Fitbit is a leader and innovator in the world of wearable technology, which is why their products are always in such high demand. Unfortunately, this also means that they are always at the center of the latest rumors. Their commitment to perfection and excellence not only sets them apart from the competition, it also keeps them in the spotlight and makes them the talk of the town.
Right now they are making major headlines thanks to three of their biggest sellers: the Blaze, Charge 2, and Alta, as well as with some of their new partnerships. From the “too crazy to be true” whispers to the “crazy but true” ones we have all the latest Fitbit rumors to share with you, so you know what’s new and what’s true in the world of Fitbit.
New Fitbit Products 2016
Table of Contents
- 1 New Fitbit Products 2016
- 2 Upcoming Fitbit New Models
- 3 The Fitbit Rumors Blaze and Alta 2016 Paving The Way For Fitness Trackers
- 4 Fitbit 2016 Wishlist
3/1/2016: CES 2016 announces the Fitbit Blaze. It’s already shipping and happy customers gave it 4.5+ stars.
Check out our Detailed Blaze Review Here.
Latest Fitbits 2016
All New Fitbit 2016 are Here and compared:
- Display Size
- Steps, calories, distance
- Sleep quality & silent alarm
- Floors climbed
- Caller ID
- SMS / Text Message
- Continuous Heart Rate
- Music Control & Notifications
- GPS Tracking
- Multiple Sports
- ✔ (with phone)
- 5 Days
- Water Resistance Only
- ✔ (with phone)
- 5 Days
- Water Resistance Only
- 4 Days
- Water Resistance Only
- 5 Days
8/29/16: Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 are not rumors anymore. Fitbit just announced them today.
The latest Fitbit Charge 2 is a real beauty, with a larger screen for easier stat views, interchangeable bands and some smartwatch features. What’s really great though, is that it will have PurePulse heart technology, something the original Charge doesn’t, and is equipped for multi-sport tracking. It’s the perfect replacement for the Fitbit Charge HR in 2016.
Preorder this beautiful Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Fitness Wristband Here.
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The Fitbit Flex 2, while simpler in design, has one major selling feature: it is swim proof! This will be Fitbit’s first device you can actually swim with, which is sure to make it an instant hit and give other similar devices a run for their money.The Flex 2, like the original, tracks all day activities and uses LED lights to indicate when you hit a goal or other daily stats. Slim and stylish, the water-proof addition takes it to another level.
Personally, I think just Water-proof is THE killing feature. I wish Charge 2 had it with Heart Rate Monitor too. Thoughts?
Until then, I still enjoy doing exercises with my Blaze these days.
Fitbit Outdated Rumors – They become Reality
Aug 2016: While no release date has been set, there are pictures and specs of both- and they are quite impressive. You can check out some pics, courtesy of TechnoBuffalo.
April 2016: There are rumors that the upcoming Fitbits are called Flex 2 and Charge 2. I’m not surprised that upgraded versions are being worked on. (This is not official until Fitbit announces them and they are on sale. )
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2/3/2016: Surprisingly, Fitbit Alta, with the Fashion-Forward Fitness Wristband, was announced softly. I’d call it a fashion Charge model replacement.
Read our Alta in-depth review here.
The band is replaceable and you can have soft satin finish, or stainless steel one. They look as great as Jawbone UP in my opinion.
Fitness Trackers are no longer boring; they can be cool, stylish, and fashionable all day long.
Although it doesn’t have a Heart-rate monitor, it has a beautiful OLED screen and delivers sms, call, and calendar notifications connected to your smart-phone. You can Order Here today!
It’s sleek and has basic features that we all need. It gonna be the HOT and most-wished gift for 2016!
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Fitbit Announced News 2016
5/18: Fitbit announced Acquiring Coin, a startup specialized in financial technology and electronics. While, “there are no plans to integrate Coin’s wearable payments technology into the 2016 Fitbit product roadmap”, I believe it’s possible with future 2017 Fitbits.
It would be very cool to be able to pay for purchases with a Fitbit like you can with other Smart Watches or phones. Is that a selling feature for you?
Upcoming Fitbit New Models
It has been on many fans’ dream lists. Some are fulfilled on the latest models:
- People love the Color Screen and more Apps. Would you purchase a Fitbit Watch like Apple’s? (We got this in Blaze!)
- More Fashion. Could it look cooler and prettier like a piece of jewelry? (Blaze and Alta fit the bill)
- #1 Request of our fans: Water-proof. Yes, we need one for swimming and water sports!
- More Health Sensors. Maybe Blood Pressure Monitoring?
- Better Battery: 1-2 weeks at least would be amazing.
Thoughts? Questions? Leave your comments below.
11/5/2015 Ken: Fitbit plans to sell millions of gadgets this Q4 2015. So far, no new models (e.g new Charge or Surge) have been announced like Oct 2014. I’d say they are set ready to promote Charge HR & Surge hard for this Christmas Shopping Season 2015.
The Fitbit Rumors Blaze and Alta 2016 Paving The Way For Fitness Trackers
Both are top sellers on Amazon, which offers some great deals and discounts that make them not just desirable, but quite affordable too. Here’s why these two devices stand out and compare and are considered must have’s:
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch (Best Seller 2016)
This new star was announced in CES 2016. It was the high-light in the show:
• PurePulse Heart Rate: It tracks your heart-rate if you are exercising hard enough. It’s a critical feature for those into fitness.
• Enhanced Idle Alert: Fitbit added an enhanced idle alert to the Blaze, which is a big improvement on the old system. With the improved alert The Blaze quietly alerts you every hour until you move- and will keep buzzing until you walk at least 250 steps.
This is the ultimate motivator and is great way to encourage you and help you get moving .
• Smart Notifications Upgrade: Now, you can silence smart notifications, so you can work out without interruption when you want to and be notified of incoming calls or texts when you don’t.
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker (Fashion and Fitness All-in-One 2016)
• Move Alert: You’ll never get lazy wearing the Alta because it will remind you to get up and move if you’re sitting too long. I find this to be an important feature, especially if you sit at a desk most of the day or are just starting to exercise because it gets you in a rhythm and makes fitness a part of your daily routine.
• Smart Alerts: Get call, text and calendar notifications right on your device, so you don’t need to pull out your phone to know who’s trying to reach you while you’re working up a sweat.
• Long Battery Life: The Alta can go up to 5 days on a single charge, so you can wear it round the clock without having to constantly take it off and charge it.
Earlier this year at CES 2015 the Fitbit Charge and Fitbit Surge were the center of attention. Thanks to high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology these two wearables were considered the best of the show.
Fitbit Charge HR (Our Seller 2015)
The Charge HR is one of Amazon’s hottest seller for several reasons:• Heart rate monitoring for 24/7 tracking of your activities. The Heart rate monitor allows for accurate statistics and helps you streamline your activities.
• Innovative, comfortable design that makes it easy to wear. The band is light and has a watch-style closure so it is secure at all times. The face shows time and stats too, so you just have to look down to see how you’re doing. Plus, there are several stylish colors, so it’s not just functional, but stylish too.
• A quality app that let you see all your statistics on one page. The app is simple to use and shows all your important information, like heart rate, calories, sleep and more. It also lets you log your food choices for the day and scan foods to find out things such as calories.
Fitbit Surge (Best GPS Watch 2015)
The Surge is one of the must have devices of the year thanks to the latest technological advances that make it closer to a smartwatch than a fitness tracker. Amazon users gave it five stars for several reasons:
• GPS and heart rate capabilities that let you get the most realistic depiction of steps taken and quality of sleep. this means you get a clearer picture of your overall health and how good your exercise routine is working. It also means you can map out areas to run or hike and it can display a map of where you ran as well.
• Touchscreen lets you scroll through stats easily and quickly. Like a smartphone the touchscreen lets you swipe past information, so you can see all your stats when you want or need to.
• The device can detect when you’re asleep without telling it and can give accurate food calorie counts thanks to an advanced app.
Not True (unfortunately)
The Fitbit Tap: There was a picture floating around on Instagram of this “soon to be released” device that unfortunately is not true at this time. While this picture turned out to be a joke for April Fools, the design was sleek, polished and looked kinda cool, so who knows, maybe it will go from false to true in the near future.
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Fitbit & Strava: The Perfect Marriage
Among the latest rumors that have proven true is the announcement that Fitbit & Strava have partnered up to give users true crossover capabilities that will enhance their overall experience. Users can now link their Fitbit and Strava accounts, so they can see all their stats and maximize their workout potential. Having Strava & Fitbit in sync means there are also more tools at your fingertips to analyze your statistics too.
This partnership will also let users have more integration with Facebook. This means you can compare information with friends, compete to keep motivated and gauge your progress. It gives you global access to experts and others who are trying to live healthy, so you can pick up tips, ideas and recipes you otherwise wouldn’t have access to, so you can use your device to it’s true potential.
Check out Fitbit Special Deals at Best Buy on Nov 26-28th Black Friday 2015:
Fitbit 2016 Wishlist
Fitbit users are always raving about their devices and how easy they make it for you to live healthy, but there is only room for improvement. Among the things users have on their wish-list for Fitbit in 2015 is:
• The ability to customize the device’s reset time on certain models.
• The ability to set your goals through the app according to the day of the week. Due to work schedules some days have more or less hours to dedicate so being able to customize each day accordingly would be a big plus.
• For me, maybe different stylist gadget all sync up, so I can wear different color ones for different need on daily basis.
• It’s smart knows where I am, and give me smart advice such as I’m at work. Ask me to walk & fill up my water bottle more.
Jan 2016: Fitbit News
Right now the latest update in regards to the lawsuit, which claims the heart monitor is not accurate, is that it is going forward. How successful the lawsuit will be remains to be seen, as there are several factors to be considered, including whether or not the consumers in question properly wore and used the devices.
With many experts coming forward to attest to the monitor’s accuracy, there is growing doubt in regards to these claims and a good chance nothing will come of it. Time will tell. Check out the Public Filing Here.
The Latest Fitbit Rumors 2015
With all the rumors that are circulating it can be hard to know what is real and what is just wishful thinking, so we sorted it all out for you. Here’s what’s true and what’s not:
True: HTC Chief Designer is on Board
HTC chief designer Jonah Becker has joined the Fitbit team: Besides the partnership between Strava & Fitbit the other big news is that Becker will be the new vice president of industrial design (http://www.itproportal.com/2015/04/08/fitbit-hires-ex-htc-design-chief-jonah-becker/). What does this mean for Fitbit and it’s users? It means that there is the potential for daring new design and product capabilities.
Fitbit created this position just for Becker, who is known for his eye-catching and stylish design work, so you know the company is looking to grow and expand with him. Users should expect to see some new devices that are truly dazzling and maybe even some fashion upgrades to existing models.
Fitbit is Already IPO
Fitbit Inc. is already public: Yes, Fitbit stock is going strong; check out the latest FIT stock news here.
the company will be making stock in the company available to the public in the near future. The rumor has been confirmed, though there is no word on how much stock will cost. Still, the idea of owning apiece of this lucrative company sounds quite appealing and we will be watching closely to see how it goes.
As you can see there is a lot happening in the world of Fitbit, which is why the Fitbit rumor mill is always circulating. From the hiring to Becker to the integration with Strava there is a lot to be excited about. While not everything you hear is true, there are enough exciting new developments that are sure to take the company and it’s users to the next level.
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