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Fitbit for Android updates with Bluetooth 4.0 support and wireless sync

Fitbit for Android updates with Bluetooth 4.0 support and wireless sync

Fitbit, one of the more popular fitness tracking platforms, has updated its Android app with a couple of new features that users will definitely want to take advantage of. The new app now supports Bluetooth 4.0, for which wireless syncing capabilities are now possible. It's a feature that's still in beta mode, however, and only supports a handful of devices so far, specifically only the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.

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Fitbit Flex hands-on

Fitbit Flex hands-on

Wearables like Google Glass may be eye-catching, but it's tiny fitness monitors like Jawbone UP, Nike Fuelband, and others that are actually showing up clipped or strapped to people, and that's the market Fitbit is chasing with the new Flex. We grabbed some hands-on time with the new Bluetooth 4.0 equipped activity dongle - and its companion smartphone app - at CES to see if it could oust UP from our wrist.

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Fitbit Flex takes on Jawbone UP with Bluetooth activity tracker

Fitbit Flex takes on Jawbone UP with Bluetooth activity tracker

Fitbit has revealed its latest take on the activity tracker, the Fitbit Flex, a new challenger to the Jawbone UP complete with Bluetooth 4.0 for real-time sync with a nearby iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The tracker slots neatly into a waterproof wristband, or can be removed and clipped on elsewhere, tracking steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned, and even sleep, and giving at-a-glance feedback on the wearer's performance using LEDs.

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Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip break cover

Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip break cover

Anyone who's tried to get in shape knows that dieting and keeping track of all the calories you consume can be a huge pain. Thankfully, there are some new gadgets coming to market that help make it easier to track your activity and how many calories you burn. One of the companies offering some of the more interesting devices is called Fitbit.

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