When Fitbit launched its wrist-worn fitness tracker in January, its most popular product was the wristband, which could be worn over the phone to measure heart rate.
Today, the company’s new smartwatch is its first step toward a truly wearable product that can track heart rate and fitness data remotely.
And its price is among the cheapest on the market.
Fitbit said the wristwatch, which costs $399, would be the companys “first step” toward “a true wearable product,” but it’s still in early stages.
The company will begin to ship the watch in the coming weeks.
The watch uses sensors that capture data from a wrist band and a Fitbit app to make it possible to sync the data with an iPhone or Android phone.
The Fitbit team says it will be able to do so “over the air” and “by the minute,” though it’s unclear exactly how that will work.
The wristwatch is already able to make calls and text messages with the help of its heart rate sensor.
And it has a new way to track data: an app on the watch that will give users a chance to upload their data, then the wrist watch will automatically send it to Fitbit for analysis.
Fitbits is hoping the new product will help the company stay ahead of the wearables revolution.
“We want to be at the cutting edge of wearables, and our smartwatch will be the first step towards a true wearable device that can seamlessly sync with a phone or smartwatch,” CEO Kevin Systrom told Business Insider in an interview last week.
But that’s still not a guarantee that Fitbit will succeed at making the watch a truly smartwatch.
The most important part of Fitbit’s watch is the data it collects.
The app on its wristband can be used to upload your heart rate data to Fitbits database, which can then be used by the company to monitor your activity and health.
The data can also be used with the Fitbit App to help the device find and match up your data with what the Fitbits app is telling it.
The idea is that when the app is set up to analyze your data, it will then automatically send that data to a Fitbits server so the data can be analyzed and compared with what is already available on the FitBit servers.
FitBit says it hopes to have the smartwatch in stores in the second half of the year, but it is also working to integrate with other wearables and fitness trackers to make the wrist wearable an attractive alternative to traditional watches.
But for now, the wrist-wearable fitness tracker remains just a cool idea that Fitbits hopes to sell to consumers who might be curious about the new fitness tracker.
It may not be the best fit for everyone, but the Fitbits smartwatch still looks cool and offers a great idea for how wearable technology is coming into its own.