No, Fitbit Sense 2 does not have the Google Assistant app and there are no impending plans to integrate that on Sense 2 (as of writing this). Notably, Fitbit does not work with any Google app as of now.
There are plans to add Google Wallet and Google Maps on Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4 in the near future. But, there is no expected date of rollout of these features on the Fitbit Sense 2. We expect the next release of feature updates to happen this winter.
It may be pertinent to mention that the Google suite of apps include multiple Google apps such as:
- Google Assistant
- Google Wallet
- Google Maps
- Google Play Store
None of these apps are supported on the newly released Fitbit Sense 2 or Fitbit Versa 4. The decision to keep Google apps out of Sense 2 could be a conscious decision. Integration with Google apps would require an update on the Fitbit operating system, and that may take some serious effort. Interestingly, all the Google apps are available on the Google Pixel watches that were released last week.
Fitbit offers Sense 2, Versa 4 and Google Pixel watches. While the classic models like Sense 2 and Versa 4 continue to work with traditional apps, Google Pixel watches seem to be customized for full experience of the Google apps and features.
One of the significant things is the incremental cost of Google Pixel watch variants. Fitbit Sense 2 is priced at $299.99 and Fitbit Versa 4 is priced at $229.99. Google Pixel Bluetooth WiFi variant costs $349.99 and the Google Pixel 4G LTE variant costs $399.99. For the additional features offered on Google Pixel, the costs have been marginally increased.
In our analysis, Fitbit Sense 2 may not adopt all the Google apps anytime soon. The same holds true for Fitbit Versa 4.
Having said that, Google Wallet is one of the most sought after apps as it allows to setup NFC payments seamlessly through the Google Wallet account. The integration of Google Wallet will allow you to complete contactless payments through Google Pay on the supported merchant establishments.
As of today, Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4 continue to make use of the Fitbit pay for completing contactless payments through the smartwatch on supported merchant stores. Google Pixel watch does not support Fitbit Pay as it uses Google Pay for completing NFC or contactless payments.
Google Pay and Google Wallet are one of the most widely accepted cards and apps for contactless payments all over the globe.
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Helen Kurt is a geeky nerd who loves to cover the wearables space. She has over 5 years of experience in the smartwatch domain. You can reach her on email at [email protected].