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Possible new Fitbit wearables found in code, including suspected Versa 4 and Sense 2 models

Three possible new fitness wearables from Fitbit have been found in the company’s app. (Image source: Kamil S via Unsplash)
Three possible new fitness wearables from Fitbit have been found in the company’s app. (Image source: Kamil S via Unsplash)
APK files from the Fitbit app suggests that three new smartwatches could be released by the Google-owned company, with none of them featuring WearOS. The rumored devices could include the Versa 4, Sense 2 and Luxe 2 models, based on evidence such as display resolutions.

Code found in Fitbit app APK files suggests that several new fitness watches are being built by the company. None of the new devices appears to run Wear OS despite Google’s acquisition of the company last year.

Two wearables codenamed Hera and Rhea appeared in the code, both featuring displays with a resolution of 336 x 336. 9to5Google, who unearthed the potential devices, speculated that because this is the exact display resolution used in Versa 3 and Sense watches released in 2020, these two gadgets could be their successors, the Versa 4 and the Sense 2.

The 2020 Sense watch was almost identical to the Versa 3, but it had more health tracking features. The publication noted that Rhea and Hera are anagrams of each other and theorized that this clever link further proves that these new wearables would be in the Versa and Sense lines.

A third smartwatch nicknamed Nyota was also uncovered, with a 124 x 208 display resolution. This resolution matches the 2021 Fitbit Luxe, so 9to5Google deduced this gadget would likely be a new version in the same line.

Also found in the APK files was code hinting at a Bluetooth bridge to connect your smartwatch to your phone. According to 9to5Google, WearOS uses its own method of communication between an Android smartphone and a smartwatch, suggesting that WearOS will therefore not be used in these rumored devices.

Fitbit has not made an official announcement about these wearables, so it is unclear whether or when these gadgets will come to market.

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Polly Allcock, 2022-03-28 (Update: 2022-03-28)