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Fitbit and Cardiogram team for health screenings from wearable data

Fitbit and Cardiogram team for health screenings from wearable data

Wearable fitness company Fitbit has teamed up with Cardiogram to offer its customers health screenings based on the data gathered by their tracker or smartwatch. The new feature is available for Fitbit devices that feature a heart rate monitor, meaning the Versa smartwatches, Fitbit Charge product family, Ionic, Alta HR, and Inspire HR. The Cardiogram app is free to download.

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Fitbit Pay adds 7 transit systems to its list

Fitbit Pay adds 7 transit systems to its list

Fitbit has always been a contrarian. When people said smartwatches are on the way out, it launched its own smartwatches. When the market seemed to coalesce around Apple watchOS and Wear OS by Google, it struck off on its own with its own wearable OS. And despite the handful of mobile payment systems competing in the market, it jumped into the fray with its own Fitbit Pay, an investment that may be paying off now that you can pay for your rides in seven systems around the world.

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Fitbit Ace 2 fitness tracker aims to get kids up and moving

Fitbit Ace 2 fitness tracker aims to get kids up and moving

Almost precisely one year ago, Fitbit announced the Ace, a fitness tracker for kids. This year, the company is following that up with the Ace 2, which rounds out its spring device offerings. Those who are familiar with the original Ace - or, for that matter, any of Fitbit’s fitness trackers aimed at adults - will have a pretty good idea of what to expect in the Ace 2, as it shares a lot of functionality with many of the other devices in Fitbit’s portfolio.

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Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR fitness trackers go back to basics

Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR fitness trackers go back to basics

Though the Versa Lite smartwatch might be the headliner of Fitbit’s spring device lineup, the company isn’t forgetting the people who would prefer a fitness tracker over a smartwatch. Fitbit also introduced the Inspire and the Inspire HR today, further refining the type of device that made it a big name in the health space. If the Versa Lite is still a little too rich for your blood, something like the Inspire or the Inspire HR might be worth considering instead.

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Fitbit Versa Lite is a smartwatch on a budget

Fitbit Versa Lite is a smartwatch on a budget

Fitbit has unveiled its spring device line up for 2019, and arguably the wearable leading the charge is the Versa Lite. As the name suggests, the Versa Lite is a new model in the Versa line that pares back some features to cut down on overall cost. As a result, the Versa Lite is aimed at people who are new to the world of smartwatches or don’t need everything offered by the standard Versa or the even more expensive Versa Special Edition.

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Fitbit debuts Inspire wearable, but only for employee health plans

Fitbit debuts Inspire wearable, but only for employee health plans

Fitbit, one of the most recognized names in fitness wearables, has a new model out, but rather than its specs or features, it's the way it's being made available that's the biggest difference. Called the Inspire, the wristband can't be purchased directly, but instead is issued to users through corporate health initiatives or insurance providers. It's part of Fitbit's plan to lean more heavily into large-scale business deals, rather than consumer-focused devices.

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Study finds popular fitness trackers may overestimate calorie burning

Study finds popular fitness trackers may overestimate calorie burning

Though fitness trackers may be great for motivation or keeping an eye on one's general activity levels, they may not be terribly accurate when it comes to estimating the amount of calories the user has burned. The research, which comes out of the UK's Aberystwyth University, found that three popular fitness trackers tended to overestimate the amount of calories the users burned, in one case exceeding the actual amount by more than 50-percent.

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Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR fitness trackers target wellness programs

Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR fitness trackers target wellness programs

Fitbit has quietly launched a pair of fitness trackers called the Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR. Both models are made available through Fitbit Health Solutions for corporate customers who want to provide them to their employees as part of a wellness program. Both models offer fitness tracking capabilities, including heart rate tracking, sleep monitoring, and a waterproof design.

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Fitbit OS 3.0 give Ionic, Versa new fitness-centric apps

Fitbit OS 3.0 give Ionic, Versa new fitness-centric apps

Fitbit is best known for making some of the world’s most popular smart fitness trackers. But when it acquired Pebble, it made its intention clear: it was getting into the smartwatch biz. That became reality it launched the Fitbit Ionic, followed by the more affordable Versa a few months later. There may, however, still be some doubts about whether Fitbit has what it takes to make and maintain an actual smartwatch (the Blaze may not have counted). The fitness company is putting those fears to rest with the Fitbit OS 3.0 update delivers not just new health features but apps and watch faces as well.

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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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