The Capacitive Button Is Gone With The Fitbit Sense 2

The tracker section of the upcoming Fitbit Sense 2 is apparently seen in a new batch of leaked pictures, and it lacks a capacitive button. A new physical button that you can press for a tactile feel has taken its place.

The revelation, which originates from 9To5Google , confirms earlier this year’s rumors that Fitbit would return to physical buttons. Some people didn’t like the capacitive button on its Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Fitbit would seek to change that design decision.

According to regulatory picture leaks, Fitbit has indeed done just that. The photos also demonstrate additional design changes made by Fitbit. The sensor that was being used to interface with the ECG app now seems to have been relocated. Instead than being a part of the case itself, it now appears to be incorporated beneath the display.

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The Versa series, Fitbit’s second range of smartwatches, is also getting some design updates. Fitbit has replaced the capacitive button on the Versa 4 with a physical one, giving the device a similar overall appearance to the Sense 2.

However, it appears that the Versa 4 will do away with the ECG and temperature tracking sensor. Not surprising either given that the original Sense had it whereas the Versa 3 did not. The rest of the watch appears to be the same, save from the missing sensor. For Google Assistant interactions, there appears to be a microphone on the bottom. And Fitbit will continue to use the same charger design.

On the bottom of the tracker, there are magnetic charging pins that serve as a visual cue. Both trackers appear to be the same size as in their earlier iterations. And it goes without saying that Fitbit will use the silicone sports bands that were included with the Sense and Versa 3.

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