Fitbit announced four new products – Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™, Fitbit Inspire HR™, Fitbit Inspire™ and Fitbit Ace 2™ – designed to help make health and fitness accessible to more consumers across the globe.
Consumers can choose the best device for their own journeys with leading health and fitness features at an affordable price. Beyond devices, the Fitbit platform offers users engaging software features, access to their holistic data, and connection to one of the largest global health and fitness social networks which helps to drive positive behavior change. Fitbit will also soon launch a major redesign to the Fitbit app so users can further personalize their dashboard, better understand their data, discover new content and more easily connect with others on Fitbit’s social community.
“Since founding Fitbit almost 12 years ago, we’ve focused on making health fun and achievable for everyone – regardless of fitness level or goals. Today we have a growing, supportive community of more than 27 million active users around the world who are getting more active, sleeping better, reducing stress, managing weight and getting healthier from being ‘on Fitbit,’ which is a testament to the power of our platform and our consistent innovation across our devices, software features and mobile app experience,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.
The wearables category continues to evolve and grow, with global shipments of wearable devices forecasted to reach 189 million units by 2022, up from 125 million units in 2018, according to IDC research. While growth is being driven by smartwatches, trackers are expected to remain an important part of the category overall. Fitbit believes this rapid growth provides a large opportunity to bring new consumers to the category by offering both smartwatch and tracker form factors that feel more accessible and are affordably priced.
“With our newest products, we’re delivering high-quality, easy-to-use wearables that are more affordable, so getting healthy can be accessible to people of all ages and activity levels – even those who have never tried a wearable,” continues Park. “Bringing more users to the wearables category and growing our community of active users is a critical part of our strategy. We will continue to build on the Fitbit platform to provide a more personalized and valuable experience for our users through a paid premium service expected to launch later this year.”
Affordable, accessible products fit for everybody
Building on the success of the Fitbit Versa™ family of devices, Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™ is an everyday smartwatch with most of the core fitness and smart features Versa is known for, including automatic activity, PurePulse® 24/7 heart rate and Sleep Stages tracking, 15+ goal-based exercise modes, connected GPS, smartphone notifications, apps, 4+ day battery lifeand relative SpO2 sensor, which has the potential to estimate changes in blood oxygen levels and help track new health indicators about health, such as sleep apnea. It features a simple one-button, lightweight, swimproof design in new bold color choices for the young at heart. At $159.95 (USD), Versa Lite Edition is Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch yet, for users who want an attractive, versatile, and easy-to-use device with core features, actionable insights and personal guidance to motivate them to improve their health.
Fitbit Inspire HR™ is the brand’s most affordable and stylish 24/7 heart rate tracking device at $99.95 (USD). It packs all-day automatic activity, exercise and Sleep Stages tracking, with 15+ goal-based exercise modes, connected GPS, and Relax guided breathing in a stylish, slim design. For consumers who are new to wearables and want an even lower-cost, easy-to-use tracker, Fitbit Inspire™ is available at $69.95 (USD). It has the essential health and fitness features to help consumers stay motivated, including automatic activity, exercise and sleep tracking, goal celebrations, Reminders to Move and timer and stopwatch apps to help users stay on track. Both products have a new modern, comfortable and swimproof design with a touchscreen display, smartphone notifications, and up to 5 days of battery life for day to night wear.
Fitbit Ace 2™ helps kids ages 6+ learn healthy habits at an early age and encourages them to spend more active time with family and friends. Ace 2 has a new swimproof design with a bumper to protect the screen during kid-related activities all day long, and is available in fun and bold kid-friendly colors and accessories that include patterned designs. Ace 2 debuts new animated clock faces, motivating challenges to keep kids moving, and colorful avatars and cover photos to personalize their profiles within the Fitbit app. Additionally, parents must create a Fitbit family account in order to set up Ace 2 with their child’s account which helps them stay on top of their kids’ activities.
Innovative app update to motivate and inspire
The Fitbit app will soon receive a major redesign, giving users more ways to personalize their health journey on Fitbit. The new design will make it easier to view and understand their health and fitness stats, log data, discover new content, see their progress in Challenges, and better connect with Fitbit’s large global health and fitness social community. The update also adds Fitbit Focus, a new section found at the top of the dashboard that delivers relevant insights, messages and tips to keep users engaged, informed and motivated.
“Being ‘on Fitbit’ is about more than just wearing a device. The power is in the platform we’ve built that connects our devices, software, services and engaged community to support people at every step of their journey and help drive positive behavior change,” said Jonah Becker, VP of design at Fitbit. “We are always looking for ways to enhance that experience, so we redesigned the Fitbit app to give people more ways to tailor it, with easier access to tools and a global community that can help motivate them to reach their goals. This flexible mobile platform will allow us to offer more personalized services in the future, including coaching, guidance and insights based on personal data, making our app more valuable to consumers.”
Additionally, the Fitbit Community Feed is expanding this month to more than 80 new markets in nine languages to users across Asia, Europe and Latin America. A friendly and welcoming social network that provides support, accountability and motivation from friends and other like-minded individuals, this global expansion of the Fitbit Community will enable more users to fully unlock the value of the Fitbit platform.
Pricing, accessories and availability
A wide range of sport and lifestyle accessories are available to add personal style to all four products for any activity or occasion.
Versa Lite Edition will be available in white, lilac, mulberry, marina blue and charcoal.
Versa Lite Edition accessories feature materials including stain-resistant, swim-ready and comfortable classic silicone bands in six new vibrant, fashion-forward colors: marina blue, mulberry, scarlet, sunshine, lilac and charcoal. Sport-inspired hybrid woven bands (coming soon) feature eye-catching bold stripes: navy and pink, navy and mulberry, navy and orange, and black and gray. All new Versa Lite Edition accessories are compatible with the Versa family of smartwatches, and existing Versa accessories are compatible with Versa Lite Edition.
Inspire HR will be available in black, lilac and two-tone black and white; Inspire is available for $69.95 USD in black and sangria. Inspire HR and Inspire accessories are available in classic stain-resistant silicone in black, lilac and white, classic elastomer sangria, and in printed lilac bloom and soft pink deco. Fashion-forward accessories also include premium Horween® leather including new double-wrapped saffiano bracelets, stainless steel metal mesh bracelets and a clip option available only for Inspire; ranging from $19.95-$69.95 (USD) (sold separately).
Ace 2 will be available in Q2, 2019 in watermelon with teal clasp or night sky with neon yellow clasp. Ace 2 accessories come in classic silicone bands in bold energetic and kid-friendly colors: grape, night sky and neon yellow, and watermelon and teal, as well as playful printed bands featuring motivational messages and active graphics designed for kids (black and white “go!” and two-toned teal “jazz”).
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Inspire HR and Inspire devices will be available in stores and online in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa starting in March 2019
Table 1: International Pricing
|Fitbit Versa Lite||Fitbit Inspire HR||Fitbit Inspire||Fitbit Ace 2|
|New Zealand (NZD)||$169.95||$179.95||$129.95||$129.95|
Here Are The Best Sustainable Commercial PCs
In line with Dell Technologies’ Progress Made Real social impact plan, Dell has incorporated sustainable solutions, materials and packaging in the industry’s most sustainable commercial PC portfolio.
The new Latitude 7320 detachable isasleek, lightweight and ready to support the “do-from-anywhere” work style. Itfeatures ComfortView Plus low blue light solution that eases eye strain and fatigue delivering the most comfortable viewing experience. The Latitude 7320 detachable comes with a 13-inch display and an advanced 5 MP front-facing camera, with Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) to bring brighter, sharper visuals to video calls. With all ports and security features in the tablet head, users can enjoy the flexibility of this device and detach without worry. This device also contributes to our 2030 sustainability goals with EPEAT Gold registration; waterborne paint on 100 percent of painted parts; and packaging trays that feature ocean-bound plastic (25%) and HDPE recycled plastic (75%). The Dell Latitude 7320 starts at INR 85,000 and is available on DellTechnologies.com.
Designed for professionals across manufacturing, engineering, education and financial industries, the Precision 3560 Mobile Workstation features 100% sRGB, 400nit display with ComfortView Plus and Dell’s exclusive PremierColor software. This lightweight workstation provides an incredible mobile platform for 2D and entry 3D CAD, as well as reporting and data analysis. The Precision 3560 is the first PC among Dell’s commercial portfolio to use bioplastic from tree waste in their design. Produced using a by-product of the paper making process called ‘tall oil,’ these devices feature lids containing 21% bioplastic content. The Precision 3560 starts at INR 74,500 and is available on DellTechnologies.com.
The Latitude 5320 comes with 11th Generation Intel® CoreTM with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and offers upto Core i7 Iris® Xe Graphics. A great example of a renewable material, our bioplastics are blended with recycled carbon fiber and other plastics for a total of 71% recycled or renewable materials in the lid of the Latitude 5000 series. By focusing on the second heaviest part of the device – the lid – Dell can make a larger sustainability impact, reducing the product’s carbon, water and energy footprint, while maintaining Dell’s high reliability, durability and performance standards. The Dell Latitude 5320 starts at INR 77,500 and is available on DellTechnologies.com.
Upgraded with the Intel® Evo™ series, the XPS 13 9310 brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life and stunning visuals. Co-engineered with Intel, the Dell XPS 13 is verified to provide a seamless experience for entertainment or work, anywhere. With up to i7 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors coupled with the Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, the XPS 13 is now even faster, smoother and more immersive. On a planet with almost 8 billion people, every action we take makes an impact. We have eliminated foam and single-use plastic bags with the new XPS family. Consumers can toss the entire XPS box in the recycling bin without thinking twice as it contains recycled ocean-bound plastics, locally recycled plastic, sustainable materials and recycled corrugate. The XPS 13 9310 starts at INR Rs. 150,990 including GST and is available for purchase at select Dell Exclusive Stores and on Amazon.
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pTron announces the launch of advanced and upgraded Tangent Plus v2. Jam-packed with extended playtime, high-quality audio, and design Tangent Plus v2 is available at a consumer-friendly price of INR 999 only.
The convenience factor coupled with the trendy design makes it a perfect choice for students and working professionals.
Mr. Ameen Khwaja, Founder & CEO, pTron commented on the launch, “Wireless is clearly the growing craze among the occupied youth. Every detail of pTron Tangent Plus is refined as per consumer feedback to include improvements in battery life, connectivity, seamless fast charging, and ergonomic design to produce the best possible music experience for music enthusiasts.”
The new Tangent Plus is an affordable, feature-rich, and efficient wireless neckband that fits easily within the everyday life of new-age India. It is an ideal choice for consumers looking to get more out of their listening experience with high-quality audio and convenient controls. The Bluetooth neckband boasts a perfectly secure fit, a built-in HD mic for crystal clear calls, Bluetooth 5.0 Connectivity for the most stable connection, and optimum battery life. On top of the class-leading sound, pTron Tangent Plus is equipped with voice assistant and 10 mm dynamic drivers for an immersive stereo sound, accurate high frequencies, and mega bass.
The product highlight is inarguably its quick charging and battery life. Only 10 minutes of charging allows 6 hours of playtime, making Tangent Plus the best partner for those on the go. A product engineered with meticulous attention to detail, presented in 3 vogue colors – Ruddy Red, Bleeding Blue, and Titanium Grey, the neckband is THE style statement of 2021.
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The headset has a built-in dual microphone which provides 360-degree surround sound support. VingaJoy BT-5800 is easy to carry and offers hand-free calling experience while performing sports activities or driving. The biggest benefit of this wireless headphones is that it has a lightweight structure and foldable design, making it a great companion while commuting. It also offers painless wearing for an easy comfortable long hour usage.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Lalit Arora, Co-Founder, VingaJoy said, “VingaJoy has been at the forefront of innovation and has evolved into developing some of the finest audio peripherals in the market right now. We have always been fascinated by sound and wanted to make the music experience better by discovering new technologies. We developed Smart Sound – audio that automatically adapts to the surroundings, to ensure our consumers get a consistent and superior experience of voice, audio and music in every environment. Aligned with that, the VingaJoy BT -5800 is a revolutionary headset that will change the way we experience sound and cope with noise in the future. We strongly believe that the product will have a strong appeal to our customers.
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