The Fitbit Sense is a major hardware upgrade. It’s made of the same materials for the most part, but just about everything else is more refined. The stainless steel and aluminum case looks about the same as the Versa 2, but it feels significantly more well-built. Think Apple Watch-level build quality. It has a 1.58-inch AMOLED panel that’s a little rounder than that of the Versa 2. It’s a nice screen. It gets plenty bright outdoors in direct sunlight and has good viewing angles. There’s still a big ol’ bezel surrounding the display, though it’s notably smaller than the bezels on previous Fitbit watches.
The Fitbit Sense is a premium smartwatch through and through.
The physical button on the left side of the case has been replaced with an inductive button, which we’ve seen on the Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 4. It now acts as a home button, not a back button.
The Fitbit Sense’s EDA sensor applies small, undetectable electrical charges to your skin to measure how they interact with your body’s sweat level. Research shows electrodermal activity is closely linked to our emotional state. Taking an EDA recording is pretty simple. Open the EDA Scan app on your Fitbit Sense, then place your hand over the display. It takes two minutes to record. That might seem like a long time to sit there with your hands still, but I’ve found it helps calm me down quite a bit.