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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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Fitbit Versa is a $199 smartwatch with a Pebble soul

Fitbit Versa is a $199 smartwatch with a Pebble soul

Fitbit has pulled up its sleeve and revealed its latest smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa, a metal-bodied wearable with more than a few hints of Pebble to it. Dubbed the lightest metal smartwatch in the US, the Versa not only introduces new Fitbit hardware but the latest version of the company's OS for wearables.

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Fitbit’s Apple Watch rival leaks with strong hints of Pebble

Fitbit’s Apple Watch rival leaks with strong hints of Pebble

Though the market for smartwatches feels like it's on the decline these days, there are still a few companies that are doing well with wearables. Apple is one that immediately springs to mind, and now it appears that Fitbit is going to try to challenge the dominance of the Apple Watch. Rumor has it that the company has a new smartwatch in development, and the goal this time around is mass market appeal.

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Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition adds exclusive training

Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition adds exclusive training

Fitbit's latest play for your wrist is the Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition, with an exclusive Adidas Train app that focus on cardio, strength, and flexibility training. Based on the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, the Adidas version gets custom hardware and software, including a two-tone breathable sport band in Ink Blue and Ice Gray, on a Silver Gray aluminum case.

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Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

I'm currently looking at heatmaps showing the exercise paths of soldiers on live military bases around the world. I'm able to do this thanks to the fitness social network Strava. Much like a soldier sharing photos of their base on Facebook, Strava shows the paths they run on every day. Strava shows this information because these soldiers shared this information with Strava, and therein potentially enemy forces, too.

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Pebble gets 6 month reprieve but Fitbit warns the end is nigh

Pebble gets 6 month reprieve but Fitbit warns the end is nigh

Fitbit is postponing the Pebble death sentence, but smartwatch fans only get six more months before their wearable of choice loses many of its most popular features. Having acquired cash-strapped and struggling Pebble back in 2016, Fitbit attempted to sweeten the deal for frustrated owners by promising to keep the lights on key services until the end of 2017. Now, that deadline is being pushed back a little more.

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Fitbit invests $6M in Sano glucose-monitoring, hinting at future features

Fitbit invests $6M in Sano glucose-monitoring, hinting at future features

Wearables-maker Fitbit offers a range of devices with a strong focus on fitness, but there's a strong indicator the company will soon strengthen its health features. Fitbit has recently made a $6 million investment in Sano, a glucose-monitoring startup developing tech that's able to track blood sugar with a coin-sized patch. It's exactly this kind of feature that several smartwatch makers are said to be working on, and Fitbit's investment likely means it's doing the same.

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10,000 Fitbits will help the government gather vital health data

10,000 Fitbits will help the government gather vital health data

The government has a massive health research project in the pipeline called All of Us, that itself being the new name given to the Precision Medicine Initiative announced by President Obama back in 2015. This initiative will help the National Institutes of Health gather a mass of data that'll ultimately help inform researchers across a spectrum of categories.

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Fitbit smartwatch and wireless headphones release dates set

Fitbit smartwatch and wireless headphones release dates set

This week the Fitbit Iconic smartwatch and the Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones got their release details in order. The folks at Fitbit appear to be aiming to expand their fitness device empire beyond the fitness tracker business, moving to all manner of accessories (that just happen to do similar things). The Fitbit Iconic attempts to take the market where Apple Watch reigns supreme, while the Fitbit Flyer seem to be made to take on Beats (also owned by Apple).

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Red Sox cheated with Fitbit, not Apple Watch, source claims

Red Sox cheated with Fitbit, not Apple Watch, source claims

Remember the Major League Baseball drama going on between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees? The two teams have accused the other of cheating, with the Red Sox in particular being accused of using a wearable to alert players to the Yankees' hand signals. An investigation into the matter was confirmed at the time, but official details were kept to a minimum. Filling the void were sources who surfaced claiming the Red Sox were using the Apple Watch to cheat, but now that has changed.

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Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi scale FDA approved, ‘most accurate’ yet

Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi scale FDA approved, ‘most accurate’ yet

You'd think that Fitbit would be content with revealing both a brand new smartwatch and a pair of new fitness headphones in one day, but it didn't stop there. The company also revealed its Aria 2 WiFi scale today, completing this trifecta of new fitness devices. As with the other two devices Fitbit introduced today, pre-orders for the Aria 2 are open now as well.

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Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones launch alongside Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones launch alongside Ionic smartwatch

The reveal of the Ionic smartwatch isn't the only big announcement Fitbit is making today. The company also revealed its new Flyer wireless headphones, which are meant to be go hand-in-hand with the Ionic. In fact, one of the biggest draws of these headphones for Ionic users will likely be the fact that they can be connected directly to the smartwatch itself, with no phone necessary.

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