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Fitbit Sense now supports ECG feature but don't get excited about it in India yet

Fitbit made its new range of smartwatches official in August. The company announced Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, and Inspire 2 in the US as well as in India.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | October 9, 2020 | Updated 14:09 IST

Highlights

  • Fitbit had announced the Fitbit Sense in August.
  • he flagship device by Fitbit will now come equipped with an ECG sensor.
  • The ECG sensor is available to Fitbit Sense users in US and Europe currently.

Fitbit made its new range of smartwatches official in August. The company announced Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, and Inspire 2 in the US as well as in India.
However, out of the smartwatches, the one that grabbed the maximum attention was the- Fitbit Sense. The flagship device by Fitbit will now come equipped with an ECG sensor but only in selected countries.

Interestingly, this is the first-ever smartwatch by Fitbit to get ECG support. As per reports, Fitbit had received regulatory approval for the ECG feature in the United States last month but now an ECG app is being rolled out to users in Europe and the United States. The Fitbit Sense was announced in India but it has not gone on sale yet in the country. The company had officially announced that the ECG feature will be available to Indian users as well when the smartwatch releases in India.

Users in Europe and the United States might get the ECG app automatically but in case, the feature is not visible. The users can download it manually from the Fitbit app on the phone. The app helps in analyzing the heartbeat and check for atrial fibrillation (AFib). The sensors that are present in the watch's frame and biosensor core record the heartbeat and checks for AFib.

To check your heartbeat, you can place your finger on the watch's corners and wait till it records your heart's rhythm. Once it has recorded your heartbeat, you can check the report on the Fitbit app, and then if the need arises share it with your doctor.

Apart from the ECG sensor, the smartwatch also comes with an EDA sensor that is used in managing stress. As per the company, no other smartwatch has this feature till now. There is also a skin temperature sensor, which as the name suggests detects the body temperature of the user. Considering the COVID scare around us, this is one of the most important features that would help in detecting the early symptoms of the virus. The smartwatch can also detect a user's SpO2 levels, which keeps the oxygen level of the user in check. The breathing rate and resting heart rate that is measured by the Fitbit sense can help users detect early COVID symptoms.

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