This is the Fitbit Force, a smarter fitness tracking watch

179

Fitbit is set to release a new fitness tracking band called the Force. The new device will be positioned above the company's current fitness band, the Flex, and will feature a built-in altimeter that measures your present altitude. It'll use this information to give you more detailed statistics on your fitness regime through the addition of a "Floors" statistic that tells you how many flights of stairs you've traversed each day. From the promotional images we have obtained, the Force also appears to have a much-improved display over the Flex, and it's also partially water-resistant.

Fitbit560_4

There's another welcome addition in the form of a physical button, which will presumably be used to cycle through settings and functions. The Flex requires users to tap the device to enable functions. Another plus over the Flex — and perhaps the most important — is that the Force will function as a watch. It'll be available in both black and blue-ish "slate" colors, and will come in small and large sizes. Fitbit currently offers an altimeter and an option to view the time with its Fitbit One clip, but left both features out of its Flex wristband.

Stairs

Unverified sources suggest the Force will be priced at $129.95, $30 more than the Flex. We're not sure when Fitbit is planning on releasing the Force, but we've seen a host of promotional renders, photographs, and a sizing guide, so the launch shouldn't be too far away. We reached out to Fitbit for comment on the Force wristband and received a "no comment" response.

Fitbit560_3

Thanks, Dleonhardt!

The best of Verge Video

Back to top ^
X
Log In Sign Up

If you currently have a username with "@" in it, please email support@voxmedia.com.

forgot?
forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot username?

We'll email it to you.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Forgot username?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.