Starting today, if you pick up a One (M8) from HTC at an AT&T retail location, you could walk away with either a FitBit One or FitBit Flex for $50 off of its suggested retail price. Apparently, AT&T is the only carrier to pre-install the FitBit app as bloatware on its version of the One (M8), a fact we were unaware of.
Without the $50 discount, both FitBit devices retail for $99, so bringing them to $49 sounds like quite the bargain. (more…)
In January, reports started to surface suggesting that people who purchased the FitBit Force were having an allergic reaction to the material used in the band. Even though these reports only constituted 1.7% of the customer base, FitBit issued a recall for the device and offered refunds for anyone affected by it. They have not been on sale since, but @evleaks seems to have found evidence that they are working on getting it back out there. (more…)
So, Fitbit rolled out an update today for its Android app. You now have a widget for your activity goal, design updates, and support for simplified and traditional Chinese. But that’s not the story here — looking through the update’s changelog, we also have “Adds MobileTrack for All New HTC One” and “Adds ability to view badges in BlinkFeed for HTC devices running Sense 6.0+.” What does this mean? (more…)
Back in January, reports of the Fitbit Force activity tracker causing nasty skin irritation began to surface, causing the company to issue an apology and start an investigation into a potentially harmful threat. That investigation is now complete, and Fitbit has decided it will stop selling the product and issue a voluntary recall. Their investigation showed that only 1.7% of Force users reported any sort of skin irritation while wearing the product, but since they “care about every one of” their customers, they felt the need to take further action. (more…)
If CES 2014 was any indication, 2014 is going to be the year of wearable technology. The story of the Fitbit Force extends a little bit earlier than that, but now Fitbit finds itself in the middle of an overly saturated fitness band/wearable technology market. Fitbit might not have the sexy brand of Nike or the respected Android history of Motorola, but the Force is looking to distinguish itself. The question is, with so many other options out there, is the Fitbit Force worth your money? Let’s find out. (more…)
If your New Years resolution is the same as mine, you are looking to stay active and healthy. A huge group of new users who received FitBit devices as holiday gifts this season will be excited to hear that their Android devices can now sync properly. The official list of supported Android phones and tablets has recently doubled. (more…)
Fitbit unveiled the newest product in the company’s fitness lineup this morning, the Force watch. The device has a sleek, minimal look to it, letting users track their daily activities, while also tracking sleep cycles. The watch automatically syncs to the the manager application running on your device, which then syncs to the online tools Fitbit provides. This includes trackers for calories, steps taken, floors conquered, and a lot more. With tracking comes competition, so competing against your friends that also have a Force is a great way to motivate yourself to get out there and stay healthy. (more…)
Fitness gurus, your FitBit Android app is finally available in the Google Play Store. As one of the most popular fitness trends in recent history, FitBit is an easy way for health conscious folks to keep track of their daily activity levels. The Android app appears to be a nice add-on for those that chose this fitness accessory over the Nike FuelBand or Motorola MotoActv. While it doesn’t seem to sync wirelessly from anywhere, it will sync all of your data once your FitBit comes in range of a base station. So you can get it to sync while at home or work if your base is around, but not on-the-go at the mall or gym.
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