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Fitbit Charge 4 coming April 13th for $150 (First Fitbit device since Google acquired the company)

The new Fitbit Charge 4 is an activity tracker that also supports mobile payments, smartphone notifications, Spotify controls, and GPS — making it the first Fibit device that can use satellite navigation to provide real-time distance and pace details even if you leave your phone behind when you’re out for a run or bike ride. […]

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Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion, promises Google-made wearables

The rumors were true. Google has announced plans to acquire Fitbit in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. Fitbit is a 12-year-old company that currently dominates the wearable activity tracker space, but which has struggled to move beyond fitness devices. Google, meanwhile, has been developing software for wearables for the past five years… but the […]

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Fitbit launches Versa 2 smartwatch with Alexa support + optional Fitbit subscription service

Fitbit’s latest smartwatch is a $200 model with support for voice controls, courtesy of Amazon Alexa. The Fitbit Versa 2 is up for pre-order today and it should begin shipping in September. There’s also a $230 Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition model that features a woven wristband and comes with a 3-month free trial to […]

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Withings returns to wearables with the Steel HR Sport hybrid smartwatch

French company Withings used to make a line of fitness trackers and health-related devices, before dipping its toes in the smartwatch space with a line of wristwatches that had activity-tracking features and support for displaying smartphone notifications. Then Withings was acquired by Nokia… which didn’t really do all that much with the company’s assets. Earlier […]

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Fitbit unveils $150 Charge 3 fitness tracker with touchscreen display, swim tracking

Fitbit may have gotten into the smartwatch space in recent years, but the company is still best known for its fitness trackers, and today Fitbit is introducing an update to its top-of-the-line Fitbit Charge series. The Fitbit Charge 3 is coming in October and goes up for pre-order starting today for $150 and up. At […]

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Asus VivoWatch BP is a wearable fitness tracker & blood pressure monitor

The latest wearable from Asus isn’t an Android Wear smartwatch… but it is something you wear on a wrist. The Asus VivoWatch BP is set to become one of the first wearable fitness trackers with a built-in blood pressure monitor. It looks more like a medical device than a sleek watch, but if you suffer […]

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Nokia wants to sell its Digital Health business… back to the guy they bought it from

Nokia largely got out of the consumer tech space when the company sold its phone business to Microsoft a number of years ago. All those new Nokia-branded phones that have been popping up lately? They’re actually made by HMD, which licenses the name from Nokia. But Nokia does still sell a handful of digital health […]

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Fitbit launches $200 Versa smartwatch and kid-friendly $100 Ace activity tracker

Fitbit’s second smartwatch is here, and it’s cheaper, better looking, and arguably more useful than the company’s first. The Fitbit Versa is a $200 watch that offers 4 days of battery life, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, step counting, and music playback, as well as notifications and support for third-party apps. Fitbit is also launching […]