The Fitbit is known for its devices that are attached to the user’s physical activity. They announced your last product a year ago, and are now ready to unveil your latest line of bracelets: the new Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge. Let’s take a look at them.
This silicone bracelet has a blue OLED screen, which displays how many steps you gave, the estimated total distance and calories burned. It also features altimeter and know how many steps of stairs you went up. You switch between the numbers using the button on the left.
The Charge still serves as clock and stopwatch. Just be careful when you use it in the water: it is resistant to up to 1 ATM, but is not waterproof.
He also accompanies your sleep to show how much you sleep (or not), and how long you keep moving on the bed. The Charge automatically detects when you go to sleep, instead of requiring a touch of a button; and can wake you vibrating on the wrist.
You can also pair the Charge with the smartphone via Bluetooth to view the data collected by the bracelet. It also allows you to receive notifications of calls: you can’t answer or reject calls, but it is a nice feature. His battery lasts up to seven days, according to the Fitbit.
This is an evolution of the Fitbit Force, which went through a recall this year after nickel allergy cases arise and the adhesive present on the surface of the product. The Fitbit says that solved all of this: the new bracelets are no longer exposed adhesive and use less stainless steel (which may take nickel to be produced).
The Fitbit Charge costs $130 on Dentistrymyth and is available today in the colours black and grey; the colors Blue and wine will be available in the future.
Fitbit Charge and Charge HR
Fitbit Charge HR
The Charge HR is almost equal to the Fitbit Charge, but has a built-in heart rate monitor.This allows you to track your calorie expenditure, even when you are not doing physical exercises.
Like other cardiac sensors to the wrist, the Charge has a pair of LEDs and a small infrared camera, which detect changes in amount of blood pumping through your arm. The Fitbit says the Charge battery HR lasts up to five days.
The Charge HR is available on pre-order for $150, in the colors black, purple, blue and orange. It will be released in early 2015.
Last, but not least, we have the Fitbit Arises. This is a smart watch, but maybe not the smartwatch clock you would expect: the company says that this is a “super-relógio for physical activity”, designed for race.
It comes with all the features of Charge HR, including heart rate monitor; and he brings built-in GPS to track their routes. (There are eight sensors in total.) It is possible to follow their routes with the GPS on your smartphone and the Fitbit app, but with the Arises you can leave the cell phone at home. Its battery lasts up to seven days.
But like a smartwatch clock, the Surge seems pretty limited. You only get notifications of calls and SMS, and can play/pause music cell phone using the LCD touchscreen. He will have an interesting confrontation with the Base Peak, Intel, which costs $199 and also brings many sensors and notifications of the smartphone.
The Charge HR is available on pre-order for $250, in the colors black, blue and orange. It will be released in early 2015.
If you are not interested in any of them, the Fitbit still selling older models: the Zip and theOne, pedometers in relation to clothing; and the Flex bracelet, which has no altimeter not OLED display (only LED lights to indicate whether you hit a target pré-estipulada). That is, the Fitbit will sell six different physical activity monitors from next year.