With an improved Body Response sensor, the Fitbit Sense 2 gains a major improvement: continuous stress monitoring and notifications to help you relax.
Fitbit's Sense 2 smartwatch succeeds the original Sense unveiled in 2020. The new smartwatch is packed with various tracking features, and, most importantly, Fitbit is taking it a mile further in helping you manage stress as you go through your day-to-day activities. This is all thanks to the new Body Response sensor on the Sense 2.
Here's how the Sense 2 helps you manage stress better with the built-in Body Response sensor.
How Fitbit Sense 2's Body Response Sensor Helps Improve Stress Management
Like Fitbit's original Sense, Fitbit Sense 2 can measure electrodermal activity (EDA). However, this is only done on the spot by placing your palm on top of the watch's metal frame. The new Body Response sensor on the Sense 2 adds continuous electrodermal activity (cEDA) tracking. Consequently, the Sense 2 can track the changing sweat levels on your skin, even those minute ones, throughout the day.
By keeping track of your heart rate, skin temperature, and sweat levels, the Sense 2 can notice your body's responses to different factors. By taking note of unusual readings, the Sense 2 will be able to identify when your body responds to different things in real-time.
Later, Sense 2 will check in with you by sending a notification so you can share what you were feeling during that moment of the day. The check-ins are essential as different things can trigger body responses, including stress and excitement.
If stressed, Sense 2 can help you reduce stress using technology by suggesting different ways to help you manage your emotions. Some of the built-in methods to help reduce stress include guided breathing, meditation, physical exercise like walking, and mood logging. It's one of the most exciting features available on the Sense 2, one of Fitbit's latest products.
Fitbit's Reactive Stress Management on the Sense 2
Fitbit Sense 2 provides a way to handle stress rather than just measure it. It tracks your body responses all day, which is more helpful than on-spot measurement on the Sense. You can also cope better by leveraging different methods suggested by Sense 2.