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Samsung Takes On Fitbit With Its New Galaxy Fit: Everything You Need To Know

No word on an official release date for the Galaxy Fit yet except for the originally announced May 31 rollout. However, the company has now shared a video highlighting the fitness tracker’s key features.

Wearable Tech May 18, 2019

Fitbit Launches Fitbit Ace 2 Designed For Kids Age 6 Years And Up

Fitbit recently took the wraps off its Ace 2 fitness tracker. This new wearable device is aimed at kids age 6 years and up.

Wearable Tech March 12, 2019

Fitbit’s New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

Fitbit recently launched its cheapest fitness tracker yet. However, it won’t be available to the consumer market, but users can get it through insurance providers and employers.

Wearable Tech February 11, 2019

Fitbit OS 3.0 Adds Expanded Dashboard, More Third-Party App Support On Versa And Ionic

Fitbit OS 3.0 is finally here, available for the Ionic and Versa. It expands support for third-party apps, introduces improved health views, and more.

Wearable Tech December 17, 2018

Apple Watch Stays On Top Of Smartwatch Market, With Series 1 More Popular Than Series 3

Counterpoint Research revealed that Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market in the second quarter. The Apple Watch was the best-selling device in the industry, but it was the Series 1 holding the top spot, not the Series 3.

Apple September 3, 2018

Rumor: Fitbit Charge 3 Might Have A Touchscreen, But No GPS

Fitbit is upgrading its traditional trackers. The Fitbit Charge 3 will apparently be more like its smartwatch siblings, complete with a touchscreen and a new design — but no GPS, though.

Wearable Tech August 16, 2018

Fitbit Ace Fitness Tracker For Kids Now Available Globally: Where To Buy And For How Much

Fitbit announced a kid-focused fitness tracker back in March, and now it's finally on sale. Here's what it has to offer, how much it costs, and where to get it.

Gadgets June 13, 2018

Over 5 Years Later, Fitbit Finally Adds Menstrual Cycle And Text Response Features

Fitbit announced that it is adding a new feature called female health tracking to help women track menstrual cycles. It is also adding text responses for Android users.

Wearable Tech May 7, 2018

Fitbit Teams With Google To Give Your Data To Doctors: Will This Improve Healthcare?

Fitbit is using Google's new Cloud Healthcare API and integrating the technology into its devices. This collaboration will be aimed at giving healthcare providers more data about patients.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2018

17 Reasons Why Fitbit Versa Is The Best Smartwatch Out There

The Fitbit Versa’s is the fitness company’s cheapest smartwatch yet, but don’t let the low price tag fool you. It’s just as good as its rivals out there, topped with unbeatable features focused on health and fitness.

Wearable Tech April 16, 2018

Fitbit Versa Review Roundup: At $200, Is It Better Than The Apple Watch?

Reviews on the $200 Fitbit Versa have started coming in, giving customers a better idea of what to expect from the Fitbit Ionic successor. Does the device live up to its billing as an Apple Watch challenger?

Wearable Tech March 27, 2018

New Fitbit Versa Smartwatch Launches At $199, Looks Like An Apple Watch

Fitbit just launched a new smartwatch called Versa, which looks like a cheaper Apple Watch. The $199 Versa comes with standard smartwatch features but also cuts a few corners.

Wearable Tech March 14, 2018

The Fitbit Ace Was Designed For Children: Will The Fitness Tracker Really Help Kids Stay Healthy?

Fitbit unveiled the Fitbit Ace, a fitness tracker created for kids of ages 8 years old and up. The device, which will remind children of their daily fitness goals, is now up for preorders at $99.95 each.

Wearable Tech March 14, 2018

Fitness Tracker App Strava Reveals Secret US Military Bases And Facilities Around The World

Fitness tracker app Strava, through its Global Heat Map, gave away the locations of secret U.S. military bases and facilities around the world. The freely accessible online map also shows the activity on the locations for an over two-year period.

Security January 28, 2018

Fitbit Announces Pebble Smartwatch Will Get Only Six More Months Of Support

The Pebble Smartwatch’s ecosystem has a time limit, and Fitbit has revealed how long the system will work. While the watch will still work, a lot of features will be cut.

Wearable Tech January 26, 2018

How To Use Fitbit's Coaching App For Xbox One And Windows PC

Fitbit upgraded its Fitbit Coaching app for iOS and Android devices to integrate with Microsoft's Xbox One and Windows PC. Here's a guide on how to get started with Fitbit's Coaching app.

Apps/Software January 18, 2018

Stepping Up For The Future Of Health: Fitbit Invests In Glucose-Monitoring Startup Sano

Fitbit could be heading into tracking users’ glucose levels. The company has reportedly invested millions into startup Sano, which is developing a minimally invasive continuous glucose monitor.

Wearable Tech January 8, 2018

Apple Is The Top Wearable Company Again After Shipping 3.9 Million Smartwatches In Q3 2017

Apple shipped the most smartwatches in Q3 2017 according to latest estimates from market analysis firm Canalys. Even so, it was a bad quarter for smartwatches in general.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2017

Fitbit Unveils New Ionic Smartwatch: GPS, NFC, Heart Rate Sensor, Onboard Storage, Water Resistance, And More

After many rumors, Fitbit has finally unveiled a new smartwatch called Ionic that follows the Blaze. It’s got everything one could ask for in a smartwatch and more.

Wearable Tech August 29, 2017

Measuring Walking Speed Using Wireless Signals May Help Predict Cardiac Diseases And Cognitive Decline

MIT researchers have developed a device that measures walking speed using a wireless signal. How is WiGait better than other methods and technology currently used to measure walking speed?

Feature | Science May 3, 2017

Fitbit Higgs Smartwatch Gets Leaked, Sports Familiar Design: Apple Watch Rival Takes A Retro Approach

Leaked photos of Fitbit’s next smartwatch have surfaced online, which sports a retro feel, and looks a lot like what you’d expect from Fitbit. It appears, however, that the watch isn’t winning any design points.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2017

Heart Rate Monitor In Fitness Trackers May Not Always Be Accurate: Study

Your favorite wristband fitness tracker may not have a completely reliable heart rate monitor, a new study finds. However, although the monitor's readings are altered while you exercise, you can still use the tracker to keep in shape.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2017

Pebble Final Update Will Keep It Ticking After Cloud Services Shuts Down

Pebble is releasing its final update for the watch as it ushers into the Fitbit era. Pebble owners can still enjoy the watch even after the cloud server shuts down.

Wearable Tech April 6, 2017

Wearable Fitness Tracker Alerts Woman To Dangerous Health Condition

Harwinton-based Patricia Lauder had no idea her Fitbit smart watch would save her life. Through dictating her very fast heartbeat, the Fitbit device clued her in on a pulmonary embolism inside her body.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017

Fitbit Alta HR Review Roundup: Fit Enough For Function And Fashion

Fitbit released on March its latest fitness wristband, the Fitbit Alta HR. It claims to track heart rate, but is it performing enough to capture the hearts of reviewers?

Wearable Tech March 28, 2017

Meet Fitbit Alta HR: 'Slimmest Fitness Wristband' With Heart Rate Sensor

Fitbit has introduced its new Alta HR smartwatch. The company claims that it is the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate sensor and sleep monitoring capabilities.

Wearable Tech March 7, 2017

Cloudflare Leak: How Bad Is CloudBleed And What You Should Do

You might have heard of the Cloudflare leak and you might be worried if you're affected by Cloudbleed. Here are the details you need to know.

Security February 25, 2017

Pebble Acquisition Was A Bargain Deal Far Cheaper Than Initially Estimated: Fitbit Confirms $23M Price

Fitbit has finally disclosed the price it paid to acquire Pebble and it was quite a bargain deal. While the acquisition was initially estimated to cost between $34 and $40 million, Fitbit just revealed that it paid only $23 million for Pebble.

Business Tech February 23, 2017

Fitbit Confirms Workforce Reduction, To Lay Off 110 Employees

Fitbit confirmed its rumored plans of laying off 110 people from the company. The disappointing Q4 2016 results are being cited as the reason for the reduction in workforce.

Business Tech January 31, 2017

Fitbit Intends To Lay Off 10 Percent Employees, Per Reports

Fitbit recently acquired Pebble for $40 million and now the company is reportedly set to lay off almost 10 percent of its 1600 total workforce. The company is apparently considering the decision due to low sales.

Business Tech January 30, 2017

Microsoft Working With Fitbit, Garmin And More To Bring Improved Bluetooth Support For Windows 10

Windows has shared details of a tie up with wearable device manufacturers like Fitbit and Garmin, to improve Bluetooth connectivity support. This collaboration will aim to implement several new features in its Bluetooth services for Windows 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 16, 2017

Fitbit's Latest Vector Watch Acquisition Makes The Rumored Fitbit Smartwatch Increasingly Likely

Fitbit just made another acquisition, this time snatching the software platform and team of European startup Vector Watch. The move further bolsters expectations of a Fitbit smartwatch, especially since a Fitbit app store is in tow as well.

Business Tech January 10, 2017

Fitbit App Store Confirmed For This Year: Is A Fitbit Smartwatch In Tow?

In an interview at CES 2017, Fitbit CEO John Park said the company plans to launch its own app store 'as soon as possible.' Does this mean a real Fitbit smartwatch is in tow as well? Most likely.

Wearable Tech January 7, 2017

Fitbit Withdraws Patent Complaint To Prevent Jawbone Products From Entering the US: A Christmas Gift Or Something Else?

Fitbit has withdrawn its patent case that seeks to block the entry of rival fitness tracker maker Jawbone's products into the United States. The move is revealed just before Christmas, but it is nowhere near being a gift.

Wearable Tech December 26, 2016

Wearables Market Losing Steam: Devices Too Pricey, Not Enough Utility To Warrant Purchase?

Projected growth of wearable devices plummeted from 60 percent year-over-year to 25 percent this year. Researchers singled out smartwatches as the devices suffering anemic sales performance due to redundant features and expensive prices.

Wearable Tech December 22, 2016

Fitbit To Continue Pebble Smartwatch Services Through 2017: No Need To Panic About Your Wearable Getting Bricked

Fitbit has announced that it will only support Pebble devices for the rest of next year. Pebble owners would have to turn to third-party developers and the Pebble community to keep the device going beyond that timeline.

Wearable Tech December 15, 2016

As Fitbit Acquires Pebble, You Need To Say Goodbye To Pebble Time 2 And Core

As fitness device maker Fitbit Inc. gears up to acquire startup Pebble Technology Corp., consumers need to bid adieu to the Pebble Core and Time 2 devices from the latter. Fitbit will reportedly cancel these devices.

Business Tech December 7, 2016

Apple Watch Goes Down As Fitbit Tops Q3 Wearable Market, IDC Says

Fitbit has maintained its dominance of the wearable devices market. The same, however, cannot be said about the market share of the Apple Watch, which posted a 71 percent year-over-year decline.

Wearable Tech December 6, 2016

Fitbit Is Buying Pebble For Up To $40 Million: What Will Happen Next For The Two Wearable Device Companies?

Fitbit is said to be buying struggling smartwatch maker Pebble for a price between $34 million and $40 million. What will come next for the two wearable device companies after the acquisition?

Wearable Tech December 1, 2016

'NBA 2K17' Players, Get Off Your Couches: Fitbit Integration To Give In-Game Rewards For Meeting Real-World Fitness Goals

A partnership has been announced between 'NBA 2K17' and Fitbit that looks to get players out of their couches. Gamers who achieve 10,000 daily steps will receive in-game rewards for their MyPlayer character in the basketball simulation.

Video Games November 16, 2016

Huawei Fit Review Roundup: What Experts Are Saying About The New Fitness Tracker In Town

As the Huawei Fit begins to roll out in the United States, early reviews are trickling in. There are standout features that impressed a few watchers but are these enough to make up for several weaknesses?

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Scrapped Microsoft Band 3 Gets Leaked: Images Of The Fitness Tracker That Could've Been But Didn't

Leaked images show the purported Microsoft Band 3 prototype. Except for the clasp, there appears to be few changes when compared with the design language of the Band 2.

Microsoft October 13, 2016

Fitbit Charge 2 vs. Fitbit Charge HR: Which Is The Better Fitness Tracker?

Fitbit is out to solidify its position in the fitness market. The new Charge 2 is like the Charge HR brand but with added features and extra add-ons.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 28, 2016

Fitbit Charge 2 Now Available: Here's How Much You Need To Spend For This Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Charge 2 comes with classic functions of the popular fitness tracker line and introduces new features such as a more refined design, bigger OLED screen and smarter PurePulse technology. The device uses the same heart rate sensor outfitted in the Charge HR.

Wearable Tech September 27, 2016

Fitbit Charge 2 And Flex 2 Unleashed: Specs, Pricing And Everything You Need To Know About These Fitness Trackers

Fitbit launched two new wearables to replace its most popular trackers, introducing the heart-rate-tracking Charge 2 and the fully waterproof Flex 2. Both gadgets are now available for preorder, so here's what they have to offer.

Wearable Tech August 30, 2016

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