Fitbit might be relaunching its Force fitness band later this year

Earlier this year, Fitbit recalled their Force fitness bands due to complaints over skin irritations and allergies. It should be noted that the complaints were only 1.7% of the customer base, but we guess Fitbit decided that the responsible thing to do was to issue a recall. Better safe than sorry, right? So what does this mean for the Force band? Has it been discontinued? Well according to @evleaks, perhaps not. According to a leaked photo that he posted, it seems that Fitbit could be modifying the Fitbit Force and relaunching it as a new product. 

In January, reports started to surface suggesting that people who purchased the FitBit Force were having an allergic reaction to the material used in the band. Even though these reports only constituted 1.7% of the customer base, FitBit issued a recall for the device and offered refunds for anyone affected by it. They have not been on sale since, but @evleaks seems to have found evidence that they are working on getting it back out there. In the slide that was leaked, there is a list of features next to two images of a slightly modified Force band. The list of features is mostly similar – tracking steps, sleep and calorie goals, while also being able to sync to your phone wirelessly to keep it all organized. Caller ID and real-time run stats were also listed, which would be new features for the Force if this leak is true. The iOS version had notification support, but that never made it to Android before the recall.

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