03/08/2017 10:19
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Fitbit smartwatch release date rumours

Fitbit smartwatch release date rumours

Summary

Fitbit has now confirmed its first smartwatch will be launched in time for Christmas.

Since the beginning of the year Fitbit has been working on a new smartwatch but it’s only come to light now that the release date is due for the end of 2017.

The new Fitbit smartwatch is expected to be launched between October - December and will feature GPS, water resistance depth of up to 50 metres and a multi-day battery life.

Here’s the things we know so far about Fitbit’s next smartwatch, including news and rumours.

What is it? Fitbit sophomore smartwatch

When is it available? During the Christmas holiday season (Oct – Dec)

How much will it cost? Realistically anywhere from £231

Since the beginning of the year Fitbit has been working on a new smartwatch but it’s only come to light now that the release date is due for the end of 2017.

Reports say this wearable will feature swappable bands, a classic Fitbit move. In addition to this the colour screen will have a 1000 nits of brightness, an aluminium body and a built-in GPS.

Fitbit have also decided to create their own system rather than adopting the ubiquitous Android platform which is an interesting move.

Additionally, the smartwatch will also allow mobile payment, music playback through Pandora and of course the heart-rate monitoring.  

Just recently, Fitbit's CEO spoke in more detail about the upcoming smartwatch, stating that it will be waterproof to support swimming activities. Not just that, its battery will reportedly last for several days in between charges. 

He confirmed that the wearable will feature precise GPS tracking, though it will not come with LTE cellular capabilities, citing that the company hasn't found a viable use case for it at this moment. 

We will of course keep you posted with further updates of this release!