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Fitbit Ace 3 for kids offers 8 days of battery life and animated clock faces

Fitbit has announced the Ace 3 activity and sleep tracker, which the company said is designed to encourage kids six and older to get active and create healthy habits. It’s available for pre-order today and retails for $79.95. According to Fitbit, the Ace 3 offers new animated clock faces, customizable accessories, and up to 8 hours...

Fitbit Ace 3 specs and launch date reportedly leaked

Fitbit is reportedly preparing to release a new wearable aimed at kids, and it could launch as early as March 15. The device is expected to be Fitbit’s first wearables launched under Google. WinFuture reports the Fitbit Ace 3 will launch in two colors and feature a durable design to easily withstand whatever mischief your kids get...

Fitbit update brings ECG, blood glucose tracking, and Health Metrics for non-paying users

Fitbit is rolling out a massive update to its range of fitness trackers and smartwatches. The latest update adds a new SpO2 watch face and skin temperature tracking to Charge 4, improvements to Health Metrics data presentation, and opens up some of the paid features to more users. According to Wareable, on Charge 4, the update...

The Fitbit app now helps you track your blood glucose level

Fitbit is kicking off 2021 with a helpful new feature: blood glucose tracking. The new feature will become widely available throughout February in the Fitbit app to all users in the U.S. To be clear, this feature is simply meant to track your blood glucose level; Fitbit’s devices aren’t equipped with the technology that can read...

[Update: DoJ Investigation continues] Google completes Fitbit buyout after months of scrutiny

Google has confirmed that its buyout of wearables maker Fitbit has completed, bringing to an end 13 months of investigations in the US and European Union. The deal is said to have cost Google $2.1bn, where it will sit as a Google subsidiary, not an Alphabet division. The biggest prize for Google is the estimated 29m...

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is cleared by EU with some conditions applied

Google and Fitbit are one step closer to final completion of their merger after the European Commission gave final approval following a four-month probe. Google bought the wearables pioneer back in November 2019 for a not-unsubstantial $2.1bn but has been awaiting clearance from global regulators including in the European Union, with questions raised over whether...

Get $50 off on the Fitbit Sense during Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale!

Wearables manufacturer Fitbit launched its most advanced smartwatch, the Fitbit Sense, earlier this year in August. Priced at $330, the smartwatch features an array of sensors that can help you measure everything from your stress levels to irregularities in your heart's rhythm. This makes it the perfect choice for hardcore fitness enthusiasts and those suffering...

Get 30% off on the Fitbit Inspire 2 during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale

Wearables manufacturer Fitbit unveiled the budget-friendly Inspire 2 tracker earlier this year in August. The small fitness tracker features a touch-sensitive display housed within a lightweight rectangular housing, and it offers all basic fitness tracking features that you'd find on any other entry-level fitness band. Although it isn't as advanced as some of Fitbit's other...

Google Assistant adds wellness data from third-party services

Tracking wellness has taken on all new meaning in the year 2020. Not only do we need to be mindful of COVID-19, but mental and physical health are more important than ever with lockdown restrictions in place. To help people stay informed, Google Assistant is now providing users with wellness data from third-party services. According to...

Fitbit Versa 3, Sense get Google Assistant support with Fitbit OS 5.1 update

Fitbit has announced Google Assistant will roll out on select devices as part of its next firmware update. The fitness tracker firm, which is expected to complete a takeover from Google by year-end, will be bringing the voice assistant to the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 when they are upgraded to Fitbit OS 5.1,...

[Update: Approval Expected] EU to launch investigation into Google’s Fitbit acquisition

Last year, Google announced its intent to acquire Fitbit, an American technology company that focuses on wearable technology, saying the move was about “devices, not data.” Even with Google making these assurances, however, the European Commission this week revealed plans to launch an investigation into the acquisition, citing concerns over the search giant’s access to...

The Fitbit Sense’s ECG app launches next month in the U.S., Europe, and India

Wearables manufacturer Fitbit recently unveiled the Fitbit Sense, one of the most advanced smartwatches from the company. The new smartwatch packs in a variety of health and fitness tracking sensors, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor, an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for managing stress, an on-wrist skin temperature sensor, and more. However, at the time of...