The first edition of Fitbit's Charge and Flex sports trackers were released three years ago. Now, it is rumored that their next version will become available later this year. Leaked photos published in TechnoBuffalo revealed what the Flex 2 and Charge 2 would look like.
The leaked photos show the smartwatch-like Charge 2 will sport bigger screen with interchangeable blue, black and violet bands.
There are currently two devices under the Charge brand - the standard Charge and Charge HR. The two fitness trackers are identical in terms of design. The only difference is that HR has Fitbit's PurePulse heart rate monitor on board. Based on the leaked image, it seems there will be one new Charge wearable, combining the two older fitness trackers together.
The Charge 2 is rumored to have all day activity and sleep tracking, which are present in current Charge and Charge HR. In addition, the next-generation Charge will offer Multi-Sport tracking and smartphone notifications.
The current Fitbit Charge HR costs $150, while the standard Fitbit Charge costs $100. We estimate the Fitbit Charge 2 will be priced around $165.
Now, let's check out the features of Fitbit Flex 2. Engadget reported the device has swim-proof body. As a comparison, the current Flex is only splash- and rain-proof. For other features, Flex's sleep tracking and all-day battery life will remain intact.
Additionally, the Flex 2 appears to have a textured finish like the Alta. The fitness tracker will also have five LEDs and they will be positioned vertically, rather than horizontally.
We expect the Flex 2 can measure steps taken, calories burned, distance travelled, active minutes and sleep duration. The current Fitbit Alta and Fitbit Flex do not have altimeter, so the next-generation Flex might have this elevation reader.
The current Fibit Flex costs $80. Pocket Lint estimates the Fibit Flex 2 will cost around $90. The wearable is expected come with plenty of color options.
As for the release of Fitbit Flex 2 and Fitbit Charge 2, rumors around the internet claim it might happen on November 27. If that is true, Fitbit will nnounce the two sport trackers at IFA in Berlin.
Take note that everything is still speculation. Fitbit has not yet announced the development of Charge 2 and Flex 2. The leaked designs of the devices are very plausible but nothing is confirmed. For now, let's wait for more information from the company.