Fitbit is preparing to launch few new devices in the near future. Two of these, Charge and Charge HD, will be fitness bands, and another — Fitbit Surge — will be the company’s very first smart watch.
However, Fitbit doesn’t want you to think of it as a smart watch — as that makes it compete with the Apple Watch and few Android Now devices — rather it’s calling it the “superwatch.”
Expect all of the features you’ve learned to love (or hate) on regular Fitbit bands and then some. According to TheVerge, which got the leaked marketing materials, the Surge will be able to act as a heart rate monitor (PurePulse), music playback remote, and deliver select number of notifications to one’s wrist. These would include incoming calls and text messages.
All of the gathered information — including steps, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and sleep data — will be beamed to the popular Fitbit app from where users will also be able to track their data to get a more complete picture of their well-being.
The Fitbit Surge will be available in three different colors — black, slate and tangerine — for $249. Not sure we could advise anyone to get one of these instead of the Moto 360, though. What do you think?