Do you want to know what joggers’ wrists will look like in 2017? Then take a glance at these recently released images of the upcoming Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2. The images, published by TechnoBuffalo, show that the wearable giant will give their flagship products an upgrade.
Fitbit Charge 2
The Fitbit Charge 2 boasts a much larger screen than its predecessor. While the original model has a small display positioned at the top of the user’s wrist, the Fitbit Charge 2’s display is center-aligned and occupies more space. The device will also be equipped with PurePulse heart rate tracking technology. This feature is included in the upgraded Fitbit Charge HR, but it will be standard for the Fitbit Charge 2. The device is pictured with a large silver button, a change from the original Charge’s smaller black button.
Images of a feature list show that the Fitbit Charge 2 has an “interchangeable band.” This will be an upgrade from the current Fitbit Charge, which does not allow users to replace the band. Fitbit’s smartwatch, the Fitbit Blaze, currently allows users to buy and replace new bands for the device.
Fitbit Flex 2
The more affordable Fitbit Flex 2 retains the minimalist design of the original, but with a few twists. Fitbit ditched the flat, smooth surface of the original Fitbit Flex in favor of a textured look. Interestingly, the updated design slightly resembles the Jawbone UP24. Fitbit ditched the display lights placed across the device in favor of arranging them vertically up the Fitbit Flex 2. This is a design element seen in the budget wearable Xiaomi Mi, another one of Fitbit’s rivals.
Shortly after TechnoBuffalo released the images, Fitbit’s stock slumped. This may be an indication that the market isn’t impressed by the new product line.
Fitbit has not yet announced when the products will launch. But it wouldn’t be surprising if they appear in Amazon wishlists in time for the holiday season.