There are plenty of wearables out on the market and FitBit is one of the first wearables we saw hit the scene. Although they already have a selection of different wearables available they appear to be in development of a brand new device called the Fitbit Charge. The tiny wrist worn device has just hit the FCC recently for approval where the documents for the filing were found. Of course it’ll contain the attributes of most wearables, which means the ability to wear outside in the elements as well as fitness tracking capabilities thanks to a pedometer.
What’s interesting is that the USPTO filing shows that the FitBit Charge will also carry the ability to display call notifications, which means there’s going to be at least a small display, and it’s said to also give the user the weather forecast, and we could imagine maybe weather notifications as well, something that will come in handy for those that are out and about exercising as they might have a need to know what the upcoming weather might be like in the middle of a run our outing. The addition of heart rate sensor will also allow the user to track and display their heart rate at any given time, and should you need navigation just in case you forgot how to get back from your exercise route.
The Charge also seems to come in an additional model, called the FitBit Charge HR, and although there is no exact time frame for a release date or an idea of U.S. based cost, engadget points out that a Russian retailer lists the devices for 7500 and 9000 rubles. While little details are known about either model at this point, the Charge HR is said to have a continuous heart rate monitoring via PurePulse. Have you ever used a FitBit wearable device for your fitness tracking needs before? If so how did you like it and will you be looking to upgrade to these two models if the price is right and availability fits within your timeframe of picking up a new device?