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Hands-on review: Fitbit Luxe, my favourite fitbit tracker to date
Mon 11 Oct 2021
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I have had the Fitbit Luxe on my hand for a little over a month now, and I do not think I can go back.
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Fitbit extends health partnership
Wed 1 Sep 2021
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Fitbit and Diabetes New Zealand have announced an extension to their multi-year partnership, are five years of doing business together.
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Ace 3 - Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker for kids
Fri 30 Apr 2021
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The Fitbit Ace 3 is a great, sleek way to motivate children to exercise and to be healthy. It's well worth the investment.
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Fitbit's Ace 3 encourages kids to keep moving
Mon 15 Mar 2021
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The tracker features more animated clock faces and accessories, in addition to popular features like step counts.
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Google completes $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit
Fri 15 Jan 2021
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It comes after the European Commission announced its approval of the acquisition late last month, with the condition that the search engine giant would not use Fitbit health data to target ads to users in the European Union. 
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 3, the actual star of the smartwatch show
Wed 25 Nov 2020
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This year Fitbit released the Versa 3, and just like the first two, it did not disappoint. 
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Sense
Mon 23 Nov 2020
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This year, Fitbit surprised its fanbase with a brand new watch, the Fitbit Sense. Is it any better than the Versa 2 or 3? Is it worth the new, hefty price tag? 
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Global study to discover if wearables data can predict COVID-19
Thu 19 Nov 2020
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Can wearable technologies such as smartwatches and activity trackers help to early signs of COVID-19? That’s exactly what a global research project aims to find out.
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Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Tue 10 Nov 2020
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Google could monetise the health data of more than 28 million Fitbit users.
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Inspire 2
Tue 3 Nov 2020
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Fitbit’s range of smart watches and fitness trackers is now so broad that you could say there’s something for everyone.
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Fitbit's new products want to help manage your stress levels
Wed 26 Aug 2020
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Fitbit is rolling out the red carpet for a new set of wearable fitness devices, including a new Versa, Inspire, and an entirely new smartwatch called the Fitbit Sense.
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Fitbit stats: More intense workouts are better for your body
Fri 7 Aug 2020
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The figures are based on Fitbit's recent Active Zone Minutes feature. Here's what they found.
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Wearables market sees 29.7% growth, driven by hearables
Fri 29 May 2020
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The growth in Q1 2020 was fuelled by new product launches from market leaders as well as increased perceived utility as people set up offices at home.
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New wearable devices to diagnose medical conditions such as preeclampsia, epilepsy and heart attacks
Tue 26 May 2020
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"Wearable consumer products such as the Fitbit are already mainstream, yet the enormous transformative medical potential of wearable technologies is yet to be realised."
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Hands-on review: The Fitbit Charge 4
Wed 20 May 2020
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With inbuilt GPS and Fitbit Pay in a reasonable $270 device, I appreciate the insights it provides for the sake of my mental and physical health.
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Fitbit begins study to determine if devices can detect heart irregularities
Fri 8 May 2020
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The research aims to have its devices detect atrial fibrillation, which is the most common form of heart irregularity and drastically increases the risk of stroke.
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Google’s Fitbit acquisition under scrutiny
Tue 28 Apr 2020
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Despite economic issues, the wearables market is growing, Futuresource Consulting claims. Amongst this, Google inches closer to swallowing Fitbit.
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Fitbit's Charge 4 features inbuilt GPS and Fitbit Pay
Thu 16 Apr 2020
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Fitbit’s renowned Charge fitness tracker is welcoming the fourth iteration to its product line – the Charge 4.
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82% growth in Q4 2019 indicates growing appetite for wearables
Wed 11 Mar 2020
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IDC reports the popularity of hearables was behind the unprecedented growth – the headphones and ear pods market captured 55.3% of the entire market.
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Momentum across APAC drives wearable band market as Fitbit falters
Wed 18 Dec 2019
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Fitbit faltered in Q3 and was the only vendor in the top five not to grow shipments over last year.
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 2 upgrades battery life, display, and adds Alexa
Wed 23 Oct 2019
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We look at whether it holds up as the all-day companion for the modern tech-savvy consumer – and that’s a space it does really well in.
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Fitbit introduces Aria Air smart scale
Fri 30 Aug 2019
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Fitbit Aria Air weight, BMI data and trends integrate with users’ holistic health data in the Fitbit app.
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Fitbit launches Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa, announces new subscription service
Thu 29 Aug 2019
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Versa 2 delivers a new swimproof design, includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, and is packed with more advanced health, fitness and smart features.
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Hands-on review: The Fitbit Ace 2 activity tracker for kids
Fri 16 Aug 2019
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We have noticed a significant difference in Avi’s behavior after he wore the Fitbit Ace 2. Instead of watching TV seated, he now walks back and forward to rack up steps.  Instead of playing inside, he requests to go outside because he needs to get his numbers up.
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