Google and Fitbit team up to work on next-gen fitness and health tracking

Google and Fitbit have teamed up to improve the way fitness trackers handle user health data, EconomicTimes reported. The fitness tracker maker has announced Monday that it will implement Google’s Healthcare API to deliver health data directly to electronic medical records (EMR) systems used by doctors and hospitals.
The ultimate goal is to provide clinicians with more comprehensive information about their patients, so they can receive personalized care, tailored to their needs. The steady flow of health data would also help doctors identify otherwise difficult …


Deal: Verizon offers 20% discount on two Fitbit fitness trackers

Fitbit isn’t just about smartwatches like Ionic and Versa, on the contrary. The company is mostly known for its fitness trackers and connected health wearables like the Charge 2 and Alta HR. Usually, these two wearable devices sell for $150 at various US retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy.

The good news is Verizon Wireless is running a promotion on the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate and Fitness Wristband and Fitbit Alta HR, so customers will be able to buy either of the two fitness bands for just $120.

A 30$ discount may not seem too much, but this is the lowest price we’ve seen so …

Deal: Fitbit Ionic gets a 20% ($60 off) discount on eBay, grab it while you can

Fitbit is trying to make its smartwatches as appealing to consumers as possible, but the Ionic was a bit of a failure from this point of view. The company’s newest smartwatch, the Versa copies Apple Watch’s design but in a much cheaper form.

Even so, the Ionic is among the most expensive smartwatches launched by Fitbit, so every time there’s a new deal on the wearable device, it’s worth checking out. For example, two new promotional offers are now live in the United States, so if you’ve been looking for a Fitbit wearable device, you might want to take advantage of one of them.

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Fitbit Versa is a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch, up for purchase at Amazon for $200

Fitbit introduced its newest smartwatch, the Versa one month ago, but if you didn’t pre-order it yet, you can now purchase one from Amazon for just $199.95. It’s the same price announced by Fitbit back in March, and one that’s vastly inferior to other Apple and Samsung smartwatches.

The Versa strongly resemblance the Apple Watch design-wise, but it promises no less than 4 days of battery life (varies with use and other factors) and it’s got a much lower price. If you’ve decided to go for Fitbit’s new smartwatch, then you should know that the Versa comes in five color versions: Black, Gray/Silver, …

Fitbit OS 2.0 arrives on the Ionic: here's what's new

Fitbit just recently announced a new smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa, but it hasn’t forgotten about it’s older products. The company yesterday announced that Fitbit OS 2.0 will begin gradually rolling out to the Ionic line of watches in the coming days. To keep things in order, just around 10 percent of Ionic users will receive the OTA update day one, while everyone else will be able to get in on the fun in a few weeks time, the company assures.

So, what’s new in Fitbit OS 2.0?
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The Fitbit Versa smartwatch leaks as the company aims at both genders this time

Fitbit’s first smartwatch, the Fitbit Ionic, was hardly a success. When paired to a handset, the Ionic gave users notifications related to texts and phone calls, and with a smattering of apps, a mobile payment system, GPS, and Fitbit OS, the company figured that the Ionic would appeal to consumers interested in a smartwatch. But the large size of the display apparently turned off potential female buyers, something that Fitbit is said to be addressing with its next smartwatch.

Thanks to a report published today, we can see that Fitbit’s second smartwatch attempt is being prepped. Called the …

Fitbit Ionic: Adidas edition smartwatch to be launched on March 19 for $330

Present at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair, Fitbit took the opportunity to introduce a brand new smartwatch, the result of the multi-year partnership with Adidas. The new smartwatch is a special edition of Fitbit’s Ionic, but with a slightly higher price.

The Fitbit Ionic: Adidas edition is now available for pre-order for $330, whereas the standard model sells for just $300. According to Fitbit, the Ionic: Adidas edition smartwatch will hit shelves on March 19, so customers who pre-order one will have to wait about three weeks to get their wearable devices.

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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 …