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Fitbit postponed the launch of its new smartwatch at least until the autumn of 2017

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Fitbit is currently working on the development of its first “authentic” smartwatch, but according to a new report, it seems that the company has found several problems during the process of development of the gadget, which has led him to postpone the launch which had planned this spring to the autumn of 2017.

According to Yahoo Finance, the team responsible for the new smartwatch for Fitbit has recently discovered a problem with the GPS which prevented him from working properly by having the antenna in a wrong place. In addition, the team also has difficulties to ensure that the watch is fully waterproof and could even debut without this function if eventually they fail to find a solution.

It should be noted that Fitbit never has worked too so their wearables are waterproof. Even the Charge 2, its most important fitness monitor, does not bring this feature, although the Flex 2 brings protection against water and it can be submerged to a depth of up to 50 meters.

Potential features

In the same report, Yahoo says that the new Fitbit smartwatch will feature an aluminium body and a display color with up to 1000 nits brightness, similar to Apple Watch Series 2, together with a design inspired by the Blaze fitness monitor.

Inside, the device will be hosting a sensor for the heartbeat, GPS and NFC modules, as well as WiFi connectivity and support for storing and playing music from the Pandoraservice.

But perhaps the most prominent rumor about the future Watch has to do with your battery, since apparently it could boast of autonomy of up to 4 days on a single charge, much more than other smart watches currently available on the market. In terms of its price, the new smart watch Fitbit apparently it will be around 300 dollars.

Finally, the company could also throw a pair of headphones wireless along with the new smartwatch, although at the moment is not known any details about them.

In recent months, Fitbit has been involved in the purchase of several manufacturers of smart watches. Last December, the company acquired Pebble, while the following month announced the purchase of Vector Watch.

Shortly after these two acquisitions, Fitbit said it would lay off 6 percent of its workforce after having recorded fewer sales than planned in the fourth quarter of 2016. The only thing we hope is that the company has greater success with your future smartwatch, a market that is already quite crowded and has some very interesting offers at this time.

Créés Fitbit has any chance of competing with other gadgets with Android Wear 2.0 that are expected to arrive this year or that are already available?

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