Deal: Fitbit starts sale on Amazon, save up to $50 on various wearables

Fitbit has just kicked off a sale of wearables on Amazon, which includes gadgets like Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Blaze and the most recent Fitbit Ionic smartwatch.

The discounts aren’t that big for the most expensive Fitbit wearables, but you can definitely score some great deals on the cheaper ones. For example, the Fitbit Charge that usually sells for $150 is now available on Amazon for just $100. Also, the Fitbit Blaze is $50 off as well, so you can not buy it for $150.

The the other tier, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch costs $270, only $30 cheaper than usual. The same discount applies …

Fitbit to end Pebble support in June, offers $50 discount to all users

After launching its first ever wearable device powered by its proprietary OS – the Ionic, Fitbit announced that it has decided to discontinue support for Pebble effective June 30, 2018.

The wording of the announcements is a bit different, as Fitbit actually says that it will extend its support of the Pebble smartwatch ecosystem for six more months. Until this period expires, all those who still own such a wearable device are urged to check out how the Pebble ecosystem is evolving on the Fitbit platform.

This six-month extension of Fitbit’s support for Pebble’s infrastructure and …

Fitbit Ionic major update adds more than 100 watch faces, new apps, Deezer support

Fitbit’s smartwatch, the Ionic made its debut in the United States about a month ago. The wearable device is powered by a proprietary OS, as Fitbit didn’t want to use Android Wear or Tizen. The so-called Fitbit OS has just received a major update that brings a lot of new features and improvements.

For starters, the update adds more than 100 clock faces now available to Fitbit Ionic owners. You’ll be able to customize your smartwatch and have at-a-glance access to info like heart rate, goal progress, and other relevant info.

Along with these watch faces, Fitbit …

Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and Fitbit Flyer headphones to hit the shelves on October 1

Two Fitbit products will be available for purchase at the beginning of the next month: Ionic and Flyer. The smartwatch and wireless headphones Fitbit introduced a while ago will be launched on the market on the first day of October.

After “ongoing, extensive testing,” Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch will be available at major retailers worldwide beginning October 1 for $300 (£300/€350). Before the smartwatch goes on sale, Fitbit will release its software development kit (SDK) on September 26, enabling more than 1,000 devs who already signed up to support the platform …

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer hands-on

Few players have been as prominent in the relatively young smart wearables market as Fitbit — following the release of the original Fitbit Tracker, the company has gone on to produce a variety of successors, differing both in their feature sets and aesthetics.

But for the longest time Fitbit’s lineup was missing one key piece: a smartwatch. A device that does all the everyday stuff you’d normally expect from a wearable, but stuffed inside a more stylish chassis that can easily fit in with both a casual and a formal dress code.
And …

Fitbit Ionic vs Apple Watch vs Samsung Gear S3: features and specs comparison

Fitbit’s long anticipated smartwatch is official: the new Fitbit Ionic is here to compete against the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear S3, the two big names in the smartwatch game.
How does the Fitbit Ionic compare to the Apple Watch and the Samsung Gear S3 in terms of features?
We look at all the essential characteristics that make the Fitbit Ionic stand out, and above all that is its tremendous battery life. While you can only get about a day out of the Apple Watch and about two days out of the Gear S3, the Fitbit …

Fitbit Ionic: 10 key features and specs

The Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit’s first full-fledged smartwatch, is official and damn, it’s ugly! it features some very interesting new features that are made possible by new hardware.

A sporty smartwatchHere, we look at the 10 key features and specs that make the Fitbit Ionic stand out in the smartwatch crowd, and especially against its two big rivals: the Apple Watch and the Samsung Gear S3.

We start with the outstanding battery life (there is no always-on screen display, though), look at the awesome new Fitbit apps idea and …

Do you think the Fitbit Ionic is a smartwatch worth buying?

Fitbit, famous America maker of smart fitness bands, today announced its very first smartwatch: Fitbit Ionic. The new wearable device looks exactly as expected – it’s got a sporty wrist band, and a rectangular, 1.42-inch touchscreen display with 348 x 250 pixels and an impressive brightness of up to 1,000 nits (for high readability in sunlight). The screen seems to have a bit too much bezel around it, but maybe that’s just us.

The Fitbit Ionic combines features that most smartwatches currently offer with Fitbit-specific stuff like a personal trainer (dubbed Fitbit …

Fitbit smartwatch renders show why the device might be a "must-own" for certain people

Back on August 10th, we showed you leaked renders of the new Fitbit smartwatch. Fitbit needs to hit a grand slam with this product, especially after its share of the global wearables market has declined 45% year-over-year. A new report published today reveals that Fitbit just might have something up its sleeve that will make its smartwatch a “must-own” product for those who are ill and need to track certain readings produced by their body.

The leaked image shows that Fitbit will be using two red LED sensors on the back of its timepiece. That compares with the use of two green sensors on …