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Fitbit recalls Force over skin irritation complaints

Fitbit recalls Force over skin irritation complaints

Fitbit is halting sales of its Force flagship fitness tracker, and recalling all existing units already on users' wrists, after a spate of skin irritation issues. The issue - which saw some Force wearers reporting what appeared to be allergic reactions to the silicone band, leaving their wrists red and inflamed where it had come into contact with their skin - only affects "a small percentage of Force users" Fitbit said in a statement, but will still offer a full refund to any existing owners who want to return the wearable.

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Fitbit Flex accessories by Tory Burch arrive this spring

Fitbit Flex accessories by Tory Burch arrive this spring

The Fitbit Flex, which we reviewed nearly a year ago, is a fitness band that tracks users body stats day and night, competing with some of the wristbands in the wearables fitness market. Soon, owners will gain access to an accessories line developed by Tory Burch, adding an element of chic to the fitness-centric wearable.

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Fitbit Force Caller ID coming February 2014: Demo

Fitbit Force Caller ID coming February 2014: Demo

Fitbit's much-anticipated Caller ID upgrade for the Force is finally due to hit the fitness tracker in February, the company confirmed to SlashGear today. Post-update, the wrist-worn wearable's single line display will show a scrolling update of who is calling, with a name if that person is in your contacts.

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Fitbit iPhone 5s update teases wearable data without the band

Fitbit iPhone 5s update teases wearable data without the band

In a move rather similar to Nike’s efforts with their own wearable sports tracker and app, Fitbit has updated their app to give basic fitness data without the Fitbit band itself. You’ll be seeing basic data with the help of what Fitbit doesn’t directly suggest is the iPhone 5s’s M7 motion co-processor, but gives a bit wink towards nonetheless.

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Zero launches with ex-HTC executive aimed at smart wearables

Zero launches with ex-HTC executive aimed at smart wearables

Fully intent on making full use of the smart wearable devices you might already own, the company known as Zero has begun to take shape. This company is brought on by former HTC executive Kouji Kodera, and is starting out with attention on fitness bands. Working with the bands from a variety of companies - Nike FuelBand, Fitbit, and Jawbone Up, this "Zero" company intends on creating a variety of use-cases and software to connect and keep useful.

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Fitbit Force official: smartwatch, fitness tracker, fashionably simple

Fitbit Force official: smartwatch, fitness tracker, fashionably simple

The Fitbit Force has been revealed - ready to take on the wrists of fitness lovers across the world with a couple of color choices and extreme simplicity. This device works with a tiny OLED display that shows the time and how many steps you've taken. This device works very similar to the Fitbit Flex bracelet and the Fitbit Zip and One trackers, allowing you to track the distance you've traveled and the calories you've potentially burned as well.

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Fitbit Force leaks with step counting and watch display

Fitbit Force leaks with step counting and watch display

Fitbit is readying a new flagship wearable, the Fitbit Force, building on its Flex fitness tracker with more sensors and a digital display for doubling as a watch. Yet to be officially announced, but spotted lurking on Fitbit's site by Engadget and The Verge, the Force includes an altimeter with its motion sensors, which can be used to track how many steps have been climbed.

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Fitbit update brings support for Samsung Galaxy S 4

Fitbit update brings support for Samsung Galaxy S 4

Getting in shape is a high priority for a huge number of people all around the world. Many of these people that want to get fit also happen to be into technology gadgets such as smartphones and other devices. That means there is a significant demand for electronics and gadgets devices to help people get in shape.

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Fitbit Flex less than three weeks away from UK

Fitbit Flex less than three weeks away from UK

Fitbit's Flex activity tracker has gone up for presale in the UK, the wrist-worn exercise and sleep monitor expected to arrive on British arms at the tail-end of May. Launched in the US on Monday, the Flex - which we reviewed earlier this week - is one of the more affordable of the latest batch of trackers, undercutting Nike's FuelBand and Jawbone's UP.

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Fitbit Flex Review

Fitbit Flex Review

If headsets like Glass are pushing the wearable computing boundaries, then fitness monitors like the new Fitbit Flex are entry-level cyborg tech for the mass market. Announced back at CES 2013, and taking on Nike's stylish Fuelband and Jawbone's twice-refined UP, the Flex promises to track your performance whether you're awake or asleep, along with real-time data transfer to your smartphone without a big hit on battery life. That's even though the Flex is cheaper than UP, falling just under that all-important $100 boundary. Is this the health tracker we've been waiting for? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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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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