Switching between both voice assistants, i.e. the Google Assistant and Alexa, is pretty simple.More news: Thurston County reports 34 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday
First and foremost, the support for Google Assistant is already baked in the operating system and Fitbit says it's already live in the US, with more markets to receive it in the coming weeks. Fitbit has started issuing Fitbit OS 5.1 to the Sense and Versa 3 in the USA.
Don't worry about your Fitbit losing Alexa functionality, though, as Fitbit OS 5.1 includes the ability to let Alexa audibly reply to your questions.
According to 9to5Google, the Fitbit OS 5.1 brings improvements to blood oxygen (SpO2) readings on Fitbit Sense and Versa 3.More news: Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland wins Golden Boy award
The watches' messaging and calling functionality is also being enhanced with the latest update. "Google Assistant will roll out to additional markets, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.K.in English in late 2020", the company says. "Since its launch in September, Fitbit's signature SpO2 clock face has more than one million downloads from the Fitbit app gallery". Previously, Alexa would just display responses on the screen.
Hands-free Bluetooth calls. Using the devices' microphone and speakers, users can now send incoming calls to voicemail and control volume without reaching for their phone.
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.More news: PSG 'completely stopped playing' against Monaco but have Neymar back for Leipzig