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Larry Magid: Fitbit offers ‘fashion forward’ fitness tracker

For the past several months, I’ve been wearing a Fitbit Sense smartwatch/fitness band ($228 at Amazon) to track my exercise routines, pulse, breathing rate, skin temperature, oxygen saturation while sleeping and “stress level,” It also tracks resting hearth rate and heart

Larry Magid (Gary Reyes / Mercury News)

rate variability (HRV).  That last metric shows the variation in time between heart beats, and according to Fitbit, “a higher HRV is linked with better health.” Like the Apple Watch, Sense can also be used to check for an irregular heartbeat via its EKG (electrocardiogram) function.

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