Fitbit will call its upcoming “mass appeal” smartwatch ‘Versa,’ according to noted leaker Evan Blass.
Blass shared a render of the soon-to-be-released smartwatch on Thursday evening where he also revealed the Versa name.
Fitbit Versa [details: https://t.co/H6Mr3ExmiI] cc: @wareable @HughLangley pic.twitter.com/RfCOvgNJ4Y
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 9, 2018
According to Wearable, which was the first publication to share details on the upcoming device, Fitbit sees Versa as a mass market replacement for its Blaze smartwatch.
Besides featuring a more attractive design than Ionic, Fitbit’s previous smartwatch effort, Versa is set to ditch that wearable’s GPS-tracking capabilities as part of a cost-cutting measure. The hope is that a lower price tag will attract more users and developers to the Fitbit OS ecosystem.
A lack of GPS tracking aside, Wearable reports that Versa will be water-resistant up to a depth of 50 metres and will feature a SpO2 sensor.
The wearable will come in four different colours (black, silver, rose gold and charcoal), with a variety of different coloured and textured bands available at launch.
It’s likely we’ll learn more about Versa in the coming days and weeks.
Source: Evan Blass Via: Wearable