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Google recently agreed to buy Fitbit and I, and others speculated as to whether we would see the Fitbit brand continue. Would Fitbit be rebranded Google? or Fitbit by Google? or maybe Google didn’t want to buy Fitbit for the devices at all and was more interested in the patents and other IP, in which case there might be no more wearables.
Speculation aside today’s leak is of the Fitbit Charge 4 which comes with NFC. It’s ‘only’ a fitness band, so don’t get excited. Hey! it’s a slow news day.
Caution: MANY new products have been delayed because of Covid19. This may be one of those delayed. Retailers and FCC filers may have scheduled their content and filings a long time ago and simply forgot to change the date. My guess is that this was planned for now (ish) BUT THAT the real announcement won’t happen for some time.
Fitbit Charge 4 Headlines
Coming in at GBP139.99 in 3 colours this is what might attract you to upgrade your existing Fitbit Charge. There is also a 4th model available in GRANITE as a Special Edition with GPS at £159.99. (Charge 3 SE had NFC)
- 24/7 Pedometer & Heart Rate Tracking
- Smartphone Notifications
- Water-resistant Design
- Fitness & Sleep Tracking
- NFC (Contactless Payment) Capability
- Keep up-to-date without having to touch your phone
- Pairs to your phone via Bluetooth removing the hassle of tangled cables
- Up To 7-Day Battery Life
Fitbit Charge 4 Specifications
Warning: These could be wrong. They come from mobilefun and might just be copied from the previous Fitbit version. Other sources (wareable) show images of this product listed with GPS capability. My guess would be that this is what differentiates the SE edition from the rest and justifies the extra GBP20 for the SE..
- 24/7 HEART RATE
- HEART RATE ZONES
- ALL-DAY CALORIE BURN
- UP TO 7 DAY BATTERY LIFE
- GOAL-BASED EXERCISES
- AUTOMATIC EXERCISE RECOGNITION
- SLEEP TRACKING AND STAGES
- WATER RESISTANT TO 50M
- FITBIT TODAY
- SMART EXPERIENCES
- REAL-TIME PACE AND DISTANCE
- FEMALE HEALTH
- ACCESSORIES AND CLOCK FACES
- APP DASHBOARD
- WIRELESS SYNC
- DURABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN
- SMART, SHARP TOUCHSCREEN
- GUIDED BREATHING SESSIONS
- GPS – MAYBE !
- & More
This is one for the upgraders who like the band format.
I personally DO LIKE the band format but the market is moving away from that.