FitBit released its Force fitness tracker last October, but not all of the planned software features were ready for the launch, namely notifications for incoming calls. According to a company representative, Called ID functionality is currently being worked on and is scheduled for delivery in February 2014 via a free software update.
They’ve also shared a video showing Caller ID integration on the Force and I’ve included it below the fold for your viewing pleasure…
Here, check it out.
It’s quite handy: if you receive a phone call while jogging, Caller ID will make it easy to just glance at your wrist and see who’s calling, without ever needing to pull out an iPhone from your pocket or pause your run.
Now imagine something like this on an iWatch…
It’s interesting that Caller ID integration will be an iPhone exclusive feature, SlashGear learned. Caller ID will require an iPhone 4s or newer due to the need for power-efficient Bluetooth 4.0 networking and iOS 7.
The Bluetooth 4.0-enabled wrist-worn accessory records steps taken, distance traveled, stairs climbed, calories burned and active minutes, measures the quality of your sleep and more.
Here’s a promo video highlighting the Force’s key features, from three months ago.
And another one.
The Force has a nice built-in OLED display that of course shows time, data pertaining to your activity, motivational reminders and stuff like that. It’s got accelerometer, pedometer and altimeter sensors and packs in a vibrating alarm function.
The Force fetches $129.95 a pop, available in Black and Slate, over at the Fitbit store.