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Leaked images show first glimpses at Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor & earbuds

New images are said to depict Fitbit's first full-scale smartwatch, as well as its first set of Bluetooth earbuds —both apparently intended to compete with Apple.




The watch was "originally planned for this spring to likely get ahead of whenever Apple plans their normal fall announcement," a source informed Yahoo Finance. The device has allegedly been delayed until the fall because of hardware issues, including GPS signal and waterproofing. It may also lack a planned app store due to an SDK not being ready in time.

The $300 product is expected to offer many of the same features of the Apple Watch Series 2, including GPS, a heart rate sensor, an aluminum unibody shell, and a display with 1,000 nits of brightness. It should even include some form of wireless payments.

Two distinctive features will be the ability to cache and play music from Pandora —which recently launched its Premium on-demand service —plus a four-day battery life. The Apple Watch typically runs for a day or less on a charge.




Fitbit's earbuds should ship alongside the new watch for $150, resembling Apple's BeatsX headphones in draping around the neck. Two colors should be available, "Nightfall Blue" and "Lunar Gray."

A "Series 3" Apple Watch is expected to be announced later this year. Some rumored features include a faster processor, a better battery, and possibly built-in 4G cellular data, which would theoretically enable full independence from an iPhone.