9to5Google’s latest app teardown points to three new Fitbits on the way. While all we have to do is codenames for now, the suggested resolutions give us a pretty good idea of which models are being refreshed, and there’s also a big hint that we won’t be getting the intro promise of Wear OS this generation.
All three wearables continue in Fitbit’s tradition of using space and sci-fi related codenames, with Hera, Rhea and Nyota all referenced in the app. The first two are listed as having screen resolutions of 336 x 336, which strongly suggests that these two watches are the Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Sense 2 respectively, since the square shape and pixel count match. to previous generations.
Nyota, on the other hand, has a resolution of 124 x 208 – the familiar shape of the fitness bracelet. It’s the same resolution as last year’s Fitbit Luxe, so it seems likely we’ll be looking at the Luxe 2.
The difference between these and previous generations is unclear, as all three codenames were found in code related to Fitbit’s software bridge that allows the company’s wearables to share data with smartphones.
As Wear OS has a different way of talking to smart phones, 9to5Google believes this is proof that Fitbit won’t be adopting Wear OS this generation, despite it now being part of the Google family after a 2-year takeover. .1 billion.
Where the hell is Wear OS?
While this leak reveals very little about the devices other than their likely existence, it does suggest that Google’s takeover hasn’t changed the way Fitbit works that much yet.
Generational changes between Fitbits are usually incremental, rather than rapid, and the identical resolution indicates that will be the case here – although new sensors could of course be added, and we always welcome battery improvements.
But the real nudge here is the suggestion that Fitbit isn’t planning on adopting Wear OS this time around. At last year’s Google I/O, Fitbit CEO James Park said the company would “build premium Wear-based smartwatches that combine the best of Fitbit’s expertise in Health with Google’s Ambient Computing Capabilities”.
From the scant evidence we’ve seen so far, it doesn’t appear that any of these wearables fit that description, and it’s rumored that the next Pixel Watch will also only have limited Fitbit integration. . In other words, the wait for something that combines the best of Fitbit and Google continues.