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Fitbit OS 5.0 has been launched for Fitbit Sense and Versa 3. Fitbit's latest software comes with changes in user interface (UI) and navigational updates, but will only be available for the above mentioned smartwatches, for which it was exclusively developed. Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 were launched in August and are priced at Rs. 34,999 and Rs. 26,499, respectively. The company's old smartwatches, including the Versa 2, are not eligible for the SDK 5.0 software.

Fitbit OS 5.0 features

Fitbit OS 5.0 is the company's biggest and most impactful smartwatch update since the launch of Fitbit Ionic in 2017, as per Fitbit.

“Fitbit OS 5.0 has been developed exclusively for Versa 3 and Sense, and there are no plans to bring this to older devices. Fitbit OS 5.0 includes UI enhancements and new experiences that are optimized for the new custom display and speaker on Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3,” stated the company in a blog post.

The latest navigation update in OS 5.0 for Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 will let users swipe from left to right to take them a step backwards. Pressing the left side button will take users back to the clock face.

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Fitbit OS 5.0 comes with Raiju, a new system font that's more space-efficient

The visual design update introduces Raiju, a new system font that's more space-efficient and easier to read. Fitbit says that all the elements – buttons, backgrounds, icons, colors, titles – have received significant visual improvements as well. Fitbit OS 5.0 includes adjustments to the base text size, button size, and tap targets in order to make the device easier to use while running.

Developers will be required to update existing projects, or built new ones to support Fitbit OS 5.0 for Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa. The company said that developers cannot build a single app that targets Fitbit OS 4.0 and Fitbit OS 5.0 devices, but they can release different versions for each OS version that will reach the intended devices.

Versa 2, Versa, Versa Lite and Fitbit Ionic will not be receiving the latest update, and will continue to use Fitbit OS 4.


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Fitbit OS 5.0 brings UI and navigation updates, but won’t come to Versa 2 and older watches

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 start shipping today to customers, and as promised, they’re arriving with a new software experience on board. Fitbit OS 5.0 is pre-loaded on the new hardware with some big UI and navigation updates in tow. Here’s what you need to know.

In a developer blog post today, Fitbit talks about what’s new in Fitbit OS 5.0, calling it the “largest and most impactful smartwatch update since the launch of Fitbit Ionic in 2017.”

So, what’s new? One of the biggest changes comes to navigation. A swipe from left to right will take users a step backward while a press of the side button will now always go back to the clock face. Further, there’s a new system font — Raiju. This new font is designed to better utilize the space on screen. Fitbit says it has also implemented changes to the sizing of UI elements and tap targets to make it easier to use a device while moving/running.

With such a big update, Fitbit developers will need to make changes to their apps to accommodate the changes. There will be a new compatibility mode that can help bridge the gap, but many developers will need to submit an update to ensure their apps or clockfaces still work on Sense and Versa 3. Some clockfaces, though, were automatically analyzed and deemed compatible. Developers can see the full list of adjustments on Fitbit’s blog. Perhaps most notable is that apps won’t be compatible with both Fitbit OS 4 and Fitbit OS 5.

The bad news? No hardware outside of the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 will be getting this update. That means Versa 2, Versa, Versa Lite, and Fitbit Ionic will all miss out on the new changes and be stuck on Fitbit OS 4. Does that mean Fitbit is ending support for those devices? Not at all, but this is probably a sign that no major new software features will be arriving for them.

Fitbit OS 5.0 has been developed exclusively for Versa 3 and Sense, and there are no plans to bring this to older devices. Fitbit OS 5.0 includes UI enhancements and new experiences that are optimized for the new custom display and speaker on Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3.

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If you've got a Fitbit Sense or Versa 3, you have a few new features to explore on your smartwatch. With the update to Fitbit OS 5.1, you'll now have the option to use Google Assistant as your Fitbit's voice assistant instead of Amazon's Alexa, which has been available on the watches since launch. The update will also allow you to take calls on the watch when your phone is nearby, dictate text replies from your wrist (Android only) and access more health data while you sleep. 

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The update to OS 5.1 came just a month after its last software update, which activated the built-in electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) on the Fitbit Sense in the US, some European countries and Hong Kong. 

Fitbit launched two new smartwatches in 2020: The high-end Sense with advanced health tracking features including ECG, stress detection and temperature tracking; and the Versa 3, a continuation of the Versa line with design upgrades and built-in GPS. 

Here's everything else that's included in the update:

  • Blood oxygen readings will automatically be tracked as you sleep. Previously this data was only available the next morning if you selected a specific SpO2 watch face the night before. If you prefer to see the readings on your wrist, there will be seven new SpO2 faces to choose from in the App Gallery by the end of the year.
  • Choose between Alexa and the Google Assistant on your wrist. Switch by going to the Fitbit app and finding the Voice Assistant option within your smartwatch model in the account tab. If you choose the Google Assistant, you'll need to log in to your Google account. 
  • Alexa will now speak responses back to you. Previously, Alexa would just display responses on the screen.

The update started rolling out in the US last month. Unfortunately, older Fitbit models such as the Versa 2 and Ionic won't receive the OS 5.1 update.

Being able to take quick calls on your wrist and respond to messages with your voice makes the newer Fitbits more competitive with the likes of the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and Galaxy Watch 3. We'll be updating our review of the Fitbit Sense once we've had a chance to test out the new features.

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What's changed in the latest Fitbit OS update?

New Features

This release delivers a more personalized experience for Fitbit Ionic customers. Read on for details.

New apps and clock faces

This Fitbit OS update provides access to new apps and clock faces from Fitbit, Fitbit Labs, popular brands, and developers. The apps span a range of categories such as Flipboard, The New York Times, and Yelp. New apps and clock faces will be added frequently. Browse the available apps in the Fitbit App Gallery.

For more information, see How do I install and manage apps on my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Labs

We’re introducing Fitbit Labs, which develops experimental apps and clock faces for Ionic. Install an app or clock face to motivate you to stay active, help track and interpret your behavior, and provide intelligent feedback. Choose to adopt a virtual pet and use your steps to keep them fed and happy with one of the FitPet interactive clock faces, or install the Think Fast app and test your ability to rapidly and accurately switch between tasks. Check back often for new apps.

Fitbit Pay

Now you can add up to 6 credit and debit cards to Fitbit Pay on Ionic and choose which card you want to use for each transaction. When you’re ready to pay, swipe right on your watch’s screen to scroll through your cards.

Note this feature is coming soon to the Fitbit app for Windows 10.

For more information, see What should I know about Fitbit Pay?

Fixes and Improvements

This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.

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