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The New Fitbit is a ‘Step’ in the Right Direction

The New Fitbit is a ‘Step’ in the Right Direction

The New Fitbit is a ‘Step’ in the Right Direction

These steps were made for trackin’ and that’s exactly what the newly-leaked Fitbit product will do- plus more!

Wearable technology is all the rage lately. Everywhere you look, you see a new wristband or a pair of glasses that touts that it’s the wearable technology of the future. However, just as fast as one invention hits the market, another follows suit. For activity trackers in particular, the market is hot and that’s why brands are constantly evolving and inventing more and more innovative products for the consumer.

Just like most inventions on the market, the Fitbit experienced some problems that ultimately led to the voluntary recall of their Force activity trackers. But, rather than throw in the towel, the company might have found a better way to track activity and it goes by the names of the Fitbit Charge and the Fitbit Charge HR!

So, what exactly did the leaked reports show? For starters, the Charge has a fuller display and a wider band. Though at their core, they’re still basic activity trackers, the new devices will have the same basic functions that the previous Fitbits had, including:

  • Water resistance
  • Silent, vibrating alarm
  • Sleep monitor- checks for quality of sleep
  • Caller ID, time and stat display
  • Tracking for active minutes, floors climbed, calories burned, distance and last, but not least, steps

But, perhaps the biggest upgrade is that the Fitbit Charge will incorporate a heart rate monitor, which is unlike any of their previous devices. This new addition will give users a continuous 24-hour a day update on their heart rate that is available on their dashboard.

Also, the heart rate monitor could possibly be equipped with a new “PurePulse” system, which shows it’s worth when you are pushing yourself at the gym. As said before, the data that is recorded from your Fitbit will be stored on the Fitbit app.

Though Fitbit hasn’t formally introduced these highly-speculated upgrades to the market, from what we have seen so far, we think that the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR will soon be on the horizon!

Copyright Inventionland, 2014

Sources:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/14/6977583/fitbit-charge-fitness-trackers-leak

http://mashable.com/2014/10/15/fitbit-charge-hr-leak/

http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-fitbit-charge-and-charge-hr-images-and-full-1646208023

Media:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Fitibit_Flex.jpg