Production problems may delay a smartwatch and bluetooth headphone launch for Fitbit. Sarah Tew CNET
13 April, 2017, 00:52
Though the Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) smartwatch was initially supposed to be launched in spring, it will now be unveiled in fall due to production hiccups.
The company's first official smartwatch, as well as an upcoming pair of Bluetooth headphones, have been plagued by production issues, including problems with the watch's Global Positioning System antennae and challenges around waterproofing the device, the report says. Fitbit's smartwatch is said to include a color display with peak brightness of 1,000 nits, which would make it comparable to Apple Watch Series 2. We say "real", because the company already sells a form of a smart wrist device, the Fitbit Blaze, but it is rather perceived as fitness tracker that can receive texts and calls.
In one of the more final prototypes, the Global Positioning System wasn't working because the antennae wasn't in the right place. Indeed, it sounds entirely possible the watch will launch without waterproofing altogether. "It's literally sink or swim time for them". It will come in two shades - Blue and Gray, starting at $300.
Fitbit has declined to comment on these new leaks but James Park, Fitbit CEO confirmed earlier this year the company is working on a smartwatch. Fitbit had intentions to create a device that scored points in both design and functionality matters, with "focus on health and fitness".
You might have to wait for a while before you get to try out Fitbit's first smartwatch which is reportedly in the works. That deck revealed a general design aesthetic that resembles a product in the company's current product line: the Blaze. "It was very retro-looking with the lines and stuff - definitely not sexy", they said. Several employees who saw the design complained about it, the source said.
We know there is a lot of interest in our entry into the smartwatch category.
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