Here’s Your First Look at Fitbit’s New Trackers

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Fitbit is making some big changes to its bread-and-butter fitness trackers, according to leaked images from TechnoBuffalo. Photos of the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Flex 2, both successors to two-year-old devices, reveal a sleeker look, and in the case of the Flex 2, a swim-proof design.

Credit: TechnoBuffalo/Fitbit

The Charge 2 has a much larger display than the original Fitbit Charge, and takes a lot of design cues from the Fitbit Alta, released earlier this year. The Charge 2 also has an optical heart rate monitor, which seems to indicate that Fitbit will be dropping the “HR” from its naming convention, as was the case with the older Charge HR (versus the Charge). Other features include all-day activity and sleep tracking, interchangeable bands, and smartwatch notifications.

The Fitbit Flex 2 is also a re-imagining of Fitbit’s sub-$100 fitness tracker; instead of having four LEDs arrayed perpendicular to the band, they’re now parallel, which makes the wristband a lot thinner than the original Flex. However, combined with diagonal striping, the Fitbit Flex 2 reminds us of the older Jawbone Up2. The swim-proofness of the Flex 2 makes it much more water-resistant than Fitbit’s other products, which are only splash-proof.

Credit: TechnoBuffalo/Fitbit

There’s no word yet as to pricing or availability, but if we had to hazard a guess based on Fitbit’s current lineup, we would expect the Flex 2 to cost around $99, while the Charge 2 would be around $149.

Stay tuned for more information.

(tomsguide.com, http://goo.gl/E7iyCS)

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