Tag Archive: Fitbit

Change up the look of your Fitbit Charge 3 with these great bands

The Fitbit Charge 3 is one heck of a fitness band that packs a lot of features and tech into a small, affordable package. The bands you get by default look good, but you can really change up the Charge 3’s entire aesthetic with the right replacement bands. Here are a few of our favorites!

Just like the original Hamile Sport Band

Staff pick

Hamile has essentially recreated the default Fitbit Charge 3 watch band, but it’s  [Read More…]

How to update your Fitbit

Fitbit makes some of the most popular fitness trackers and smartwatches out there, and in an effort to make sure its products are as good as possible, the company often rolls out software updates to add new features and fix pesky bugs. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to update your Fitbit to the latest available software!

Products used in this guide Fitness watch: Fitbit Versa 2 ($ 130 at Amazon) How to update your Fitbit

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Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 or the Fitbit Versa 2?

Beauty and brains Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

$ 229 at Amazon

Pros Digital touch bezel LTE capability Samsung Pay Built-in GPS Cons Shorter battery life More expensive

There’s a lot to love about the new Galaxy Watch Active 2 from Samsung. While activity tracking remained mostly the same, the most notable upgrade is optional LTE capability. You’ll also enjoy onboard GPS, Samsung Pay, and a digital touch bezel.

Tried and true Fitbit Versa  [Read More…]

Google, please don’t kill the basic Fitbit trackers

Hey Google, I like my Fitbit tracker #basic

Recently, Google announced that it was acquiring the fitness wearables brand Fitbit in a deal valued at just over two billion dollars. There has been a great deal of debate (at least in tech circles) on what this means for Google, for Fitbit, and for consumers and their data privacy. Will Google kill off the Fitbit brand and move the talent to the WearOS group? Will they develop that  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast: MediaTek, Google buys Fitbit, Pixel performance

Andrew Martonik is joined for a live episode by Michael Fisher and David Cogen, proprietor of the YouTube channel TheUnlockr, to chat about the news of the week, including Google’s purchase of Fitbit and the overall wearable landscape. They also discuss some ongoing issues with Pixel 4, and David provides a look at Sony’s Experia 5.

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A look at why Fitbit users hated Google buying the company

Some of the reasons are misguided and some are disingenuous. But for many, the real reason is that they just don’t like Google.

Most of the online chatter about how Google buying Fitbit is a crisis waiting to happen has died down. That’s good in some ways while being bad in other ways. It seems all good crises are that way. With the dust settled, I’ve spent some time looking at how it all played out and  [Read More…]

Versa 2 or Versa Lite? You can’t go wrong with either Fitbit smartwatch

We’re big fans of Fitbit here at AC. The company’s been leading the fitness tracker market for years, and now, is one of the biggest names when it comes to smartwatches. If you need help deciding which Fitbit is a good fit for you, you’re in the right place.

Our pick Fitbit Versa 2

$ 200 at Fitbit

Pros Comfy, lightweight design Waterproof up to 50 meters Built-in Amazon Alexa Fitbit Pay is included Over five days  [Read More…]

The two sides of Google’s Fitbit acquisition, equally dark

There are 28 million active Fitbit users, a number that CEO James Park recently said he is pretty proud of — not necessarily for the number itself, which is considerable in the wearables space, but for the number that stay loyal to the Fitbit brand.

If you look at the market overhead, though, you’ll notice a distinct trend over the past few quarters: Apple leads the way in terms of volume and market share, while companies you didn’t  [Read More…]

With Fitbit in tow, Google still has years of work to catch up in fitness

This acquisition is the beginning, not the end, of Google’s work on its fitness platform.

Google just splashed a bunch of cash to acquire Fitbit, and right out of the gate it has a lot to say about what the new company will bring and what it means for Google’s wearable strategy going forward. The obvious assumption is that this will renew Google’s focus on wearables, and fitness wearables in particular.

Buying Fitbit doesn’t just magically make  [Read More…]

Google’s buying Fitbit: Here’s what happens to your Fitbit data

We don’t know exactly how Google and Fitbit will integrate, but what happens to your Fitbit data has already been addressed.

Google announcing that it has bought Fitbit (pending approval by the right regulatory agencies) leaves us with plenty of questions about how the two companies will operate, or even if Fitbit still remains as more than a brand name. But for many of us the biggest question is what happens to all the data we have  [Read More…]