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Fitbit smartwatch leaks show colors and new heart rate sensors

Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch has leaked a few times before, but this is probably the best look we’ve gotten of the wearable yet. It’s still definitely a Fitbit smartwatch, and there are only so many form factors you can use for a watch, but the device still has a few tricks up its sleeve. The watch […]

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First the Galaxy Note 7, now the Fitbit — wearable device explodes on customer’s arm

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist.

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Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker review

The Fitbit Alta HR isn’t the end-all be-all of fitness trackers, but its heart-rate monitor and sleep tracking make it a great fit for casual athletes.

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If you’ve thought about buying a Fitbit, now is a good time

Amazon is offering discounts of up to 25 percent on several Fitbit fitness tracker models during its Valentine’s Day sale. We’ve created a quick run-down of the discounted models to help you decide which one is best for your needs.

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Fitbit looks to cut up to 10% of its workforce after disappointing Q4 results

Fitbit, expected to announce some very disappointing fourth quarter results tomorrow, could layoff up to 10% of its workforce, according to The Information. As you might imagine, the fourth quarter results were below expectations. They’re expected to cut between 5% and 10% of its workforce, which could affect between 80 and 160 people. According to […]

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Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble devices amid Fitbit acquisition

Mobile and wearable accessory vendor Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble owners after Pebble announced it was shutting down due to an acquisition by Fitbit. Nomad’s chargers were supposed to sell for $ 15.

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Fitbit CEO drops some details on the Pebble acquisition

It’s been a few days since the dust settled around the Fitbit/Pebble acquisition, and we were left with one less smartwatch manufacturer in the market. What we didn’t get out of the buyout, however, is what Fitbit was planning on doing with the assets that it acquired from the now-defunct Pebble. Pebble made smartwatches first […]

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 vs Fitbit Blaze: Can Samsung dethrone the fitness tracking champion?

There are a ton of fitness trackers out there, but two of the best known have to be the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Fitbit Blaze. But which is better? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at which device comes out on top in terms of both hardware and software.

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This collar is like a FitBit – Medic Alert combo for your fur baby

Most animals aren’t good at communicating when they’re not feeling well. Some even hide. But they can’t hide from the sensors in the PetPace collar, which acts like a Medic Alert/Fitbit combo for your furbaby. Abnormalities in the readings trigger a phone or web alert.

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Keep on wearing that Fitbit: Data collected from a man’s Fitbit might have saved his life

You might want to think twice about ditching that Fitbit. A man was recently rushed to hospital, where doctors were able to use data from his Fitbit to treat him — data that may have ultimately saved his life.

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The Apple Watch “does too much,” says Fitbit CEO

The CEO of Fitbit considers the Apple Watch and other feature-packed smart wearables to be products that do too much, and that the companies that build them aren’t doing enough to convince people they need these extra features.

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Ringly’s new bracelets are techier than a Fitbit, and a lot more stylish

Ringly’s collection of smart jewelry just keeps growing. We got a sneak peek at the new Aries collection of smart bracelets. The gold-plated bangles rock semi-precious gemstones, buzz with notifications, and track your steps.

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Fitbit wearer’s heart rate drops after breakup

Love hurts, and now, your Fitbit can prove it. No more of this qualitative emotions-driven approach; science can now check out your heartbreak (or lack thereof) by way of your heart rate.

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Fitbit teams up with Alexa to offer voice-activated fitness data

If you thought finding out how your activity levels were doing was a chore, now you can just ask your local Amazon Echo or Tap device and it can tell you, because the Alexa back-end now supports Fitbit.

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Consumer Reports still believes in the accuracy of the Fitbit

Consumer Reports still supports the Fitbit, noting, “Both the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge passed our tests handily, accurately recording heart rates at everything from a leisurely walk up to a fast run.”

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Wearable market mayhem: Apple closes in on FitBit, while Xiaomi hunts down Apple

FitBit remains top of the wearables market with 22 percent market share, but Apple is quickly catching up with 18 percent, despite the price discrepancy. Surprisingly, no Android Wear manufacturer has been able to crack the top five in the third quarter.

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Fitbit teams up with Target to get employees moving, thanks to HIPAA compliance

Fitbit wants to make a jump into the corporate work, receiving HIPAA compliance to view employee’s health information. Target plans to implement a fitness program for its 335,000 employees using Fitbit technology.

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Fitbit trackers prove the most popular, but the Apple Watch also appeals

A new consumer survey reveals just how many of us are wearing fitness trackers, the brands that we prefer, and how habits might change with the launch of the Apple Watch as an alternative.

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