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Fitbit’s next tracker is going to target even younger kids, leak suggests

It looks like Fitbit is shaping up to have a busy MWC 2019. Not only have we seen what looks suspiciously like a new Fitbit Versa 2, but now pictures of a brand new device have emerged, which make it look like the company is set to target a new and younger demographic.

It wouldn’t be the first time that Fitbit has aimed younger than its core audience, with last year’s Fitbit Ace targeted squarely at the 8-13 age group (and their parents), but this unnamed device (via TechnoBuffalo) looks to be going even younger.

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Image Credit: TechnoBuffalo

The pictures show a brightly-coloured wristband with an elongated black and white display. The devices shown come in bold blue and vibrant pink colour schemes, although the back of the devices show a differently coloured buckle: yellow for the blue wearable, and green for the pink one.

If the cartoony font for the clockface wasn’t a clue that this is aimed at 5-8 year-olds, then the monster and rocket ship motifs are something of a dead giveaway.

Image Credit: TechnoBuffalo

That perhaps hints at gamified elements, like those seen on the Garmin Vivofit Junior. At the very least, a step counter is clearly visible to encourage an active lifestyle, and if past form is to be followed, parents will be able to keep a careful eye on the data synced to their Fitbit app.

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That’s really all we know for now. It’s not clear when this device will be launched, but you wouldn’t bet against a reveal in Barcelona, with MWC 2019 just around the corner. We’ll be on the ground in Spain, and if anything is announced, you’ll be the first to know.

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