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Fitbit Sense 3-month review: Sensors maketh smartwatch?

By Zachary Chan - 17 Feb 2021
Launch SRP: S$488

Fitbit Sense

The makings of an ultimate smartwach?

When Fitbit announced their Fall 2020 lineup of devices, we weren't expecting to see a brand new device that sits above the Versa series. While Fitbit did launch the Versa 3, it was eclipsed by a new device called the Fitbit Sense. At first glance, the Versa 3 and the Sense share the same iconic square design, and both devices finally get the on-board GPS update we've been waiting for since the Charge 4 (if your curious, I also have a video review of the Charge 4).

However, the Sense wow-ed the crowd (ok, there was no crowd because it was just a Zoom call, like everything else in 2020) by being the world's first smartwatch to feature an EDA sensor. EDA here stands for Electrodermal Activity, and it's a more accurate way to detect stress. The Sense also features an ECG app, putting it on par with the likes of the Apple Watch 4/5/6 and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2/Watch 3 to have this functionality. Combined with an updated heart rate monitor array, dubbed PurePulse 2.0, the Fitbit Sense has all the markings of being the most sophisticated health tracking watch on the market.

Of course, there are caveats, and as I found out, quite a lot of them over the course of three months. Check out my full impressions in this video review:


If you still want to buy the Fitbit Sense, you can get it for S$488 at Fitbit's flagship store on Lazada or you could alternatively go for the Fitbit Versa 3 instead, which is cheaper at S$378.

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7.5
  • Design 8
  • Features 8
  • User-Friendliness 7
  • Performance 7
  • Value 7.5
The Good
6-months free Fitbit Premium subscription
EDA sensor
ECG sensor
On-wrist calls
Google Assistant
The Bad
EDA readings not informative
ECG not usable in Singapore yet
Frustrating software design choices
Swim tracking unreliable
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