Fitbit could also be able to launch a brand new fitness tracker quickly, if photographs published by WinFuture are to be believed. The brand new tracker is outwardly named Luxe and encompasses a extra fashion-centric design than Fitbit’s current Encourage 2. It’s not clear when the Luxe shall be launched or how a lot it’s going to value, however I’d not be shocked if it has the next price ticket than the $100 Encourage 2.
The massive improve for the Luxe is a brand new stainless-steel physique, which shall be accessible in silver, gold, or black finishes. It additionally has a shade OLED touchscreen, although WinFuture didn’t present specs or detailed details about it. Each the stainless-steel physique and the colour display are upgrades over the plastic and monochrome choices on the Encourage 2.
The Luxe is predicted to have a coronary heart fee monitor, sleep monitoring, and the entire exercise monitoring options that Fitbit’s different wearables assist. It’s not prone to have a GPS radio of its personal, nonetheless — you’ll in all probability have to have your cellphone with you for correct mapping of your runs. Along with the physique colours, WinFuture’s photographs present varied strap shade choices, so it’s doubtless Fitbit will place this as a lot of a style accent as a fitness machine.
Fitbit, which is now owned by Google, constructed its model on wrist-worn fitness trackers, and it looks just like the Luxe could be very a lot in that vein. The corporate has had much less success producing a reliable smartwatch, however maybe it could inject some life into Google’s flailing smartwatch platform as soon as the businesses absolutely merge their assets.