Fitbit Surge, Charge, PurePulse rumored to amp up your workout
Fitbit is rumored to be upping the ante with a trio of new connected workout trackers that add more sensors and functionality. It looks like Fitbit may be fulfilling its goal in having multiple fitness trackers to satisfy the needs and demands of different types of active users. As such, we will may be seeing the Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge, and PurePulse soon if trademarks filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are accurate.
According to a report on TechCrunch, the PurePulse may be styled like a wristwatch or wristband. The trademark filing lacks the Fitbit moniker when compared to the Fitbit Surge and Fitbit Charge. That device will have an optical heart rate monitor that tracks time, date, heart rate, calories burned, activity, intensity, and exertion. The USPTO filing lists the device as a multifunctional one, so it will likely have a display but it's unclear if smartphone notifications will be beamed to that screen.
The next product is the Fitbit Surge, which is geared towards runners and include sensors like GPS, pedometer, altimeter, screen, and can track things like atmospheric conditions, wind speed, and weather information along with sleep. The Fitbit Surge will be more like a fitness-centric smartwatch and can display alerts for calls and messages when paired with a smartphone.
And finally, the Fitbit Charge will be the most basic model lacking many of the new features that are mentioned from the PurePulse and Fitbit Surge.
So far, we haven't heard of any announcements from Fitbit so the final product names and features could drastically change if and when Fitbit announces these items.