Bandai announced a new series of merchandise that will allow consumers to train Digimon in a more active way. The Digimon Vital Bracelet will track your steps and heart rate as you raise your digital monsters through walking, running, or other sorts of physical activity. The Digimon Vital Bracelet will release on March 13, 2021 in Japan. Three models will be available, with a black and white version costing ¥6,380 (or roughly $61), and a Special yellow model costing ¥7,260 (or approximately $69). Pre-orders will open on December 18, 2020.
The Digimon Vital Bracelet will feature three ways to train your Digimon. The Pulse Link system will focus on your physical activity, such as your heart rate and step count, which impacts the development and evolution of your Digimon. Touch Link is an auto-battle system, and the Applog Link will sync features via a designated smartphone app. The Applog Link will include records of raised Digimon, pictures of them, missions, and rankings.
All three models of the bracelet will include an Impulse City Dim Card, which will allow people to raise the new Digimon Pulsemon. However, the Special version bracelet will also come bundled with the Ancient Warriors Dim Card. The Ancient Warriors Dim Card will allow consumers to raise V-mon. Pre-orders will also include the Black Roar Dim Card, which unlocks BlackWarGreymon as a potential Digivolution.
You can watch the announcement trailer for the Digimon Vital Bracelet below.
Additional content for the Digimon Vital Bracelet can be purchased through Dim Cards, which will be sold separately from the bracelet itself. The Dim Cards will unlock new arenas and allow consumers to raise special Digimon found on each respective card. Two series of Digimon Dim Cards are currently scheduled for production. A Digimon EX Adventure Dim Card series will release on March 31, 2021, coinciding with the release of the Vital Bracelet. In addition, a second series of Dim Cards, Volcanic Beat and Blizzard Fang, will release in early April 2021. Each set will cost ¥1,760 (about $16).