Next-gen Fitbit Versa smartwatch could feature OLED display and Alexa support

Sometime back, Fitbit hinted the launch of an innovative smartwatch, especially after Versa Lite. According to the latest report, the images of the purported next-gen Versa-series smartwatch have surfaced online with the support for voice assistant. Continue reading “Next-gen Fitbit Versa smartwatch could feature OLED display and Alexa support”

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smartwatch, Inspire HR and Inspire fitness trackers launched in India starting at Rs. 6999

FitbitFitbit has launched new products; the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Fitbit Inspire HR and Fitbit Inspire in India and Fitbit Ace 2 will be available soon. The company says that these are designed to prioritize health and fitness and make it more accessible to consumers across the globe. Fitbit also mentioned it would soon launch a major redesign to the Fitbit app so users can further personalize their dashboard, better understand their data, discover new content and more. Continue reading “Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smartwatch, Inspire HR and Inspire fitness trackers launched in India starting at Rs. 6999”

Worldwide wearable shipments reach 59.3 million, up 31.4% YoY in Q4 2018; Apple and Xiaomi continue to lead: IDC

The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4% during the Q4 2018, reaching a new high of 59.3 million units according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The growth was driven by new wearables launching during the months leading up to the holiday season as well as new smartphone launches as many were bundled with wearables from leading brands. Continue reading “Worldwide wearable shipments reach 59.3 million, up 31.4% YoY in Q4 2018; Apple and Xiaomi continue to lead: IDC”

Fitbit fitness tracker with large display, rugged design surfaces

Fitbit hasn’t launched a fitness-focused fitness band targeted at the youth in recent times. The Fitbit Ace was launched last year and remains the only wearable the company has that’s targeted more towards the youth. However, the company is looking to change it pretty soon with a new fitness tracker that’s kid-friendly. Continue reading “Fitbit fitness tracker with large display, rugged design surfaces”

Fitbit Charge 3 Review: Fitness Tracking at Its Best

As Fitbit continues its transition towards a health services platform, the Charge 3 is the latest device to join the company’s fairly diverse lineup. A relatively conventional tracker, the Charge 3 distils the company’s learnings over the years into a product that aims to be a health aid first with just a bit of smartness included to appeal to a modern demographic. We tried out the Fitbit Charge 3 over the course of a week to see how well it fares against Fitbit’s own higher-end wearables.  Here’s what we observed. Continue reading “Fitbit Charge 3 Review: Fitness Tracking at Its Best”

Worldwide Wearable shipments reach 32 million units, up 21.7% YoY in Q3 2018: IDC

According to IDC, the global shipments of wearable devices reached 32.0 million units in the Q3 2018, up 21.7% from the previous year. New products from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin, and Huawei helped the basic wearables category return to growth during the quarter. Another factor was the growing demand in markets like Asia which accounted for more than half of all shipments and grew 21.4% compared to the previous year. Continue reading “Worldwide Wearable shipments reach 32 million units, up 21.7% YoY in Q3 2018: IDC”

Fitbit partners with Google to accelerate digital health and wearables

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Fitbit has announced that it has partnered with Google across wearables and digital health. Under this partnership, Fitbit will be using Google’s Cloud Healthcare API to provide an interoperability solution to enable users to collaborate on care with their own healthcare providers.  Continue reading “Fitbit partners with Google to accelerate digital health and wearables”

Fitbit’s upcoming ‘mass-appeal’ smartwatch said to be named Versa

Fitbit Versa

Last week we had seen the images of the Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch. The company at the latest earnings call said that this future watch would have “mass appeal.” Today we have the name and it will be called ‘Versa’ courtesy of leakster Evan Blass. Continue reading “Fitbit’s upcoming ‘mass-appeal’ smartwatch said to be named Versa”

Worldwide wearable shipments up 10.3% YoY in 2017, Apple leads with 15.3% market share: IDC

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According to IDC, the worldwide wearables market continued to grow in both the Q4 and whole of 2017 with the total shipments reaching a new record. Apple moved past Fitbit and Xiaomi to become the leader in the wearable market worldwide. The total volumes of the quarter reached 37.9 million units, which is up 7.7% from the 35.2 million units shipped YoY. Continue reading “Worldwide wearable shipments up 10.3% YoY in 2017, Apple leads with 15.3% market share: IDC”

Fitbit to end support for Pebble smartwatches on June 30

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Fitbit today has made it clear once and for all that it will end support for Pebble smartwatches on June 30. Fitbit acquired Pebble along with smartwatch team and assets related to their software platform back in 2016. The company will put an end to most of Pebble’s features including App Store, the forum, cloud development tool, voice recognition features, and SMS and email replies. Continue reading “Fitbit to end support for Pebble smartwatches on June 30”

Fitbit Ionic Review

It’s surprising how long it has taken for Fitbit to launch a smartwatch. Focussing on budget or mid range fitness trackers, we finally got the Blaze in 2016 which had a smartwatch like interface but none of the capabilities. Announced back in August, the Ionic has all the ingredients that you expect in a smart peripheral. Apps, payment capabilities, watch faces and more, it ticks all the boxes. With the abundant options available though, the Ionic will need to be greater than the sum of its parts. Does it deliver? We spent a week with the Fitbit Ionic to find that out. Continue reading “Fitbit Ionic Review”

Apple claims the top spot in wearable market followed by Xiaomi and Fitbit in Q3 2017: Canalys

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Apple has regained the top spot in the wearable market in Q3 2017 with 3.9 million shipments and it is the strongest quarter for Apple in 2017, all thanks to the recently launched Apple Watch 3 with LTE support, reveals a new report from Canalys. Xiaomi and Fitbit claim the 2nd and 3rd spots with 3.6 million and 3.5 million, respectively.  Continue reading “Apple claims the top spot in wearable market followed by Xiaomi and Fitbit in Q3 2017: Canalys”

Fitbit Smartwatch with Pulse Oximeter surfaces in renders

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Currently, there are a lot of rumors and speculations going on regarding Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch. In an attempt to spice it up more, the images of the very same smartwatches have surfaced online showing us the design in its full glory. As per the rumor, the purported smartwatch is expected in three variants– Silver body with Navy strap, Rose Gold body with Blue strap, and a Darker body with a black strap. Continue reading “Fitbit Smartwatch with Pulse Oximeter surfaces in renders”

Fitbit to launch a new health and fitness smartwatch later this year

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Fitbit reported $353M in revenue, down 40% and sold 3.4M devices, up 14% sequentially in Q2 2017. The company recorded a loss of $58.2 million and a profit of $6.3 million.  Fitbit has been working on a new smartwatch and it will be released later this year.

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Jio Summer Surprise offers announced, Sony Xperia XZs launched and more – FoneArena Daily

Jio Summer Surprise

Check out the latest FoneArena Daily video that gives you a quick roundup of the latest technology news. Continue reading “Jio Summer Surprise offers announced, Sony Xperia XZs launched and more — FoneArena Daily”