Fitbit’s Latest Smartwatches Are Finally Smart – Review Geek

Fitbit’s Versa 4 and Sense 2 are getting a smart update.

The Fitbit Sense 2 on a black background
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The first major Fitbit Versa 4 and Sentence 2 update (version 1.184.52) is rolling out today. It adds a bunch of much-requested features, including Google Wallet support and the ability to accept phone calls from your wrist.

Until now, Fitbit devices have relied entirely on Fitbit Pay. But Versa 4 and Sense 2 users can now pay contactless via Google Pay (or pick up IDs, tickets and key cards with google wallet).

This update also adds on-wrist calls to the Versa 4 and Sense 2 – well, kind of. You can alone to accept call from your wrist. We haven’t had a chance to test this feature, but it uses the Fitbit’s built-in speaker and microphone, so call quality can leave a lot to be desired.

In addition, users can now turn off the Versa 4 or Sense 2’s screen by covering it with their hand. This is an overdue feature that is quite common in smartwatches. That said, you can still turn off the screen with gestures (drop your arm to your waist), or just wait for the screen to time out. (Timeout settings can be adjusted, by the way.)

The Fitbit update (version 1.184.52) began rolling out on November 16. It should be available to all Versa 4 and Sense 2 users. Open your Fitbit app, tap the “Today” tab, select your profile picture and find “Device Image” to install the update.

Source: Fitbit via 9to5Google

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