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Fitbit Inspire 2 gets Tile tracking for finding your lost fitness wearable

Fitbit Inspire 2 gets Tile tracking for finding your lost fitness wearable

Fitbit's Inspire 2 wearable is getting Tile support, making it easier to track down your tracker when it's not on your wrist. The update means that the Inspire 2's Bluetooth radio can be used for location pings with Tile, helping find it within the Tile smartphone app.

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Fitbit might have a more affordable subscription tier under Google

Fitbit might have a more affordable subscription tier under Google

Google might already consider its acquisition of Fitbit a done deal but there are still some loose ends that need to be addressed. In the meantime, however, the two seem to be proceeding as normal, at least behind the scenes. While Fitbit will most likely continue to operate as it is now, there might be some changes afoot in the way it does business. That may include a cheaper subscription tier that may also be Google's way to monetize the data the fitness tracker giant will be able to gather.

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Polar Verity Sense heart monitor strap can be worn anywhere

Polar Verity Sense heart monitor strap can be worn anywhere

Smartwatches and smart fitness trackers are a dime a dozen these days, almost all of them equipped with one form of heart rate monitor or another. These might be fine for some consumers that don't mind the designs these smartwatches come in or don't require more accurate or dedicated readings. There will, however, always be people who shirk from these smart wearables, especially when they're actually training or exercising. For these, Polar is launching its new Verity Sense, a dedicated heart rate monitor that can be worn on almost any part of your body.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 6 could almost be an Alexa smartwatch

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 could almost be an Alexa smartwatch

Although smartwatches are a dime a dozen these days, some still prefer smart bands not just for their simplicity but also for their discreetness. That's not to say that these fitness-centric devices are less featured than their smartwatch cousins, especially this upcoming product from Xiaomi. According to the latest leak, the company's next Mi Band will be chock-full of features that it would almost qualify as a smartwatch, one that even has Amazon's AI assistant on board.

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Samsung Galaxy SmartTag is a Tile-like tracker to take on Apple AirTags

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag is a Tile-like tracker to take on Apple AirTags

Samsung has revealed its first location tracker, with the Galaxy SmartTag joining the Galaxy S21 Series today. Priced at under $30, it's designed to help hunt down misplaced items like keys, pets, or TV remote controls, integrating with the new SmartThings Find platform.

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TCL Wearable Display puts a 1080p OLED display in your sunglasses

TCL Wearable Display puts a 1080p OLED display in your sunglasses

TCL plans to launch the TCL Wearable Display this year, a high-tech pair of sunglasses that also work as a virtual TV for private viewing. The company - better known for its full-sized TVs and its range of smartphones - previewed the idea at CES last year with Project Archery, though now the concept is graduating to a full commercial product.

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OnePlus Band design and features confirmed by new OnePlus Health app

OnePlus Band design and features confirmed by new OnePlus Health app

OnePlus has long been expected to soon launch its first-ever wearable and leaks have been rather abundant about what that will be. Now it seems that even the company itself is throwing breadcrumbs for us to follow, intentionally or otherwise. It has published a new OnePlus Health app on Google Play Store for the public to see and, fortunately for us, it holds a lot of clues about the upcoming OnePlus Band, except perhaps its name.

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Tile UWB tracker leaks as tag-maker prepares for Apple AirTag and Amazon Sidewalk

Tile UWB tracker leaks as tag-maker prepares for Apple AirTag and Amazon Sidewalk

Tile is preparing to launch its first ultra wideband (UWB) tracker, with new leaks suggesting the upcoming tag will take on Apple and Samsung as the company broadens its partnerships to maintain its defining position in the category. Tile currently relies on Bluetooth for its range of tracking tags, tapping short-range connections to smartphones, routers, and other devices to help people hunt down misplaced items.

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OnePlus Band fitness tracker teased and leaked

OnePlus Band fitness tracker teased and leaked

It is now official. OnePlus will be launching a wearable device this year but it won't be the smartwatch that has been expected since 2016. Confirming a recent rumor, the company is aiming for a gentler and more calculated introduction, one that squarely aims for the fitness market instead. The name is still to be officially announced but the OnePlus Band, as it is being called now, is officially teased to be coming soon.

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Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag looks more like a pebble than a Tile

Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag looks more like a pebble than a Tile

Samsung has confirmed that it will hold its Galaxy Unpacked early in less than two weeks and, if rumors are correct, it won't just be about the Galaxy S21 only. Granted, new earbuds might not exactly be an exciting new venture but Samsung is also expected to reveal a relatively new accessory line as well. The Galaxy Smart Tag, or "SmartTag" as this sighting calls it, has been leaked before and now we're seeing what could be the first real-world photos of the tracker and its design might disappoint some.

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Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag design confirmed by SmartThings app

Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag design confirmed by SmartThings app

In just a few weeks, Samsung will be unveiling yet another one of its worst-kept secrets, the Galaxy S21 series. It won't be alone, though, if rumors are correct, and the Galaxy S21 will be joined by a few accessories. Although not exactly as big as the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Galaxy Smart Tag tracker is still an interesting addition to Samsung's ecosystem. That is provided it can actually make a good case for these against something more established like pioneer Tile's more time-tested options.

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Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag trackers might use Bluetooth only

Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag trackers might use Bluetooth only

Apple may have long been rumored to be working on smart object trackers of its own to rival Tile but, presuming it coincides with the Galaxy S21 debut, Samsung might try to beat it to the punch, unsurprisingly. Rumors about its Galaxy Smart Tag only started swirling earlier this month but we may now have a more complete picture of it, almost literally. Unfortunately, it might not all be good news and the Galaxy Smart Tag might end up simply being a Samsung-branded Tile alternative and not much more.

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