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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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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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Honda’s exoskeleton is one (assisted) step closer to launch

Honda’s exoskeleton is one (assisted) step closer to launch

Honda's Walking Assist Device, a partial exoskeleton to help those with difficulties moving unsupported, has been given the green-light for release by US regulators. The wearable robotic gadget was given Premarket Notification by the US FDA, after clinical trials helped demonstrate it can significantly help in rehabilitation.

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Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes-Benz and Garmin have teamed up on a new smartwatch, capable of feeding health data to the dashboard and figuring out less stressful routes, among other features. The Mercedes-Benz branded Garmin vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch was revealed alongside the 2020 CLA Coupe at CES 2019 today, and while it may be much smaller than the car, it's just as tech-packed.

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