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Fitbit planning launch of Force fitness tracking wristband

updated 01:21 pm EDT, Wed October 2, 2013

Leaked promotional materials show improved display, altimeter

Promotional material for a future Fitbit device has surfaced, showing the company as creating another wrist-based fitness tracker. The Force, mimicking much of the style of the Fitbit Flex, appears not to stray too far from the path of its predecessor, but this time the tracking watch will have an altimeter and an updated display.

The Force will replace the five LED lights of the Flex with a display, which will show a wider range of information without having to sync with a smartphone or computer beforehand. The Verge reports that its display will show the time and a "Floors" counter that advises how many flights of stairs has been climbed every day. In a change from the tapping navigation in the Flex, the Force introduces a physical button to the side of the display, and based on one image being shown, appears to have some form of water resistance.

It is suggested that the Force will cost $130 at launch, and though a launch date is unknown, it is likely to be soon considering the leaked materials.




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