When Fitbit launched its newest watches, the third-gen Versa and flagship Sense, it was below the looming specter of a Google purchase. Beforehand the corporate had featured Amazon Alexa integration, and that’s nonetheless round, however it introduced it was engaged on Google Assistant instruments, too. With the newest software program replace, Google’s voice-activated Assistant now works with the Versa 3 and Sense.
To get the brand new instruments, use the Fitbit app in your telephone to replace your watch’s software program to OS 5.1. You’ll be able to then swap between Alexa and Assistant (you possibly can’t use each on the similar time). It appears to be like like there’s a delayed rollout for at the least some customers—I’m not seeing the software program replace on my Versa 3 in the mean time.
Different additions within the software program replace embody the flexibility to take pulse oximetry knowledge with out a devoted SPO2 clock face. Customers may have entry to seven new SpO2 faces earlier than the top of the 12 months. Older and cheaper units don’t get any Google love.