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Fitbit smartwatch leaked sporting Pebble-like design

The smartwatch is believed to be the successor to the Fitbit Blaze.

  • Published: March 1, 2018 1:57 PM IST
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A leak shows off the new Fitbit smartwatch, and we can’t get over it’s uncanny resemblance to a Pebble smartwatch. The square dial is to blame probably. Fitbit acquired Pebble in December, and will end support for Pebble watches in June.

The leaked image reveals a sleek design, and is reportedly targeted at female consumers. According to Wareable, it’ll run on Fitbit OS, will be water resistant up to 50 meters, and has the ability to monitor sleep apnea through a SpO2 sensor. However, the watch will come sans GPS. Reportedly, the leaked watch will be the successor to the Blaze smartwatch, though it’s not clear if it will be called the Blaze 2 or be given a different name altogether.

The render of the purported watch show a watchface with rose gold, silver, and black accents. The watches are seen with some plastic silicon-ish and some fabric designs. The leaked design is a constant reminder of the Pebble Time Steel watch. Sources aware of Fitbit’s plans told Wareable that the company “wants this to be something that will appeal to a larger, more general smartwatch audience.”

This leak comes just a day after the announcement of Fitbit’s Adidas-branded edition of the Ionic watch, priced at $330 (Rs 21,500 approximately). The watch is being seen as a direct competitor to Apple Watch’s Nike edition, which starts at $329 (Rs 21,500 approximately).

  • Published Date: March 1, 2018 1:57 PM IST