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Fitbit's smartwatch is reportedly not coming along very well

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Fitbit’s primed to finally break out of the fitness tracking vertical with a smartwatch built for mass appeal — but the company’s apparently having a hard time even bringing a device to the starting line. 

A Yahoo Finance report claims that Fitbit’s had so much difficulty developing the smartwatch that its launch was pushed from spring to later in the year, most likely the fall, according to “sources familiar with the matter.”

The report says the smartwatch will be made of aluminum with a built-in GPS chip, heart-rate monitoring, the capacity for touchless payments, Pandora music compatibility, and up to four days of battery life. The design is, according to one source, “definitely not sexy,” and takes its cues from the company’s attempt at a fitness smartwatch, the Blaze. Read more…

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