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Leaks Hint Fitbit Might Launch an ECG Smartwatch Soon… and Yet Another Versa

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Since the Apple Watch Series 4, wearable makers have been scrambling to add electrocardiogram functions to their smartwatches. Now, leaked renders from WinFuture suggest that Fitbit is ready to introduce its own ECG-capable smartwatch, along with an updated Inspire 2 tracker and… unsurprisingly, a Versa 3.

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The actual details from WinFuture, a German tech site with a decent track record when it comes to leaks, are pretty scant. For starters, these appear to be marketing renders, not photos of the actual products. That said, if these renders end up being true, it looks like we’re finally getting another higher-end smartwatch to replace the somewhat tragic Ionic.

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WinFuture says that the higher-end smartwatch will be called the Fitbit Sense. It… looks like the Versa, albeit with a more rounded “squircle” face and the same inductive buttons Fitbit introduced on the Charge 3. More interesting is the render that shows the back of the watch and its sensors. It seems the back now includes metal materials and a different sensor arrangement. It also shows the symbols for body temperature, GPS support, water resistance, and interestingly, a heart with a what looks like a heartbeat sine wave pattern. The new metal backing, the sine-wave pattern, and even the purported name Sense would seem to hint at ECG capability—but at this point, it’s just speculation.

For starters, it could just be that Fitbit is adding that capability as a means of futureproofing. A reminder: This is exactly what it did with the Ionic in 2017. At that time, Fitbit added SpO2 sensors to the watch but didn’t introduce a feature that really utilized those sensors until earlier this year. A big factor here with regard to ECG is whether it can get FDA clearance. Samsung also introduced ECG capability onto its Galaxy Watch Active2 last year, but it wasn’t until this year with the Galaxy Watch 3 launch that Samsung got the okay from the FDA. Even then, Samsung’s ECG app is not yet live in the U.S. Still, given that Samsung was able to get clearance, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Fitbit has also managed to get FDA clearance or is in the process of getting it.

Or, as WinFuture mentions, in the past Fitbit has used a heart symbol to denote continuous heart rate monitoring. So there could be no ECG at all. We’ll have to wait and see.

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Moving onto the Versa 3, well, it looks like a Versa smartwatch. The most I can say here is it appears that Fitbit’s doing away with the godawful pins to swap out the bands with an easier button mechanism. It also seems to have the same sensor arrangement as the Sense, but without the metal. The symbols also indicate a microphone—probably for voice assistants, as on the Versa 2—and GPS and water resistance. I’m not terribly sure what else Fitbit can add to the Versa line, other than built-in GPS (which it recently managed with the Charge 4) and maybe Google Assistant compatibility, given that Fitbit is in the process of being acquired by Google.

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In any case, the appearance of a Versa 3 would indicate that Fitbit is not yet done milking the popularity of its Versa line. The original Versa did gangbusters in sales due to its attractive price, decent feature set, and not-hideous design (again, the Ionic was a tragic smartwatch). Sales of last year’s Versa Lite Edition were disappointing, however, so we’ll have to see whether yet another iteration on the Versa line really catches anyone’s eye.

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Lastly, there’s the Inspire 2. It sure looks like another basic fitness tracker from Fitbit! It has a rounder shape? Based on these renders, that’s all we really got folks. Maybe the updates have more to do with the internal hardware upgrades, but we’d have to wait for Fitbit to officially launch the devices (or another leak with spec sheets) to find out.

In any case, we probably won’t have to wait too long to find out. For the past few years, Fitbit’s followed a regular Spring-Fall product launch cadence, with announcements for new products coming at the end of August or early September. It is almost the end of August, so… really, we should be getting the deets any day now.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
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When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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