Fitbit Stories August 12

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Ahead of the Pixel Watch’s launch later this year, the Fitbit app is readying support for Google’s Wear OS smartwatch, including seemingly confirming its battery life.

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Fitbit Stories August 11

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Following the Charge 5 and Luxe trackers last month, Fitbit is rolling out an update to the Sense and Versa 3 smartwatch.

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Fitbit Stories August 8

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An update started rolling out to the Charge 5 and Luxe two weeks ago, and Fitbit today revealed that the fitness trackers are indeed getting new clock faces.

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Google TV has been on the market for almost two years at this point but has seen only a few major features added in that time. Now, just days after we reported on free live TV channels coming to Google TV, a new report reveals Google’s plans to bring Nest Audio support and integration with Fitbit and Wear OS to the platform.

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Fitbit Stories August 6

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One way you synced the very first Fitbit devices was by connecting a dock to your desktop computer and plugging in the tracker. The widespread availability of smartphones has replaced the need for that, and the old “Fitbit Connect” app is going away this year, along with local music sync.

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Fitbit Stories August 3

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We’ve reported on multiple occasions regarding Fitbit’s upcoming lineup of smartwatches and fitness trackers, and now we’re getting our best look yet at the Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, and Inspire 3.

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Fitbit Stories July 22

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9to5Google reported that Fitbit is working on a pair of new smartwatches in March and two months later revealed the product names, as well some elements of the design. We now have a detailed look at the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4.

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Fitbit Stories July 21

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The Fitbit app has remained visually unchanged in recent years, but a redesign of charts shakes up how the mobile client presents distance, sleep, and other data.

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Fitbit Stories July 20

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Fitbit is rolling out an update to the Charge 5 today to add a “Find Phone” capability that was previously exclusive to its line of smartwatches.

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Fitbit Stories July 6

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Announced last month, Fitbit Sleep Profiles aim to provide a “longitudinal analysis of your sleep patterns” across 10 stats with a touch of whimsy. They are now rolling out, and here’s a look at what gets measured.

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Fitbit Stories June 22

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Sleep tracking is one of the best parts of owning a Fitbit, and this week the Google-owned company is doubling down on that feature. Rolling out soon, “Sleep Profiles” will give Fitbit owners more insights on their sleep, and how they might be able to improve it.

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Fitbit Stories June 20

Fitbit Charge 5 keeps disconnecting for some owners, fix in the works

If you don’t want a full smartwatch on your wrist, the Fitbit Charge 5 is a great way to get the best of both worlds. But, some Fitbit Charge 5 owners have recently been experiencing issues where the tracker keeps disconnecting.

Fitbit Stories June 16

Fitbit has over 2 million users already enrolled in its AFib detection feature

Fitbit trackers and smartwatches are a great way to keep track of your progress to get healthier, but they also picked up a way to warn you of heart problems with AFib detection. Now, in just a couple of months since launch, Fitbit’s Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications have amassed over 2 million users.

Fitbit Stories June 3

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The Fitbit app does a great job of helping you manage everything from activity to food intake, but there’s currently a bug that’s tallying data incorrectly. Right now, the Fitbit app is showing daily nutrients intake with wildly exaggerated totals.

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Fitbit Stories May 31

Samsung’s Wear OS switch boosts market share to over 10%, as Fitbit shrinks

According to the latest data on wearables, Samsung’s market share has grown significantly since switching the Galaxy watch series to Wear OS. Meanwhile, Fitbit has seen a dip since being acquired by Google.

Fitbit Stories May 24

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The delayed launch of the Google Assistant for Galaxy Watch 4 has been highly anticipated so we’ve gone hands-on to find out if it’s a massive step up.

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Fitbit Stories May 16

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We spotted how the Nest Hub is getting deeper Google Fit and Fitbit integration to let you see step count and other activity stats at the start of this month, and you some users can now connect either service to Assistant settings.

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Fitbit Stories May 12

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On Android, there are dozens of fitness apps you can use to track your steps, goals, and exercises throughout the day. Google’s new Health Connect app promises to sync fitness data from various Android apps including Fitbit, Samsung Health, and more.

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Fitbit Stories May 11

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The culmination of Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit is here, with the Pixel Watch officially coming later this year with a fully integrated Fitbit experience. What does that mean for Google Fit? We’ve been curious to know for a while, but it seems Fitbit and Google Fit only have plans to coexist.

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Fitbit Stories May 5

How to set up Fitbit Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications for AFib detection

Smartwatches and fitness trackers can be a big help in improving our ability to see the state of our health, and heart health is especially important. Fitbit is now rolling out support for Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications, which can detect and notify you of signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Fitbit Stories May 4

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Back in March, we revealed that Fitbit is working on a pair of new smartwatches. 9to5Google can now report that the next two Fitbit wearables will be the Sense 2 and Versa 4, as well as some of their hardware details.

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Fitbit Stories May 2

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Earlier this year Fitbit issued a recall on its original smartwatch, the Ionic, over reports of the watch causing skin burns for some owners. Now, a lawsuit is alleging that all Fitbit products are affected by the same defect, which could lead to skin burns.

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At the moment, Google Assistant’s health integrations are limited to asking about sleep. Moving forward, you’ll be able to see steps, calories burned, and other activity metrics from Fitbit or Google Fit on the Nest Hub.

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Fitbit Stories April 27

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Earlier this month Fitbit was granted clearance by the US FDA to passively send notifications when signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) were detected by its smartwatches and trackers. Now, Fitbit is officially rolling out Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications to nine of its products, including the Sense and Charge 5.

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Fitbit Stories April 26

Fitbit Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications will only be available in the US, and this is what they look like

After being granted clearance earlier this month, and starting the rollout yesterday, Fitbit is confirming a few more details regarding Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications, including where and how they work.

Fitbit Stories April 25

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With the design fully leaked, questions about Google’s Pixel Watch turn to the software and internal hardware specs. One clue about the health capabilities is how the Pixel Watch’s rear sensors are very similar, if not identical, to ones found on the Fitbit Charge 5 and Luxe.

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Fitbit Stories April 11

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Just a few weeks after announcing its intentions, Fitbit and Google have today announced that clearance has been granted in the United States for select trackers and smartwatches to detect irregular AFib heart rhythms.

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Fitbit Stories April 5

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Last year, Google introduced a new Bug Hunters platform to encompass all its Vulnerability Reward Programs. An expanded “Android and Google Devices Security Reward Program” now brings Nest and Fitbit into the fold with Pixel.

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Fitbit Stories March 25

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Evidence within the Fitbit app suggests that Google’s acquisition has multiple fitness wearables on the horizon, none of which appear to run Wear OS.

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Fitbit Stories March 2

Fitbit Ionic recalled over burn risks, offers full $299 refund and 40% discount on new hardware

Nearly five years after the smartwatch made its debut, Fitbit is recalling the Ionic due to concerns over potential burn risks.

Fitbit Stories February 8

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Fitbit today offered a number of guided programs as part of its premium subscription. The Google-owned company is now testing one called Quantified Self that’s personalized and involves using “Fitbit data to figure out which strategies can meaningfully boost your stats.”

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Fitbit Stories January 29

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Like last year, Fitbit has taken until the end of January to release a personalized “2021 Year in Review” based on your health and fitness metrics. Owners of the Google-owned wearables started receiving the email on Saturday.

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Fitbit Stories January 20

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In recent years, Fitbit has offered a few months of free Premium when purchasing a new tracker or smartwatch. Subscribers that took advantage of that offer are now discovering that they’re eligible for another free trial.

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Fitbit Stories January 5

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For the past several years, Fitbit has used aggregated and anonymized user data to release global health stats. The 2021 year in review reveals that Fitbit users around the world slept 6.5 hours every night.

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Fitbit Stories November 19, 2021

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The “Sleep Score” is one of Fitbit’s most alluring metrics that people like to compare and improve on. Fitbit is now testing “Sleep Animals” as a friendly but surprisingly smart way to encourage “better sleep health.” 

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Fitbit Stories November 9, 2021

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Alongside sleep tracking updates for the 2nd-gen Nest Hub, Google-owned Fitbit is rolling out the Daily Readiness Score to its latest smartwatches and trackers, while the Charge 5 gets an ECG app.

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Fitbit Stories October 28, 2021

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Fitbit OS 5.3 is rolling out as a smaller update for the Sense and Versa 3 that introduces status indicators. It follows the bigger release in June that added audible Google Assistant responses and better clock face switching.

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Fitbit Stories October 11, 2021

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At the end of last month, the Charge 5 went on sale as Fitbit’s first tracker to feature an always-on display mode. Fitbit is now adding an AOD to the Luxe through a firmware update. 

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Fitbit Stories September 27, 2021

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Starting today, Fitbit’s latest health tracker is shipping to customers. The Fitbit Charge 5 is now available, and it’s coming with an upgrade to Fitbit Premium, too, in the form of new content from Calm.

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Fitbit Stories September 17, 2021

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With the Charge 5 and “Daily Readiness Score” announcement at the end of last month, Fitbit also confirmed our report that the Sense and Versa 3 would get “Snore & Noise Detect.” That microphone-powered feature is now beginning to roll out. 

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Fitbit Stories August 25, 2021

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The Apple Watch popularized the concept of “closing your rings,” and Google Fit has Heart Points. Meanwhile, Fitbit — by nature of being around for so long — more prominently emphasizes step counts and miles than competitors. More recently, it’s found branding success in people comparing Sleep Scores, while there’s also one for stress. Fitbit today announced the Daily Readiness Score for Premium subscribers as the next metric you might care about.

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Despite Google’s clear focus on using Fitbit to bolster its Wear OS platform, the company isn’t stopping Fitbit from launching its own new hardware. Following the launch of the Fitbit Luxe fitness tracker earlier this year, the Fitbit Charge 5 is now going official with some huge upgrades, including being the first Fitbit tracker with an always-on display.

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Fitbit Stories August 23, 2021

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We’re likely still a ways out from the debut of the next Fitbit product, but the leaks are starting to trickle out. Following a first look at the Fitbit Charge 5 earlier this month, another leak details the product’s price point and more.

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Fitbit Stories August 16, 2021

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The Fitbit Sense is nearly a year old at this point, but with no successor on the horizon, it’s getting a slight refresh. Fitbit today announced a new Sage Green option for Sense that also debuts a silver finish for the hardware, and new bands have been released, too.

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Fitbit Stories August 14, 2021

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Fitness trackers are the bread and butter of the Google-owned Fitbit brand, and despite Google’s focus on smartwatches, it seems Fitbit is not done with that market. After we first leaked the design last month, a new set of renders is showing off the alleged Fitbit Charge 5.

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Fitbit Stories August 12, 2021

Fitbit partners with LifeScan, will give out Inspire 2 trackers to help with diabetes management

After adding blood sugar (glucose) tracking to its app earlier this year, Fitbit is taking another step in improving the feature by partnering with LifeScan to give users an automated way to capture and track their results.

Fitbit Stories July 26, 2021

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The Fitbit wearable lineup remains split between smartwatches and trackers. The Versa 3 and Sense from 2020 are the latest devices in the former category, while the latter has seen Ace 3 and Luxe this year. Fitbit’s next tracker is codenamed “Morgan” and looks to be the Charge 5. 

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Fitbit Stories July 13, 2021

Fitbit Versa 3 bug counts too many floors climbed; company is aware

When it comes to a health wearable, the Fitbit Versa 3 is a great choice for its accuracy and affordability. However, a bug may have been inflating floors climbed on some Versa 3 devices, but Fitbit is aware of the issue.

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