There was a lot of attention given to Android Wear last month, mostly because it finally showed signs of life after the long term stagnation. That said, when it comes to what can be worn, especially those oriented to fitness and health, Apple Watch and Fitbit sex still dominate the market and people’s minds. Fitbit’s future under Google and Android Wear is rather uncertain, regardless of the guarantee, but this latest update for the two smartwatches placed it in front of several Android Wear SmartWatches which still lacked a popular one biometric.
Given the Covid-19 pandemic, people have paid more attention to warning signs that come from their bodies. Although it is not as accurate for professional medical equipment, sensors in smartwatch and even some cellphones can still provide estimates how well you do. Measuring things like heartbeat now is a common feature in smartwatches but few can take SP02 reading.
SP02, which represents blood oxygen saturation, measures the amount of oxygen in your blood. This can be an indirect indicator that the blood and the whole body may not get the right amount of oxygen to keep the body function properly. This is also one of the things monitored by the hospital and doctor if there is a Covid-19 infection.
Some Fitbit Smartwatch has long been integrated with Google Assistant, which allows users to say their opinions instead of typing it. Ironically, Google can’t answer it again, at least not with sound. This latest update finally gives Google voice and allows it to provide responses both in text and audio, and the latter can be turned off if the user prefers Google to be silent.
SP02 Tracking and Audible Google Responses will come to Sense Fitbit and Fitbit Versa 3. Versa 3 now can also notify the user of the low or high heart level, the unknown trick. Fitbit has not been disclosed when Fitbitos updates will roll to the owner of this device.