Fitbit has been around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same sort of brand awareness. For many, a fitness band is simply called "a fitbit", such has the impact been of this company.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem you have probably since found however, is deciding which of the Fitbit activity tracking devices is the right one for you.We have broken each of the Fitbit trackers down into how much each costs, what features each offers and why you might consider buying each one. This feature is all about helping you work out which Fitbit will suit you and your lifestyle best.Quick summaryThe Fitbit Zip is the cheapest Fitbit and it allows for simple, subtle tracking.The Fitbit Flex 2 is a simple, stylish activity tracker that will do the activity basics, plus sleep tracking and smartphone notifications (sort of). It is easy and … [Read more...] about Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you?
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It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for the best fitness tracker for you. There's such a breadth of choice. But that's where we come in.We've rounded up the top activity trackers available to buy today that we've reviewed here at Pocket-lint. It only includes products we have tried and tested fully and that are always-on trackers. If you're after a device to count steps and calories, monitor sleep and perhaps even have the added bonus of reading heart rate, you've come to the right place.The best fitness tracker to buy todayHere's the best fitness tracker on the market at the moment balancing ease of use with price and all round features...1. Fitbit Charge 2The Fitbit Charge 2 replaces the company's Charge HR, taking the best features such as continuous heart rate monitoring, and adding a few more including VO2 Max, Guided Breathing and Connected GPS. It also takes on Fitbit's newer design ethos, found on the Alta and Alta HR, with interchangeable straps, … [Read more...] about The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today
A fitness tracker is the perfect way to monitor your activity and health effortlessly and with unmatched accuracy. Think of it as an electronic finger on the pulse, constantly measuring your vitals, quality of sleep and step count.Today's fitness band market is stuffed with fantastic devices, most of which can do a pretty good job at the basics of tracking. But frankly, we're only interested in the best, and you should be too.We won't be looking at all the techiest wristwear here - check out our best smartwatch guide for that, which includes the Apple Watch 3, LG Watch Style and Samsung Gear Sport. You also won't find the Fitbit Ionic here either, which despite the brand name is toted as a smartwatch and is priced accordingly. On a budget? Here are the best cheap fitness trackersLooking for a Fitbit? Check out our best Fitbit 2018 rankingWant to take the plunge? Read the best waterproof fitness tracker guidePlus here are seven of the best fitness tracker tips to get you … [Read more...] about Best fitness tracker 2018: the top 10 activity bands on the planet
The line between fitness trackers and smartwatches continues to blur, as more companies introduce full-featured wearables dedicated to both health and communications. That said, dedicated fitness bands aren’t going anywhere because they’re often well-priced, lighter, more compact, and more focused. If you’re looking for a wearable to help motivate you to be more active, track your calories, or even keep a log of your sleep patterns, then you’ll probably be surprised by the amount of choice out there. We’ve collected eight of the best fitness trackers and sports watches to help make the buying process a little easier. The best Fitbit Versa Why you should buy this: Because you need a superior fitness tracker capable of keeping up with your active lifestyle while remaining comfortable and stylish. Its reliable smartwatch features don’t hurt either. Our Score The best Fitbit Versa The Fitbit Versa is a strong … [Read more...] about The best fitness trackers
It’s almost 2013. If we’re going to live healthier, we at least want little electronic gizmos to help track our progress, keep us motivated, and maybe let us engage in some (healthy) competition with our friends. And there’s an increasingly-competitive market for such smartphone-friendly fitness trackers, like the latest offerings from FitBit and Striiv. Jawbone, the company made famous for its Bluetooth speakers and headsets, tried to dive into this market a little more than a year ago with a wristband called the Jawbone Up, which was meant to track your steps, sleep, diet, and more. But that release quickly turned disastrous for the company, which was soon inundated with reports of Ups that stopped working. Jawbone announced a refund program, where any original Up owners could return the wristbands or keep them, and get their money back either way. Now, the company has re-released the Up—and company executives assure me that the product is “entirely … [Read more...] about Review: Relaunched Jawbone Up is a fashionable fitness tracker
Smartwatches and fitness trackers are nowhere to be seen at 2018's biggest mobile tech show. We’ve been scouring the floor and tapping our contacts to find interesting wearable tech announcements, but there's almost no presence of tech you can put on your body at the show. Mobile World Congress has never had wearable tech as its main focus, but it's the show major brands have used to reveal smartwatches and fitness trackers in the past. Recent years at MWC have been quiet for smart wristwear announcements - last year's show only saw the reveal of the Huawei Watch 2 - but it's unheard of to, well hear nothing. The big names MyKronoz is by far the biggest sole wearable tech company at the show, but the firm isn't showing off any new products. Instead the booth for the brand is showing off the MyKronoz ZeTime Petite, a device it launched two months ago at CES 2018. But what about the big brands that provide wearable products alongside other – largely more important – … [Read more...] about Why are there no smartwatches or fitness trackers at MWC 2018?
Fitness trackers have certainly seen a lot of improvements over the years, not only in terms of their capabilities and features, but also when it comes to their designs. A fitness tracker no longer implies a clunky piece of plastic, but there are some wonderful looking options out there that will look good on any wrist. Here is a roundup of fitness trackers for women (or almost anyone) that are both functional and attractive, and great options for fitness enthusiasts out there that are looking for something stylish while also designed for a slightly smaller wrist size. Without further ado, let’s jump in and look at the best fitness trackers for women, or really anyone that wants a solid tracker that also looks good in the process. Editor’s Note: We will update this list as more devices hit the market. Fitness trackers for women winner – Garmin vívosmart HR+ No, it’s not the most attractive fitness tracker on the market, but in terms of functionality, … [Read more...] about Best fitness trackers for women (February 2018)
By Stephen Silver Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 06:33 am PT (09:33 am ET) Just a few months after the release of the Fitbit Ionic, the company is preparing another smart watch, to further compete with the Apple Watch.Wareable posted pictures and information about the new Fitbit smartwatch on Wednesday morning. The new model has much in common physically with the Blaze, the Fitbit fitness watch first introduced in 2016. According to the report, the new watch will be announced this spring. It will run the Fitbit OS software, which debuted on the Ionic. The watch is also said to be smaller than the Ionic. Fitbit debuted the Fitbit Ionic in November 2017. The company hinted during its latest earnings conference call that it was already working on a follow-up, which would have more "mass appeal" than the Ionic. A source close to the company told Wareable that Fitbit has admitted that the Ionic failed to catch on, and hopes to bring its follow-up to a wider segment, especially women. The … [Read more...] about Fitbit preparing second foray into smart watches with new model having more ‘mass appeal’
One of the more notable collaborations in the fitness world — at least when it comes to wearables — is Apple and Nike’s Apple Watch Nike+. Offering more activity tracking features and better hardware, it’s a solid option for those looking for a more fitness-focused smartwatch. Now, two other fitness giants are teaming up to create a special edition smartwatch — Fitbit and Adidas. The headline feature of the new Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition is the Adidas Train app, which offers six on-device workouts that aim to help runners improve form, cardio, and speed: Dynamic Warm Up: gets your body warmed up by increasing your core temperature Power Pace: helps train your body to be more flexible and efficient Metabolic: helps boost your metabolism and increase your speed Run Activation: helps increase core, hip, and shoulder stability Strong Strides: helps build strength throughout your run Post Run Stretch: a quick cool-down stretch for after your run It … [Read more...] about Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition offers step-by-step coaching to improve your running
Global wearables juggernaut Fitbit has announced plans to acquire Twine Health, a health coaching platform aimed at helping employers manage chronic disease in the workforce. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2014, Twine Health is a cloud-based platform that connects clinicians with patients to work together to create plans and collaborate through synchronized apps toward reaching the designated goals. It’s also designed to help employers cut down on their in-house health care costs. Above: Twine Health Twine Health had raised around $10 million in equity funding, so it’s unlikely this acquisition would’ve broken the bank for Fitbit. However, the move signals Fitbit’s continued push into the corporate wellness market, which it has been targeting through various initiatives in recent years. Fitbit may be better known as a consumer technology brand, but it has long partnered with big businesses including BP, … [Read more...] about Fitbit pushes into employee health care and coaching with Twine Health acquisition