Your future Apple Watch could have a self-adjusting band

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Apple pushes out a new watchOS update to fix the Series 3’s LTE fails

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Fitbit’s new partnership will bring diabetes monitoring to the Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit is looking to expand its health monitoring capabilities beyond just fitness tracking, so the company is teaming up with a major medical device maker to help people manage diabetes directly on their wrists. ; Fitbit just announced a new partnership with glucose monitoring device company Dexcom. The first initiative to come from the deal will bring Dexcom's data to the upcoming Ionic smartwatch, where glucose levels will be accessible right alongside steps, heart rate, and other stats [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s secret workout lab could lead to a super powerful Apple Watch

Apple has a secret workout facility tucked away in a nondescript office space outside of its new HQ, where researchers are collecting reams of health data for the next generation of products, starting with the Apple Watch. ; The company opened up (some of) the facility's doors to Men's Health for an inside look at the lab where Apple has tracked more activity and exercise data than any other human performance study in history — at least according to Apple director of fitness for health [Read Entire Story]

Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market

Smartwatches finally reign supreme in the wearable world. ; The gadget segment saw a major increase in shipments over the last few months, according IDC's latest wearables market report. Smartwatch shipments grew 60.9 percent in Q2 2017, a massive spike in consumer interest in a category that many were ready to give up on as recently as this April. The smartwatch surge might have come to the detriment of the once-mighty "basic wearables" category, which covers gadgets that don't run apps like [Read Entire Story]

Next Apple Watch rumored to have cellular support

The next generation Apple Watch might break free from your iPhone and connect directly to cellular networks, according to a report from reliable insider Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who cited "people familiar with the matter." ; The network access would come via new LTE modems in the devices, which sources claim will be supplied by Intel. The unnamed Apple Watch, which might be called the "Series 3," is expected to launch later this year with the next generation of Apple products, although it could [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s next-gen smartwatch will launch with its own app platform

Fitbit desperately needs its upcoming smartwatch to be a success, so the company is planning to prop it up with a brand-new app platform at launch. ; James Park, Fitbit's CEO, confirmed that a new app ecosystem is in the works for the unnamed smartwatch's long-awaited debut in a conversation with The Verge. The app platform has been rumored since January, even before Park first teased the device after the company was forced to lay off 6 percent of its workforce. ; Park told the publication that [Read Entire Story]

The Apple Watch could be revolutionary in the fight against diabetes

For people with diabetes, the Apple Watch could soon become indispensable. ; BGR claims to have "exclusive" information from a source "familiar with Apple's plans" about the company's efforts to develop groundbreaking new ways to harness the Watch's health-tracking potential. ; Apple aims to introduce the first-ever method for non-invasive glucose monitoring as a feature in an upcoming version of the Watch, according to the source. The introduction of tech like that would be a major [Read Entire Story]

The Apple Watch could help doctors spot the leading cause of heart failure

The Apple Watch could be used to detect a heart condition that causes over 100,000 strokes every year, according to a new study. ; Heart health app Cardiogram and researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Cardiology Health eHeart project teamed up to take a closer look at just how effective the Watch can be at tracking the most clinically common heart abnormality, atrial fibrillation (AF). ; The irregularity, which is treatable but tough to diagnose using current [Read Entire Story]

Nike and Apple are about to drop this collaboration on the public

The Apple Watch just got a sporty boost of refined style, courtesy of Nike. NikeLab, the sportswear company's creative arm for exclusive collaborations with top designers and fashion labels, just announced the Apple Watch NikeLab edition. ; SEE ALSO: Face it: Smartwatches are totally doomed The new design pairs a Space Gray Apple Watch casing with a "Light Bone/Black" band, giving the device a more laid-back vibe than Nike and Apple's previous collab, the Apple Watch Nike+. The NikeLab edition [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s smartwatch is reportedly not coming along very well

Fitbit's primed to finally break out of the fitness tracking vertical with a smartwatch built for mass appeal — but the company's apparently having a hard time even bringing a device to the starting line. ; A Yahoo Finance report claims that Fitbit's had so much difficulty developing the smartwatch that its launch was pushed from spring to later in the year, most likely the fall, according to "sources familiar with the matter." The report says the smartwatch will be made of aluminum with a [Read Entire Story]

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

Fitness trackers have historically been kind of, well, ugly. 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. It contains a version of Fitbit's PurePulse heart rate monitor technology, previously found in the bulkier Charge 2 band and Blaze smartwatch. ; The Alta HR mostly accomplishes its goals, [Read Entire Story]

The most helpful fitness tech for your New Year’s resolution to get in shape

Last year, Nielsen reported the top two New Year's resolutions were to stay fit and to lose weight. Millions pledged to kick off 2016 with the definite goal to get in shape — but this year, you can expect the same old resolutions will likely top the list again. ; SEE ALSO: Your Apple Watch will guilt you into working out in the New Year After all, many of those people just repeat the same sentiment, year after year. In January, gyms will be filled with resolutioners trying to sweat away [Read Entire Story]