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First smartwatch from Fitbit has its own app platform

First smartwatch from Fitbit has its own app platform

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The first smartwatch from Fitbit gets its own platform and ‘gallery’ for applications.

That has director James Park confirmed compared to The Competition. As soon as the smartwatch appears on the market, is there a kit for developers released. This enables them to create applications for the platform.

Also appear there are a number of apps from specific partners, says Park. Precisely what are, wanted the director not to say. “The only thing I can say is that music is a very important part of the fitness experience is, and that functionality will see that there is related.” Earlier it was announced that Spotify, with the launch on the watch is not available.

The software from Fitbit comes from smartwatchfabrikant Pebble, which last year was acquired by Fitbit. Developers like Pebble have the ability to own apps only with friends and family to share.

First smartwatch

The as yet unnamed watch will be the first ‘real’ smartwatch from Fitbit. However, the company has some fitnesscrackers on the market with smart features, for example, to view the sms and mail-notifications. In appearance, the device would resemble the previously presented Fitbit Blaze.

When the new smartwatch is going to be sold, however, is still not known. There would be problems in the production process of the watch. This would Fitbit the launch have been postponed to the autumn.

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