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Maddie Stone Maddie Stone Oct 09, 2019. 13 comments

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

For most of my adult life, I didn’t really think about sleep: It was just an activity that my body required, for about six to eight hours a night, in order to not feel like garbage the next day. Rarely did I pause to consider the quality of my rest or whether my sleep patterns were “normal.” That is, until I was gifted a Fitbit Charge 3.

Now, just about every morning, I open my phone’s...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Sep 09, 2019. 12 comments

The Fitbit Versa 2 Is a Solid Update That Just Makes Me Want So Much More

The Fitbit Versa 2 Is a Solid Update That Just Makes Me Want So Much More

Let me start out this review by saying I love my Fitbit Versa . There’s a reason it’s Fitbit’s most popular smartwatch. It’s stylish, affordable, the fitness features are solid, and the 5+ days of battery life are a godsend. I’m just tired of every new announcement from Fitbit being a different flavor of Versa—even if the latest Versa 2 is an excellent smartwatch.

Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Versa...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Sep 02, 2019. 2 comments

Switch Lite, "Gay Gene" Myth, and Ring Acting Shady: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Switch Lite, "Gay Gene" Myth, and Ring Acting Shady: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s the end of another week and the beginning of September, and you know what that means: goodbye summer, hello fall! And no, I don’t care that it’s still 85 degrees outside; it’s fall goddammit, and I will sweat through my chunky knit scarves and cute boots if I have to.

Our team broke some more alarming news about Ring this week. Apparently, Amazon’s home security company not only works...

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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Aug 28, 2019. 18 comments

The Fitbit Versa 2 Chases Apple's Dominance

The Fitbit Versa 2 Chases Apple's Dominance

The new Fitbit Versa 2 seems awfully aware of the issues Fitbit has had with its smartwatches for the last few cycles. The product, announced today, addresses many of the previous issues with the Versa line while also keeping features that we love about its predecessors. As before, it’s a smartwatch that looks like an Apple Watch, but at a much lower price. And with the addition of Alexa, you...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 02, 2019. 12 comments

Leak Suggests the Next Fitbit Might Be Slowly Catching Up to the Apple Watch

Leak Suggests the Next Fitbit Might Be Slowly Catching Up to the Apple Watch

We struggled to find one positive thing to say about the Fitbit Ionic two years ago, but the company’s follow-up, the Versa , was a complete about-face, offering a better design, better battery life, and a bargain price tag. And if leaked product shots shared by Evan Blass are any indication, the next Versa is staying the course to potentially give the Apple Watch some tough competition.

The...

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Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Jun 16, 2019.

El nuevo reloj deportivo de Fitbit sabe qué deporte practicas sin que se lo digas

El nuevo reloj deportivo de Fitbit sabe qué deporte practicas sin que se lo digas

Charge HR es el mejor cuantificador que hay, pero el mercado que está creciendo es el de los smartwatches. ¿Qué ha hecho Fitbit? Apostar por el modelo Surge . Su nuevo invento se llama Blaze y tiene una gran pantalla a color con pulseras intercambiables. Tiene aspecto de smartwatch, pero es un medidor de fitness.

10 consejos para hacer (bien) deporte con apps y medidores de fitness

Entre los...

Victoria Song Victoria Song May 16, 2019. 22 comments

Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy

Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy

Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even jewelry—if it’s technology you can wear, we’ve reviewed it. Whether you’re an Apple diehard or you stan for Android, these are the wearables you should bother with.

The best all-around smartwatch Who are you?

You want the best of the best and don’t mind paying for it.

Our pick: Apple Watch Series 4 ($400-$1,500)

Apple haters might groan, but the fact is...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song May 09, 2019. 10 comments

This Is the Fitness Smartwatch You Should Buy

This Is the Fitness Smartwatch You Should Buy

If you’re serious about starting or maintaining an exercise routine, fitness trackers and smartwatches are a great way for both beginners and veteran athletes to track progress and stay motivated. Still, there are a ton of options out there with different features and advantages, so which one should you choose?

Simple trackers, likethe $100 Fitbit Inspire HR , are a budget-friendly choice, but...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Mar 12, 2019. 5 comments

You Won't Miss the Features Cut From the Fitbit Versa Lite

You Won't Miss the Features Cut From the Fitbit Versa Lite

Buying a smartwatch can be intimidating. They’re expensive, most of them come with similar features, and it can be difficult for first-timers to navigate the technobabble marketing speak to find a smartwatch that suits their needs. That’s exactly the issue Fitbit is trying to solve with its Versa Lite Edition. At $160, it’s less than half the price of a GPS-only Apple Watch Series 4 and...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Mar 12, 2019. 3 comments

Fitbit's Newest Inspire Fitness Trackers Fail To Do Just That

Fitbit's Newest Inspire Fitness Trackers Fail To Do Just That

Despite what wearables makers would have you think, it’s not just all smartwatches. There’s still a place for the humble fitness tracker . For starters, they’re much cheaper than smartwatches, provide accurate fitness tracking, have better battery life, and are perfectly adequate at delivering push notifications. This basically sums up Fitbit’s new flagship fitness trackers, the Inspire and...

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Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Mar 12, 2019.

La universidad que obliga a sus alumnos a llevar un Fitbit (y baja la nota si no ejercitan)

La universidad que obliga a sus alumnos a llevar un Fitbit (y baja la nota si no ejercitan)

En la ORU, una universidad cristiana de Oklahoma, los estudiantes de primer año se están encontrando con una dificultad que va más allá de las clases y los exámenes. Va con ellos a todas partes, de hecho, porque la llevan en la muñeca. La universidad los obliga a ponerse una pulsera de Fitbit y llevar una vida activa.

10 consejos para hacer (bien) deporte con apps y medidores de fitness

Entre...

Victoria Song Victoria Song Mar 06, 2019. 15 comments

Fitbit's Cheap New Trackers Undercut the Apple Watch by a Ton

Fitbit's Cheap New Trackers Undercut the Apple Watch by a Ton

Apple might dominate when it comes to smartwatch sales, but Fitbit’s looking to make a dent in its lead by launching four new devices today: the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, the Inspire and Inspire HR, and the Ace 2. As its name suggests, the Versa Lite is a streamlined version of its popular Versa smartwatch. Meanwhile, the Inspire and Inspire HR will replace Fitbit’s lower end trackers, and...

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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Feb 26, 2019. 13 comments

Apple May Finally Add Sleep Tracking to the Apple Watch, Still No Word on Better Battery Life

Apple May Finally Add Sleep Tracking to the Apple Watch, Still No Word on Better Battery Life

We’re up to the fourth iteration of Apple’s wearable, and the thing still can’t natively track my sleep. The Fitbit has been doing that almost from the beginning, and Apple has looked a little silly for lacking the feature. However, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple’s finally started testing sleep tracking, and it could appear on an Apple Watch as soon as soon as 2020.

That means it won’t...

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Sarah Zhang Sarah Zhang Jan 02, 2019.

Are We Doomed to Get Rashes from Our Fitness Trackers?

Are We Doomed to Get Rashes from Our Fitness Trackers?

Constant 24/7 fitness tracking can have itchy, scratchy consequences. Those would be wrist rashes, as Fitbit users have been learning. But rashes aren't just a Fitbit problem—any wristband can leave you red, thanks to some basic biology. There may be no miracle cure for this malady of the quantified self.

Our skin has the thankless job of protecting our squishy insides from every liquid,...

Dec 04, 2018.

Probamos la pulsera HTC UA: un medidor de actividad fácil, simple y realmente bueno

Probamos la pulsera HTC UA: un medidor de actividad fácil, simple y realmente bueno

Cuando HTC anunció la Grip en el último Mobile World Congress quedamos un poco decepcionados de la primera aproximación de la taiwanesa al mundo de las pulseras cuantificadoras. De hecho, no fuimos capaces de encontrarle una utilidad al chisme y no hizo falta, porque HTC nunca llego a lanzarlo y se unió a Under Armor para pulir su diseño. Fue una sabia decisión.

HTC Grip: ¿para quién se...
Oct 02, 2018. 2 comments

El último smartwatch analógico de Withings es la mezcla perfecta entre diseño y funcionalidad

El último smartwatch analógico de Withings es la mezcla perfecta entre diseño y funcionalidad

La mayoría de pulseras de fitness y relojes deportivos siguen siendo muy feos. Pero Withings , después de separarse de Nokia, ha regresado para demostrarnos que no tienen por qué ser así.

El antiguo Withings se dio a conocer por seguir la tendencia híbrida de los smartwatches que decidieron cambiar las funciones más avanzadas por tener un mejor aspecto, y el último reloj de Withings, el...

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Aug 21, 2018. 6 comments

El Fitbit Charge 3 tiene lo necesario para convertirse en la verdadera alternativa a los smartwaches

El Fitbit Charge 3 tiene lo necesario para convertirse en la verdadera alternativa a los smartwaches

El Fitbit Charge 3 es muy ligero. Eso será lo primero que te sorprenda de esta nueva pulsera deportiva. No es el peso al que estabas acostumbrado con el Charge 2 o su predecesor. También es más ligero que el Apple Watch, lo cual es impresionante, porque además Fitbit ha añadido muchas más características.

Cómo elegir Smartwatch sin pasar por Apple

Si has elegido un iPhone como tu teléfono...

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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Aug 20, 2018. 21 comments

Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

The Fitbit Charge 3 seems shockingly light. That’s going to be the first thing that really strikes you about this fitness tracker. You pick it up and it lacks all the heft you’re accustomed to for a device like the Charge 2 or its predecessor. It’s lighter than my Apple Watch too, which is impressive because Fitbit has crammed an awful lot of features into the device while also giving it a...

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Harrison Weber Harrison Weber Aug 16, 2018. 10 comments

New Leak Suggests Next Fitbit Charge Will Skip the One Feature It Really Needs

New Leak Suggests Next Fitbit Charge Will Skip the One Feature It Really Needs

In its heyday, the Fitbit Charge was, for most people, the best wearable you could buy . It was incredibly functional, focused, and attractive enough to only gently scream your fitness aspirations to whoever caught a glimpse of it on your wrist. That was long ago, before smartwatches got sleeker, slimmer, and more capable—before they started making traditional wearables look like drugstore...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Aug 16, 2018. 16 comments

These Medical Miracles Were Supposed to Happen by the Year 2000

These Medical Miracles Were Supposed to Happen by the Year 2000

Americans who opened the newspaper on January 5, 1961, were greeted with an article by Associated Press science writer John Barbour. He described the futuristic world of the year 2000 and the great medical advances that would be achieved by then. And quite frankly, reading about all of the medical miracles we were supposed to see by now is really bumming me out.

Barbour talked to Dr. Austin...

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