Fitbit, the brand popular for its fitness trackers and smartwatches, was last acquired by Google A new report from 9to5Google sheds some light on the upcoming products from Fitbit. The publication conducted a deep dive into one of the companion Android apps for the fitness trackers and found mentions of some unreleased products.
Fitbit Versa And Sense Next-Generation Models
In 2020, Fitbit expanded their Versa line of fitness smartwatches to cater to the high-end market. This was the entry point for the Versa 3, which looked identical to the Fitbit Sense 3 but with more health and wellness tracking features. There are now models popping up in the Fitbit app codenamed “Hera” and “Rhea”. This matches Fitbit’s long-running tradition of using space/sci-fi related names for their upcoming products. Aside from this, the app also mentions the display resolution of these products, which is at 336×336. This further solidifies the theory that these two “Hera” and “Rhea” smartwatches belong to the Sense and Versa lineup.
A New Fitbit Luxe
Apart from the successors in the Versa and Sence lineups, Fitbit seems to be working on a new model in the Luxe series as well. There is a new watch codenamed “Nyota”, which has a 124×208 resolution display, matching that of last year’s Fitbit Luxe. This is most likely the updated version of the current Luxe model and will sit in their top-tier lineup of fitness trackers.
No Hint Of WearOS
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Despite Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, the report states that these smartwatches appear to run on their own Fitbit OS, which is actually an RTOS. The publication found mention of “Bridge”, a piece of software that connects your phone to the watch and shares data via Bluetooth. WearOS uses a different method to communicate with the phone, and this rules out the possibility of these upcoming Fitbit watches/trackers running Google’s WearOS.
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