First Fitbit OS update on Ionic adds new apps, more than 100 watch faces, and more

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Fitbit is rolling out the first update to Fitbit OS since launching it on the Ionic two months back. The launch software was pretty bare bones, but the new version brings a ton of new apps and watch faces, along with performance improvements. Here's the changelog for the new update. New apps from popular brands (including The New York Times, Uber, Yelp, and more) and developers across a variety of categories, such as Food & Drink, Games, Health & Fitness, Home and IOT, News, and Travel & ...

Fitbit Ionic review: Not the smartest smartwatch

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Article Contents Fitbit started out making simple step counters that clipped on your pocket, but over time it added displays, exercise tracking, heart rate monitors, and more. Many of its rivals have changed their focus or simply gone out of business, but Fitbit is fast becoming a household name. The last few wrist-based Fitbit devices have been vaguely smartwatch-like, but the true Fitbit smartwatch has been elusive—until now. After acquiring some bits from the now-defunct Pebble, Fitbit has its very own smartwatch called the Ionic. This device ...

[Deal Alert] Get $50 off Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro

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Smartwatches are not as popular as they used to be, but of what's available right now, Samsung definitely has the best offerings. The recently-announced Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro have already seen a discount at various retailers, including Samsung's online store. You can get the proper watch for $249.99 and the Fit for $149.99, meaning that you can save $50 off either or both. Ryan took a look at the Gear Sport not too long ago, and he came away impressed. If neither of ...

[Deal Alert] Amazon has the Garmin vívosport for $150 ($50 off)

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With the holidays nigh upon us and New Years resolutions around the corner, some may be interested in a new fitness tracker. Considered to be one of the best around, Garmin's vívosport is on sale for $149.99 over on Amazon, a savings of $50. With built-in GPS, stress tracking, and an always-on display, the vívosport has plenty of smart features and fitness monitoring tools available to use. Battery life sits at around seven days. it's waterproof for swimming tracking, and the unit itself can show notifications from ...

Gear S3 Value Pack update brings UX changes, improved fitness tracking, and much more

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Considered to be one of the better smartwatches available, and my personal favorite, the Samsung Gear S3 received a substantial update today. Dubbed "Value Pack," it brings both the Classic and the Frontier to Tizen 3.0.0.1, as well as a bunch of new stuff. Here is the massive changelog: Samsung Connect: Monitor and manage smart devices the smarter way with Gear S3 Gear VR Controller: Easily control your Gear VR right from your wrist with the Gear S3 PPT Controller: Command the audience and the presentation with the ...

[Deal Alert] Verizon’s discontinued Wear24 smartwatch pops up on eBay for $129.99 ($220 off)

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Verizon tried its hand at selling an Android Wear smartwatch earlier this year, but the $350 Wear24 was a flop and Verizon quietly pulled it after just four months. Perhaps this smartwatch will be more appealing now at a steep discount. The Wear24 has appeared on eBay for just $129.99, less than half the original price. Verizon's loss is your gain. The Wear24 is manufactured by Quanta Computers, a white label manufacturer that produces hardware for many different companies (that's why the listing says ...

33 new and notable Android Wear apps and watch faces from the last 2 months (9/01/17 – 11/10/17)

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Article Contents Page 1 Page 2 Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android Wear apps and faces that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous month or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Apps Wear Casts Wear Casts is the only Wear app for this particular roundup, so it's nice to see that ...

[Deal Alert] Get $30 off Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro smartwatches

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Samsung's latest wearables lineup has barely been on sale five minutes, but we're already seeing some good deals on them. The Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, both of which were only launched last month, can be had for $30 off the MSRP at the moment, from various retailers. The Gear Sport was just reviewed by Ryan, and he was pretty impressed with it. He thought the experience was as close as he's seen to a compelling smartwatch for average users, with the high price point ...