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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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.
If you’re looking to get your kids off the couch and get them to work out more, perhaps a fitness tracker could help with that. Last year Fitbit launched the Fitbit Ace which was an activity tracker designed for kids, and now it looks like come 2019, the company will be following up with a new model in the form of the Fitbit Ace 2.
Fitness trackers and smartwatches are all the rage these days and if you’re in the market for a new fitness tracker, Fitbit will be more than happy to oblige as the company has recently announced a trio of wearables in the form of the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Inspire HR, and the Inspire fitness band.
Fitbit is rolling out a new version of its operating system today. Fitbit OS 3.0 is out for the Ionic and Versa watches starting today. It brings several improvements for the devices, including but not limited to additional support for third-party apps. In addition to supporting new third-party apps, the update allows for easier tracking of a few other health metrics.
Our fitness trackers and smartwatches can tell us a lot about ourselves, or in the case of Karen Navarra, the time she was murdered. A report from The New York Times has revealed that the Fitbit that Navarra was wearing could have been used to help lead law enforcement to her alleged murderer.
Fitbit announced its updated Charge 3 fitness tracker in August and it has now confirmed the price and release date for this product. Customers will be able to choose from two models. There’s the Core version and a Special Edition which comes with NFC that enables Fitbit Pay. Both models will be available for purchase later this week.
While updates are great, sometimes it can cause unintended side-effects. Take for example the latest Android 9.0 Pie update which brings a ton of new features and improvements to the Android operating system, but like we said, it seems to have caused some issues, namely with Fitbit users.
Fitbit makes some great products aimed at those who like to remain active and fit. The company has launched a new service today to appeal to a different set of customers. Fitbit Care is a new coaching service which will help users stay on course to achieve their fitness goals and help them get in shape. The service will connect them with coaches who will work with them throughout their […]