The Fitbit Force came out just last October, and at the time it sounded like it was a wonderful improvement over its Fitbit Flex fitness band from last year. But recently a tiny percentage of users have discovered that the iOS-compatible device was actually hurting their health in addition to helping them traffic. It's worried Fitbit enough that it's ceased sales of the devices and recalled all of the ones currently in the hands of customers.
While you're waiting around for the iWatch, the fitness buffs among you might be interested in picking up the new Fitbit Force wristband. As AllThingsD reports, it includes all the features from last year's popular Fitbit Flex, while adding actual watch functionality, a larger screen, an altimeter for measuring how many stairs you've climbed, and a system for measuring how long you've really been exercising.
An Apple-produced smartwatch may still exist only in the realm of rumor, but that isn't stopping third-party manufacturers from producing iOS-compatible smartwatches of their own. Enter Foxconn's smart wristband. According to the Want China Times, the iOS-compatible machine can measure your heartbeat and respiration, in addition to checking phone calls and making Facebook posts.