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Here's why Netflix is tracking some Android users' physical activity

Netflix is tracking some users' physical activity, but it isn't exactly moving into Fitbit's territory. Details of the test first emerged when a security researcher said the Netflix app on his Android

Fitbit's latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance

Fitbit has quietly released a new activity tracker, but don't expect to buy one yourself -- if anything, it'll be issued to you. The company's new Inspire is a fitness band intended for companies that

Fitbit finally returns to profit thanks to the Versa

Fitbit was hoping it would return to profit after many months of losses, and it turns out that faith was well-placed. The wearable maker earned a net profit of $10 million for the third quarter of
Garmin adds Deezer to its music-playing fitness watches

Garmin adds Deezer to its music-playing fitness watches

To date, Garmin's music-capable fitness watches have had access to iHeartRadio and... that's about it. You're about to get some much-needed variety, though, as Deezer's music service has finally

Fitbit Charge 3 hands-on: Better controls come with a trade-off

I recently set my mom up with a Fitbit Charge 2 and had to go to great lengths to explain how to use its pseudo touchscreen. "You have to tap it, but really hard, more like jab at it," I told her, as
Motiv ring is ready to track your activity on Android

Motiv ring is ready to track your activity on Android

Motiv's Android app is now out of beta, and the full version comes with features its iOS counterpart had upon launch. It can track your activity, sleep and resting heart rate, it works with Amazon's
'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' hits consoles and PC October 12th

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' hits consoles and PC October 12th

If you're a fan of military-style first person shooters sometimes set in the future that have zombie DLC modes, you're in luck. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' hits consoles and PC October 12th

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' hits consoles and PC October 12th

If you're a fan of military-style first person shooters sometimes set in the future that have zombie DLC modes, you're in luck. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

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
Strava’s fitness heatmaps are a 'potential catastrophe'

Strava’s fitness heatmaps are a 'potential catastrophe'

The 2018 cybersecurity race to the bottom is off to an exciting start. First out of the gate is Strava — now widely known as the "social network for athletes" -- and its reckless data-visualization
Microsoft Band 3 prototype reveals the wearable that might have been

Microsoft Band 3 prototype reveals the wearable that might have been

When Microsoft killed its Band wearables, a leak emerged of what was believed to be the cancelled third-generation model. Well, it's real -- and it says a lot about what Microsoft was thinking before
Garmin's latest activity band is built for rookie golfers

Garmin's latest activity band is built for rookie golfers

To date, Garmin's golf tracking wearables have been aimed at experienced players, with the higher prices to match. Even the Approach X40 isn't a trivial purchase. But what if you're relatively new?
Garmin's new Vivofit lasts for a year with an always-on color display

Garmin's new Vivofit lasts for a year with an always-on color display

It's hard to stand out in the fitness tracker world when you can easily cover the fundamentals at a very low price. Garmin, however, is trying its level best. It just launched the Vivofit 4, which
Misfit's latest hybrid smartwatch focuses on classic style

Misfit's latest hybrid smartwatch focuses on classic style

If it wasn't already evident that Misfit is on a fashion kick with its smartwatches, it is now. The Fossil-owned badge has unveiled a new hybrid smartwatch, the Command, that promises to track your

Apple retakes the top spot in wearable device shipments

It looks like Xiaomi's reign as the wearable device champion was short-lived. Canalys' latest estimates indicate that Apple regained the lead in wearable shipments during the third quarter of the