By Alexander Wong | 19 Comments
By Alexander Wong | 10 Comments
There are very few brands that have become so ubiquitous with what they make that a large majority of the public have begun simply replacing the product’s noun with the company’s brand. Companies like GoPro, Jacuzzi, Maggi and Google, are good examples.
Then, you’ve got Fitbit, who — perhaps to a lesser extent — once dominated the smart fitness tracker market in a similar manner. They’re probably the most well-known fitness tracker maker in the world, and today I’ve got their latest product with me. It’s called the Charge 3 and here are my first impressions.
After 2 years since the launch of Charge 2, Fitbit is reviving one of its most prominent fitness tracker series with the upcoming Fitbit Charge 3. This is the first Charge wearable that you can take for a swim.
UPDATE: Fitbit’s PR team had reached out to us and they claimed that there was some miscommunication. They would like to clarify that Fitbit products are officially sold in Malaysia and they do offer warranty to all of their Malaysian customers as well as customers around the world.
When it comes to devices, it is always recommended to buy official Malaysian units for local support and warranty. However, when Channel News Asia correspondent, Sumisha Naidu, had recently reached out to Fitbit for assistance, it turns out there’s no official presence in Malaysia.
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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.