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The newest device has been officially revealed and it's unlike any other Digimon device before it! It's similar to virtual pets in the past, but with a focus on exercising to meet evolution conditions. Full coverage can be found here: https://withthewill.net/threads/dig...health-tracker-releasing-in-march-2021.24941/

While the announcement was tweeted out in Japanese, Chinese and English, we do not have word on an international release yet, but the device will be sold in Japanese stores starting 13 March 2021. There is also a Special version sold via Premium Bandai that comes with a V-mon themed DiM card.

I'll definitely be picking one of these up, but what about you? How do you like this new take on Digimon V-Pets?


Update- Pre-orders are open!

First up, the Vital Bracelet itself, which is available in both black and white for $58.90, and ships in March: (currently listed under the name 'Vital Breath' on HLJ)
Vital Bracelet Black
Vital Bracelet White

Then the first wave of Dim Cards are available to pre-order, which expands your Vital Bracelet with new Digimon to raise, new stages/areas, and new graphics for the device.
Each set includes 2 Dim Cards and is $16.25:
DIM Card Set EX Digimon Adventure:- Includes Agumon and Gabumon anime Dim Cards. Ships in March.
DIM Card Set Volume 1- Includes Volcanic Beat and Blizzard Fang Dim Cards. Ships in April.
 
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the excitement of the new v-pet has not left me since its reveal last night. Many of its features were my best case scenario and so far how it looks on its advertising is not letting me down.
I do want to see more info though, such as gameplay outside of fancy trailer cinematics, the information on Digimon included within evolution trees whether it's Impulse City's Pulsemon DIM or the seperate DIMs of known Digimon, and small details such as battery life or upcoming DIMs to be purchasable after launch. I'm also looking forward to more YouTube "episodes"!
It seems we'll get information on the 18th on Japan but that does feel like such a long wait, I hope we get some interesting tweets within that gap even if it's simply the profile information for Pulsemon
 

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Excited for the new release, though am disappointed that ex-veemon is exclusive to the fluorescent colour
 

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I've been looking for an excuse to be more physically active.

I'm real excited for this. As much as I adore the little 16x16 dot sprites, it's been time for them to update the virtual pets. Tamagotchi got its first full color screen in 2008. (And yeah I know about the Xros Loader, but that barely qualifies as a virtual pet in my opinion so nyeh)

Also I mentioned it in the news thread but I'm really curious about possibly modding/hacking these. The existence of Dim cards leads me to think that it should be at least theoretically possible. Although if that sort of discussion isn't permitted around here, since it's probably a legal grey-area, let me know and I'll keep my mouth shut :X
 

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This thing looks freaking AWESOME and I can't wait to try it out. I'm pretty active, especially when stuff like Pokémon Go gives me extra incentive, so being able to wear/use a Digimon in everyday life (as opposed to carrying around a vpet) is pretty enticing.

I like that we won’t be limited to Pulsemon’s line but I’m a little weary about how expensive/excessive the monster expansions could be—but then again they’re -relatively- cheap and essentially like buying another P-Bandai pet...

My big question is whether Bandai will have VB and traditional v-pets going at the same time or whether they’ll try to transition to VB as the future of Digimon v-pets. Between the color screen, roster expansions, and app-based interaction/online, VB really looks to be the kind of upgrade we’ve wanted for a long time...
 

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I’m really excited for this, and I was a naysayer to color sprites before this, since I was afraid of the price. I can’t believe no one has tried to combine the addictiveness of virtual pets with a fitneas tracker BEFORE honestly. I’ve always found it hard to motivate myself to exercise, but the fact I can make my cool monster evolve by using this is so fun sounding I might have found my motivation at last.
 

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My big question is whether Bandai will have VB and traditional v-pets going at the same time or whether they’ll try to transition to VB as the future of Digimon v-pets. Between the color screen, roster expansions, and app-based interaction/online, VB really looks to be the kind of upgrade we’ve wanted for a long time...

My guess is that it's something of a "see how it goes" situation. They're rolling out a bunch of new features with this. More detailed sprites, color screens, expansion content, app/online interaction. There's a lot that they're testing out here and they'll probably wait to hear some feedback to see if a given feature is well received before deciding to stick with it long term. Honestly, the fact that this is DIGImon and all the V-Pets have been so..."dial-up" and un-changed for the last 20+ years is kinda sad. It's nice to see Bandai start to bring the V-Pets to a more modern aesthetic.
 

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Excited for the new release, though am disappointed that ex-veemon is exclusive to the fluorescent colour
Is this true, though? From what I gathered on the product's page- The green one comes with the required chip for Exveemon in the packaging. I don't believe it said that this would be the only way of obtaining it. Might just be released on a buyable DiM card later.
 

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I love the concept, but I already use a fitbit. Using two at the same time would be weird. I'd rather have a Digimon app that could fetch the health info on other fitbit. (I'm assuming this one doesn't do that).
 

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It’s perfect.

My only concern is if some kind of Geo-blocking is used on the app but I doubt Bandai would go to that extent.
Even if they do, there should be ways around it (VPN).
 

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I finally had the chance to preorder two bracelets.

Can’t wait to get them. Pokémon Go was definitely not my cup of tea while running and I love the whole concept of your Digimon evolving because of your different activities.

I now only need a Guilmon DIM ! :D
 

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I finally had the chance to preorder two bracelets.

Can’t wait to get them. Pokémon Go was definitely not my cup of tea while running and I love the whole concept of your Digimon evolving because of your different activities.

I now only need a Guilmon DIM ! :D
I’m holding out on a second one praying Veemon gets a DiM release
 
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Yeah I don’t know what to do with Veemon : I really don’t like the green bracelet but if it’s the only way to get our boy ...
 

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I finally had the chance to preorder two bracelets.

Can’t wait to get them. Pokémon Go was definitely not my cup of tea while running and I love the whole concept of your Digimon evolving because of your different activities.

I now only need a Guilmon DIM ! :D
I’m holding out on a second one praying Veemon gets a DiM release

isn't that quite unlikely to happen?

i mean i thought premium bandai exclusive usually remains exclusive..?
 

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Idk. I love Veemon but to me he’s not worth another 90 dollars. I wouldn’t wear the yellow one.
 

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As someone who got the yellow for Veemon and mentally prepared myself for the color, convincing myself that it's not that bad, it now crossed my mind that if it'd be eye catching in the it might be worth it.
 

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Is it still possible to still get everything in February? I initially didn’t want this at all but I just recently found out the price is only a little bit above a regular vpet and it’s in color. Is Vmon still only available for the green version? And does that mean that Vmon will be the default Digimon and it won’t have this new electric guy?

I kind of don’t want the Agumon and Gabumon, but I want the black roar, Vmon and electric dude. What do I need to get? Is it possible to get the white bracelet and get all this?
 

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Is it still possible to still get everything in February? I initially didn’t want this at all but I just recently found out the price is only a little bit above a regular vpet and it’s in color. Is Vmon still only available for the green version? And does that mean that Vmon will be the default Digimon and it won’t have this new electric guy?

I kind of don’t want the Agumon and Gabumon, but I want the black roar, Vmon and electric dude. What do I need to get? Is it possible to get the white bracelet and get all this?
About the starter for the neon green bracelet, you get the sims for both Vmon and the new digimon. You choose which you wanna use.
 

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I hope they will explain how many Digimon we can have on a single VB and if there’s a back up for your Digimon if you lose or break your VB.
 
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