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This is the culmination of Fitbit‘s efforts. They started out with fitness trackers, fitness bands then smart fitness trackers like the Fitbit Surge and Blaze but they never had a full-fledged smartwatch before. Then, they unveiled the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first smartwatch.
Now, you can buy one right here in Malaysia but I’m not sure you really want to.
Apart from announcing the Ionic smartwatch, Fitbit has also revealed their first fitness in-ear headphones that’s called the Fitbit Flyer. Designed for those with an active lifestyle, the Fitbit Flyer is wireless and it is both sweat and splash resistant.
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 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.
As if it wasn’t clear enough that Huawei’s all about fitness with their wearables, the Chinese company has unveiled yet another pair of fitness-centric smart wearables and they’re designed to take on Fitbit’s Charge 2. Meet the Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro.
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.