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Fitbit Charge 3 launch date, price set, Sleep Lab next month

Fitbit Charge 3 launch date, price set, Sleep Lab next month

The wearable market seems to have plateaued a bit, perhaps partly due to most users being satisfied with the trackers they already have. So what can fitness tracker makers do to increase sales? Make consumers realize they will need more. The Fitbit Charge 3 is an example, adding a new sleep tracking feature that won’t exactly guarantee you the most peaceful slumber but could at least help you understand why you’re not getting any.

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The Fitbit Charge 3’s most interesting feature is its most controversial

The Fitbit Charge 3’s most interesting feature is its most controversial

The new Fitbit Charge 3 may have a slick touchscreen and swimproof design, but it's a new sensor that could turn the wearable from a simple sleep tracker to a nighttime diagnostician. The newly-announced fitness wearable eventually aims to identify conditions like sleep apnea with a relative SpO2 sensor.

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Fitbit Charge 3 release date and big changes

Fitbit Charge 3 release date and big changes

The Fitbit Chart 3 fitness tracker was revealed this week as the "smartest tracker yet" from biggest brand known exclusively for wearable devices. The Fitbit Charge 3 adds a relative SpO2 sensor in order to track sleep disturbances and it has a newly enlarged battery. Will this touchscreen smart wearable be able to continue Fitbit's legacy of competing with the biggest names in jack of all trades smart devices makers?

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Fitbit Charge 3 leak hints at massive changes

Fitbit Charge 3 leak hints at massive changes

Despite the fanciness and versatility of smartwatches, fitness trackers still outnumber and outsell them for various reasons. Those include price, function, and battery life. The two different but related worlds, however, are close to colliding, especially with the likes of Fitbit having a foot down in both worlds. While the Ionic and the Versa try to bridge the gap from the smartwatch side, the upcoming Charge 3 will seemingly reach out from the fitness tracker side. That said, all the improvements it brings may come at a heavy price, figuratively.

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Apple, Sonos and Fitbit could feel the pain with Trump’s new China tariffs

Apple, Sonos and Fitbit could feel the pain with Trump’s new China tariffs

Popular electronics from Apple, Sonos, Fitbit, and others could be inadvertent victims in the newest batch of US tariffs on Chinese goods, highlighting the potential hit on shoppers' wallets by Trump's trade war. The US government has proposed $200 billion worth of new tariffs that could be applied as soon as this fall.

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Kid-focused Fitbit Ace hits shelves worldwide

Kid-focused Fitbit Ace hits shelves worldwide

A few months back, Fitbit announced and opened pre-orders for its first kid-focused fitness tracker. Dubbed the Fitbit Ace, this new device wants to get kids motivated to put down the screens for a little while and go get some exercise. Today, the Fitbit Ace is launching worldwide, landing at many of the biggest retailers here in the US.

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Fitbit’s female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter

Fitbit’s female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter

Fitbit is kicking off its week by announcing that a long-requested feature will soon be coming to its products: female health tracking. Specifically, this means fertility and menstrual cycle tracking. It seems that we have a little longer to wait before these features go live, but Fitbit gave us some in-depth details today.

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Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google are teaming up on health, aiming to make it easier to combine individual exercise data with electronic medical records for a smarter take on fitness and chronic conditions. The deal will see Fitbit use Google's Cloud Healthcare API to funnel the everyday movement and workout data gathered by its wearables into owners' patient profiles.

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This big Fitbit deal cuts Ionic, Alta HR & more for one day only

This big Fitbit deal cuts Ionic, Alta HR & more for one day only

If you've been looking for an excuse to get active, Amazon's daily deals might have the answer, with a one-day promotion for several Fitbit fitness bands and smartwatch models. The company's Alta, Alta HR, Charge 2, Flyer, and Ionic are all up for grabs, with up to $50 savings depending on which model you want to strap to your wrist.

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Fitbit Versa, Nokia 6.1 now available on Amazon

Fitbit Versa, Nokia 6.1 now available on Amazon

Amazon has fundamentally changed the way we buy things and have them delivered to us, to the point that it has just come under US President Donald Trump's scrutiny. While most still probably buy their devices from carriers, some prefer to get their unlocked fixed from Amazon. Two such devices has just landed on the retailer's virtual shelves and while you can probably buy the Fitbit Versa from other brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon will be the only legit place to buy the Nokia 6.1 in the US.

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Fitbit Ionic OS 2.0 update goes live: Here’s what’s new

Fitbit Ionic OS 2.0 update goes live: Here’s what’s new

Fitbit may have its new Versa smartwatch to debut Fitbit OS 2.0, but owners of the wearable company's existing products aren't being left out. Ionic wearers should slowly begin to see Fitbit OS 2.0 roll out to their smartwatches, the company has confirmed, though right now it's a small-scale deployment to make sure nothing goes wrong along the way.

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Fitbit Ace kids wearable helps parents track activity levels

Fitbit Ace kids wearable helps parents track activity levels

Fitbit has launched a fitness wristband for kids called the Fitbit Ace. This is the first kids wearable the company has released; it's designed to get kids active while helping parents keep an eye on how much activity their child is getting. Among other things, the wearable is made for kids age 8 and older, offering things like 5-day battery life and support for Fitbit family accounts.

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