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Google’s Fitbit Seeking FDA Approval for Passive Heart Rate Monitoring

Google-owned Fitbit has submitted data to the US Food and Drug Administration to review a new passive heart rate monitoring feature for its wearable devices. Following a large-scale virtual health study, Google has submitted Fitbit's passive heart rate monitoring algorithm for review by the US Food and Drug Administration, reads a new report from The Verge. The study, which...

Fitbit Activates Blood Oxygen Monitoring System Ahead of Apple Watch

Fitbit has reportedly added its blood oxygen monitoring feature to its Versa, Versa 2, Versa Lite, Ionic, and Charge 3 line of wearable says CNET. In a recent report, Fitbit has activated the feature after users have been actively asking to see the monitoring system included in their devices for quite a while. The CNET...

Fitbit Unveils Charge 3 Swim-Friendly Fitness Tracker, Starts at CAD $199.95

Replacing Charge 2, its most successful fitness tracker to date, Fitbit has today unveiled the all-new 'Charge 3’ advanced fitness tracker with swim-ready water resistance, improved touchscreen OLED display, better band-swapping mechanics and a longer seven-day battery life. The tracker is available now for preorder, starting at CAD $199.95. The new Charge 3 tracker looks quite similar to its predecessor...

Fitbit to Use Google Cloud to Share Data with Doctors

Earlier this morning, Fitbit announced that they plan to use Google's new Cloud Healthcare API to help make customer data available to their doctors. For Google, this means that they can continue to push along to their goals of taking a major step into the world of health, which is accounted for $3.3 trillion in...

Images of Fitbit’s Cheaper, Smaller Smartwatch Leaked: REPORT

During Fitbit's latest earnings call yesterday, CEO James Park said that the company is working on a "mass appeal smartwatch" following disappointing sales of the Fitbit Ionic. [caption id="attachment_245601" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image: Wareable[/caption] Tech website Wareable has obtained what look like very convincing leaked images of what could be that watch, and a report on what the watch's...

FitBit, Apple Join FDA’s Program to Pre-Certify Select Health Tech Companies

In an effort to allow a select group of health technology companies to avoid some regulations that have tied up developers working on health software and products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has selected nine major tech companies for a pre-certification pilot program, Bloomberg is reporting. Apple and FitBit, the two leading health tech companies, are both...

Xiaomi on Top as Smartwatch Shipments Surge in Q2, Hit 26 Million

Smartwatch sales surged in the second quarter while sales of basic wearable fitness trackers declined for the first time, signaling a turning point in the market, according to data released Thursday. Market research firm IDC reports that the market for smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices grew nearly 60.9 percent during the second quarter of 2017 compared...

Fitbit Introduces ‘Ionic’ Health and Fitness Smartwatch

Packed with personalized guidance, on-device dynamic workouts and more, Fitbit has just introduced its first ever ‘Ionic’ smartwatch, featuring a new relative SpO2 sensor, industry-leading GPS tracking, improved heart rate tracking and water resistance up to 50 meters. In addition, it also supports smart features like contactless payments, on-board music, smart notifications, and a variety of popular apps...

Leaked: Fitbit’s Upcoming Smartwatch and Headphones [PICS]

A few weeks ago, it was reported by Yahoo! Finance that a series of production mishaps has delayed the launch of Fitbit’s first true smartwatch, along with the company’s first-ever pair of bluetooth headphones, forcing the fitness tracker company to push an original spring launch to this fall. Today, the same source has been able to...

Production Issues Delay Fitbit’s Upcoming Smartwatch Release

According to a report by Yahoo! Finance, a series of production mishaps has delayed the launch of Fitbit's first true smartwatch, forcing the fitness tracker company to push an original spring launch to this fall. At least two sources familiar with the matter said that Fitbit’s design team ran into problems making its smartwatch fully waterproof, which...