Study Finds The Apple Watch Can Detect Long-Term COVID-19 Effects
Earlier this year, it was reported that based on studies done, it was discovered that devices like the Apple Watch could actually detect COVID-19 in the user before swab tests are done. While it probably wouldn’t replace current RTK/PCR COVID-19 tests, it might still be useful as it means that treatment and isolation can start earlier to prevent the spread.
Fitbit Devices May Soon Be Able To Detect Snoring
Our wearables have become a lot more capable these days and many of them have health-related features like sleep tracking built into them. However, with Fitbit devices, it seems that the company is looking to introduce snoring and noise detection, at least that’s what an APK teardown by 9to5Google has uncovered.
Fitbit Introduces 2FA For Account Protection
Right now, a good majority of the online services we use still require the traditional username and password combination to log into our accounts, but many have since introduced an additional layer of security in the form of two-factor authentication (2FA) that helps protect the account in the event someone guesses your password.
Fitbit Could Be Working On A ‘Luxury’ Fitness Tracker
Fitbit is a company known for their fitness trackers and smartwatches, and it seems that they might have something new in the works. This is according to a report from WiFuture.de who claims that the company could be developing a new fitness tracker called the Fitbit Luxe, a “luxurious” fitness tracker.
Fitbit Has A New Fitness Tracker Designed For Kids
Back in the day when video games weren’t as common or even available, this meant that if kids wanted to have fun, they’d need to go outdoors and play with other kids. These days, video games allow for interaction from the comfort of your home, but if you’re worried that this could have a detrimental effect on your child’s growth and development, Fitbit has you covered.
Google Could Be Considering A Cheaper Fitbit Subscription
If you own a Fitbit device, you probably use the accompanying app as well. For the most part, Fitbit’s basic services do more than enough for most users, but the company also offers a Premium subscription plan at $9.99 a month that will come with added features like guided programs and more.
Latest Fitbit Update Reminds Users To Track Their Blood Glucose Levels
If you’re diabetic and want to keep track of your health, then the latest Fitbit update could be of interest to you. The company has announced an update to its Fitbit app in which they are introducing blood glucose tracking, along with reminders to users that they should be logging their blood glucose levels throughout the day.
Google Claims Acquisition Of Fitbit Is Complete, But US Department Of Justice Disagrees
A couple of years ago, Google announced their plans to acquire Fitbit. This acquisition would no doubt help Google’s wearable efforts, but as with all acquisitions, they need to go through an approval process to ensure that there are no antitrust violations. Now it seems that Google has announced that the acquisition is complete, but the US Department of Justice begs to differ.
Fitbit Just Updated Its Older Devices With A Bunch Of New Features
Companies obviously have an incentive to get you to upgrade to their newer devices, but since not all of us can afford to upgrade every year or every other year, we can sometimes hold onto our devices for a long time. However, the downside is that companies don’t always support their devices for very long.
Fitbit Challenges Apple With Their New ‘Fitbit Sense’ Smartwatch
The Apple Watch is one of the more feature packed smartwatches available in the market today, with Apple reportedly dominating more than 50% of the global smartwatch market. However, it looks like Fitbit wants to take them on as the company has since unveiled their latest smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Sense.
Fitbit Wants To See If Its Wearables Can Detect COVID-19
A couple of weeks ago, Fitbit launched a study in which they wanted to see if their wearables were capable of detecting irregular heart beats. Now it looks like the company wants to see if its wearables might actually be capable of doing more than that, such as being able to detect early on if the wearer might have the flu or even COVID-19.
Fitbit Wants To Start Making Emergency Ventilators
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world is running out of certain medical supplies as more of these supplies and equipment are being used more so than ever. It looks like Fitbit wants to do their part to help and according to the company’s CEO James Park, the company is looking to make emergency ventilators that can be used by healthcare workers.
Fitbit Launches Study To See If Its Devices Can Detect Irregular Heartbeats
Apple has found tremendous success with its Apple Watch, where over the years, we’ve come across countless stories of how the wearable was able to detect abnormal heart rates and inform the wearer that they should seek medical help, saving live in the process. In fact, recently there was an incident where the Apple Watch detected a problem that a more traditional ECG machine did not.
Fitbit’s Wearables Now Support Blood Oxygen Tracking
If you own a Fitbit device, you might want to check for a software update because according to reports, it seems that the company has quietly enabled blood oxygen tracking on some of its wearables. This includes devices like the Fitbit Versa, Ionic, and Charge 3, where some users are reporting seeing the new feature.
Google To Acquire Fitbit For $2.1 Billion
For years, we have been hearing rumors that Google could be looking to make their own smartwatch. However, that has yet to materialize, but it looks like the company could be inching closer to making that a reality. This is because following the rumors, Google has officially acquired Fitbit for a whopping $2.1 billion.
Alphabet Could Be Considering Making A Bid For Fitbit
The wearable tech industry is a pretty crowded one and Fitbit has been an established player for quite a while now. However, it seems that maybe the company wasn’t doing as well as they would like because back in September, we have heard rumors that Fitbit could actually be looking to sell itself.
Fitbit Reportedly Exploring The Idea Of Selling Itself
Fitbit is a pretty well-established name in the wearables space, where the company made a name for themselves well before companies like Apple did. However, fast forward to today, it’s hard to deny the dominance that Apple has in the market, along with other companies such as Xiaomi whose incredibly-cheap Mi Band is also a force to be reckoned with.
Fitbit Launches The Aria Air, An Affordable Smart Scale
The concept of smart scales isn’t exactly new. In fact, if anything, we have to wonder why they weren’t created a lot sooner. That being said, Fitbit actually has created a couple of smart scales in the past in their Aria lineup, although they weren’t exactly cheap. However, if you are interested in such a device, you’re in luck.
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch Boasts A Five Day Battery Life
Just the other day thanks to a leak, we know that Fitbit has a new smartwatch in the works in the form of the Versa 2. We expected that there would be some kind of announcement made at IFA 2019, but it seems that the company was planning to announce it much earlier than that as they have since made it official.
Fitbit Versa 2 Leaked With Alexa And Spotify Integration
Fitbit, known for their fitness trackers, have been steadily making the transition to smartwatches. In fact, if you’re looking for a new smartwatch, a series of newly leaked photos obtained by TizenHelp have revealed the company’s next-gen smartwatch, which will apparently be the Fitbit Versa 2.