Fitbit archive

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

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

    By 25 March 2014

    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
    Sports Fitness

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

    By 21 February 2014

    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
    Sports Fitness

    Some Fitbit Force users are seeing a weird skin irritation forming

    By 15 January 2014

    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
    Sports Fitness

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

    By 8 January 2014

    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....

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

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

    By 30 December 2013

    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,...

  • Fitbit adds fitness tracking to its iPhone app, thanks to M7 processor
    Apps

    Fitbit adds fitness tracking to its iPhone app, thanks to M7 processor

    By 30 December 2013

    Fitbit updated its iPhone app on Monday to take advantage of the iPhone 5S M7 motion processor, much like the Nike+ Move app released earlier this year. The Fitbit update allows users to track their activity without Fitbit hardware, which costs about...

  • Fitbit Force official; tracks your movement and your sleep
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Force official; tracks your movement and your sleep

    By 10 October 2013

    Fitbit Force - yet another activity monitor that you wear on your wrist and you track what you are doing - has been announced. The new gadget ,which of course hopes to become the new must-have tool for sporty types, will cost $130 (£80) in the US when...

  • Fitbit Force promo images surface, showing off tracker's digital watch and altimeter
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Force promo images surface, showing off tracker's digital watch and altimeter

    By 2 October 2013

    Fitbit is allegedly ready to unveil a new version of its Flex tracking device, and it's called the Fitbit Force. Although Fitbit hasn't unveiled the Force yet, The Verge and Engadget have spotted some promo material and detailed a few of the features....

  • Nike FuelBand, Jawbone Up, Fitbit Flex, Misfit Shine, Bowflex Boost: Which sports band to choose?
    Sports Fitness

    Nike FuelBand, Jawbone Up, Fitbit Flex, Misfit Shine, Bowflex Boost: Which sports band to choose?

    By 22 August 2013

    Finding the motivation to get off the comfy sofa and do some exercise is often hard to come by. A holiday or a shock from the scales might do the trick, but the classic "I'll do it tomorrow" is normally a far easier route. Then again, you might not have...

  • Whistle Activity Monitor offers wearable health tracking for dogs
    Gadgets

    Whistle Activity Monitor offers wearable health tracking for dogs

    By 5 June 2013

    Health tracking just took a turn for the weird, thanks to a new monitoring device for dogs. Whistle, a start-up that makes an on-collar fitness device for dogs, plans to start shipping its Whistle Activity Monitor for $99.95 (£65) this summer. It's...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness band now launched in UK, available to pre-order for £80
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Flex fitness band now launched in UK, available to pre-order for £80

    By 9 May 2013

    The Fitbit Flex fitness band has officially launched in the UK. It is available for pre-order from Amazon and Fitbit's own website for £79.99, considerably less than rival products who do the same thing. Pocket-lint went hands-on with the Flex at CES...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness wristband now available for $100
    Gadgets

    Fitbit Flex fitness wristband now available for $100

    By 6 May 2013

    The Fitbit Flex fitness wristband, unveiled at CES 2013, is now shipping to the public for $99.95 from the Fitbit online store. The Fitbit Flex comes at a time when wearable activity trackers are all the rage, with Nike and Jawbone also in the space. ...

  • Fitbit Windows 8 app now available
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Windows 8 app now available

    By 10 April 2013

    Fresh from releasing an Android application to sync with its fitness trackers, Fitbit has now added Windows 8 to the platforms it supports with dedicated software. The Fitbit Windows 8 app is now available on the Windows Store and can be used to analyse...

  • Fitbit activity trackers now sync with Android too
    Apps

    Fitbit activity trackers now sync with Android too

    By 12 February 2013

    Fitbit has released an Android version of its Fitbit activity tracker application that hooks up to a Fitbit One or Fitbit Zip device via Bluetooth 4.0. Previously available only on iPhone, the new app is only for Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II...

  • Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    The wearable activity tracker is becoming a bit of a trend at the moment - First Nike, then Jawbone and now Fitbit, with the Fitbit Flex. Designed to record your daily activity as well as pair up with the Fitbit smartphone app, the Flex is the value for...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

    By 7 January 2013

    The Fitbit Flex is Fitbit's take on the Nike Fuel band system and, at $99, it's a cheaper take on it too. The functionality is similar. The band houses a tracker which measures your steps, calories shed and the distance you've travelled - and it also...

  • Fitbit Zip review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Fitbit Zip review

    By 11 December 2012

    The pedometer is nothing new. It's a gadget that's been around for many years, keeping track of steps taken and giving you an idea of how active you've been during that day. If you work in a sedentary profession, like sitting in an office, and always...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Fitbit Activity Tracker review (Android)
    Sports Fitness

    APP OF THE DAY: Fitbit Activity Tracker review (Android)

    By 19 November 2012

    If you're looking to get fit then you're almost spoilt for choice when it comes to sports apps. There are big names from big plays as well as smaller independent apps that do just one job very well. But we're fans of ecosystems and today's App of the...

  • Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip track and tally your walking on the cheap
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip track and tally your walking on the cheap

    By 17 September 2012

    Fitbit has announced the launch of two new tracking gadgets - the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip - as it continues to put up a fight against the Nike+ Fuel band. The Fitbit One is a small black tube that counts your daily step total, calories burnt, distance...

  • Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale review

    By 18 July 2012

    Digital devices are so woven into the fabric of today’s society that there’s little that isn’t now possible. We’re all used to TVs, computers and the like - you know, the usual couch potato kind of kit - but recently it’s health and fitness...

  • Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale incoming: Get that beach bod now
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale incoming: Get that beach bod now

    By 14 May 2012

    Unveiled at CES, Fitbit’s Aria Scales, which posts information about your weight on to the internet, will be available for £99.99 from the end of May.  Along with your weight, the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale also monitors your body fat and BMI automatically...

  • Fitbit Android App lets Google phone users now get fit too
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Android App lets Google phone users now get fit too

    By 22 March 2012

    Fitbit, the digital pedometer that lets you track your fitness by steps taken, or flights of stairs climbed, has launched an Android app for Google phone fans to be able to see how much exercise they are doing. No longer just for iPhone fans, the new...

  • WIN: Fitbit Ultra activity tracker up for grabs!
    Sports Fitness

    WIN: Fitbit Ultra activity tracker up for grabs!

    By 27 February 2012

    Fitbit Ultra, the activity tracker that links with the 'net to monitor steps, distance, sleep patterns and even stairs climbed, is currently part of a promotion on ITV show This Morning. And, to celebrate, Pocket-lint has one of the smart devices to...

  • Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi scale shares weight with the web: Foursquare for fatties
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi scale shares weight with the web: Foursquare for fatties

    By 11 January 2012

    A new set of wireless scales have been launched which allows you to share and upload information about your weight to the web, whilst also dishing out virtual motivational badges along the way. Called the Fitbit Aria, it also measures your BMI and body...

  • Fitbit Ultra review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Fitbit Ultra review

    By 27 December 2011

    You've eaten too much, you're feeling rather fat, and you need to do something about it. In steps Fitbit Ultra promises to track your movement before displaying it all on the accompanying website for you to digest. So can something so simple really help...