According to Fitbit, the company stated that they plan to launch a “family” of smartwatches in 2018, and it looks like they kicked things off with the Fitbit Ionic: adidas Edition. However the device is more or less the same as the Ionic save for the design and a couple of features, but if you want something completely new, you could be in luck.
The folks at Wareable have managed to get their hands on what appears to be an upcoming Fitbit smartwatch. As you can tell this looks considerably different from the Ionic, in which some are arguing that it actually looks better (personal preference). That being said, Wareable has heard that the device in question will be the successor to the Fitbit Blaze, although whether or not it will be continuing the Blaze branding remains to be seen.
However we suppose that’s not a complete stretch given that the design does share some similarities to the Blaze, although the edges are rounder in these leaked renders. Apparently this was designed to make it more appealing to the masses, something that the Ionic failed to do. Once again we suppose this is personal preference, but the general consensus is that the Ionic’s design has left something to be desired.
Wareable’s sources have also told them that the device will be offered in black, silver, rose gold, and charcoal. It is also rumored to be water resistant up to 50m, the same SpO2 sensor on the Ionic, and will also apparently be capable of detecting sleep apnea. Unfortunately the device will not come with GPS, but this is will ultimately result in a smartwatch that is said to be more affordable than the Ionic. Take it with a grain of salt for now as it is anyone’s guess as to when the device will be announced.