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Fitbit Charge wearable to be available later this year

Fitbit Charge wearable
Fitbit Charge
This $130 USD wristband will be joined by the Charge HR and the Surge in early 2015, last one offering multiple smartwatch features for $250 USD.
Codrut Nistor,

Fitbit has just unveiled three new wearables that will launch by the end of 2015 - Charge, Charge HR, and Surge. The first one will hit the market later this year while the remaining two should become available in early 2015. Fitbit Force launched in late 2013, was recalled in the first quarter of 2014, and now the Charge brings it back with a slightly different design and a few extra features.

The official press release describes Fitbit Charge as "a high-performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID right on the wrist." This wearable is water-resistant up to 1 ATM, can operate between -4° to 113° F and up to 30,000 feet. Its memory allows it to track up to seven days of motion data minute by minute while daily totals are saved for the last 30 days. It can sync with smartphones, tablets and computers within 20 feet via Bluetooth 4.0.

Fitbit Charge offers up to seven days of autonomy on a single charge, features a bright OLED display and monitors steps taken, calories burned, floors climbed, distance traveled, and sleep quality. It can be purchased for $129.95 USD via Fitbit.com and nationwide retailers in black and slate while blue and burgundy versions are "coming soon."

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10-27 (Update: 2014-10-28)
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Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.