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79 gift ideas for everyone in your life - all under $100

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider With a $100 budget, you can buy anything from a to a . These 70+ gift ideas cover a wide range of interests and needs, and are thoughtful and unique. If your budget changes, here are our guides to gifts under $25 and gifts under $50.Or If you don't have a budget at all, we have gift guides that hit all the price points.If you want to set a budg...
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I Tried a Guided Fitbit Meditation With Deepak Chopra, but I'm Still Stressed

This past fall, Fitbit went hard on mental well-being with its Sense smartwatch, which introduced an electrodermal activity sensor (EDA) to help quantify your stress levels. It was a thoughtful addition that went above and beyond the typical breathing reminders you see on smartwatches. Now, the company is hoping to…Read more...
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Amazon is trying to make its Halo fitness band stand out with tech that can analyze your tone of voice and body fat, but it makes me feel insecure instead of motivated

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Insider Amazon's Halo fitness tracker can analyze the tone of your voice to help you understand how you sound to others.It can also use your smartphone's camera to scan your body and calculate your body fat percentage.But I found it difficult to put this data to good use without more context, and most of the Halo's best features require a $3.99 monthly subscription.Visit Insider Revi...
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Fitbit Inspire HR tips and tricks

The Fitbit Inspire HR may be an entry-level fitness tracker, but it still has plenty of features to explore. Here are some of the best Fitbit Inspire HR tips.
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The 7 best diet and weight loss apps of 2021, according to a dietitian

Diet and weight loss apps help you keep track of your food habits and promote healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes.The best apps let you track daily food intake and provide expert insight on how to develop and maintain healthier diets. We spoke to dietitian, Samantha Cassetty, about how weight loss apps can contribute to positive changes in your health. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Let's face it, when life hits a few bumps in the road, so, too, do our diets and food habits. As the wo...
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Facebook's Reportedly Working on a Smartwatch so It Can Hoover Up Your Health Data Too

Apparently unsatiated by hoovering up users’ personal data on its platforms, Facebook’s hoping to get its mitts on their health data as well. The company’s reportedly building a smartwatch as its next foray into hardware, and the device could debut as soon as next year, according to a Friday report from the InformationRead more...
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Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data

Charles Platiau/Reuters Facebook is making a smartwatch it hopes to start selling in 2022, reported Friday. The watch will focus on health and messaging and work without a smartphone, according to the report. Facebook's watch could make it less dependent on Apple and Google but also raise privacy concerns. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook is pushing further into the hardware space by building a smartwatch that it plans to start selling to consumers someti...
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NASA will use Fitbits to help prevent spread of COVID-19 to astronauts and employees

NASA will provide 1,000 of its employees, including 150 astronauts, with Fitbit devices in a pilot program designed to see if they can help supplement efforts to keep these mission-critical personnel healthy ahead of key space missions. The program will see NASA employees outfitted with a wearable and provided access to a daily check-in app they can use to log potential symptoms, as well as their body temperature and other key health metrics, which could potentially help spot developing cases. N...
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The Fitbit App Now Supports Blood Glucose Tracking

With its latest app update (rolling out throughout February), Fitbit now supports tracking your blood glucose readings within the app for users in the US. Your fitbit device still can’t measure blood glucose itself; it’s just the tracking in the app that is new. Read more...
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Soon You'll Be Able to Track Your Blood Glucose Levels in the Fitbit App

Fitbit already gives you the ability to monitor your heart health, stress, and blood oxygen levels on some of its watches. Now the company is eyeing blood glucose-monitoring with a new feature in the Fitbit app. Read more...
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Fitbit App Now Tracks Your Blood Sugar Levels

Newly Google-owned Fitbit has introduced blood sugar tracking to its mobile app, helping you manage diabetes or any other health issue related to your glucose levels. Android Authority reports: The feature isn't available from Fitbit's current wearables, unfortunately. You'll have to either import or manually log blood sugar data in the Fitbit app yourself. When you do, though, you can set custom target ranges and check trends both throughout the day and over the long run. You can see if a chang...
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Google to offer heart and respiratory rate measurements using just your smartphone’s camera

Google is introducing features that will allow users to take vital health measurements using just the camera they already have on their smartphone, expanding health and fitness features typically only available on dedicated wearables to a whole new group of people. Beginning next month, and available initially on Google Pixel phones exclusively (but with plans to offer it for other Android devices in future), users will be able to measure both their heart rate and their respiratory rate using ju...
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Best Buy Canada Valentine’s Day Fitbit Deals: Save up to $80 off Fitbit Smartwatch

Best Buy Canada has great Valentine’s Day Fitbit Deals available now, where you can save up to $80 off select Fitbit Smartwatch. Also, Fitbit Smartwatch offers are available at Sport Chek, Staples, and The Source. Best Buy Canada is offering FREE shipping on all orders of $99 or more. Click here to start shopping at Best Buy Canada.
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How to Get Started with Fitbit Premium (and Why You'd Want To)

Fitbit Premium is one of many fitness subscriptions you can sign up for, but unlike most, it’s designed to be a complement to the Fitbit device you already own. Fitbit’s paid service gives you deeper insights than its free version, as well as on-demand workouts, personalized instructions, and more, but is it really…Read more...
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UK’s competition watchdog still eyeing Facebook’s Giphy buy

The UK’s competition regulator will make a decision on whether or not Facebook’s purchase of Giphy has a ‘realistic prospect’ of substantially lessening competition by March 25, it said today, as it continues to scrutinize the acquisition. “The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) hereby gives notice pursuant to paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘initial period’ in section 34ZA(3) of the [Enterprise] Act that it has sufficient information in relation to the completed acquisition by Facebook,...
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Garmin's Tiny Lily Smartwatch Doesn't Need All This Pandering Women-Centric Branding to Be Good

Often, when I show off a new smartwatch I’m testing to my gal pals, they inevitably crinkle their noses. “It’ big. And ugly,” they say. “I’d never wear something like that.” It’s something I’ve harped about in many a smartwatch review, a plea from the small-wristed among us for a wearable that doesn’t leave us…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Withings, Watch, Smartwatches, Computing, Fitbit, Garmin, Wearable Devices, Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computers, Wearable Computer, Humancomputer Interaction

Google Closes the Fitbit Acquisition, Pledges To Not Use Data For Ads

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today Google's senior VP of Hardware, Rick Osterloh, announced Google has closed its acquisition of Fitbit. The $2.1 billion deal was announced back in November 2019, which kicked off a regulatory review process from governments around the world concerned about Google's influence over the Internet and the data it can collect on users. Normally, Osterloh announcing "Google has completed its acquisition of Fitbit, and I want to personally welc...
Tags: Google, Tech, Eu, New York Times, Fitbit, Doj, James Park, US Department of Justice, Rick Osterloh, Osterloh, Cecilia Kang

It's Done—the Google-Fitbit Deal Is Complete

Over a year since announcing the deal and after months of regulatory scrutiny, the Google-Fitbit merger is finally official. Read more...
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Google’s completed Fitbit acquisition may help Wear OS more than Fitbit

Google's acquisition of Fitbit has completed, and the companies say it's about devices and not data. It means we may see big changes in Wear OS in the future.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Wearables, News, Trends, Fitbit, Acquisition, Health & Fitness, Wear OS

Google closes deal to buy Fitbit as U.S. Justice Dept probe continues

Search and advertising giant Google has closed its deal to buy fitness tracking company Fitbit, the companies said on Thursday, even as...
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Google’s Fitbit acquisition is official

Following regulatory scrutiny on both sides of the pond, Google this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of wearables pioneer, Fitbit. Google’s use of the vast amount of user health data has long been the key sticking point of regulatory concern of the deal. After all, targeted advertising continues to be at the heart of much of what the tech giant does. As such, it’s unsurprising that both Google and Fitbit are looking to address concerns in their respective statements on th...
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Google completes Fitbit acquisition

For more than a decade, Fitbit has helped people around the world live healthier, more active lives. A clear pioneer in the industry, Fitbit built a vibrant community of more than 29 million active users by creating amazing wearable devices and immersive wellness experiences. Today, I’m excited to announce that Google has completed its acquisition of Fitbit and I want to personally welcome this talented team to Google.Fitbit's latest and most advanced health and fitness smartwatch, Fitbit Sense,...
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NYC MTA’s contactless fare system completes rollout, will phase out MetroCard in 2023

On the last day of 2020, New York City’s Metro Transit Authority announced that it has finished its roll out of contactless payment systems. With the addition of a final stop in Brooklyn, every MTA subway station and bus in the five boroughs now sports the OMNY “Tap and Go” system. We got an early demo of the Grand Central terminals when the project rollout began last May. The system involves a major infrastructure overhaul as the transit authority looks beyond the iconic Metro Card to mobile pa...
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The Coolest Gadgets of 2020

It didn’t feel like it, what with a major pandemic and massive financial crisis, but 2020 was actually an incredible year for gadgets. For companies like Apple and Microsoft, this could have been a landmark year were it not for everything else going on. While the competition for our attention this year was steep,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Microsoft, Zen, Samsung, Commerce, Sony, Amd, Fitbit, Jbl, Onyx, Peloton, Surechip

FitBit Versa 2 Smart Watch Giveaway

This giveaway is to help you stay fit during the upcoming new year! Track your sleeping schedule, answer messages, and monitor your heart rate during exercise with the Fitbit Smartwatch. This Fitbit is great for helping you stay on top of everything.  Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch Use amazon Alexa built in to get quick news and information, check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices and more all through the sound of your voice (third party app...
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Amazon’s Halo fitness tracker raises privacy concerns for Amy Klobuchar

After reading a review of Amazon’s new fitness tracker, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar penned an open letter. “Recent reports have raised concerns about the Halo’s access to this extensive personal and private health information,” the lawmaker wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “Among publicly available consumer health devices, the Halo appears to collect an unprecedented level of personal information.” The senator is far from the first critic to expre...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hardware, Minnesota, Privacy, Halo, US, Tech, Eu, Connecticut, Commission, Amnesty International, Amy Klobuchar, Fitbit

Google-Fitbit Merger Wins EU Approval, With a Few Conditions

Last year, Google announced it was going to acquire Fitbit for a whopping $2.1 billion. Immediately, the news raised privacy concerns as Google is a tech giant with a lot of ad data on the cusp of absorbing another company with a hoard of health data. The deal itself has been under some intense scrutiny from…Read more...
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Europe clears Google-Fitbit with a ten-year ban on using health data for ads

Europe has greenlit Google’s $2.1BN acquisition of fitness wearable maker Fitbit, applying a number of conditions intended to shrink competition concerns over letting it gobble a major cache of health and wellness data following months of regulatory scrutiny of the deal. While Google announced its plan to buy Fitbit over a year ago, it only notified the transaction to the Commission on June 15, 2020 — meaning it’s taken half a year to be given a caveated go-ahead by Europe. It is also now fac...
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28 useful tech gifts moms will enjoy

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Fitbit Inspire 2 is a nice, simple, fitness tracker that's perfect for mom. Fitbit The best tech gifts for Mom are those that upgrade her life in simple ways.We've found some of the best tech gifts for moms that are both useful and fun.You can also check out all our Gift Guides to find something for everyone on your list.Also, if tech won't do the trick, we've got lots of great gift ideas fo...
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29 best tech gifts for women that she'll love this holiday season

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Fitbit Versa 3 makes a great gift for women who want a fitness tracker that doubles as a smartwatch. Fitbit Tech makes a great gift for anyone and everyone - no matter what time of year it is.This holiday season, we've rounded up the best tech gifts for women, including good looking headphones, accessories for her phone, useful tech to make her life easier like smart speakers and tablets, and mo...
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