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Fitbit Versa - Fitbit OS update, features

Fitbit OS Update for Versa 2, Ionic: Clock face switcher, always-on enhancements, advanced sleep tools, more

Fitbit keeps rolling out software updates for its fitness trackers and smartwatches. As a generally happy Versa owner color me impressed. And the latest comes in the form of Fitbit OS 4.1, due December 3, 2019 per the Fitbit blog.Fitbit is heavily promoting its sleep tools in the latest...
Fitbit versa colors and straps

Google Pixel Watch is coming after all, and it’s called Fitbit

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion. What does that mean for WearOS and Google wearables?
Apple Watch Captures Half of 18 Million Global Smartwatch Shipments in Q4 2018

Trendspotting: At 50% share Apple Watch still dominates smartwatch market, Fitbit and Samsung gain

A new report today on the smartwatch market tells us something we already know all too well:Apple continues to dominate.According to Strategy Analytics the Apple Watch -- launched less than four years ago in 2015 -- once against sold more than any other brand, capturing 50% of the market...
Samsung Galaxy Watch price, features, news, reviews

Samsung Galaxy Watch is here, pre-orders start at $330 – sadly still runs Tizen OS

It's official. The new Samsung smartwatch runs Tizen. Not Android Wear OS, as many were hoping. Too bad about that.Aside from that unfortunate bit of news, Samsung is offering two sizes of the new Galaxy Watch -- the successor to the decidedly poorly received Gear S3. Galaxy Watch 42mm...
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

Wearable News: Apple Watch sales up 30% y/y, but Fitbit and Garmin make inroads

While many are struggling Apple clearly is not. Sales for the Apple Watch are estimated to be up 30% y/y in Q2 2018.That means Apple shipped something in the order of 3.5 million versions of its Series 1, 2 and 3 smartwatch (it no longer sells the original Series...
Fitbit Versa review roundup

Wearable News: Fitbit Versa reviews are in, Pebble’s design ethos lives on

Versa is designed and marketed to bring Fitbit's take on the smartwatch to the masses. Translation: the company wants to sell a lot of them.Based on the initial wave of reviews for the Fitbit Versa, I'd say things are off to a strong start. Most tech writers are effusive...
Fitbit Versa smartwatch - a Pebble for 2018?

Fitbit Versa looks a lot like a Pebble smartwatch… and that’s a good thing

This could be a very interesting smartwatch if Fitbit prices it right.
Fitbit Blaze 2 leaked images look like Pebble (2)

Is this the Fitbit smartwatch us Pebblers have been waiting for?

There is hope after all.Leaked images today reveal what looks to be Fitibit's next crack at a smartwatch. And, low and behold, it looks awfully familiar in design to an old lost friend:Thankfully. While the Fitbit Ionic isn't bad, it isn't great either. Unfortunately sales have been lackluster, as...
Fitbit Reports $571M Q4’17 and $1.616B FY’17 Revenue

Fitbit struggles, says will further shift product mix to smartwatches

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) announced today. Unfortunately, in case you haven't already heard, the news for the wearable maker is not so great.At $570.8 million in revenue and a net loss of $45.5 million Q4 missed expectations. There were some bright spots if you sift through the financials:Fitbit added...
Pebble 2 Review

Um, no: “Pebble is dead and hardware buttons are going with it”

"Pebble is dead and hardware buttons are going with it"So says The Verge. Normally I agree with what most of their writers have to say. In this case I politely beg to differ. Being Canadian and all it's just not in my nature to not smile and say something...