Fitbit Ace Fitness Tracker For Kids Now Available

Fitness trackers such as those made by Fitbit are usually marketed towards teens or adults. However earlier this year the company announced the Fitbit Ace which is aimed towards kids. If you’re a parent who wouldn’t mind getting it for your child, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the Fitbit Ace is now available for purchase.The fitness tracker is priced at $100 and has been designed for those aged 8 or older (so an adult with a pretty small wrist could technically use it as well). According [Read Entire Story]

ASUS VivoWatch BP adds a missing piece to smartwatches

Smartwatches have become more than just smaller smartphones. Many of them are smaller clinical labs as well. Health and fitness have become the focus of many smartwatch makers, especially Apple. Despite having countless sensors, almost all of them are missing one important functionality: measuring the user’s blood pressure. At Computex 2018, ASUS, following Omron’s footsteps at the start of this … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

This big Fitbit deal cuts Ionic, Alta HR & more for one day only

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get active, Amazon’s daily deals might have the answer, with a one-day promotion for several Fitbit fitness bands and smartwatch models. The company’s Alta, Alta HR, Charge 2, Flyer, and Ionic are all up for grabs, with up to $50 savings depending on which model you want to strap to your wrist. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sony’s Connected Gym concept may inspire you to work out

The only time we remember Sony venturing into the health and fitness tracking business was when the Meal Image Analysis software was launched last year. We’ve been waiting for a new smartwatch focused on staying fit and healthy but nothing yet since the SmartWatch 3 which is already a very old model. This time around, […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

10 best pedometer apps and step counter apps for Android!

Exercise can be tough. It’s not that bad getting off the couch and going for a run. However, keeping track of your exercise is generally not easy. You usually have to buy a whole new piece of hardware to do it. That requires Bluetooth and syncing and charging another device. There are ways to track your steps on your phone, though. Those looking to do so have come to the right spot. Here are the best pedometer apps and step counter apps for Android! Here are some more fitness lists that [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Fit2, Fit2 Pro update makes it easier to track things

Smartwatches are complex (but small) beasts with multi-faceted functionality. Fitness trackers, in contrast, are streamlined to do only one thing: keep track of your activities. Well, actually two things. They also display that information, provided they have a screen of their own. Following the fitness-centric update to the Gear S2, Samsung is rolling out a similar refresh to the Gear … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Fit2, Gear Fit2 Pro ready to receive software updates

The Gear Fit line started in 2014 when Samsung decided to introduce a new health and fitness tracker. Wearable tech was relatively a new category then but the South Korean company jumped into the bandwagon early on. The Samsung Gear Fit was one of the first trackers. A follow-up was revealed in 2016 and another […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit app for Windows 10 updated with support for new smartwatches

Fitbit has released an update to their Windows 10 UWP app, taking it to version 2.31.1479. The update support for the new Fitbit Versa, Fitbit’s smaller and cheaper smartwatch designed for the mass market. Fitbit has continued with their good support of Windows and Windows Mobile,  meaning the popular fitness tracker should likely be the […] Read More: Fitbit app for Windows 10 updated with support for new smartwatches SOURCE: MSPoweruser - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic OS 2.0 update goes live: Here’s what’s new

Fitbit may have its new Versa smartwatch to debut Fitbit OS 2.0, but owners of the wearable company’s existing products aren’t being left out. Ionic wearers should slowly begin to see Fitbit OS 2.0 roll out to their smartwatches, the company has confirmed, though right now it’s a small-scale deployment to make sure nothing goes wrong along the way. Indeed, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

More information about Fitbit’s affordable Versa smartwatch leaks

After the Ionic Fitbit is planning to expand their smartwatch range with a new more affordable model, the Fitbit Versa. The device is aimed at the mass market, in particular women, and features a smaller design. The smartwatch will also be water resistant to 50 metres and come in 4 colours: black, silver, rose gold, and a […] Read More: More information about Fitbit’s affordable Versa smartwatch leaks SOURCE: MSPoweruser - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Manages To Overtake Fitbit & Xiaomi For Wearables

Given how long Fitbit has been in the wearables game, and also considering how insanely cheap Xiaomi’s fitness trackers are, it wasn’t surprising that Fitbit and Xiaomi were at the top of the wearables market. However according to the latest numbers by the IDC, it appears that Apple might have overtaken them both.As you can see in the graph above, it looks like Apple has managed to overtake both Fitbit and Xiaomi in Q4 2017. Before that Apple looked like they were some still maintaining their [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks your winter sports

Apple Watch Series 3 is getting a small but possibly significant update today, depending on how much you love certain winter sports. Snowboarders and skiers will find that their Apple Watch is now capable of tracking runs, thanks to updates launching certain apps. Of course, this being the Apple Watch, it’ll track a fair bit more than just your time … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Adidas closes its digital sports division

Sportswear brands might be reviving their interest in fitness technology, but Adidas is staging its comeback in a very roundabout way. The company's American segment is closing its dedicated digital sports division and folding the group's work into... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch GymKit syncing arrives in exactly one US gym

GymKit syncing on the Apple Watch technically arrived with watchOS 4.1, but there's been one main obstacle to using it: actually finding a gym that supports it. Only one fitness center each in Australia and the UK have enabled it so far, while Ameri... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness band review

Overview The Huawei Band 2 Pro is a fitness band aiming at the lower end market. It has a vertical 0.91-inch 128×32 PMOLED display for a slim look with three sensors on the back as well as some charging pins. Hardware Inside the band is 256KB of RAM, 1MB of ROM, 16MB of flash storage, a 105mAh battery, and GPS. You’ll also get Bluetooth 4.2, an accelerometer, a cardiotachometer (heartrate sensor), and an infrared wear sensor. On top of that you get 5ATM water resistance, which means [Read Entire Story]

Spire Health Tag Is A Health Tracker That Doesn’t Need Charging

If there is one problem with fitness trackers and smartwatches is that for the most part they are powered by batteries, and this means that after a while they run out and require charging, which sometimes isn’t exactly the most convenient. However a company by Spire might have solved that with the launch of the Health Tag.This is a health tracker that can stick to your clothes. This means that if you already wear a watch or don’t like to wear a watch, not to worry as this will adhere to your [Read Entire Story]

Apple Has Taken The Lead In The Wearables Market

When it comes to wearables, there are many players in the market right now, but it seems that in terms of market share, it looks like Apple has once again managed to take the lead. This is according to a recent report from Canalys in which based on their findings, Apple is once again the market leader when it comes to the wearables market.Their report claims that Apple now commands a 23% market share in the wearables scene, which is higher than that of Xiaomi who commands a 21% market share. [Read Entire Story]

Nokia Steel Limited Edition Smartwatches Launched

The downside to most smartwatches these days is its battery life, where for the most part, users would have to charge their devices everyday or every other day. This is why hybrid smartwatches, like the Withings Activite Steel, proved to be a decent alternative, where at the very least it could still tell the time.That being said if you are in the market for such a device, you’ll be interested to learn that Nokia has announced a limited edition Nokia Steel smartwatch. This is basically the same [Read Entire Story]

Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

You don’t have a third gen Apple Watch yet and are still mulling over buying it. If you’re any type of sports buff and swear by Nike’s philosophy, then the athletic brand’s Nike+ app may have just given you a few reasons. The Nike+ Run Club app has just gotten a major feature boost and while many of those can … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Forerunner 30 running watch comes with heart rate sensor

It’s no smartwatch, but for a certain class of users, the Garmin Forerunner 30 could very well be. It doesn’t have the trappings of a smart wearable, save for notifications and messages, but it does have almost all the features you’ll want to get fit and stay healthy. That’s because the Forerunner 30 is made to be so easy to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [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]

Garmin Vivoactive 3 leak shows a more familiar round face

While Fitbit is still taking its sweet time at releasing a smartwatch that would, in theory, save it from becoming a has-been in the wearables market, its rivals are taking advantage of its silence to grab a piece of the pie in the meantime. First it was Apple that overtook it as being the number one wearable seller, only to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]