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Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date?

Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date? It is much larger compared to the Charge and Charge HR, meaning the Charge 2 is able to display way more information that what was available on its predecessors.The Charge 2 includes the heart rate monitoring feature.

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit While Fitbit is acquiring Pebble, it’s not going to keep making Pebble devices.That means the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and Pebble Core from the most recent Kickstarter are being canceled.

2016's most talked-about research papers

2016's most talked-about research papers ” But the researchers didn’t give the participants any instruction on how to use the Fitcore trackers and website effectively.Her plea for more research this year into Lewy body dementia galvanized donors and researchers, and those who are interested in such research.

​Fitbit unveils redesigned personal training app

​Fitbit unveils redesigned personal training app The Fitstar Personal Trainer app features tailored workouts and recommendations based on user’s Fitsart and Fitbit activities.The app features new trainers to choose from, an expanded library of exercises, customisable music, and a refreshed look provide greater inspiration.

Fitbit is stumbling... so it's making a smartwatch

Fitbit is stumbling... so it's making a smartwatch These "reorganization efforts" amount to the elimination of six percent of Fitbit's workforce, or about 110 employees.Most of the acquisitions had to do with tech not typically found in Fitbit's activity trackers, like Coin's wearable payment platform.

Coin to shutter app, signaling the end for its universal credit card

Coin to shutter app, signaling the end for its universal credit card Last spring, wearable company Fitbit acquired universal credit-card maker Coin to bolster its mobile payment efforts with future products, like smartwatches.On February 28, the company will terminate its mobile app and support services, meaning assistance will no longer be offered through Coin’s website or social media accounts.

Apple dominates the smartwatch market — but competition looms

Apple dominates the smartwatch market — but competition looms Still, the company won't reveal any specifics about the Apple Watch, but using new smartwatch market projections from analysts, we can take a stab at just how well the Apple Watch sold last year.We predicted this would happen back in December, after the smartwatch market limped into the 2016 holiday season.

Perfect your workouts with a swimproof Fitbit Flex 2, currently 21 percent off

Perfect your workouts with a swimproof Fitbit Flex 2, currently 21 percent off Ranging in types and price points, there’s an overwhelming amount of activity/fitness trackers out there to choose from.To ensure you get a quality product, stick to name-brand models such as this Fitbit Flex 2, currently discounted 21 percent on Amazon, and available for only $79 for a limited time.

If you’ve thought about buying a Fitbit, now is a good time

If you’ve thought about buying a Fitbit, now is a good time The simplest and cheapest Fitbit fitness tracker, the Flex 2 is now available for 21 percent off, bringing it down to $79 from its normal price of $100.Like all Fitbit models, the Flex 2 seamlessly syncs with your smartphone to give you detailed information on your travel distance, activity time, calories burned, and even sleep quality via the Fitbit app.

Elephants only sleep 2 hours a day in the wild, wearables study finds

Elephants only sleep 2 hours a day in the wild, wearables study finds Try two hours a day for African elephants in the wild, a new study found.They outfitted each matriarch with an "actiwatch" — like a Fitbit for elephant trunks — and a collar with a gyroscope to monitor the elephants' sleep times and sleeping positions.

No, wearables aren't dead, although Fitbit could use a boost

No, wearables aren't dead, although Fitbit could use a boost With the downfall of Pebble late last year, it looked like the wearables market could be in trouble.9 percent year over year, according to the latest data from analytics firm IDC.

The Alta HR adds extra tech to Fitbit's most stylish line

The Alta HR adds extra tech to Fitbit's most stylish line Next up from Fitbit: Tech that will help you hit your fitness goals without ruining your style.The Alta HR is 25 percent skinnier than the next smallest Fitbit with PurePulse, the Charge 2, which can be overly chunky for people with smaller wrists.

Fitbit uses machine learning to give sleep insights with new Alta HR

Fitbit uses machine learning to give sleep insights with new Alta HR A year after releasing the Fitbit Alta, Fitbit is ready to make your fitness wristband smarter at analyzing your sleep.Debuting with the upcoming Fitbit Alta HR are two new features to give you even more insight into your daily activities: Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights.

Fitbit's Alta HR gets caught up between fashion and function

Fitbit's Alta HR gets caught up between fashion and function That changed last year with the Fitbit Alta, a sleek device that compromised a bit on fitness functionality.The company's back with an upgrade, the Alta HR, which aims to give fashion-savvy workout warriors an appealing device with better features.

Woman's Fitbit saves her life after it detected a strange change in her heart rate

Woman's Fitbit saves her life after it detected a strange change in her heart rate A fitness tracker could be more useful than just helping you shed weight — the data it's collecting about your body could go as far as saving lives.73-year-old Patricia Lauder from Connecticut noticed her Fitbit data was logging an abnormally high resting heart rate of over 140 beats per minute, far higher than her usual 60 to 70, CNN reported.

Fitbit's smartwatch is reportedly not coming along very well

Fitbit's smartwatch is reportedly not coming along very well The design is, according to one source, "definitely not sexy," and takes its cues from the company's attempt at a fitness smartwatch, the Blaze.If Fitbit is really having problems with the smartwatch, it's not from a lack of resources.

A woman claims a Fitbit exploded on her wrist, which is more reason to avoid getting in shape

A woman claims a Fitbit exploded on her wrist, which is more reason to avoid getting in shape A woman in Wisconsin said her Fitbit exploded on her wrist, causing second-degree burns and prompting her to get up and move for all the wrong reasons.Dina Mitchell told ABC News in an email she had only been wearing her tracker, the Flex 2, for about two weeks when it burst into flames while she was reading last week.

This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband

This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband Prosecutors say her husband's alibi that a masked intruder attacked him first and then went after his wife just doesn't add up.But records from Connie's Fitbit show she was moving inside their Ellington, Connecticut, home around 10:05 a.

Milwaukee woman says her Fitbit exploded on her arm while she was reading

Milwaukee woman says her Fitbit exploded on her arm while she was reading But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist, resulting in severe second-degree burns.Dina Mitchell claimed that her Flex 2 caught fire while she was reading a book.