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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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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 […]

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Rebble aims to make your Pebble watch keep working after Fitbit pulls the plug this summer

Pebble was one of the early players in the smartwatch space, and the company’s low-power devices with long battery life, support for third-party apps, and sunlight readable displays still have a loyal fan base… even though Pebble hasn’t released a new watch since the company was acquired by Fitbit at the end of 2016. At […]

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Pebble smartwatches aren’t dead yet (but they will be this summer… kinda)

After Fitbit acquired smartwatch company Pebble in 2016, the company promised to keep Pebble’s software and services running through the end of 2017. While Pebble stopped making and selling watches, that move at least meant that existing customers would be able to squeeze a little extra life out of their wearables. Now Fibit has extended […]

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Fitbit Ionic is the first smartwatch from the leader in fitness trackers

Fitbit has been one of the leading companies in the wearable space thanks to its line of popular fitness trackers. But with activity tracking features baked into multi-purpose devices like the Apple Watch, Samsung Gear line of products, and smartwatches running Google’s Android Wear, Fitbit’s been under pressure to launch its own smartwatch After acquiring […]

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IDC: Xiaomi and Apple overtake Fitbit in wearable shipments

IDC has been tracking shipments of wearable gadgets including fitness trackers and smartwatches for the past few years. And for much of that time, Fitbit has been at the top of the list, shipping more devices than any other company in this space. But that trend has been changing in recent years, with Chinese device […]

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Fitbit smartwatch details (and pictures) leaked ahead of launch

Fibit has been one of the dominant players in the wearable space over the last few years, but as a growing number of smartwatches with built-in activity tracking features hit the market, the company has been under pressure to build its own smartwatch. Now Yahoo Finance has published a few leaked pictures showing what the upcoming […]

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Pebble releases update so that watches will work when cloud servers shut down

Pebble was one of the first major players in the smartwatch space. But when Fitbit acquired the company late last year, pretty much the entire product lineup was scrapped and plans were made to only continue supporting Pebble software and services through the end of 2017. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that your Pebble watch […]

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Fitbit buys and kills off Vector, another smartwatch company

Activity tracker company Fitbit acquired smartwatch maker Pebble last year, and pretty much killed off the company and mined it for parts. Now it looks like Fitbit is at it again. The company has announced it’s acquiring Vector, the maker of a smartwatch with a classic watch design and 30 days of battery life. Like […]

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Pebble promises to keep software, services running through 2017

Pebble may not be selling smartwatches anymore, but if you already have a Pebble watch it should continue working… for a while. Fitbit recently announced plans to acquire Pebble’s intellectual property, key personell, and other asset… but not the company’s hardware. At the time Fitbit said that while no future software updates were planned, Pebble […]

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What Pebble’s shutdown means for smartstrap makers

Pebble has announced it’s going to stop selling smartwatches now that Fitbit is acquiring the Pebble’s software-related intellectual property, but not the company’s hardware business. So what does that mean for companies that are making hardware designed to work with Pebble watches? At least one group working on a smartstrap is abandoning its project, while another hopes […]