What do you want to know
- Fitbit will launch a new device on September 28, according to a teaser published on X.
- The teaser briefly shows what appears to be the Charge 6, with a similar design to the Charge 5.
- The device should bring back the side button for improved navigation.
We’re nearing the Google Pixel 8 launch, where the company is also expected to fully unveil the Pixel Watch 2. However, it looks like Google has another wearable in the works, albeit one from the Fitbit brand.
A video published on X from the official Fitbit account announces an upcoming launch on September 28. The video shows a person briefly standing in front of a camera, with a device on their wrist, which looks a lot like the Fitbit Charge 5.
The device in question is likely the Fitbit Charge 6, which was recently leaked. Most recently, it was revealed in a leak that the Fitbit Charge 6 would largely resemble the Charge 5, but would bring back the physical side button, following the latest Fitbit smartwatches like the Sense 2.
Additionally, the device is said to have new Google Maps and YouTube Music integrations. Otherwise, the user interface would be largely similar to the one currently available on the Charge 5.
We should learn more about the device when it launches on September 28, but hopefully significant upgrades will be required.
Speaking of upgrades, the teaser arrived just after the redesigned Fitbit app began rolling out to mobile devices. The redesign includes Material You elements, a new Coach tab for workouts, improved tracking through your phone’s sensors, and more. The update is currently rolling out to Android and iOS, and it should precede Fitbit’s redesign of the upcoming Pixel Watch 2, although even less is known about it.