playlist or podcast. The Fitbit Sense stores them with Deezer or can easily connect to your Spotify app.
Now that we’ve covered the health aspects, it’s important to consider a few lifestyle features that we have come to expect from our Smartwatches. The device facilitates voice calls, text messages, app notifications and is compatible with Fitbit Pay. It has a comfortable, lightweight band with a sleek design and low profile, making it ideal for all-day wear and is water-resistant to 50 metres.
The Fitbit Sense really does take health watches to a new level. It’s a device that considers all aspects of health to help you achieve optimal wellbeing. At $449.95 AUD it’s at the higher end of the smartwatch market. But the way we see it, the Fitbit Sense is an investment in your overall health and in these unprecedented times we couldn’t think of a better time to trade up.
The author received a Fitbit Sense device for review courtesy of the brand.