Fitbit has introduced a new UI design for its wearables, starting with the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches. The new Fitbit OS is reminiscent of Google’s stock Wear OS 3 and brings identical features to the newly launched Fitbit watch duo. While the brand has altered the core UI, it has not yet announced the exact OS version number for the upcoming Fitbit smartwatches. Let us take a look at what the new Fitbit UI design looks like.
Fitbit Smartwatches Get Wear OS Like UI: Here’s What’s New
The new Fitbit OS will introduce the following changes to various smartwatch functionalities:
- Going left/right gets you “tiles” that let you see step count, a daily overview, heart rate, sleep, and other health stats, as well as check weather, start timers, and initiate an exercise.
- With the latest UI, the app list lets you pin favourites at the top, while active timers will appear alongside the app entry. This is similar to Wear OS 3’s concept of Ongoing Activities that can appear in the Recents section.
- Besides, the latest Fitbit OS introduces various Material You elements, including large pill shaped buttons to replace the older full-width, rectangular buttons.
- On the quick settings page, the battery percentage has been moved to the bottom.
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In comparison, Fitbit OS 5.0 available on the 2020 Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 lets you swipe down from the clock face to see notifications, left for the app grid, up for health stats/widgets, and right for quick settings.
With Fitbit matching its UI to Wear OS, it will become convenient for users to switch between various Google products and upgrade to the Pixel Watch. Meanwhile, the company is also planning on releasing Google Maps and Wallet for the Fitbit Sense 2 and the Fitbit Versa 4 smartwatch later this month.
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