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Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

The Fitbit Charge 3 seems shockingly light. That’s going to be the first thing that really strikes you about this fitness tracker. You pick it up and it lacks all the heft you’re accustomed to for a device like the Charge 2 or its predecessor. It’s lighter than my Apple Watch too, which is impressive because Fitbit…

New Leak Suggests Next Fitbit Charge Will Skip the One Feature It Really Needs New Leak Suggests Next Fitbit Charge Will Skip the One Feature It Really Needs

In its heyday, the Fitbit Charge was, for most people, the best wearable you could buy. It was incredibly functional, focused, and attractive enough to only gently scream your fitness aspirations to whoever caught a glimpse of it on your wrist. That was long ago, before smartwatches got sleeker, slimmer, and more…

These Medical Miracles Were Supposed to Happen by the Year 2000 These Medical Miracles Were Supposed to Happen by the Year 2000

Americans who opened the newspaper on January 5, 1961, were greeted with an article by Associated Press science writer John Barbour. He described the futuristic world of the year 2000 and the great medical advances that would be achieved by then. And quite frankly, reading about all of the medical miracles we were…

Pentagon Bans Location-Tracking Apps in Obviously Dangerous Places Pentagon Bans Location-Tracking Apps in Obviously Dangerous Places

Members of the military and other Defense Department employees can no longer use apps or certain devices that track their location in operational areas. That means no more Fitbits in war zones, folks. Can you even believe this was ever allowed?

9 Tips and Hacks to Make Your Fitbit More Productive 9 Tips and Hacks to Make Your Fitbit More Productive

Dig out your Fitbit tracker, wristband, or smartwatch from whatever drawer it’s gathering dust in and strap it back on—we’re about to show you some cool tricks you can try to do more with your wearable. From improving device accuracy to exporting your data, here’s how to get the most from your Fitbit.

Former Fitbit Employees Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets From Jawbone Former Fitbit Employees Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets From Jawbone

One current and five former Fitbit employees accused of knowingly stealing trade secrets from former employer Jawbone, which ceased operation in 2017, have been indicted. The two companies have gone to court in the past over similar allegations. If convicted, the defendants could face up to 10 years in prison.

Fitbit Smartwatches Get Menstrual Cycle Tracking and ‘Quick’ Messaging Fitbit Smartwatches Get Menstrual Cycle Tracking and ‘Quick’ Messaging

Today, Fitbit has begun to roll out a major update to its app that adds a handful of welcome features for its Versa and Ionic smartwatches.

The Fitbit Versa Is the First Real Bargain Smartwatch The Fitbit Versa Is the First Real Bargain Smartwatch

“That’s a nice watch,” said my colleague, about an hour after I strapped the Fitbit Versa to my person. The new fitness tracker, the company’s third pass at a smartwatch you can wear for days at a time, is a welcome update to its butt-ugly predecessor. The $200 Versa will more than likely satisfy any fitness…

Sex Cults, Iguana Killings, and America's Drinking Problem: The Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Sex Cults, Iguana Killings, and America's Drinking Problem: The Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

What a ridiculous time to be alive. Tensions are escalating around the world. Schools are spying on our kids. One of America’s most successful airlines keeps screwing with our dogs. And even our toothpaste is lying to us. But here’s to brighter times this spring, which is right around the corner. Cheers!

Fitbit Tracks Kids Now Fitbit Tracks Kids Now

It’s a sad fact that Americans aren’t getting any healthier. So it’s not really a surprise that Fitbit has created the Ace, a kids’ activity tracker that could help parents combat childhood obesity. That said, the idea that parents should be injecting one more gadget into their kids’ lives still seems a bit weird.

Fitbit Did What You Wanted and Basically Made a Pebble Fitbit Did What You Wanted and Basically Made a Pebble

I haven’t asked for a lot from Fitbit over the years. Really only one thing. I would like another Pebble—a gorgeous smartwatch that lasts for days, has a healthy selection of apps, and isn’t sized to fit the wrist of a seven foot tall, 300-pound football player. Finally, I think, Fitbit might be giving me what I…

Another Study Says Fitbits Aren't So Great at Tracking Heart Rate Another Study Says Fitbits Aren't So Great at Tracking Heart Rate

Activity trackers, whether standalone devices like the Fitbit or as a feature of other wearables like Apple Watch, are a popular health and fitness trend among consumers, and scientists and doctors have increasingly been using activity trackers in their research or to monitor patients away from the office. But a new…

New Leak Suggests Fitbit's Next Smart Watch Will Actually Be Attractive [Updated]

Fitbit may make some of the best, and easiest to use fitness trackers out there, but when it comes to smartwatches the company makes big bold eye sores. However, according to images acquired by Wareable, the next Fitbit smartwatch, expected early this year, could be.... not ugly?

Fitness App's 'Anonymized' Data Dump Accidentally Reveals Military Bases Around the World Fitness App's 'Anonymized' Data Dump Accidentally Reveals Military Bases Around the World

People around the world use the app Strava on their smartphones and Fitbits to track how far they run. But researchers have discovered that an “anonymized” data dump released by Strava last year has accidentally revealed sensitive locations, including US military bases around the world.

Fitbit Is Killing Off Pebble in June, For Real This Time Fitbit Is Killing Off Pebble in June, For Real This Time

What began as one of the original Kickstarter success stories, Pebble quickly matured into one of the most beloved smartwatch brands, years before Apple found its groove with the Watch. But after being bought out by Fitbit, it was only a matter of time before Pebble’s endeavors came to an end.

Do Not Buy a Fitbit for Someone You Love Do Not Buy a Fitbit for Someone You Love

You are going to find yourself idling on a fine website like Gizmodo or wandering through some store like Target or Best Buy, and you are going to remember you need to buy a gift for a loved one. You are going to remember, one time while you were at Outback housing a Blooming Onion that they said they were feeling…

I Hate Almost Everything About Fitbit's New Watch—But There Is One Thing I Love I Hate Almost Everything About Fitbit's New Watch—But There Is One Thing I Love

The “Your Fitbit Ionic is running low on battery” notification arrived on my phone and in my inbox at the same time around one yesterday afternoon, suggesting I take a moment to charge my smartwatch. Instead, I went to a couple of meetings, took the train home, went for a brisk walk with the dog, and made dinner.…

Why Does Fitbit's New Watch Skip a Feature Fans Were Clamoring For? Why Does Fitbit's New Watch Skip a Feature Fans Were Clamoring For?

I’m a big Apple Watch user, and every time I strap on a Fitbit, I run into the same problem. Instead of opening the Fitbit app to look at my heart rate and sleep cycle, I open Apple Health and then am immediately disappointed because none of the data from my Fitbit actually syncs with Apple Health. Which means it…

The Fitbit Ionic Might Be the Smartwatch That Unseats Apple The Fitbit Ionic Might Be the Smartwatch That Unseats Apple

After months of leaks and hints, Fibit has finally revealed its newest wrist wearable: The $300 Fitbit Ionic. Fitbit claims up to four days of battery life, a refined OS that pairs nicely with devices running iOS, Android, and Windows, and a brand new sensor for tracking your heart rate. This smartwatch, which…

How Smart Watches Might Actually Improve Your Health How Smart Watches Might Actually Improve Your Health

If you sacrifice style to strap a clunky Apple Watch or Fitbit to your wrist, one of the tradeoffs is supposedly the ability to better monitor your health. But so far, the health benefits of tracking your step count or heart rate are mostly unproven. In fact, some research has suggested the benefits are actually nil.

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