The widely rumored Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Sense two could be coming within weeks as per the latest reports by 9to5Google. According to the report, Fitbit is planning to launch these new successors to the existing models at an event this Spring. However, there are no signs of Wear OS 3 yet.
The reliable site has shared a photo claiming to be the new Versa 4, which is one of the two expected smartwatches launching this year. The report also claims that Fitbit will ditch Versa 3’s touch-sensitive surfaces for a physical button. It was also seen on the previously leaked images.
Last month, 9to5Google also reported that Fitbit is working on an upcoming smartwatch codenamed “Hera” or “Rhea” and it would boast a display with a resolution of 336×336 pixels.
What is the Release Date for Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2?
Currently, there is no official announcement available for when Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 could launch. However, 9to5Google reports that Fitbit is planning to launch the two new smartwatches this Spring, and will announce them officially by June 21, 2022.
Interestingly, Google’s I/O 22 conference also falls near the expected that and it will allegedly unveil Wear OS 3 and the Pixel Watch. Still, Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are highly unlikely to make an appearance at the event.
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Previously, Fitbit launched Versa 3 in September 2020, Versa 2 in September 2019, and the original Versa 1 launched in April 2018. It seems the company has ditched the September release cycle and will launch the upcoming Versa version sooner than expected. The reports also suggest that the Luxe 2 Smart Band will also arrive with Versa 4 and Sense 2.
However, if Sense 2 indeed plans to feature Wear OS 3, and Versa 4 decides to move onto the same path, then we may experience certain delays. The global COVID-19 situation and supply chain issues could also push back the release date for Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 to September.
Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 Design and Features
Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Sense will reportedly launch with a few changes. However, there are no signs available of Wear OS 3 yet as reported previously. The two smartwatches will likely retain the Fitbit OS.
9to5Google has shared an alleged image for Fitbit Versa 4 which shows the classic square displays with rounded corners design. Sense 2 could also retain its iconic design. The leaked designs corroborate with the previous spotting of two Fitbit smartwatches with a display of 336×336 pixels.
The leaked appearance also shows an aluminum casing which suggests that ECG monitoring and the Irregular Heart Rhythm feature won’t be available in the upcoming Fitbit smartwatches. Still, the older bands and charging cable will be compatible with the new variants, according to another leak.
The Versa lineup doesn’t have an LTE option available. So, Fitbit might add it in the upcoming model. This would allow the wearable to support more functions while you are out running, at the gym, or in places with limited access to the Internet.
One more report suggests that the Electrodermal Activity Sensor (EDA) could make its way to Versa 4 and Sense 2 as it was a staple to the original Fitbit Sense smartwatch. This sensor monitors the temperature of the skin to ascertain the levels of stress you are experiencing.
Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 to Bring Back Physical Tactile Side Button
Another interesting addition to Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Sense 2 is the addition of an old-style physical tactile button, that was previously available in Versa 2. Fitbit seems to have ditched the solid-state touch-sensitive indentation available on Versa 3 after poor reception by the users.
A new rumor has popped up suggesting that the upcoming smartwatches from Fitbit, the Sense 2 and the Versa 4, will include the side button. While the Versa 3 and Sense don’t include a protruding side button, the Versa 2 did. And it seems that Fitbit may be https://t.co/vEgSKmRiyS
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Along with Versa 4, Sense 2 will also carry the button positioned on the side. However, there is no reliable report available that explains if the new physical button will completely replace the existing button with a two-side squeeze function.
What will be the Price of Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2?
There’s currently no information available about the price of Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2. It’ll only be available once Fitbit or Google officially unveils the new smartwatch models and share how much will they cost.
According to our estimate, Versa 4 be priced somewhere near $249 However, the company may also raise the price slightly. The Versa 3 was launched at a price of $229 while Versa 2 and Versa 1 both cost $199.
On the other side, Sense 2 will likely be a bit expensive and cost somewhere around $299 to $329. Fitbit seems to have a steady price structure for its smartwatches and could follow the same concept with the upcoming models.
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