Samsung will be unveiling its Galaxy Note8 next week and it appears that the South Korean smartphone maker will also be introducing a new fitness band at the end of this month. This isn’t an all new model and it looks more like an incremental upgrade to its Gear Fit2.
Since Fitbit absorbed Pebble like an intergalactic space creature would a taco sandwich, all eyes have been trained on the fitness wearable company to see what they’re going to do with their new acquisition. Rumours have hinted at a smartwatch and this latest set of leaks appear to confirm that fact.
This is what the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch will look like.
In addition to new iPhones, Apple will be releasing a new smartwatch later this year. The current Apple Watch Series 2 is already a huge upgrade over the previous version as it gets built-in GPS and water resistance up to 50 metres deep.
In order for the Watch to work with greater independence, it has to support standalone connectivity via 4G LTE. That’s apparently the next big feature that will be introduced on the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3.
In the first quarter of the year, Apple for the very first time had overtaken Fitbit which has been a dominant wearable brand for the longest time. However, in last quarter, Apple has been dethroned from the top spot and it isn’t by Fitbit.
When Huawei introduced their first Watch, it was one of the best looking smartwatches of 2015. It had a classic round face design with a premium looking stainless steel case. The original Huawei Watch also had one of the largest screens with a full-circle 1.4” AMOLED display without Moto 360‘s ugly “flat tyre”.
The Apple Watch is the world’s most popular smartwatch and today, Apple is updating the operating system it runs on: watchOS. This is watchOS 4 and it focuses on making things easier for you with a brand new Siri watch face.
Even with the introduction of new smartwatches, Fitbit has shown resilience in the past few years maintaining the top spot in the wearable market. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics.
Apple has taken over the number 1 spot and to rub salt into the wound, Fitbit is also overtaken by an affordable Chinese rival.
Fitbit is still struggling to launch its first proper smartwatch. Initially planned for this quarter’s release, the upcoming wearable has been delayed until later this year due to several issues which include GPS performance.
Now we get an early peek of Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch thanks to Yahoo Finance and it looks like an evolution of its current Blaze fitness watch.
To me, fitness trackers should be as discrete as possible. The more comfortable and unobtrusive it is, the more likely I will wear it. So, when Fitbit launched the brand new Alta HR today, I was definitely looking forward to seeing if it could take the place of the Charge 2 on my wrist.