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Garmin Forerunner fitness watches get huge refresh: All 5 detailed

Garmin Forerunner fitness watches get huge refresh: All 5 detailed

Garmin today refreshed its Forerunner line of fitness tracking smartwatches from top to bottom, launching five new devices in the series at a range of different price points. There seems to be a bit of something for everyone here, whether you're looking for a relatively straightforward device that offers typical fitness tracking capabilities or you're looking for a top-end smartwatch that has a more densely packed feature list.

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This SleepSmart strap promises an easy snoring cure

This SleepSmart strap promises an easy snoring cure

Periodically being shaken may not sound like the best way to get a solid night’s sleep, but Philips believes the right kind of vibration could stop you - or the person you’re trying to sleep next to - from snoring, as well as having a long-lasting impact on your overall health. The latest addition to the company’s sleep-focused range, the Philips SleepSmart Snoring Relief Band replaces giving your bedmate a swift kick when they’re making too much noise.

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Google Fit health and activity app launches on iOS

Google Fit health and activity app launches on iOS

Google has announced the launch of its fitness and health app Google Fit on iOS. Starting today, iPhone owners can download Google Fit and use it to track their daily activities. The app focuses on two goals, Move Minutes and Heart Points, which help users track whether they're getting adequate amounts of activity every week.

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Researchers just figured out the best time of day to exercise

Researchers just figured out the best time of day to exercise

While exercising is known to be an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle, questions have remained over whether exercising during a certain time of the day results in more benefits. A new study offers a potential answer, finding that night owls who schedule their recreational activities later in the day may get less beneficial effects from that exercise compared to people who exercise in the morning.

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Withings Move fitness and sleep tracker finally starts shipping

Withings Move fitness and sleep tracker finally starts shipping

During CES 2019, Withings introduced Move, an entry-level fitness tracker with an analog watch and simple design. Though the device was detailed at that time, Withings said it wouldn't start shipping until early February, which didn't happen. Now, nearly two months past its initial deadline, Withings has started shipping its Move wearable.

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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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Sleep tracking could be the next big Apple Watch feature

Sleep tracking could be the next big Apple Watch feature

Ever since the Apple Watch launched, Apple has been slowly outfitting it with more and more health features. The next health feature Apple looks to add could indeed be a big one, as a new report says that sleep tracking is on deck. Such a move wouldn't be very surprising, given Apple's competition in the wearables space and its recent acquisitions.

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Google Fit website will shut down March 19, but don’t panic

Google Fit website will shut down March 19, but don’t panic

If you use Google Fit on the web, you'll soon need to make the transition to using it on mobile and smartwatches. Google has announced that its Google Fit website will shutting down next month. Until now, users were able to view their Google Fit data, including recent activity, daily steps, distance traveled, and personal records through the website.

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Galaxy Fit tracker seen alongside Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active

Galaxy Fit tracker seen alongside Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active

It seems that Samsung is truly retiring the Gear brand, putting all its mobile products under a single "Galaxy" name, regardless of form or operating system. That has started with the Gear Watch, now Galaxy Watch, and the rumored Galaxy Buds that will succeed the Gear IconX. Now it seems that Samsung itself has accidentally confirmed that the Gear Fit trackers will also experience a change, but the new Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e will bring more than just a new name.

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Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony's Wena Wrist smart watch strap is finally spreading outside of Japan, though the unusual upgrade to make traditional watches connected is still a tough sell. Sony revealed the Wena back in 2015, part of its First Flight crowdfunding platform. Unlike most smartwatches, the tech isn't in the face.

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