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Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

Fitbit recalls 1.69 million Ionic smartwatches after 118 burn injuries

March 2nd, 2022

Fitbit issued a massive recall for nearly 1.7 million Ionic smartwatches sold worldwide, about 1 million of which were sold in the US. The recall comes after the company received at least 174 reports worldwide of the Ionic battery overheating. Out of those incidents, 78 resulted in burn injuries in the US. Internationally, 40 people …

Fitbit Charge 5

Google’s Fitbit Charge 5 health tracker has finally been announced

August 25th, 2021

Leaks had spoiled the surprise, so we knew its launch was imminent, but the Fitbit Charge 5 is finally here. It’s very similar to the Fitbit tracker that you already know. But it features an improved design and better specs, including a brighter always-on display. Also, the wearable device packs more features to help you …

Fitbit Smart Ring

Fitbit might be working on a totally new kind of wearable

July 7th, 2021

Google’s Fitbit already sells a collection of wearable devices that should be on anyone’s list if they’re looking for health-tracking gadgets. From fitness trackers to smartwatches, Fitbit is an alternative for buyers looking for a non-Apple Watch device. Fitbit’s next invention might be a smart ring wearable that offers a few features you won’t find …

Google Acquires Fitbit

Google acquires Fitbit for $2.1 billion

November 1st, 2019

Google has really begun to focus more on hardware in recent years, which isn’t much of a surprise since it’s the only other company at the moment that’s capable of pulling off what Apple has. By controlling the hardware and software sides of its products, devices like iPhones and the Apple Watch offer experiences that …

Fitbit acquisition

Google considers buying Fitbit as time runs out for the wearable company

October 28th, 2019

Google started offering hints earlier this year that it wanted to finally make a serious push into wearables of its own, thanks to clues like the company’s job listing spotted back in February that sought someone for the position of wearables vice president. And when you couple that with Google’s $40 million acquisition of Fossil’s …

Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit’s new Versa 2 looks like a serious Apple Watch rival

August 28th, 2019

Apple is expected to introduce new Apple Watch models at its annual September unveiling of new iPhones and other products, but Fitbit decided to go ahead and get the jump on the company by teasing a forthcoming Versa 2 smartwatch. It will cost $199.95 and launch on Sept. 15 – with a ton of features …