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Google completes $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit
It comes after the European Commission announced its approval of the acquisition late last month, with the condition that the search engine giant would not use Fitbit health data to target ads to users in the European Union.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 3, the actual star of the smartwatch show
This year Fitbit released the Versa 3, and just like the first two, it did not disappoint.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Sense
This year, Fitbit surprised its fanbase with a brand new watch, the Fitbit Sense. Is it any better than the Versa 2 or 3? Is it worth the new, hefty price tag?
Global study to discover if wearables data can predict COVID-19
Can wearable technologies such as smartwatches and activity trackers help to early signs of COVID-19? That’s exactly what a global research project aims to find out.
Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Google could monetise the health data of more than 28 million Fitbit users.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Inspire 2
Fitbit’s range of smart watches and fitness trackers is now so broad that you could say there’s something for everyone.
Fitbit's new products want to help manage your stress levels
Fitbit is rolling out the red carpet for a new set of wearable fitness devices, including a new Versa, Inspire, and an entirely new smartwatch called the Fitbit Sense.
Fitbit stats: More intense workouts are better for your body
The figures are based on Fitbit's recent Active Zone Minutes feature. Here's what they found.
Wearables market sees 29.7% growth, driven by hearables
The growth in Q1 2020 was fuelled by new product launches from market leaders as well as increased perceived utility as people set up offices at home.
New wearable devices to diagnose medical conditions such as preeclampsia, epilepsy and heart attacks
"Wearable consumer products such as the Fitbit are already mainstream, yet the enormous transformative medical potential of wearable technologies is yet to be realised."
Hands-on review: The Fitbit Charge 4
With inbuilt GPS and Fitbit Pay in a reasonable $270 device, I appreciate the insights it provides for the sake of my mental and physical health.
Fitbit begins study to determine if devices can detect heart irregularities
The research aims to have its devices detect atrial fibrillation, which is the most common form of heart irregularity and drastically increases the risk of stroke.
Google’s Fitbit acquisition under scrutiny
Despite economic issues, the wearables market is growing, Futuresource Consulting claims. Amongst this, Google inches closer to swallowing Fitbit.
Fitbit's Charge 4 features inbuilt GPS and Fitbit Pay
Fitbit’s renowned Charge fitness tracker is welcoming the fourth iteration to its product line – the Charge 4.
82% growth in Q4 2019 indicates growing appetite for wearables
IDC reports the popularity of hearables was behind the unprecedented growth – the headphones and ear pods market captured 55.3% of the entire market.
Momentum across APAC drives wearable band market as Fitbit falters
Fitbit faltered in Q3 and was the only vendor in the top five not to grow shipments over last year.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 2 upgrades battery life, display, and adds Alexa
We look at whether it holds up as the all-day companion for the modern tech-savvy consumer – and that’s a space it does really well in.
Fitbit introduces Aria Air smart scale
Fitbit Aria Air weight, BMI data and trends integrate with users’ holistic health data in the Fitbit app.
Fitbit launches Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa, announces new subscription service
Versa 2 delivers a new swimproof design, includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, and is packed with more advanced health, fitness and smart features.
Hands-on review: The Fitbit Ace 2 activity tracker for kids
We have noticed a significant difference in Avi’s behavior after he wore the Fitbit Ace 2. Instead of watching TV seated, he now walks back and forward to rack up steps. Instead of playing inside, he requests to go outside because he needs to get his numbers up.
Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.
Hands-on review: The Fitbit Versa Lite
At first glance, the Versa and the Versa Lite look exactly the same. For someone who is not a Versa user, the two can be easily mistaken.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Inspire HR - A beginner's gateway into fitness trackers
For a beginner in the world of fitness trackers, the Fitbit inspire HR is a great place to start.
Fitbit and Snap think you want emojis on your fitness trackers
The Bitmoji smartwatch clockface as a “fun, expressive way to depict you living your best life 24/7 - whether it's logging a yoga sesh, celebrating a goal achievement, or reminding you when it's time for bed