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Smartwatch sales soared in 2018, with Apple leading the charge

The NPD Group, a market research organization, has reported smartwatch sales soared in 2018. Apple is leading the charge, but it's clear there's still room in the market for competitors, as Samsung and Fitbit also did well. The post Smartwatch sales soared in 2018, with Apple leading the charge appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Fitbit, NPD Group


How to Factory Reset Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit is widely renowned as one of the best fitness trackers and wearables in the global market. The company offers a wide range of products and Fitbit Charge 3  is one of them. Charge 3 announced by Fitbit back in October last year is an advanced health and fitness tracker that monitors your activity, heart rate, exercise, sleep and what not. Think of a scenario where your Charge 3 isn’t working as expected, thus messing your a ll-day activity tracking. For instance, the device is having iss...
Tags: Health, Wearables, Fitness Tracker, Tutorials, Blogging, Factory Reset, Fitbit, How To's


The Fitbit Versa smartwatch has all the fitness-tracking features you want — and it’s $30 off until February 16

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Fitbit Versa smartwatch is $30 off at Amazon, Best Buy, and Fitbit's website until February 16, bringing it down to $169.95 (originally $195.95).  Like all of Fitbit's fitness trackers, the Versa can track your steps taken, calories burned, heart rate, and sleep.  It also has smartwatch features, including the ability to show ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Fitbit, Business Insider, Amazon Best


Sixteen percent of U.S. adults own a smartwatch

The latest figures out of NPD show a continued uptick in smartwatch sales, here in the States. The category has been a rare bright spot in an overall flagging wearable space, and the new numbers show gains pretty much across the board. In fact, the study puts smartwatch ownership at 16 percent among U.S. adults as of December — that figure is up from 12 percent a year prior. Unsurprisingly, it’s a younger demo driving that growth — specifically 18-34-year-olds, where smartwatch ownership is ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Wearables, Smartwatch, Samsung, Tech, Apple Watch, Fitbit, States, Garmin, Apple Samsung, NPD


Sixteen percent of US adults own a smartwatch

The latest figures out of NPD show a continued uptick in smartwatch sales here in the States. The category has been a rare bright spot in an overall flagging wearable space, and the new numbers show gains pretty much across the board. In fact, the study puts smartwatch ownership at 16 percent among U.S. adults as of December — that figure is up from 12 percent a year prior. Unsurprisingly, it’s a younger demo driving that growth — specifically 18-34-year-olds, where smartwatch ownership is a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Wearables, Smartwatch, US, Samsung, Tech, Apple Watch, Fitbit, States, Garmin, Apple Samsung, NPD


Indigo Canada Deals of the Week: FREE Shipping on All Orders + Up to 40% Off LEGO + Up to 60% Off Clearance + More

Indigo Canada is offering FREE shipping on all orders, no minimum, from now until Wednesday February 13. You can combine this free shipping promo with up to 60% off clearance items for some awesome finds! Indigo Canada has released their new deals of the week and there are many great find such as: up to 40% off LEGO 20% off Paw Patrol 25% off select Black History Month books for kids 25% off Kate Spade New York 30% off scarves up to $50 off Fitbit 20% off vTech and LeapFrog 30% off reading soc...
Tags: New York, Shopping, Lego, Canada, Kate Spade, Fitbit, Indigo, Paw Patrol, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Discount Coupons Canada, Indigo Canada, Indigo Chapters Canada


Fitbit fitness tracker with large display, rugged design surfaces

Fitbit hasn't launched a fitness-focused fitness band targeted at the youth in recent times. The Fitbit Ace was launched last year and remains the only wearable the company has that’s targeted more towards the youth. However, the company is looking to change it pretty soon with a new fitness tracker that’s kid-friendly. The upcoming Fitbit fitness tracker has surfaced online and this might be placed in a new line-up of Fitbit, given that the Ace is a smart band rather than full fitness tracke...
Tags: Blogging, Rumors, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers


Fitbit’s new fitness tracker is its cheapest, but you can’t buy it yourself

The Fitbit Inspire is the company's cheapest wearable device yet, but interested customers will not be able to buy it for themselves. The fitness tracker offers basic functions and features, but it may be Fitbit's most important product. The post Fitbit’s new fitness tracker is its cheapest, but you can’t buy it yourself appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wearables, News, Fitness Tracker, Trends, Fitbit, Fitbit Inspire


Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

Fitbit has a new fitness tracker, but it’s one that you can’t buy in stores. The company quietly uncorked the Inspire on Friday, releasing its first product that is available only to corporate employees and health insurance members. The idea is to offer a fully subsidized wearable that helps the company dig deeper into the corporate and business worlds. The new devices are available as a wristband with the option of a clip. The basic tracker’s features are pretty standard and include activity...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Activity Tracker, Clothing, Ceo, Park, United States, Xiaomi, Medicare, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Cnbc, Wearable Devices, James Park


The best Fitbits you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Fitbit is the best-known name in fitness tracking with its wide array of trackers. We did the research and testing to bring you the best Fitbits you can buy. Our top pick is the Fitbit Charge 3 because it offers the most features for a reasonable price. With its wide selection of high-quality fitness trackers, Fitbit is a reput...
Tags: Spotify, Trends, Fitbit, Pebble Time Steel, Apple Music, Business Insider, Alta, Fitbit Alta, Alta Hr, Malarie Gokey, Fitbit Ionic Best


8 reasons you should buy Fitbit's $200 smartwatch instead of an Apple Watch

The Fitbit Versa is a $200 smartwatch aimed at the everyday consumer.  While the Apple Watch has long been the leader in the smartwatch category, there are plenty to reasons to choose Fitbit's Versa instead.  Buying a smartwatch these days is anything but a simple process. On one side, you have the Apple Watch, the undisputed queen of the smartwatch category and the best-selling watch in the world. On the other side, you have a wide array of smartwatches that work with various platforms and a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, Alexa, Apple Watch Fitbit


Sapphire Ventures bets big on esports and entertainment with new $115M fund

Sapphire Ventures, formerly the corporate venture capital arm of SAP, has lassoed $115 million from new limited partners (LPs) to invest at the  intersection of tech, sports, media and entertainment. A majority of the LPs for the new fund, called Sapphire Sport, have ties to the sports industry, from City Football Group, which owns English Premier League team Manchester City, to Adidas, the owners of the Indiana Pacers, New York Jets, San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning, among others....
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Entertainment, Sports, Tech, Adidas, Fox, Manchester City, Venture Capital, Tom Brady, Fitbit, San Jose Sharks, Major League Baseball, New York Jets, Sap


Fitbit Will Let Users Share Data with All of Us, A Crowdsourced Medicine Research Project

Fitbit is one of the leading fitness wearable manufacturers on the planet, and now it’s going to let users share their data with the All of Us research program. It will be the first fitness-based company to do so. For those unfamiliar with All of Us, it’s a crowdsourced program dedicated to gathering information from a variety of users to further medical research for precision medicine (read: personalized treatments) at an accelerated rate. The program wants to gather information from at least ...
Tags: Crafts, Fitbit, Crowdsourced Medicine Research Project


YD JOB ALERT: Level is looking for a Junior Industrial Designer

Level is a prime example of a woman-led design studio that has been an impactful indomitable force in the world of design. Based in San Francisco, the company was founded by Nichole Rouillac and Robin Hubbard, creative directors at studio One & Co, followed by HTC. Level has been responsible for game-changing products like the HTC Vive, the Fitbit Versa, and even North’s revolutionary AR embedded eyewear among other projects for clients like Google, Microsoft, and Logitech. Level is looking for ...
Tags: Google, Design, Microsoft, San Francisco, Htc, Fitbit, Job Board, Level, Product Design, Google Microsoft, SolidWorks, YD Job Alert, Nichole Rouillac, Robin Hubbard, One Co, Logitech Level


In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL

A veteran TV maker just got a notable refresh as it enters the age of connected devices. Xiaomi, the Beijing-based firm best known for budget smartphones, has bought 65.2 million shares, or 0.48 percent, of Chinese home appliance maker TCL, said TCL in a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Sunday. Shares of TCL, the world’s , jumped nearly 4 percent in morning trading on Monday, giving the company a market cap of $36 billion. The financial gesture deepens an existing alliance between ...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Asia, China, Supply Chain, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Beijing, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Operating System, Weibo, Lei Jun, Smart Devices, Tcl


Amazon slashes prices on Fitbit fitness trackers for the new year

Activity trackers are one of the simplest ways to take your fitness to the next level, and Fitbit makes some of the best. To help you keep your New Year's resolution to get (and stay) fit, here are a handful of the best Fitbit deals on Amazon right now. The post Amazon slashes prices on Fitbit fitness trackers for the new year appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Wearables, Trends, Smartwatches, Fitbit, Activity Trackers, Fitness Trackers


Fitbit Charge 3 Review: Fitness Tracking at Its Best

As Fitbit continues its transition towards a health services platform, the Charge 3 is the latest device to join the company's fairly diverse lineup. A relatively conventional tracker, the Charge 3 distils the company's learnings over the years into a product that aims to be a health aid first with just a bit of smartness included to appeal to a modern demographic. We tried out the Fitbit Charge 3 over the course of a week to see how well it fares against Fitbit's own higher-end wearables.  He...
Tags: Reviews, Accessories, Blogging, Fitbit, Charge 3


Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker with swimproof design, up to 7 days battery life launched in India starting at Rs. 13990

Fitbit has launched  Charge 3, the company’s next-generation fitness  tracker in India, after it was introduced back in August  It has PurePulse heart rate technology, offers automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, swimproof design with a touchscreen display, 15+ goal-based exercise modes, and promises up to 7 days battery life. It has premium, lightweight materials, including an aerospace grade aluminum case and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 OLED display that is about 40% larger and br...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Corning Gorilla Glass, Fitbit Charge 3, Fitbit Charge 3 India, Reliance Digital Croma Helios


Fitbit supercharges its smartwatches with its new 3.0 operating system

Fitbit announced a new software update for the Versa and Ionic, called Fitbit OS 3.0. The new OS will allow for things like on-device daily views, as well as 10 new third-party apps on the watch. The post Fitbit supercharges its smartwatches with its new 3.0 operating system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Wearables, News, Trends, Fitbit, Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Versa, Fitbit OS, Fitbit OS 3.0


Walmart slashes the price of the Fitbit Versa smartwatch before Christmas

If you're scrambling to find some great last-minute gifts, Fitbit watches are being discounted online from Walmart. If you were looking to gift a smartwatch, take advantage of Walmart's holiday deals while supplies last. The post Walmart slashes the price of the Fitbit Versa smartwatch before Christmas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, News, Trends, Walmart, Fitbit, Holiday Gifts, Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Versa


Scientists have charged a phone and a Fitbit with solar-powered clothes

Scientists from Britain's Nottingham Trent University have discovered a way to incorporate solar panels into clothing, and they've even managed to charge a phone and Fitbit with the energy created. The post Scientists have charged a phone and a Fitbit with solar-powered clothes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Wearables, News, Trends, Britain, Fitbit, Solar Power, Nottingham Trent University, Mobile Charging


Fitbit OS Reaches Version 3.0, Here’s What’s New

Over the last couple of years, Fitbit has graduated from a company that makes fitness trackers to a full smartwatch manufacturer. And today’s update for the Ionic and Versa is a big one for Fitbit watch owners. Fitbit OS 3.0 is rolling out today to Ionic and Versa watches, bringing a slew of pretty nice features along with it. The main theme here seems to be the ability to do more directly from your watch instead of having to interact with the phone. For example, you’ll be able to set exercise ...
Tags: Crafts, Fitbit, Fitbit OS, Fitbit OS Reaches Version


Creating Engaging Health Promotion Campaigns on Social Media: Observations and Lessons From Fitbit and Garmin

Background: The popularity and reach of social media make it an ideal delivery platform for interventions targeting health behaviors, such as physical inactivity. Research has identified a dose-response relationship whereby greater engagement and exposure are positively associated with intervention effects, hence enhancing engagement will maximize the potential of these interventions. Objective: This study examined the social media activity of successful commercial activity tracker brands to und...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Fitbit, Garmin, Facebook Twitter and Instagram, Twitter Fitbit


Worldwide Wearable shipments reach 32 million units, up 21.7% YoY in Q3 2018: IDC

According to IDC, the global shipments of wearable devices reached 32.0 million units in the Q3 2018, up 21.7% from the previous year. New products from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin, and Huawei helped the basic wearables category return to growth during the quarter. Another factor was the growing demand in markets like Asia which accounted for more than half of all shipments and grew 21.4% compared to the previous year. However, the United States which is the second largest market saw its year...
Tags: Apple, Asia, News, China, Samsung, Blogging, Smartwatches, United States, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Huawei, Idc, India Europe, Fitbit Garmin


Qualcomm Ventures is dedicating $100M to AI investments

Qualcomm Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the chipmaker, has plans to invest up to $100 million in artificial intelligence. Specifically, Qualcomm says it will provide capital to startups building on-device AI, which is AI that runs on the end device, like a smartphone or vehicle, rather than in the cloud. The fund’s leader, Qualcomm investment director Albert Wang (pictured), says on-device AI is the future. “Today’s AI processing is very computationally intensive,” Wang to...
Tags: TC, China, Tel Aviv, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Gm, Venture Capital, Fitbit, Facial Recognition, Qualcomm, Alexa, Qualcomm Ventures, Bosch, Wang, Albert Wang, SenseTime


Get healthy with this amazing Cyber Monday Fitbit deal!

Amazon is offering the Fitbit Alta HR for only $99.95 ! It regularly goes for $149.95, so this is a huge savings. This is Fitbit’s slimmest design, making it perfect for wearing during workouts and beyond. It a utomatically tracks your steps, distance walked, calories burned and active minutes with up to 7 days of battery life!Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Amazon, Fitbit, Frugality


Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband to $79.99 (Reg $129.99)

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband to $79.99 (Reg $129.99) Keep track of your daily activities plus monitor your heart rate to optimize your exercise with this durable and sporty chic fitness wristband from Fitbit’s Charge 2 collection.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Fitbit, Frugality


8 reasons you should buy Fitbit's $150 smartwatch instead of an Apple Watch

The Fitbit Versa is a $200 smartwatch aimed at the everyday consumer.  While the Apple Watch has long been the leader in the smartwatch category, there are plenty to reasons to choose Fitbit's Versa instead.  Fitbit is offering the watch for $150 right now — $50 off — for Cyber Monday.  Buying a smartwatch these days is anything but a simple process. On one side, you have the Apple Watch, the undisputed queen of the smartwatch category and the best-selling watch in the world. On the other sid...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, Alexa, Apple Watch Fitbit


Last-minute Cyber Monday deals

Listen, I know you’re tired of deals. I get it. You already woke up at 1AM on Black Friday to head to Best Buy in your pajama pants. But if we just stick together and follow the rules, we’ll get through the holiday gift season in one piece. We got this. What follows is far from a comprehensive list of the deals you’ll be able to find online today, but should help you get started on your holiday shopping — or just pick up a little something for yourself, if you’re so inclined. –Ring Video D...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Ecommerce, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Walmart, Best Buy, Fitbit, Samsung Galaxy Note, Fitbit Ionic


Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy

Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even jewelry—if it’s technology you can wear, we’ve reviewed it. Whether you’re an Apple diehard or you stan for Android, these are the wearables you should bother with.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Science, Samsung, Fitbit, Fossil, Buyers Guide, Garmin, Misfit, Motiv