to me new update It is now straightforward for Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatches. The Fitbit OS 5.1 update brings Google Assistant support for two.
FYI, Google Assistant is the second voice assistant that is now supported by Fitbit Sense and Versa 3. Previously, it had Amazon Alexa support. Therefore, you have two options to choose from and to make your life easier.
US Fitbit OS 5.1 update will run for Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 users. Moreover, the update also adds new blood oxygen monitoring features and support for Alexa voice feedback.
Finally, it also provides improvements to calling and messaging features on both watches. Support for the Google Assistant has been present on the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 smartwatch cards since these devices were announced earlier this year.
Switching between both voice assistants i.e. Google Assistant and Alexa is very simple. Simply head over to the accompanying app and change it from there.
We also expect these not to be the last Fitbit smartwatches to get Google Assistant support, as Fitbit is now Google.
Fitbit OS 5.1 enables the Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense to answer calls directly when the phone is nearby
As you may have noticed, Fitbit OS 5.1 also offers the ability to answer your inquiries via the smartwatch’s speakers. Previously, the Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense both featured responses onscreen.
Besides, the calling and messaging functions of the hours are also improved. Both smartwatches can now answer calls directly via their speakers and microphone.
Before this Fitbit OS 5.1 update, both smartwatches would only offer options for accepting or rejecting calls. But to answer calls, you need to pick up your phone.
Users are asking to add the ability to answer phone calls using these smart watches. Which, fortunately, enables this new update.
Additionally, Fitbit also said that with the new update, Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense will support voice-to-text commands to respond to text messages on Android. This is a great addition.
One of the most important features that this new update adds is the SpO2 improvements. Now you don’t need to use a dedicated watch face to take pulse oximetry readings.
The company also said that more SpO2 watch faces will appear for watches by the end of the year. Note that older Fitbit devices are not eligible to receive all features.