Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Fitbit introduces a new line of affordable wearables

Fitbit introduces a new line of affordable wearables

Fitbit says the India launch date for all four products will be confirmed soon.

On the consumer side, the sharper focus on health maintenance has led a upcoming redesign of the Fitbit app which will make it easier for users to track fitness and health measurements and goals.

If those features aren't as important to you and you want just want something that can track your activity and calories, you can save a little bit of money and opt for the standard Inspire instead.

While the Inspire tracker is priced at $70, the Inspire HR retails at $100.

The Inspire and Inspire HR are billed as something as a lower-priced follow up to the Alta, and indeed, if there's a theme to Fitbit's spring device lineup, it seems to be simplicity.

On this Wednesday, the Fitbit has said that they have full faith that growth represents "a large opportunity" to attract new customers into this market by providing wearable devices such as smartwatches and trackers at a reasonable price.

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"With our newest products, we're delivering high-quality, easy-to-use wearables that are more affordable, so getting healthy can be accessible to people of all ages and activity levels - even those who have never tried a wearable", James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit said in a press statement. The Versa Lite Edition is an affordable version of the Fitbit Versa. It hosts essential features like sleep monitoring, automatic activity detecting, continuous PurePulse heart-rate monitoring, and over 15 goal-based exercises.

Fitbit's first smartwatch, the Ionic, cost $300 and received mediocre reviews. It includes all-day automatic activity, exercise and Sleep Stages tracking and also comes with more than 15 goal-based exercise modes, connected Global Positioning System and more.

The Fitbit Ace 2.

It comes with child-friendly features such as a swimproof design and a bumper to protect the screen, as well as challenges to keep help motivate kids to keep moving, and bright and colourful avatars to personalise their profiles within the Fitbit app. It will have bolder colour options and accessories that include patterned designs to appeal to children. The prices of these new devices range from INR 6,999 to INR 15,999.

For kids, there's the Fitbit Ace 2™, created to help those aged six and up learn good habits at an early age to set them up on a healthier path later in life.

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