Using 12 different indicators, including heart-rate variability, sleep patterns, response, and work-out balance, Fitbit is Sense smartwatch helps determine your stress-management scores. The Fitbit Sense smartwatch can help in both aspects, being one of the first wearables to be able to gauge your bodys stress response using biometric data. Most importantly, Fitbit Sense includes an array of sensors and enhanced features for measuring stress, which it tracks in a 0-100 Daily Stress Management Score. The Fitbit Charge 5 also offers electrical sensors that are compatible with the Fitbit is Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Electrodermal Activity (EDA) scanning apps, the latter of which helps track stress levels at different times during the day.
Alongside its normal fitness-tracking features (built-in GPS, Active Zone Minutes, and Continuous Heart Rate Tracking), Fitbit Sense also measures changes in skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate variability, and — in a first for the world — Electrodermal Activity (EDA), which can help you figure out how your body reacts to stress. The Fitbit app is where you can find out about their stress scores, and view how your body reacts to stress, according to data from heart rate, sleep, and activity levels. The Fitbit Versa 3 now will calculate your stress-management rating each day, which is based on various factors including heart rate, physical activity level, and sleep data. Fitbit is stress monitoring takes a holistic approach, taking into account sleep data (more on this below), activity balance (whether you exercised too much or too little), heart rate variability, resting heart rate, and your own self-reported stress levels.
Stress Tracking The stress management score, another feature in Fitbit is premium version, provides a daily score from 1-100, with lower scores meaning that your body is showing greater physiological signs of stress. Your stress management score is one-100, with higher numbers showing less physical stress, and vice-versa (so, remember, higher is better). A higher number indicates that you are experiencing lower levels of stress, according to Fitbit. A lower score means your body is tired due to hard training, bad sleep, body stress or tension – or some combination of those factors.
The EDA Score is how Fitbit measures your stress levels, alertness, and tiredness. Even better, the Fitbit Charge 5 offers granular sleep, stress, and readiness scores if used with the Fitbit Premium Account, helping you make better decisions about your health. Another benefit of the Charge 5, as well as Fitbit is other devices, compared with Apples Watch 7, is that you can receive detailed sleep data and tips for improving sleep right in the Fitbit app, instead of having to search for and then buy a third-party app. When you combine with any Fitbit device, including our newest, the Charge 5, you get deeper analytics on your data that will help you exercise more intelligently, manage stress, sleep better, and eat better.
The Fitbit Premium app has tools to help manage stress, including mood charts for reflecting on your feelings, as well as content related to mindfulness, sleep, activity and nutrition. Meanwhile, a stress-management tile within the Fitbit app lets you add reflections about how you are feeling during your day, so you can easily identify activities that are a trigger for stress, and ones that feel like self-care. The stress management function is separate from EDA sensor technology found in Fitbit Sense and Charge 5, which detects the stress response of your skin while guided breathing and meditation sessions. Fitbit is Stress Management function through Fitbit Sense takes a unique, multi-pronged approach to stress tracking, by integrating conventional metrics such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Resting Heart Rate Elevation, as well as EDA-readings of your heart rate taken while you are asleep.
While other wearable platforms, like Garmin, generate a stress score based mostly on heart rate variability, Fitbit Sense is able to leverage its built-in EDA sensors. Fitbit recommends wearing the Fitbit Sense for one full day before it shows you a stress score, but we found it took longer than two or three days for some users.
Like The Sense, The Luxe includes a sensor that measures changes in your skins humidity, which may suggest changes in your stress levels, and The Luxe will be the first tracker from Fitbit with the option to measure blood oxygen levels, although this capability is not going live immediately. At an initial $150, the Luxe is Fitbit is priciest tracker, but the Luxe is still less than half of what you will pay for the Sense smartwatch.
If you are looking for a watch that is actually useful in tracking (and improving) your physical and general fitness (both mental and physical), Fitbit is the best offering in Fitbit is lineup, and it is also currently the best looking watch on the market. Instead, the purpose of the Fitbit is measurements is to give information that will help you to manage your general health and wellbeing. Just be aware that although Fitbit is app does offer a few performance metrics, including duration, calories burned, average strokes per minute, and active zone minutes, the data is not nearly as granular as what you will get from dedicated GPS multisport watches.
The Fitbit app, inside Premium, has a Health Metrics Dashboard tile, which gives you detailed analysis of your heart rate, sleep, physical activity, stress, and menstrual cycles over time, so you can easily see where you could be making adjustments and improvements. In addition to managing heart health, the Charge 5 provides a view of several other health metrics via a Health Metrics Dashboard within the Fitbit app, including data on respiratory rates, changes in skin temperature, and your blood pressure. To aid with reduction, its latest gadget gives you a stress management score within the Fitbit app on iPhone or Android, so you can see every morning whether you are mentally prepared to tackle bigger challenges…or if you need a recharge before doing so.