Tag: fitness tracker

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

Pros Say Wearable Tech Will Be A Big Fitness Trend Hit In 2019

In a new survey, experts revealed the top 20 big fitness trends for 2019. Although wearable technology dropped to no. 3 for 2018, it is now back to the no. 1 spot for 2019 while group training and HIIT rank second and third respectively.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

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

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

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

Here's What The Microsoft Xbox Watch Looked Like Before It Was Cancelled

Images of a powered on Xbox Watch prototype have surfaced, offering a glimpse into Microsoft's early work on wearable devices. The project was shelved to make way for the Microsoft Band line of fitness trackers, which was also eventually canceled.

Microsoft January 22, 2018

Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year

Amazon announced a new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will make its digital assistant available on the go. Alexa will hit smartwatches, headphones, fitness trackers, and more wearables this year.

Wearable Tech January 6, 2018

Jawbone To Close Up Shop As CEO Kicks Off New Startup Jawbone Health Hub

Jawbone, once a formidable name in the wearable technology landscape, will reportedly soon shut down entirely after a series of company struggles. The CEO, however, has already launched what appears to be its successor, Jawbone Health Hub.

Business Tech July 7, 2017

Are Fitness Trackers Beneficial For Your Health? High-Tech Wristbands Not Good At Measuring Calories

Recent study reveals that fitness wearables do not accurately track burned calories during physical activities. Is it still worth it to rely on fitness trackers?

Feature | Health May 26, 2017

Running Is Socially Contagious: Posting About Exercise On Social Media Can Influence Friends

When you run more, chances are high that your friends will run more, too. A new global study revealed that running is socially contagious and can influence your peers in a social network.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 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

O'We Smartwatch Will Help You Get The Ideal Amount Of Sunshine Every Day

The O'We smartwatch features a UV tracker that helps users get the perfect amount of sunshine every day for optimal sun exposure. The gadget is perfect for sun and outdoor lovers.

Wearable Tech March 19, 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

RUAWALK Is The Wearable That Sets Workout Pace With The Beat Of The Music

RUAWALK is the wearable that uses the beat of the music to help motivate users to walk.

Wearable Tech February 27, 2017

Best Smartwatches Of CES 2017: Casio, Garmin, Misfit Vapor And More

If you are interested in upgrading your current smartwatch or want to find the most awesome wearable ideal for your lifestyle, then take a look at our favorite smartwatches unveiled at CES 2017.

Fitness/Sports January 8, 2017

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 Charge 2 Update Ups The Fitness-Tracking Game: Workout Pause Feature, Guided Breathing, And More

Fitbit has rolled out a new update for Charge 2 that adds functionalities aplenty, some of which users have long pined for. The update is part of the Charge 2’s latest firmware, which is available now.

Wearable Tech December 22, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Gets Software Update: Auto Pause Feature, New Workout Tracking Options

The Samsung Gear Fit 2's new firmware update will significantly improve the wearable's precision and tracking smarts. These are complemented by new features that require less input from users, allowing uninterrupted workouts.

Wearable Tech November 25, 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

The Misfit Phase Is The $175 Analog Watch With Some Smart Features Launching Nov. 7

The Misfit Phase, a new analog watch from Misfit, comes with fitness tracking capabilities. It will be released this fall with a starting price of $175.

Wearable Tech October 18, 2016

Can’t Get To 10,000 Steps? Take Fewer, Faster Steps Instead

Walking has long been considered as a great form of physcal activity. If you’re having trouble meeting the 10,000-step requirement, researchers want you to keep this in mind: less can be more.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 17, 2016

Apple Watch Nike+ To Be Available On Oct. 28: Price, Built-In Apps And More

Apple is set to release Apple Watch Nike+ editions of its latest smartwatch on Oct. 28. It will feature a more rugged design and exclusive Nike+ software geared for fitness-minded consumers.

Wearable Tech October 14, 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

Pebble 2 Review Roundup: Good Battery And Affordable Price, But Don't Expect Too Much

The first Pebble 2 reviews are in, so let's see what critics think about this affordable gadget that tries to combine smartwatch and fitness tracking functionality without compromising battery life.

Wearable Tech October 5, 2016

Best Fitness Trackers 2016: Fitbit Charge HR, Samsung Gear Fit 2 And Microsoft Band 2

Keeping motivated and engaged in exercise or physical activity is all important. This is where fitness trackers help as they keep track on steps taken, heart rate and even provide motivation, but all are not created equal.

Wearable 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

Apple Watch Series 2: Top 5 Reasons Why The Smartwatch Is Worth Buying

The Apple Watch Series 2 features several enhancements over its predecessor. We take a look at the top 5 features, which make the wearable worth the buy.

Apple September 24, 2016

Wearing A Fitness Tracker May Not Help With Weight Loss

Researchers found that wearing an activity tracker does not necessarily motivate people to increase their fitness regimen, and may even prevent them from losing weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2016

Apple Watch Series 2 Review Roundup: Smartwatch Or Fitness Tracker?

Apple Watch Series 2 rolled out and the new iteration of the wearable is aimed at a very specific demographic. The Apple Watch 2 is packed with features that make it a good smartwatch and a great fitness tracker.

Wearable Tech September 14, 2016

Fitness-Tracking Smart Belt WELT Heads To Kickstarter

South Korean health care technology company Welt spun-off from Samsung and launched a Kickstarter campaign for its WELT smart belt. The WELT provides real-time waistline measurements and tracks footsteps, inactivity and even overeating.

Wearable Tech September 5, 2016

Judge Rules Fitbit Did Not Steal Jawbone Trade Secrets: Fitbit Pleased, Jawbone Pushes For Review

A judge for the United States International Trade Commission has ruled that Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from Jawbone. Despite the claim, the rival fitness tracker companies will continue their legal battle.

Business Tech August 24, 2016

McDonald's Latest Attempt To Make Happy Meals Seem Healthy Has Backfired

McDonald's has removed fitness trackers from Happy Meals, marking yet another setback as the burger chain tries to brand itself as a healthy fast-food joint.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2016

Strava Adds New ‘Beacon’ Feature To App So Friends Of Runners And Cyclists Can Know They Are Safe

The popular running and cycling app Strava announced a new premium feature called Beacon that allows the user to share their location in real-time with any three contacts.

Apps/Software August 4, 2016

3 Ways Your Smartwatch And Fitness Tracker Make You Vulnerable To Hacking

As one study reports, your smartwatch and fitness tracker can easily give away your ATM PIN based on your hand movements. Wearable technology has become so commonplace these days that the potential for hacking is just too obvious.

Wearable Tech July 8, 2016

Warning: Your Wearable Device Can Track Your ATM PIN And Give It Away

Wearable devices can be great allies for your fitness routine, but they could also track and disclose your sensitive info. Those sophisticated tracking sensors? They can also track your ATM PIN.

Wearable Tech July 7, 2016

The BioRing Wearable Brings A Personal Trainer To Your Fingers

BioRing is the new health and fitness wearable worn on a user’s finger that tracks and monitors calories, including protein and carb metrics, exercise, sleep, stress, hydration and heart health.

Wearable Tech June 30, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Now Available For Preorder: Here's The Deal

The latest wearable from Samsung, the Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker, which launched on June 3, is now available for preorder in the U.S. The wearable is priced at $179.99 and can be preordered online from Amazon, B&H Photo, Samsung and Best Buy.

Wearable Tech June 10, 2016

LifeBEAM Vi: AI-Powered Fitness Trainer Inside Smart Headphones

LifeBEAM launched the AI-powered Vi fitness trainer on Kickstarter and the project has already surpassed the target fund. LifeBEAM is expected to start delivery of the Vi in December this year.

Wearable Tech June 5, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 2: Specs, Price And Features Comparison

Samsung and Xiaomi recently launched their latest fitness activity trackers. We compared and contrasted the Gear Fit 2 and the Mi Band 2, so you know what purchase is right for you.

Wearable Tech June 3, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Finally Debuts: All You Need To Know

Xiaomi officially unveiled its sleek new Mi Band 2, just as promised. Boasting an OLED display, upgraded algorithms and other neat specs and features, the affordable fitness tracker is bound to make some waves.

Wearable Tech June 2, 2016

Garmin Launches The Vívosmart HR+ With GPS For More Accurate Activity Tracking

The Vívosmart HR+ is designed to keep track of users' heart rates and movement while simultaneously using GPS.

Wearable Tech May 16, 2016

Samsung Charm Fitness Tracker Going International: Here's What The Charming Wearable Has To Offer

Samsung is rolling out the Charm fitness tracker to 'select markets' across the globe, and that means it could pop up at a store near you.

Wearable Tech May 15, 2016

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun Reportedly Confirms Mi Band 2 Release In Early June

Xiaomi announced to fans of its affordable fitness wristbands that the Mi Band 2 is coming their way. The company's CEO Lei Jun himself confirmed that the new fitness tracker will hit the shelves really soon.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

New Fitness App Sweatcoin Rewards You For Getting In Shape

While other fitness apps rely heavily on information reported by users, Sweatcoin cross-checks activity and location data to verify steps taken.

Apps/Software May 5, 2016

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