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The lawsuit against Fitbit claims that most of its wearables represent a burn risk

Back in March, we covered Fitbit’s recall of its overheating Ionic smartwatch for which the wearable brand was offering full $ 299 refunds and discounts if buying a replacement. Today brings the news of a new lawsuit that alleges that more than one Fitbit tracker or smartwatch is heating up and causing injuries, with fingers being […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Fitbit Sense

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is an updated take on Samsung’s previous smartwatch formula. Is it better than the Fitbit Sense? We find out in this head-to-head.
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Fitbit recalls Ionic smartwatch after several burn reports

Fitbit will issue you a refund of $ 299 after the receipt of Ionic smartwatch. It will also provide you a discount code for 40% off select Fitbit devices.
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PSA: Fitbit is recalling its fiery Ionic smartwatch in return for full $299 refunds and discounts

Launched back in 2017, the Fitbit Ionic was the brands’ first attempt at a wearable that was meant as a smartwatch as opposed to a mere fitness tracker. Fast forward five years, and besides having been acquired by Google, Fitbit has issued a recall for the Ionic which has been the recipient of more than […]

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Best Presidents Day Fitbit sales and deals 2022

Fitbit fitness trackers, which will help you get in better shape and track your progress, are available with discounts from Best Buy for Presidents Day sales.
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Which Fitbit device is best for you in 2022?

If you’ve been thinking of buying a new Fitbit this year, here are the best options to choose from.
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Track 2022 resolutions with a Fitbit and get free Premium

If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health, grab Amazon’s offer for the Fitbit Inspire 2, which includes a free one-year trial of Fitbit Premium.
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Halo View review: An affordable Fitbit alternative

The Halo View is a well-rounded fitness band with a focus on wellness and a price that won’t break the bank.
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How to change the time on a Fitbit

You can easily change the time on a Fitbit, set your preferred time zone, and even switch between a 12- or 24-hour clock. Here’s how to do it.
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3 Fitbit Cyber Monday deals you need to consider today

These three Fitbit Cyber Monday deals are a can’t-miss if you’re in the market for a new wearable.
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Save $50 on the Fitbit Luxe at Amazon for Black Friday 2021

The Fitbit Luxe just got a $ 50 discount on Amazon, making this already affordable wellness tracker only $ 100 for Black Friday.
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The best cheap Fitbit alternatives for workouts

As much as we love Fitbits, they’re rather expensive. If all you want is a simple activity tracker, however, then check out these great cheap Fitbit alternatives.
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The best Fitbit for men in 2021

Attention guys! If you are intent on a healthier lifestyle, a Fitbit may be in your near future. Here are some of the best Fitbits available for men.
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How to reset Fitbit Versa

Here’s how to restart your Fitbit Versa, as well as perform a full factory reset when it’s time to sell or trade in your device.
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Best Black Friday Fitbit deals 2021: What to buy today

Fitness enthusiasts shouldn’t let Black Friday Fitbit deals end without taking advantage of them, as there are nice discounts on the brand’s different models.
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Best cheap Fitbit deals for September 2021

Out of shape? Get a head start on your summer beach bod with the best cheap Fitbit deals currently available.
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Fitbit Premium’s new Calm integration promises to help reduce stress and improve sleep

Fitbit brings new features to Premium subscribers including the Calm app, snore detection, and stress tracking.
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Fitbit gets FDA clearance for its Sense smartwatch and ECG app

Fitbit’s $ 329 Sense smartwatch just earned clearance from the FDA (and the EU’s regulatory body) for its electrocardiogram (ECG) app. When the “advanced health” wearable arrives this October, it will be able to assess heart rhythms for atrial fibrill…
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Fitbit app hints at Google Assistant integration, because duh

Alphabet scooped up Fitbit a few months ago, but so far we haven’t really seen much come out of that. To be fair to both Alphabet/Google and Fitbit, though, a global pandemic is pretty good at delaying plans, and the entire ordeal is still pending federal approval. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening in […]

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Fitbit Charge 4 leaks, but no Google influence just yet

The Fitbit Charge 4 has leaked ahead of an official announcement, although you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s almost identical to the Fitbit Charge 3. There are some new features under the hood, but this looks like the same old Fitbit you either love or hate. No Google influence on the hardware just yet. Fitbit […]

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Google’s Fitbit acquisition is official for $2.1 billion

Despite being one of the first in the wearable game and buying up Pebble, Fitbit is going to fold under Alphabet’s wing. Google’s parent company was reportedly trying to buy them earlier this week, and that deal has now closed. It’s worth $ 2.1 billion, too, so some serious money was spent. What’s Google going to […]

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Alphabet is trying to buy Fitbit; it’s probably a bad idea

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is reportedly pretty interesting in buying Fitbit. It’s a pretty strange move, considering Google doesn’t actually have any stake in the wearable hardware game; that rumored Pixel Watch has been nothing but vaporware for years. However, it seems like Alphabet is taking this more seriously than we are. They’ve already made […]

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The Fitbit Versa 2 isn’t an exciting upgrade, but it does have Alexa support now

Fitbit announced the Versa 2 smartwatch today, which will be ready to get scrappy with Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active2 and an inevitable Apple Watch Series 5 over the holidays. But is it an exciting, worthwhile upgrade? We’re not so sure. Bigger screen, better hardware Let’s start with the improvements that Fitbit made to the hardware. […]

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Fitbit plans a ‘family’ of smartwatches in 2018

Fitbit knows it can't lean on activity trackers forever, and it's going to shake things up in 2018. As part of a call discussing its latest earnings, the company said it would produce a "family" of smartwatches this year — it's not just going to ho…
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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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