Fitbit Concept P: The Next In The Fitbit Family
A couple of images and details of Fitbit’s next product have been leaked, giving us a good idea of its features, what it looks like and even its price – making you wonder how unintentional the “leak” really was – the question is, does it look any good?
The device is pretty similar to what you’d expect from a Fitbit product. It’s a wrist band, available in both slate and black and it tracks your steps, distance travelled, calories burned, how long you’re active for and even your elevation, so it knows if you ran up the steps or on a flat road.
As with other fitness wearables, there’s a sleep function too, with the Concept P tracking how long you sleep for and how deeply. It also has a built in silent alarm that wakes you up around a specific time when you’re in the most ready state to be woken, hopefully eliminating the super-groggy feeling you sometimes get when using your usual alarm.
Eschewing the need for a smartphone – though you can get added functionality with one – the Concept P does have a built in LED display, which gives you access to most of the stats the device tracks, including distance run, how long you’ve been running and your average pace. You can also get information on calls and texts on it, giving you a heads up on who’s calling.
For that last one you will of course need it hooked up via bluetooth to your smartphone, though it can also use WiFi to do the same, meaning you can network the Concept P with your desktop or laptop PC as well. On either platform though, there’s an app that gives you charts and progress statistics, letting you see how much you’ve improved over time. The whole thing is even water resistant to prevent all that sweat from damaging its sensitive internals.
However pretty much all of these features have been present in previous Fitbit products. The only real update to this one is an apparently new hypo-allergenic band, which could help clear up some of the issues the company had with rashes breaking out on the wrists of some consumers, though that was initiailly through to be linked with overheating batteries. It’s also said to be more water resistant than previous models.
What do you guys make of the new product? More of the same, or a welcome refresh of a popular wearable?
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