We wouldn’t have been too surprised if Google removed Fitbit entirely after the recent problems, but it looks like the company might be listening! 9to5Google is reporting that a Fitbit Charge 6, coming this year, will bring back the physical button.
9to5Google doesn’t have many details about the new wearable, but “sources familiar with the matter” tell the publication that it “looks exactly like the Charge 5 except for the addition of a physical button on the left edge.”
Google will launch its Pixel 8 phones at an event on October 4. While Fitbit wasn’t mentioned, I suspect we’ll be able to see the new Fitbit Charge 6 at or around that event.