Google acquires Fitbit for $2.1 billion with opportunity to introduce Made by Google wearable devices

Recently, Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company reportedly made an offer to acquire U.S. wearables device maker, Fitbit Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Now, Google has confirmed that it is acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion and Fitbit will be joining Google itself and Google sees this as an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well as introduce ‘Made by Google’ wearable devices into the market.

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Fitbit sleep data insights show that Indians are the least active and second most sleep deprived

Fitbit has released sleep data insights from across 18 countries which show that Indians are the second most sleep-deprived and are the least active. Fitbit has collected more than 10.5 billion nights of sleep data over the years and has shared this insight on Indian users.

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PLAYFIT 53 fitness band – Self Starter

PLAYFIT is a new entrant into the world of wearables. We had taken a look at their Smartwatch SW75 earlier, which proved to be a high quality solution to not only a fitness amateur but a wearable enthusiast as well. But, as with any other wearable brand, there are solutions for everyone. For those who want to focus mainly on fitness and are not concerned with wearing a wrist band can go for the PLAYFIT 53, which at Rs. 1,999 is a starter to motivation, the primary reason why one would get these bands. Let’s take a closer look at this particular product then.

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HONOR Band 5 update brings SpO2 monitoring and music controls in India

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand launched the HONOR Band 5 in India back in August, but people were a bit disappointed since there were not much change between the Band 4 and the Band 5. Now the company has rolled out a new update that brings remote music control function along with the SpO2 monitoring after beta testing them couple of weeks back.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 Review: Best all-round fitness tracker for the price

Xiaomi launched the Mi Smart Band 4, successor of last year’s Mi Band 3 in India earlier this week. The upgraded version has a larger color AMOLED full-touch display with unlimited watch faces, and several features including music and volume controls, Swim tracking with stroke recognition and more. I have been using the latest fitness band from Xiaomi for about a month now, here is the review.

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HONOR Band 5 with 0.95-inch AMOLED color display, 50-meter water resistance launching in India soon on Flipkart

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand introduced the Honor Band 5 last month in China. Now, the company has confirmed that it will launch in India soon on Flipkart. It has a 0.95-inch AMOLED color 2.5D curved glass touch screen display with different watch faces, in addition to Home button, comes with TruSeen 3.0  continuous heart rate tracking and is also water resistant up to 50 meters. It has automatic activity tracking that lets you track 10 fitness activities such as running, cycling, swimming with swim stroke recognition and more.

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Noise ColorFIT 2 smart fitness band with 0.96-inch color display, heart rate sensor launched for Rs. 1999

Noise, smart tech company has launched ColorFIT 2, the company’s latest fitness band and the successor of the ColorFIT smart band with improved 0.96-inch color display that is brighter and new user interface. It is not a touch screen, but comes with a touch bottom below the screen. It has the ability to choose from up to 14 sports modes and have any 3 available at the same time on the band. It has built-in activity tracker, 24-hour heart rate monitor, step counter, sleep tracker, sedentary reminder and goal completion reminder. Continue reading “Noise ColorFIT 2 smart fitness band with 0.96-inch color display, heart rate sensor launched for Rs. 1999”

HONOR Band 5 with 0.95-inch AMOLED color display, 50-meter water resistance, SpO2 sensor announced

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand along with the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro, also introduced Honor Band 5, successor of last year’s Honor Band 4. It has the same 0.95-inch AMOLED color 2.5D curved glass touch screen display in addition to Home button, comes with continuous heart rate tracking, with atrial fibrillation screening is as high as 97.8% and is also water resistant up to 50 meters. It has automatic activity tracking that lets you track running, cycling, swimming and more.

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Lenovo Smart Band Cardio 2 with OLED display, dynamic heart rate monitor launched in India for Rs. 1499

Lenovo has today launched its Smart Band Cardio 2 HX06H in India expanding its wearable lineup. The Smart Band sports an OLED display, is water resistant up to 50 meters, features a dynamic heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, sedentary reminder and more.

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Fitbit wearables now work with Cardiogram app bringing heart health screening

Cardiogram and Fitbit have partnered to bring Cardiogram’s suite of health monitoring features to Fitbit wearables. The Cardiogram app uses heart rate and sleep data from wearable devices and displays it on a user’s phone with insights and tracking. Over one million people use Cardiogram to track how their heart rate is affected by anything from stress, workouts and sleep. Continue reading “Fitbit wearables now work with Cardiogram app bringing heart health screening”

Samsung Galaxy Fit e with PMOLED display and Galaxy Fit with AMOLED display launched in India starting at Rs. 2590

Earlier this year, Samsung announced its new fitness tracking devices-the Galaxy Fit and an affordable Galaxy Fit e. Today, the company has officially launched the wearables in India and are designed for millennials and Gen Z, according to Samsung. The Galaxy Fit e features a 0.74-inch PMOLED display and the other hand the Galaxy Fit features a 0.95-inch Full-Color AMOLED, NFC wireless charging and more.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 4 with 0.95-inch AMOLED color display, voice assistant, 50-meter water resistance announced

Xiaomi’s Mi Ecosystem brand MIJIA  just announced the most expected Mi Band 4 at an event in China, as it had promised. It has a 0.95-inch AMOLED color touch screen display, which is 39.9% bigger than the predecessor so that it can display more characters and is protected by 2.5D scratch-resistant glass. It has 77 different watch faces. The band is also 5ATM water resistant so that you can take it for swimming under 50 meters. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Band 4 with 0.95-inch AMOLED color display, voice assistant, 50-meter water resistance announced”

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 with color screen, bigger battery to be announced on June 11 [Update: Official images]

Update: June 7, 2019 — Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has posted more images of the Mi Band 4 ahead of launch tomorrow.

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Amazfit Verge 2 smartwatch with Qualcomm SoC, e-SIM support to be announced on June 11

Huami’s Amazfit has been launching new products in China recently like Amazfit Verge Lite and Amazfit Bip Lite. Expanding the lineup, today, the company has released a teaser of a new smartwatch launch on June 11 in China. Confirming the launch, Qualcomm China also posted some features of the smartwatch including Wear 3100 chipset, e-SIM support and more.

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