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IFTTT expands to Fitbit Channel functionality

IFTTT expands to Fitbit Channel functionality

There’s a brand new channel on IFTTT this week (If This Then That) which enables functionality with the Fitbit family of devices. Fitness trackers are being distributed to the world in full force as the predominant "wearable" device in our modern smart technology-loving world. As such, IFTTT is ready to jump aboard this ship and make with the programming.

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Fitbit Force racked up over 10,000 skin irritation complaints

Fitbit Force racked up over 10,000 skin irritation complaints

The wearables market is booming, particularly for fitness related devices that can track activities. One of the popular fitness bands out there comes from Fitbit and is called the Fitbit Force. Back in January, we mentioned that the wearable device had received some complaints from wearers that it was causing a rash.

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Netflix Hack Day includes Fitbit sleep detection feature

Netflix Hack Day includes Fitbit sleep detection feature

Any Netflix user will know there are times you doze off mid-show or movie, leaving it to continue playing after you've stopped watching -- an annoying reality that results in fast-forwarding through a show for the spot you fell asleep the next time you want to watch it. In the company's latest Hack Day, five Netflix engineers developed a solution.

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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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