Sneak Peek into Fitbit’s Next Mass Appeal Smartwatch with Pebble Time Steel Inspired Design

By Techpads | Last Updated: March 5, 2018- 12:21 pm
Sneak Peek into Fitbits next mass appeal smartwatch

Fitbit new device seems very similar to the Pebble Time Steel. Fitbit had acquired Pebble in 2017. Many speculate that the all-new Fitbit smartwatch would be the next generation Fitbit Blaze.


Fitbit, known for its fitness-related offerings, seems to have finally caved in to the consumer demand for a smartwatch that is attractive, while endowed with great functionality that the company is known for. If the images leaked by Wareable are to be believed, Fitbit’s next smartwatch is likely to bear a sleek design, possibly targeted at women. During a recent investor call, Fitbit’s CEO, James Park, had stated that the company intended to launch a “mass appeal” smartwatch, and from the looks of it, this could be it.

 

Attractive Design

The new device seems very similar to the Pebble Time Steel. Fitbit had acquired Pebble in 2017. Many speculate that the all-new Fitbit smartwatch would be the next generation Fitbit Blaze, although it is still not known whether the company will stay with the name Blaze for this one, given how different it is from previous devices by Fitbit. It definitely is a step up in terms of design from the recently launched Fitbit Iconic.

Wareable stated that the new smartwatch would run on the Fitbit OS, while being water resistant up to 50 metres. In addition, it will have an SpO2 sensor that can monitor sleep apnea, although it does not seem to have GPS. The watchface seems to have both digital and analogue options, while sporting a blood-oxygen sensor, and a step and calorie counter.

The leaked images suggest that the watchface is likely to be available in colour options of silver, rose gold and black accents, while there also seem to be different options for the strap, including silver, purple, black and coral, and material choices of fabric and plastic.

The new Fitbit device also seems to be smaller than the Iconic, possibly targeting people with slimmer wrists, which essentially points towards women.

With this new sleek design and multiple options, this new smartwatch might just prove to be a boon for Fitbit and its fans.