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Fitbit acquires Pebble, shuts down Pebble, cancels upcoming products, voids warranties

As expected, activity tracker company Fitbit is acquiring smartwatch maker Pebble. And as expected, the company is mostly interested in Pebble’s “key personnel and intellectual property… not the company’s existing line of hardware and software. So Pebble is basically shutting down, canceling the products the company had announced this summer, and voiding warranties for existing […]

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Reports: Fitbit wants to acquire Pebble

Fitbit is one of the biggest players in the wearable gadget space thanks to the company’s popular line of activity trackers. But as fitness tracking features are increasingly being built into other devices including smartwatches, smartphones, and even some smart headphones, it looks like Fitbit may be looking to expand. According to reports from The Information and The […]

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Fitbit launches Charge 2 with bigger screen, Flex 2 with swim tracking

Fitbit is updating two of its most popular activity trackers with new models sporting additional features, improved software, and… the number 2 in their names. The $150 Fitbit Charge 2 is an update to the company’s Charge and Charge HR. It features a 1.5 inch display and a heart rate monitor. The $100 Fitbit Flex […]

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Fitbit’s new Alta fitness tracker is all about that bling

Fitbit’s latest fitness tracker is one that the company hopes you won’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing as an accessory. Instead of being ugly and stuffed with exercise-based bells and whistles, the Fitbit Alta is limited in its abilities. But it’s arguably the best-looking Fitbit wristband so far. That’s not to say the Alta isn’t […]

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Fitbit Blaze is a fitness tracker that looks like a watch (or vice versa?)

Smartwatch makers have been adding motion sensors and heart rate monitors to their wearables. Now one of the biggest companies in the activity tracker space seems to have decided turnabout is fair play. Fitbit is launching its first full-fledged watch. The Fitbit Blaze is a $200 watch with a color touchscreen LCD display, support for […]

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IDC: Xiaomi is second only to Fitbit in wearable shipments

Wearable shipments have been on the rise for two full years, according to research firm IDC. On the other hand, overall shipments are still small enough that China’s Xiaomi was able to quickly come from out of nowhere to become the second-largest player in the wearable market. In the first quarter of 2015, Xiaomi reportedly […]

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Fitbit launches Charge, Charge HR, and Surge fitness trackers

Fitbit is one of the leading names in the wearable fitness tracker space… even though the company’s Fitbit Force has been offer the market for months due to a recall after users complained of skin rashes. Now the company’s launching a new line of devices including updated activity trackers and its first watch. Hopefully none […]

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Fitbit Surge $249 smartwatch and fitness tracker leaked

Fitbit seems to be having trouble keeping a lid on its upcoming line of wearables. The company makes some of the most popular fitness trackers on the market, and we recently learned that two new activity-tracking wristbands called the Charge and Charge HR are on on the way. Now the Verge reports that Fitbit also plans […]

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Fitbit’s next fitness tracker may have a heart rate monitor (leaks)

A new fitness tracker from Fitbit showed up at the FCC today, giving us a good idea that the product would be called the Fitbit Charge. Now the folks at Gizmodo have obtained some promotional materials for the new device… and it turns out there are actually two different models. The Fitbit Charge appears to […]

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Lilbits (2-21-2014): Amazon’s TV Box coming in March?

Amazon wanted people to buy eBooks, so it launched the Kindle line of eReaders. It wanted them to buy apps, music, and movies so it launched the Kindle Fire line of tablets. And if Amazon really wants you to use its store and services for your online video needs? Amazon might want to launch a Roku-like […]