Fitbit, which came under Google control in early January 2021, has released a software update for Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches with important innovations.
The Fitbit OS 5.2 update activates the watch’s simplified blood oxygen saturation tracking function – you can check SpO2 right from the Today panel on the watch without opening the Fitbit app on your smartphone. High and low heart rate alerts are now available on Versa 3.
In addition, the watch can now respond with a voice to a Google Assistant prompt. For example, the watch can confirm that you have set an alarm or tell you how long you have slept. In other words, users don’t have to look at the screen to wait for a text confirmation.
Another innovation may be familiar to Apple Watch owners – you can change the dials by long pressing the screen, choosing one of the five dials, instead of going into the settings.