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Find your stuff with a 4-pack of Tile Mate 2020 trackers on sale for $50

You know what sort of person you are. Are you well organized with labels for everything and the exact knowledge of where all your individual items are at all times? Or are you reading this while lifting your couch to see if that’s where your keys wondered off to on their own? If it’s the latter, then you should grab four of the Tile Mate 2020 item tracker for just $ 49.99 at Best Buy. These item trackers normally sell  [Read More…]

Ring app for Android found to be ‘packed’ with third-party data trackers

The data sent by the Ring app helps analytics and tracking companies form a clear picture of your device.

What you need to know An investigation by EFF has revealed that the Ring doorbell app for Android is packed with third-party trackers. The trackers reportedly send out sensitive information such as the customers’ names, sensor data, private IP addresses, and more. Ring app has been found to send information to four main analytics and marketing companies –  [Read More…]

Start the year off right with these incredible fitness trackers!

We highly recommend the Fitbit Versa 2 for a wide variety of styles and uses, including automatic activity tracking, on-screen workouts, Fitbit Pay, music storage, and so much more. It’s no wonder that Fitbit continues to be one of the many highly regarded names in the industry with all it has to offer. However, don’t worry if that’s not your cup of tea. There are quite a few other options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for specific  [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…]

You should avoid these 3 cheap fitness trackers on Black Friday

Cheap no-name fitness trackers can be tempting, but you should use Black Friday to score a reputable product at a great price.

Pictured: Xiaomi Mi Band 4

When you’re deciding between two products on Black Friday, it’s easy to settle for the cheaper option. Cheap is always better, right? Wrong. In some cases, this may not affect the performance of the product. However, that’s not the case when choosing a fitness tracker or smartwatch. 

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These are the best Bluetooth trackers to keep tabs on valuables

Once upon a time, you’d lose track of your keys and spend precious time searching for them. Now, you have phones and Bluetooth. When you combine the two, you have Bluetooth trackers that connect to your phone. When you lose an item, you’re only an app away from quickly finding it again. Tile continues to dominate this market and recently refreshed its lineup. Our favorite is still the Tile Pro. The new edition offers an unbeatable range, the  [Read More…]

Tile’s new trackers go further and last longer — and they stick to things

What you need to know Tile’s new trackers include the Sticker and updated Slim, Pro, and Mate models. The Sticker and Slim have three-year non-removable batteries. New Pro and Mate models have farther Bluetooth ranges.

Tile has unveiled a slew of new and updated Bluetooth trackers for its 2019 slate, including a small black puck called the Sticker that has an adhesive back, and a redesigned Tile Slim that resembles a credit card. Both have three-year non-removable batteries.  [Read More…]

These are the best cheap fitness trackers that will get job done!

When you’re on a budget, every dollar counts. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to skip out on owning a fitness tracker, though. With a bit of time and research, you’ll be well on your way to finding a tracker that’s reasonably priced and still does what you need it to do. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite cheap fitness trackers to help you decide. The Fitbit Inspire HR continues to hold a special place in our  [Read More…]

Block ads, trackers and even some malware with the best Chrome ad blockers

Deeply hidden in your Chrome settings are tools for blocking pop-ups, but because of how Chrome and other web browsers are programmed to earn money, there are still a lot of types of ads that display. Cybercriminals cleverly disguised phishing schemes, adware, or malicious downloads as legitimate ads, so the best and easiest way to protect yourself is with an ad blocker. Here are some of our favorites.

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The 10 best fitness trackers of 2019

We highly recommend the Fitbit Versa for a wide variety of styles and uses, the Garmin Vivosport for outdoor and hardcore athletes, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active for high-tech, stylish fitness fans.

Best Overall — Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa Features Heart rate monitor Altimeter 4-day battery life Sleep tracking Music player Water resistance to 50 meters Color screen Replaceable band Compatibility with Android, iOS, and Windows

Swapping out the Versa band isn’t as easy as  [Read More…]