Toshiba had already released its wearable fitness tracker in Japan, although it has yet to get a release date in the U.S. or other parts of the world come to that. It often makes sense to relese it in the home country first, as it gives the company time to see if everything is ok for a global release.
The Toshiba wearable fitness tracker release date looks to be imminent because the device has now shown up on the FCC website, which is always an indication that a product will hit the U.S. market very soon.
We are not certain if it will be this side of Christmas, or if we will have to wait until 2015, although with CES coming up, it could be the ideal platform to be released. FFC has already shared the user manual for this fitness tracker, which we know will monitor your physical activities, such as when you run, walk and if you have sat down for too long and will offer you a gentle reminder.
We already know this wristband will work with Android and iOS mobile devices, giving you full access to its features and settings. The specs are pretty similar to other products of this kind, such as FitBit, and so will collect data over Bluetooth. There are LED lights that run along the side and a vibration motor when you need reminding of something.
One downside is its lack of display, although this is not really too much of an issue because that is what your mobile device is for. The other added benefit of no display is weight saving, as it is not as heavy as similar fitness trackers on the market.
As for price, Toshiba has yet to offer any indication of this, although it needs to be priced reasonably in order to compete with rival products.