Fitbit engaged on youngsters wearable w/ mobile, canceled digital camera watch

Fitbit on Friday previewed what’s to return aside from the “premium” put on OS smartwatch that it teased final yr. collectively with that, a mannequin new report reveals work on “undertaking Eleven” to create a Fitbit-branded youngsters wearable with mobile. 

in response to enterprise Insider right this second, Fitbit is engaged on a wearable “designed to assist older youngsters type healthful relationships with their telephones and social media.” it goes to “possible” embody mobile and GPS connectivity as a ingredient of safety options for of us, with “undertaking Eleven” — a Stranger issues reference – prototyped with and and by no means using a visual display unit. 

the utterly different notable hardware facet is an “thought to ship clients new bands on a month-to-month basis as a ingredient of a subscription service.” undertaking Eleven’s utterly different purpose is to encourage prepare and utterly different bodily exercise. 

The closest analog right this second is the Fitbit Ace three with a touchscreen, exercise and sleep monitoring, and swimproof design. There are a quantity of band decisions, collectively with a yellow Minions-themed “particular version.”

Notably, this group is led by a former govt accountable for Google pictures. Anil Sabharwal is presently vice chairman of particular tasks and accountable for the Fitbit group primarily based in Australia. This undertaking has a 2024 launch date, however enterprise Insider was advised there’s a “a protracted decision to go and plans may change.”

in the meantime, this report reveals that earlier than the Google merger, Fitbit was engaged on a smartwatch “directed at youngsters and older adults” with mobile and a digital camera, which is one factor Meta additionally seemed into for his or her canceled wearable.

It’s not clear if this machine was working put on OS or Fitbit OS, however presumably the latter if it acquired here earlier than the acquisition. It has since been killed and “confronted pretty simply a few technical challenges and logistical factors.”

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