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Fitbit OS 4.1 brings smart wake to older smartwatches, better heart-rate measuring for Versa 2 – Android Police

Fitbit OS 4.1 brings smart wake to older smartwatches, better heart-rate measuring for Versa...

In time for the holiday season, Fitbit is updating a whole bunch of software and services in the hopes of getting everyone excited and resolved for a healthier 2020 — just as it hopes Google ownership will improve its stance in the fitness tech marketplace. Fitbit OS 4.1 will be rolling out some features originally…
The new Fitbit OS update finally lets you change your watch face on-device – Android Central

The new Fitbit OS update finally lets you change your watch face on-device –...

Less than two weeks after Google announced it was buying Fitbit, a new update has been unveiled for Fitbit's lineup of smartwatches. Fitbit OS 4.1 will be released on December 3 for the Ionic, Versa 2, Versa, and Versa Lite, and it's chock-full of new features. There's a lot to dive into with Fitbit OS…
Fitbit OS 4.1 arrives in December, and it might be the last – VentureBeat

Fitbit OS 4.1 arrives in December, and it might be the last – VentureBeat

Fitbit today announced Fitbit OS 4.1. The new version adds features to the Ionic, Versa, and Versa Lite. The Fitbit Versa 2 receives a better always-on display mode, expanded Alexa capabilities, and a new advanced heart rate algorithm. Fitbit OS 4.1 will begin rolling out to Fitbit smartwatch users the first week of December. But…
A look at why Fitbit users hated Google buying the company – Android Central

A look at why Fitbit users hated Google buying the company – Android Central

Source: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central Most of the online chatter about how Google buying Fitbit is a crisis waiting to happen has died down. That's good in some ways while being bad in other ways. It seems all good crises are that way. With the dust settled, I've spent some time looking at how…
Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Is All About Apple – Motley Fool

Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Is All About Apple – Motley Fool

Apple's lead in wearables is a threat to Android smartphone sales. Google has agreed to acquire Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) for $2.1 billion in cash. The move will give the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary a foothold in the wearables market, an area it's been trying to develop for several years now by licensing Wear OS, a smartwatch…
Fitbit Sales Beat Wall Street Expectations Ahead of Google Deal – Yahoo Finance

Fitbit Sales Beat Wall Street Expectations Ahead of Google Deal – Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Fitbit Inc. reported revenue that beat analysts’ estimates in its first quarterly results since Google announced its planned acquisition of the wearable technology company.Third-quarter sales were $347 million, the San Francisco-based company said Wednesday in a statement. That was a decline of 12% from the period a year earlier, but ahead of analysts’…
With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble – SlashGear

With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble – SlashGear

Google acquired Fitbit on November 1, 2019, making it the second major smartwatch-related buy made by the company just this year.* In December of 2016, Fitbit acquired (most of) Pebble. We’ve taken a brief trip, here, down the unlikely path that’d lead Google to use what they’ve acquired to bring Pebble devices back to life.…
Fitbit is doomed: Why everything Google buys turns to garbage – ZDNet

Fitbit is doomed: Why everything Google buys turns to garbage – ZDNet

Late last week, Google announced its intention to purchase Fitbit, the beleaguered health tracker manufacturer, in an attempt to vitalize its wearables business, with the presumed intent of producing a Pixel Watch to rival Apple and Samsung's offerings sometime in the future. You'll have to excuse my pessimism. I fully expect this to result in a…
Man claims Fitbit began ‘burning up’ on wrist, caused third-degree burns: ‘This was a traumatic experience’ – Fox News

Man claims Fitbit began ‘burning up’ on wrist, caused third-degree burns: ‘This was a...

A man claims his activity-tracking Fitbit malfunctioned and caused third-degree burns to his wrist.In a viral Facebook post with more than 4,000 shares as of Monday, Ethan Landers said he was fast asleep the night of Oct. 23 when he “woke up in a panic to my wrist burning.”OMAN'S WORKOUT TRIGGERS POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION “I quickly realized my Fitbit…
Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch – PCWorld

Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a...

It's not the devices, it's the data. Michael Simon/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors The smartwatch wars just got a whole lot more interesting. Google has announced that it will be purchasing Fitbit for $2.1 billion and bringing one of the most popular…

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Putting the 16-inch MacBook Pro’s thermal management to the test –...

Video By Andrew O'Hara Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 01:00 pm PT (04:00 pm ET) Apple updated the thermal management of the 16-inch #MacBookPro. We put it to the test to see just how much it has improved over its predecessors. Cinebench R20 on the 16-inch MacBook Pro After Apple's thermal throttling issue a bit ago,…

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