The Fitbit smartwatch leaks out, promises 4 days of battery life


Fitbit had run into a bit of trouble while developing its smartwatch. We reported last month that the smartwatch should have been released this spring before Apple's next watch would be announced this fall.

According to the latest reports coming from sources familiar with Fitbit plans, the smartwatch won't make its debut on the market until later this fall. On the bright side, we now have more information on the smartwatch's specs and design.

A set of pictures allegedly showing the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch have just been leaked online. The images came along with interesting details about what's under the hood and what to expect regarding performance from Fitbit's smartwatch.



First off, the smartwatch is codenamed Higgs and is said to pack a built-in GPS, heart rate monitor, support for music services like Pandora, as well as the ability to make mobile payments. More importantly, Fitbit's smartwatch is supposed to offer four days of battery life on one charge.

The smartwatch will feature an aluminum unibody and will allow users to change its bands. Price-wise, the Higgs will cost around $300 when it launches this fall.

In the same piece of news, Fitbit plans to launch a pair of Bluetooth earphones, which care codenamed Parkside. You'll be able to wear them around your neck and very much look like Apple's BeatsX.

Fitbit's Bluetooth earphones will be available in two color options, Nightfall Blue and Lunar Gray, and will sell for $150. They should be launched at the same time as the smartwatch.



source: Yahoo News

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12 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

$300 for that? EPIC FAIL!!!

3. Unordinary unregistered

People never cease to make my laugh.... "ILL NEVER BUY IT!' GIVE ME MORE BATTERY LIFE!!!!!! RAAAAGEEEEEEE" *releases watch with 4 days of of juice* "FAIIIILLLL!!!!! RAAAAAAAAAGEEEE!!!!"

4. Furbal unregistered

Seriously. 7 days or bust

6. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Once we have smartwatches with 7+ days of battery life, people will still find something to complain about. It's human nature.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

It's no different than smartphone users to. They want bigger battery but at the same time demands power draining features they don't use

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Nah...! I'd rather stick with my Casio and Rolex...! These so called 'smart' watches might be smart, but they're not long lasting... My Casio, for example, is running for over 5 years now and keeping accurate time... And It's supposed to go another 5 years...! Beat that...! 4 days, Ha! G'Day!

9. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Rolexes are ugly ! So many better brands today. Hublot is the way to go !

5. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wow, and here I was thinking that LG and Apple held the crown for ugliest smartwatches. Fitbit comes in and surpasses all of them in terms of ugliness.

8. noerdlinger

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 20, 2014

Has FitBit ever put out anything that wasn't butt-azz ugly? Good lord! Forget the specs stuff...here's your real fail!

10. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

They took a whole bunch of employees from pebble AND Vector by basically gutting the two companies but THAT is the best they can come up with?

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

when I heard that Fitbit aquire pebble, I think they'll make affordable basic smartwatch with simple design, fitness tracker, and weeks of battery life... but WTF is this? :-/

12. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

The Surge and Blaze are better than this.

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