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Fitbit Aria Air smart scale trims the price tag

Fitbit Aria Air smart scale trims the price tag

There's only so much your smartwatch can tell you, so Fitbit has launched a new - and, maybe more importantly, cheaper - smart scale to add weight and BMI information to your overall health picture. The Fitbit Aria Air joins its more expensive siblings with a sub-$50 price tag, promising Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone and the ability to measure and track multiple fitness metrics.

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Fitbit Versa 2 packs Amazon Alexa to challenge Apple Watch

Fitbit Versa 2 packs Amazon Alexa to challenge Apple Watch

Fitbit today announced the Versa 2, and it could very well become a challenger to Apple Watch's dominance in the smartwatch space. That's because the Versa 2 comes equipped with Amazon Alexa - the first of Fitbit's smartwatch lineup to support Amazon's voice assistant. Though Alexa is the Versa 2's marquee feature, Versa 2 buyers will also get the feature set we're used to seeing out of Fitbit's smartwatches.

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Fitbit Premium subscription promises more personal touch

Fitbit Premium subscription promises more personal touch

Fitbit isn't just something you strap to your wrist to count your steps and log your workouts any more, with the launch of the Fitbit Premium subscription service to help guide users through getting healthier. Launching alongside the new Fitbit Versa 2, Fitbit Premium promises personalized coaching and thousands of workouts, which the company says were developed both from its experience in health tracking and by consulting experts.

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Fitbit Versa update leaks with Amazon Alexa and OLED screen

Fitbit Versa update leaks with Amazon Alexa and OLED screen

Fitbit, the company best known for its fitness trackers, offers its own version of a smartwatch called the Versa. Unlike pure activity trackers, the Fitbit Versa comes with a few extra features, including (depending on model) support for making contactless payments and streaming music. According to a new leak, the company may be planning to update this watch with a new model that includes a personal assistant and improved display.

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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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