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Fitbit OS update brings new features to Versa 2, other devices

While we’re still waiting for the finalization of the Google acquisition, life goes on for Fitbit and its users. A new update to its OS brings new features related to heart rate tracking, sleep
Fitbit OS 4.1 update brings improved health features – and uncertainty of its future

Fitbit OS 4.1 update brings improved health features – and uncertainty of its future

Fitbit was one of the remaining bastions of the independent wearable market. Emphasis on “was” after it was acquired by Google (pending regulatory approval) which puts its future in question. There
Fitbit OS 4.1 update brings improved health features – and uncertainty of its future

Fitbit OS 4.1 update brings improved health features – and uncertainty of its future

Fitbit was one of the remaining bastions of the independent wearable market. Emphasis on “was” after it was acquired by Google (pending regulatory approval) which puts its future in question. There
The Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker is down to under £100 for Black Friday

The Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker is down to under £100 for Black Friday

TL;DR: The advanced Fitbit Charge 3 is on sale for £98.99, saving you 24% on list price. If you're the type that loves everything about health and fitness, you would probably appreciate having an
Google Is Basically Daring the US to Block Its Fitbit Deal

Google Is Basically Daring the US to Block Its Fitbit Deal

The company’s moves into health data will test how serious antitrust enforcers are about privacy issues.
Fitbit OS 4.1 brings smart wake to older smartwatches, better heart-rate measuring for Versa 2

Fitbit OS 4.1 brings smart wake to older smartwatches, better heart-rate measuring for Versa 2

In time for the holiday season, Fitbit is updating a whole bunch of software and services in the hopes of getting everyone excited and resolved for a healthier 2020 — just as it hopes Google ownership
Get a Fitbit Inspire HR smart band and Google Nest Mini for under £100

Get a Fitbit Inspire HR smart band and Google Nest Mini for under £100

TL;DR: The Fitbit Inspire HR fitness tracker and Google Nest Mini bundle is on sale for £74.99 on Currys PC World, saving you £64 on list price. The closer we get to Black Friday, the better the
Fitbit is finally fixing one of my biggest Versa 2 complaints

Fitbit is finally fixing one of my biggest Versa 2 complaints

Fitbit OS 4.1 also brings improvements to the always-on display, Sleep Score, and more.
Fitbit OS 4.1 arrives in December, and it might be the last

Fitbit OS 4.1 arrives in December, and it might be the last

Fitbit today announced Fitbit OS 4.1 for Ionic, Versa, Versa Lite, and Versa 2 smartwartches. Given the Google acquisition, it might be the last.
No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the size of the
Whoop raises $55 million to improve athletic performance with wearables and analytics

Whoop raises $55 million to improve athletic performance with wearables and analytics

Whoop, which offers wearables with number-crunching analytics to help athletes optimize their performance, has raised $55 million.
Check out Costco's Black Friday offerings: Samsung, Sonos, Ring, and more

Check out Costco's Black Friday offerings: Samsung, Sonos, Ring, and more

Black Friday is still weeks away, but retailers are already raring to tell us about their deals. Costco's holiday offerings aren't as jam-packed as, say, Best Buy's; there are no Pixel or Chromebook
Google bought Fitbit: what this means for smartwatches market

Google bought Fitbit: what this means for smartwatches market

Apple is dominating the smartwatch business and Google is finally feeling the FOMO. With Apple Watch devices capturing almost 46% of the market in Q2, Google with its WearOS smartwatch software, knew
Google bought Fitbit: what this means for smartwatches market

Google bought Fitbit: what this means for smartwatches market

Apple is dominating the smartwatch business and Google is finally feeling the FOMO. With Apple Watch devices capturing almost 46% of the market in Q2, Google with its WearOS smartwatch software, knew
Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook Rebrands, and Google Buys Fitbit

Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook Rebrands, and Google Buys Fitbit

On this week’s podcast, we talk about the Facebook rebrand, Google buying Fitbit, and what happens when big brands take over small, disparate products.
#ThrowbackThursday: When a small Pebble was a big deal

#ThrowbackThursday: When a small Pebble was a big deal

We look back at the original Pebble, which was one of the first true smartwatches to make its way to market.

Apple Watch Accounted for Nearly Half the Smartwatch Shipments Worldwide

The latest data from Strategy Analytics points to global smartwatch shipments growing by a massive 42% in Q3 2019 to reach 14 million units. The surge in sales was led by Apple Watch which dominated
The best fitness wearables

The best fitness wearables

There are smartwatches, and then there are fitness wearables. And while it's easy to think they're the same, they aren't. The former offers deep integration with your phone and the option to use apps,

Report: 35% of iPhone Users Own Smartwatch as Opposed to 16% of Android Users

The number of smartwatch users has been steadily rising over the years. Every year Apple unveils a new Watch and so do other manufacturers like Fitbit. New data from Consumer Intelligence Research