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Huawei Fit activity tracker launches for $130

Huawei’s latest fitness tracker looks like a watch.And by that, I mean the Huawei Fit specifically looks like a Pebble Time Round. But the Huawei Fit is first and foremost an activity tracker. It’s designed to track steps, monitor your heart rate, and gauge your sleep quality. The device can also track runs and it has […]

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Breaking up the Band: Microsoft’s fitness tracker may be done

Microsoft has released two activity trackers in the past few years. But it looks like the company has no plans for a third. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that while the Microsoft Band 2 continues to be available for purchase, there are signs that nobody’s working on a Band 3. 10/03/2016 Update: Now Microsoft has […]

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Alcatel unveils new line of wearables, VR devices (and phones, tablets)

Alcatel is launching a few new phones and tablets at the IFA show in Berlin this week. But the company is also showing off a series of new devices meant to expand the company’s mobile ecosystem. That includes a new all-in-one VR headset that’s a cut above the box that comes with the Alcatel Idol […]

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Xiaomi launches Mi Band 2 fitness tracker for $23 (in China)

Chinese device maker Xiaomi launched its first wearable nearly two years ago. The Mi Band is a simple fitness-tracking bracelet that sold for just $13 at launch, and that low price tag helped Xiaomi snag the second place spot in the wearable space. Now Xiaomi is launching the Mi Band 2. It’s priced at $23, […]

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Pebble Core: A tiny music player and fitness tracker with GPS and 3G

Smartwatch maker Pebble is launching its first device that’s not a smartwatch. The Pebble Core is a tiny $99 device that has no screen… but which does have GPS, a 3G modem, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a headphone jack. It’s designed for runners that want to track their distance and routes while listening to music… you can even […]

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Samsung launches Charm fitness band (in select markets)

Samsung may have launched more smartwatches than just about any other company I’m aware of to date. But the company isn’t putting all its wearable eggs into one basket. The company is launching a new activity tracker called the Charm in Korea, Italy, France, and Russia. The Samsung Charm is smaller than the company’s smartwatches, […]

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Report: Wearable shipments more than doubled in 2015

Shipments of wearable electronics including smartwatches and fitness trackers were up last year… by a lot. But the overall numbers are still pretty small when you consider just how many companies have been pushing wearables. According research firm IDC, more than 78 million wearables were shipped in 2015, up from about 29 million in 2014. […]

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Misfit built a fitness tracker into Bluetooth earbuds

Say you like the idea of a gadget that can track you steps… but you don’t really want to have one strapped to your wrist or clipped to your clothing all day. Misfit’s latest activity tracker isn’t meant to be worn all day… just when you’re listening to music (or podcasts, or whatever). The Misfit […]

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Withings Go is a $70 fitness tracker with an E Ink display

The latest activity tracker from Withings is a small clip-on device with an always-on E Ink display. You can attach the Withings Go to your belt or clothing and it will monitor your steps, distance, Sleep tracking, and other activities throughout the day. Since the 1.1 inch circular E Ink display is always on, you can […]

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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 […]