Fitbit has long been a brand associated with movers and athletes, creating gadgets for users who want to track every step or record each workout for analysis. The company's recent releases prove that the brand is still committed to its core user base, but also that Fitbit is ready to meet the needs of people outside of the gym.
New for Fitbit in spring 2019 is a smartwatch, the Versa Lite Edition and three trackers, Inspire, Inspire HR and Ace 2 (for kids).
The line should look familiar At first glance, when following the wearables scene
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition
The Versa Smartwatch was dropped for the first time last year, the second entry in Fitbit's full line of timepieces after the Ionic of 2017. This year's version brings the Versa and reduces it to that Key features of the wearables come in a more wrist-friendly package.The Versa standard three-button body design has been lowered to a single seat for a more comfortable fit.
wearers still get "most" of the activities and sleep-tracking available on the Versa, along with (according to the company's statements) a long-lived B Atterie and eye-catching case colors, but the most important difference between the standard model and the Versa Lite Edition will probably be the price.
The smartwatch will make its debut at $ 159.95, which could be much tastier for random or first-time smartwatch wearers than the Versa model ($ 199.95) (not to mention the least expensive current Offer from Apple, the 273 year old series 3). ,
Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR
Fitbit has also streamlined its fitness tracker line with the Inspire series. The new Inspire gadgets replace the Alta and older Flex wearables and will be placed directly under the well-received Lot 3 of 2018 as the company's entry-level tracker.
The main difference between the Inspire and Inspire HR is the latter's heart rate technology, which provides continuous monitoring and increased activity and sleep tracking with the built-in sensor. Both trackers have sleek touchscreen and smartphone connectivity, so users can receive wrist notifications even with the small package. The waterproof devices are designed for the whole day and all night, as the company claims the battery lasts up to five days. The Inspire HR will cost just under $ 99 at $ 99.95, while the Inspire will be even cheaper (and more accessible) at $ 69.95.
What else along the way
Fitbit will not only update the hardware product line. The company says that its app, which connects to all products, "will soon undergo a major transformation." This move is expected to add a new section called Fitbit Focus, which will provide relevant insights, news and tips to keep users in the app informed, informed and motivated.
The company also announced a new Beta Rewards program that could reward users for their activities by partnering with partner companies adidas and Blue Apron to offer discounts and other incentives. The timing of a broad release for this program is unclear, as Fitbit says it will adapt software programs "before launching a paid premium service offering later in the year."
Fitbit's new releases are widely appealing, lean and, most importantly for the budget, cheaper than ever. If you are in the market for a new fitness tracker or are ready to jump for the first time, this is a great opportunity to consider your options. Brett Williams
Brett Williams is Associate Fitness Editor at Men's Health.