Tag Archives: Fitbit

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch: Everything you need to know

Today Fitbit launched their first legit smartwatch with 3rd party apps, wireless payments, and music support onboard.  That’s all in addition to a revamped optical heart rate sensor, refreshed GPS platform, new coaching services, and a boatload of smaller features … Read More Here

Investor Call Tech Tidbits: Fitbit Q2 2017

As I noted just a few hours ago, when I’m sufficiently bored, I listen to investor calls for companies in the segment.  In today’s case, that was two investor calls.  It’s that time of quarter with plenty of earnings calls … Read More Here

Fitbit Alta HR In-Depth Review

In what may seem like a sea of Fitbit models, the Fitbit Alta HR attempts to strike the balance between what folks want as a straightforward activity tracker, while making some nods towards basic workout support.  I’ve been wearing a … Read More Here

Fitbit Charge 2 Activity Tracker In-Depth Review

It’s been a bit over two months since Fitbit announced their latest wearables, the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Flex 2 (they also announced some Blaze updates and Alta bands at that time).  This review however is purely focused … Read More Here

Garmin enables migration from Fitbit: Here’s how it works

Over the last few days, Garmin made three fitness related software announcements: A) They (finally) enabled you to combine activity tracker data from multiple devices into one cohesive picture B) They enabled Strava Beacon support through Garmin Connect Mobile C) … Read More Here

Fitbit Alta In-Depth Review

It’s been a touch over two months since Fitbit announced their most recent wearable, the Fitbit Alta.  Like all of Fitbit’s entrants this year, it was designed to be more fashion focused, while giving incremental upgrades in terms of features … Read More Here

Fitbit Blaze In-Depth Review

Almost exactly two months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Fitbit announced their latest higher-end wearable, the Fitbit Blaze.  The company positioned it as a smart fitness watch, aiming to offer something midway between the higher-end … Read More Here

First Look: Fitbit announces new Fitbit Alta activity tracker

Today Fitbit announced their latest activity tracker – the Fitbit Alta.  This unit is effectively a replacement for the existing Fitbit Charge (or previous to that, the Force).  However, unlike those, this unit sports smartphone notifications,  move reminders, and the ability … Read More Here

Fitbit’s Bad Day: How it ended up with multiple optical HR lawsuits, and a 20% stock drop

For the San Francisco based firm Fitbit, yesterday was likely the mother of all bad roller-coasters.  They started off the morning at 7:30AM with a packed press room in the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center with the launch of … Read More Here

Fitbit Announces New ‘Fitbit Blaze’ Smart Fitness Watch

Update – March 2016! I’ve published my full Fitbit Blaze In-Depth Review here! Swing on over for all the details after extensive use! Today at CES Fitbit announced their latest wearable, the Fitbit Blaze.  This new unit is effectively a … Read More Here

Strava news of note: Fitbit integration & Local Routes

Over the last week, Strava has rolled out two new integrations – one mostly driven by Fitbit, and the other solely by Strava.  I wanted to briefly go through them since I think both are important for slightly different audiences.  … Read More Here

Fitbit Charge and Charge HR In-Depth Review

It’s been a few months now since Fitbit announced and then subsequently released their Fitbit Charge and Charge HR units.  At the same time, they announced the Fitbit Surge GPS (which I’ve already reviewed here).  For this post though, we’ll … Read More Here

Fitbit Surge In-Depth Review

It’s been a few months since Fitbit announced a trio of products, including their first GPS watch – the Fitbit Surge.  This joined two other activity trackers, the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR within the announcement (my review of the … Read More Here

A few quick thoughts on Fitbit’s new activity trackers, GPS watch (with optical heart rate!)

(Update February 26th: I’ve published my Fitbit Surge GPS In-Depth Review here and my Fitbit Charge and Charge HR In-Depth Review here.  Go head over to those posts to get all the details!) This morning Fitbit announced a bundle of … Read More Here

MWC 2014 Roundup Part 1: Fitbit Force tidbits, Sony Core activity tracker and new Sony waterproof ANT+ phones, update on Mio Link

While last night’s big news was Samsung’s introduction of multiple smart watches, a new activity tracker, and their flagship S5 mobile phone – there are 8+ massive halls full of other companies exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain … Read More Here

FitBit Zip In-Depth Review

Here’s a fun fact to start out with: The FitBit Zip is actually probably the only product where I’ve written the review after over a year of use with the device.  Well, two devices actually.  But, more on what happened … Read More Here

CES 2013: Health and Activity Monitors–Bringing it back to reality edition

How about them apples? Seriously, that was first thought about seeing the below situation from afar.  The folks at the booth nearby had urged me to go over and try and ascertain what exactly was going on in there.  Given … Read More Here

Test of the weekend: Battle of the fitness/step monitors

Bonjour! This weekend is more than just two days, for me, I’m making it a four-day affair.  I’m over in Paris for some work related stuff on Friday and Monday, so I decided that given I’ll be doing a ton … Read More Here

A weekend with dueling power meters, activity monitors and more!

After a rather busy travel week last week, I was looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend.  I landed safely back in DC around 1AM Saturday morning.  I mention ‘safely’ since our plane had a minor gear issue which … Read More Here

CES 2012 Health and Fitness Gadget Roundup: Part I

I spent a crazy busy 24 hours in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as part of speaking at a session/panel on Wednesday there (which I’ll be posting on here shortly).  During that time I talked to just about everyone that I … Read More Here

ZEO, Fitbit and other tidbits

First off – sorry for the slight silence the last few days.  I’ve been fighting a cough for the last three weeks, and it seemed to be winning the war over the last few days.  Between the 12-14 hour workdays … Read More Here