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Peloton's Apple Watch app will offer detailed metrics for indoor runs

If you're a Peloton fan, you might be pleased to learn the company has released an Apple Watch app. Though you would have already been able to view exercise data via Watch's native workout tracker,

Apple Watch bands may one day identify you by skin pattern

The United States Patent and Trademark Office just granted a trio of patents to Apple for Apple Watch smart bands. While bands with the features detailed in the filings might never reach retail

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
Aura squeezes its fitness band into an Apple Watch 'Smart Strap'

Aura squeezes its fitness band into an Apple Watch 'Smart Strap'

In May Aura closed a relatively modest $109,000 Kickstarter for its Band, a fitness tracker that it says uses biompedance analysis to monitor "fat, muscle mass, minerals, and body water." We spoke to

App Store scammers are using Touch ID tricks to steal money

Reddit users are exposing shady iOS fitness apps that use the Touch ID feature on iPhones and iPads to scam people out of cash. Both "Fitness Balance app" and "Calories Tracker app" were active on the

Withings revives and updates its Pulse fitness tracker

Just two months after Withings extricated itself from Nokia's grasp and it is already launching its second new wearable. Delving into its distant past, the company has decided to refresh its original

Misfit's $250 Vapor 2 smartwatch adds GPS and NFC

Misfit's Vapor 2 touchscreen smartwatch is ready to join the company's line of fashionable fitness trackers. Unlike the original, the Wear OS-powered Vapor 2 will be equipped with GPS and NFC, making

Motiv's fitness ring will log you in with a wave of your hand

Motiv has made a number of significant functional improvements since first releasing its fitness monitoring ring back in 2017, including Android support and sleep tracking. As of today, your Motiv
Fitbit's Charge 3 goes on sale October 7th for $150

Fitbit's Charge 3 goes on sale October 7th for $150

It's been over a month since Fitbit first announced the Charge 3, seemingly a major improvement over the two-year-old Charge 2 that it'll replace. If you've been wanting to replace an aging fitness

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

Pentagon restricts use of location-logging fitness trackers

The Pentagon is banning soldiers and others stationed at sensitive bases and warzone areas from using location features on fitness trackers and other devices because the data could give away where

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: Better without the music

An invigorating playlist can be a runner's best friend, but for some, the Linkin Park jams aren't worth the discomfort of strapping a phone to your arm. That's why fitness-watch makers are adding

Polar fitness data exposes homes of soldiers and intelligence agents

Strava isn't the only fitness tech company grappling with the security implications of its fitness tracking. Bellingcat and De Correspondent have discovered that Polar's Flow social platform can
Fitbit's kid-focused fitness tracker is available today

Fitbit's kid-focused fitness tracker is available today

Back in March, Fitbit announced the Ace, a wearable fitness tracker aimed at kids. Today, the company announced that the Ace is available globally today. In North America, you can pick up the tracker
ASUS VivoWatch BP keeps track of your location and blood pressure

ASUS VivoWatch BP keeps track of your location and blood pressure

ASUS might have pulled out of the Android smartwatch race after the ZenWatch 3, but it's not quite done yet with wearables. At Computex, the company surprised many by unveiling the VivoWatch BP, a
Withings returns at a dark time for wearables

Withings returns at a dark time for wearables

Withings, which briefly became Nokia Health, is now Withings again. Nokia bought the health-tracking business in 2016 and rebranded it, hoping to compete with Fitbit and even Apple. Amid a bad

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
What does Fitbit need to succeed?

What does Fitbit need to succeed?

Fitbit is the current king of wearables, but for how much longer? The company has recorded four successive quarters of losses since the tail end of 2016, and that's a problem. Fitbit will publish its
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 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