With the introduction of its new fitness trackers and its upcoming Nest thermostats, the maker of smart home appliances and personal fitness devices is now poised to become the first company to bring an advanced, connected, and wearable fitness tracker to market.
Citing an impending release of the first consumer-ready Fitbit tracker, CTO Dave Goldberg confirmed that the company will release its first wearable fitness tracker this summer.
“It’s going to be the first wearable trackers that are not only designed to track performance metrics, but also track activity,” Goldberg told TechCrunch.
“And that will enable us to build a much bigger and much better user experience with the devices.”
The company, which has been working on the smart device for some time, has already made a number of smart smartwatch prototypes, including its first two-way smartwatch with a GPS receiver and an NFC sensor.
But its latest wearable, which is set to debut later this year, will have an “interactive display” that will allow users to monitor their workouts with other fitness tracking apps.
This is where Goldberg’s company’s wearable fitness tracking, called the Fitbit Surge, differs from other smartwatches that have already launched.
The Surge uses a similar design to the Fitbits, but the sensors are much smaller and more lightweight.
Instead of a metal casing, the Surge uses an insulating material called “anodized aluminum,” which is made from recycled materials.
The device will be available to the public in August.
Goldberg also said that the Surge will be built on the “next-generation platform” for Fitbit’s smartwands, the FitBit Charge.
The Charge will have the ability to track more than just heart rate.
Goldberg said the Surge’s sensor is “similar to the sensor in the FitWatch,” which allows users to track their activities with a smartwatch and other devices.
“But the Fit Watch, you can see how it changes when you move your wrist,” Goldberg said.
“With the Fit Surge, you’re seeing the motion sensor is really important for us, and the Fit Tracker’s motion sensor has been very similar.”
The Fit Surge is the first smartwatch to use the new Fitbit Charge’s sensor.
The new Fit trackers, which include an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, and heart rate sensor, will be compatible with the new Apple Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Google Fit watches.
The Fitbit device has a 3.2-inch display with 1080×1920 pixels, a 13-megapixel camera, and a Snapdragon 835 processor.
The battery is 3,000mAh.
A fitness tracker that works with both Android Wear and iOS is not a new concept.
Earlier this year Fitbit announced the Fit Pro, which was meant to make its smartwand a more versatile piece of equipment.
“You have to give credit to Fitbit, for taking a smartwad and creating something that’s really easy to wear,” Goldberg added.
“For example, the device itself is a wearable device, so you don’t need to put on a mask or anything.
And then, the sensors have been very light, so it’s easy to slip on and off and wear it.”
But for Goldberg, this isn’t a new idea.
“There was an idea of the Fitwatch in the 1990s, where you had a device that was designed for people who were just getting into fitness,” Goldberg explained.
“The idea was you’d wear it to your office, at the gym, and you’d use it on the commute, and then you’d go get coffee at Starbucks.
And that was kind of how Fitbit and Garmin became the two leading fitness track and health brands in the world.”
In addition to the Surge and Fitbit Pro, Goldberg said that Fitbit will also introduce its own smartwatch, which he described as a “better version” of the Surge.
The company has been building a number-one fitness tracker since launching its first one in 2011, which it called the Surge 2.
The next-generation Fitbit SmartWatch 3, which will launch later this summer, has a new display with 720×1280 pixels.
The watch is available in black, white, and black-and-white.
The Watch 3 will be a more affordable device with a “slimmed down” design that has a battery that lasts for “two or three days,” Goldberg noted.
“So it’s not going to have a lot of screen, but it’ll have a battery for two or three nights.”
The new device will also have the same technology as the Surge, which Goldberg said is “really the first step.”
Goldberg noted that FitBit has also created a number other fitness trackables, including the Pebble, which uses an infrared sensor and accelerometer to measure heart rate and temperature.
Goldberg has also teased a number fitness trackable devices from other