Fitbit seems to be having trouble keeping a lid on its upcoming line of wearables. The company makes some of the most popular fitness trackers on the market, and we recently learned that two new activity-tracking wristbands called the Charge and Charge HR are on on the way.

Now the Verge reports that Fitbit also plans to launch its first smartwatch, the Fitbit Surge.

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The watch is expected to sell for $249 and combines notifications and other smartwatch features with fitness tracking hardware and software.

It includes GPS for runners that want to keep track of their routes, a heart rate monitor, and distance, pace,and elevation tracking. Like many other fitness trackers it’ll also monitor sleep quality and estimated calories burned.

When you pair the Fitbit Surge with a phone you can also view notifications for incoming calls and text messages and use it to control media playback.

This watch doesn’t include support for third-party apps or nearly as many functions as you’d get with a Pebble, Apple Watch, Samsung Gear watch, or a device running Android Wear software. But it’s more traditionally watch-shaped than most of Fitbit’s other devices, which look more like bracelets than watches. It has a larger screen and supports customizable watch faces.


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