Fitbit recently confirmed that it was planning to unveil new products before the end of the year. Rumours that these would be updated versions of the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge gained credence this week thanks to leaked images of the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Flex 2 surfacing online.
The Fitbit Charge 2 will improve upon the original Charge in a number of ways. It will benefit from a larger display as well as the inclusion of Fitbit’s PurePulse heart-rate tracking technology. It will also support interchangeable bands including at least one rubberized one. It will also retain the original’s all-day activity and multi-sport tracking and sleep monitoring. It will also bring you notifications from your smartphone.
The Fitbit Flex 2 is a more basic fitness band. Like the original, it will not have a display, relying instead on five LED lights. It will offer all-day activity tracking and sleep quality monitoring. It will also be “swim-proof,” suggesting at least basic water resistance. It will also work with a range of interchangeable accessories. It will likely slot in below the Fitbit Alta in the company’s product lineup.
There is no word at this point on availability and pricing. The November 27 date displayed on the Charge 2 may be a hint that it will launch on that day but that remains pure conjecture at this point.
In terms of a price and release date for the Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 – there aren’t yet any details – although the 27 November date on the front of the Charge 2 in the image maybe a clue. Fitbit is holding an IFA 2016 event on September 2nd in Berlin – it may well announce both devices then.
Source : TechnoBuffalo