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Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

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Fitbit has been developing its very own smartwatch, and has been buying companies such as Pebble to strengthen its team and to ultimately produce a product that consumers will want to buy. Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a years, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too... >>

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market offers a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice, it's difficult to know where to start, let alone make the right decision... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has no fewer than eight activity trackers in its portfolio, following the recent addition of the Alta HR. As you might guess from its name, the new device adds heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta tracker, meaning it starts... >>

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

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Fitbit is working on its first official GPS smartwatch - and it looks a lot like an existing Fitbit watch.Fitbit, which dominates the activity tracker space and has been buying up smaller smartwatch firms in recent years, currently sells one connected... >>

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

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While the whole world is now discovering the benefits of a connected watch, for runners, this is home ground. While connected watches have come on leaps and bounds, the needs of runners haven't changed hugely over the past 20 years that running watches... >>

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?
4.5 stars

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?

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The Fitbit Alta HR brings heart-rate tracking to its slim and stylish fitness tracker, the Alta. The earlier device was fabulous for basic tracking but it missed out on a couple of features, stopping it achieving excellence.The HR, however, aims to... >>

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

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Fitbit is working on its first official smartwatch, but don't expect it until this autumn.According to Yahoo Finance, Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch, as well as an upcoming pair of Bluetooth headphones, have been delayed due to production challenges related... >>

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

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Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.At the time, Pebble said devices would continue to work as normal with no immediate changes to the Pebble user experience,... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... >>

Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package

Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package

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Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, bringing heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta fitness tracker.The new device introduces a slimmer and more compact version of the PurePulse technology found on the company's larger devices, such... >>

Fitbit's CEO confirms expansion into the smartwatch scene

Fitbit's CEO confirms expansion into the smartwatch scene

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Fitbit is on a bit of a charge at the moment. At the end of 2016, the company acquired Kickstarter record setting smartwatch company Pebble while in May last year, it acquired Coin, a company with its fingers in mobile payments. Pebble is dead and your... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... >>

Fitbit Flex 2 review: Simple, stylish tracking
4.0 stars

Fitbit Flex 2 review: Simple, stylish tracking

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The Flex 2 is the sequel to the Fitbit's original all-day activity-tracker. It brings together fitness-tracking and sleep-tracking into a simple yet stylish wrist-worn design.It isn't as feature-rich as the company's Charge 2 or Blaze, it doesn't have... >>

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

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We first heard the news that Fitbit was on the verge of buying Pebble at the beginning of the month, one week later and the deal has been finalised.However, it's not great for fans of the smartwatch manufacturer.Fitbit has said it's only interested in... >>

Fitbit is on the verge of buying Pebble for $40 million

Fitbit is on the verge of buying Pebble for $40 million

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The Information has reported that smartwatch and fitness tracking specialist Fitbit is in the midst of a $40 million takeover of smartwatch maker Pebble. If the deal goes through, then Fitbit is said to receive all of Pebble's intellectual property and... >>

Fitbit steps in the real world can step up your performance in NBA 2K17

Fitbit steps in the real world can step up your performance in NBA 2K17

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Fitbit and 2K Games have announced a collaboration that will provide in-game rewards in NBA 2K17 for a healthy lifestyle when wearing a Fitbit fitness tracker. Which Fitbit is right for me? Gamers who manage to walk 10,000 steps a day will be rewarded... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge
4.5 stars

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge

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The Fitbit Charge HR was the fitness tracker to beat in 2015. It wasn't only one of the best from the company - which also makes the Surge, Blaze and Alta - but one of the best dedicated trackers with heart-rate monitoring from any manufacturer.And now... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

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When it comes to activity tracking devices, Fitbit is a name many will recognise. The company already offers a huge number of options and they have just announced two more are on their way.There are currently eight devices in the Fitbit line-up comprising... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

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Fitbit offers several devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Surge.The company has recently announced another couple of devices to its line-up however, with both a Flex successor... >>

Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2

Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2

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Fitbit promised the world it would introduce new devices this year. It's now unveiling two of them.The new Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 are activity-tracking wristbands. They are update models, actually. For instance, much like its predecessor, the... >>

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

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A new high-quality leak has shown off the unreleased Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2. The images were published by TechnoBuffalo, and show the upcoming wearables in superb detail. The most interesting of the two new fitness-focused wearables is the... >>

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking
4.0 stars

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking

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Fitbit is arguably one of the most well-known companies when it comes to activity tracking, monopolising around 70 per cent of the market. It not only offers a huge selection of devices in comparison to its competitors, but it also offers an excellent... >>

Your future Fitbit might include NFC payments

Your future Fitbit might include NFC payments

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Fitbit, the leading fitness wearable company, has announced that it has acquired Coin, who has a wearable payments system. You might not have thought that Fitbit was going to move in this direction, but future devices could well offer mobile payments. In... >>

Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?
4.0 stars

Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field. In fact, with claims of almost 80 per cent of this market, it is probably the company most people will have at least heard of when it comes to devices for monitoring how much you move. Despite this,... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 great gadget gifts for girls

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There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up.Either way, gadgets make... >>

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

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Fitbit, one of the original activity tracker brands, has announced its new Alta bracelet. This wearable is slimmer than most, offers personalisation and new features.Like most activity trackers the Alta will cover the basics like step tracking, calories... >>

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

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It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation.Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... >>

Fitbit goes fashionable with Blaze smart fitness watch

Fitbit goes fashionable with Blaze smart fitness watch

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking field with numerous devices in its portfolio including the popular Charge HR. Despite being excellent trackers though, none of the Fitbit models are what you would call pretty.Until now that is. The company... >>

Target is giving all 335,000 US employees this fitness tracker for free

Target is giving all 335,000 US employees this fitness tracker for free

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From now on, whenever you go into a Target in the US, you might notice the company's employees are all wearing the same activity tracker. That's because Target has just teamed up with Fitbit.Fitbit makes a variety of activity trackers for consumers, though... >>

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

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The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July.It was a tough challenge, with the weather very much against us when... >>

Fitbit Surge review: Bridging the gap between activity tracker and sportswatch
4.0 stars

Fitbit Surge review: Bridging the gap between activity tracker and sportswatch

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Described as the ultimate fitness superwatch, the Fitbit Surge places the company in the sportswatch category for the first time, competing against the likes of Polar and Garmin.Fitbit claims to now have a fitness tracking device for everyone. We've tried... >>

Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei

Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei

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Monitoring activity has become a massive trend. There are countless activity trackers available from standard rubber bands, to Swiss Made watches, all of which will tell you how many steps you've taken, how far you have travelled, and plenty more.But... >>

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

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IFTTT is an app and web portal that you may or may not have heard of, but if you haven't or you don't yet use it, you should start. The service works on the basic statement: If This Then That and there are numerous smarthome systems, products and devices... >>

Fitbit Surge goes multi-sport with update for cycling tracking

Fitbit Surge goes multi-sport with update for cycling tracking

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Fitbit has announced an update for its Surge activity tracker that will allow it to track cycling data, making it a multi-sport device.The Fitbit Surge already has a built-in heart rate monitor as well as GPS for true sports tracking. Now, by adding bike... >>

Fitbit Charge HR review: Great for gym goers
4.5 stars

Fitbit Charge HR review: Great for gym goers

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Fitbit has an entire family of activity trackers, from the simple Fitbit Zip which counts steps, distance and calories burned, to the Fitbit Flex which adds active minutes and sleep monitoring.The Fitbit Charge HR is the next step up in the range, expanding... >>

Wearable waste: Study shows smartphones work as accurately

Wearable waste: Study shows smartphones work as accurately

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If you've ever wondered just how accurate wearables are, especially when compared to smartphones, your answer has arrived. A recent study has found wearables to be similar to the tracking of the smartphone you probably already own.Before we delve into... >>

Fitbit Flex review: Smart but not sexy
4.0 stars

Fitbit Flex review: Smart but not sexy

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking world with several options under its belt, claiming to have one to suit everyone. The Fitbit Flex is described by the company as "the stylish wristband that fits your lifestyle" and it will do all sorts... >>

Fitbit refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist

Fitbit refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist

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Fitbit has announced three new devices, the Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge.The Surge is the new top-of-the-line, a fully-fledged sportswatch that offers so much more than just movement tracking. It's the most sophisticated Fitbit device so far and... >>

Fitbit Surge leaks early with built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and more

Fitbit Surge leaks early with built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and more

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The Fitbit Surge, the sports tracking company's latest hardware, has leaked onto an online store with specs that could set it above all others.Unlike previous Fitbit activity trackers, which relied heavily on step counting, the Surge appears to feature... >>

Apple might stop selling Fitbit devices now that Fitbit won't support Health app

Apple might stop selling Fitbit devices now that Fitbit won't support Health app

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One week after Fitbit confirmed it won't directly support Apple's Health app or Healthkit for the time being, Apple has supposedly decided it will no longer sell Fitbit's popular devices.While it looks as though Apple is strong-arming Fitbit into submission,... >>

Fitbit Charge and Charge HR fitness trackers possibly coming soon, reveals leak

Fitbit Charge and Charge HR fitness trackers possibly coming soon, reveals leak

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Fitbit is getting ready to launch two new fitness trackers, it seems.According to Gizmodo, which received some marketing materials that revealed the fitness trackers, Fitbit is about to launch two models that are basically a newer version of its failed... >>

Fitbit doesn't want to play nice with Apple's Health app

Fitbit doesn't want to play nice with Apple's Health app

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Fitbit has confirmed it won't support Apple's Health app that released alongside iOS 8 in September.The company makes popular fitness tracking wearables and apps and was even deemed the top seller for activity trackers in the first quarter of this year,... >>

Weight Watchers now plays nice with Fitbit and Jawbone

Weight Watchers now plays nice with Fitbit and Jawbone

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Weight Watchers has announced that it is welcoming popular fitness trackers to its world, starting with Jawbone and Fitbit.Weight Watchers says there will be a seamless integration of the data gathered by your activity tracker, that can then be added into... >>

Fitbit activity tracker app finally arrives for Windows Phone

Fitbit activity tracker app finally arrives for Windows Phone

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Now Windows Phone users have no excuse to not stay fit: Fitbit has landed for Windows Phone 8.1 devices.The native Fitbit app looks just like the Android and iOS variations. You use it to connect your Windows Phone to Fitbit's Flex or One fitness devices... >>

HTC partners with Fitbit for fitness tracking on HTC One (M8)

HTC partners with Fitbit for fitness tracking on HTC One (M8)

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HTC didn't build its own fitness tracking software for the new HTC One. Instead, it partnered with Fitbit, a player already well established in the space. The HTC One, available for purchase today, features the Fitbit app pre-loaded, so you won't have... >>

FitBit Force sales halted, recalled after causing skin irritation for some users

FitBit Force sales halted, recalled after causing skin irritation for some users

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FitBit announced on Friday that it will voluntarily recall its Force fitness tracker, following a "small number" of customers seeing skin irritation after normal use. FitBit said a small percentage of Force customers reported the issue. However it... >>

Some Fitbit Force users are seeing a weird skin irritation forming

Some Fitbit Force users are seeing a weird skin irritation forming

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A "small number" of Fitbit Force customers are reporting an odd skin irritation after wearing the fitness tracker. The Fitbit Force is designed to be worn 24/7, even while sleeping, so it's definitely a cause for concern.The Consumerist was the first... >>

Movea G-series reference design claims 'most accurate' multisport wristband title

Movea G-series reference design claims 'most accurate' multisport wristband title

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Motion-sensing tech company Movea, wristband design firm Xm-Squared, and Bluetooth low rnergy-leader Texas Instruments are at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where they have jointly demonstrated the G-series high-performance multisport wristband.The... >>

Top 5 apps to turn your iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker

Top 5 apps to turn your iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker

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When Apple released the iPhone 5S in September, one of its main features was the new M7 processor. Separate from the main A7 CPU, the M7 processor's function is to collect sensor data from integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses. Essentially,... >>