Fitness Trackers

Fitbit Announces Software Updates, New App Features for Trackers

Fitbit has today announced software updates for its Fitbit Blaze smartwatch at the CES 2017, while also adding new features to the Fitbit and Fitstar Personal Trainer mobile apps, to help you connect with others and better achieve your fitness goals with your Fitbit trackers. You now get a new Community section and tailored insights with Personal Goal Setting in the...

Wearables Market Grew 3.1% in Q3 Led by Fitness Trackers [IDC]

According to latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall wearables market grew 3.1% year over year in the third quarter of 2016, with total wearables shipments reaching 23 million. Fitness trackers accounted for 85% of the market and experienced double-digit growth, while the smartwatch market took a tumble during the same time period. The data...

Research Shows Wearable Fitness Trackers Offer No Weight-Loss Advantage

According to a study carried out by U.S. researchers involving nearly 500 subjects, overweight or obese adults who added wearable fitness trackers to their weight-loss plans, failed to shed more weight than those following standard behavioural weight-loss approaches. According to CBC News, the researchers had 471 individuals aged 18 to 35 participate in a six-month clinical trial of...