Facebook will add fitness-tracking features to Oculus

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Facebook has announced Oculus Move, a fitness tracker that works at the system level on its virtual reality headsets. You’ll soon be able to check how many calories you’ve burned while slicing through blocks in Beat Saber (which has a song that’s spe…

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Fitbit’s latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance

By activitytracker, Business, engadget, fitbit, fitnesstracker, gear, health, healthinsurance, inspire, inspirehr, insurance, wearable, wearables

Fitbit has quietly released a new activity tracker, but don’t expect to buy one yourself — if anything, it’ll be issued to you. The company’s new Inspire is a fitness band intended for companies that plan to issue wearables en masse, whether it’s y…

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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: Better without the music

By engadget, fitnesstracker, gadgetry, Gadgets, garmin, garminforerunner, garminforerunner645, garminforerunner645music, gear, review, runningwatch, smartwatch, wearables

An invigorating playlist can be a runner’s best friend, but for some, the Linkin Park jams aren’t worth the discomfort of strapping a phone to your arm. That’s why fitness-watch makers are adding audio playback directly into their products. This incl…

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Apple retakes the top spot in wearable device shipments

By activitytracker, apple, applewatch, canalys, engadget, fitbit, fitnesstracker, gear, marketshare, Mobile, q32017, Samsung, smartwatch, wearable, wearables, Xiaomi

It looks like Xiaomi’s reign as the wearable device champion was short-lived. Canalys’ latest estimates indicate that Apple regained the lead in wearable shipments during the third quarter of the year, shipping 3.9 million smartwatches over the summe…

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Samsung Gear Sport review: A versatile fitness-first smartwatch

By engadget, fitness, fitnesstracker, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, geariconx, geariconx2018, review, Samsung, samsunggeariconx, samsunggearsport, smartwatch, wearables

As the holiday season approaches and New Year’s and its inevitable fitness-related resolutions draw near, wearables makers are scrambling. Major brands like Apple and Samsung have realized that smartwatches need to at least be good activity trackers…

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Red Sox reportedly cheated with a Fitbit, not an Apple Watch

By activitytracker, applewatch, baseball, cheating, engadget, entertainment, fitbit, fitnesstracker, gear, mlb, redsox, Sports, wearable, wearables, yankees

Reports that the Boston Red Sox cheated in games with an Apple Watch may have been slightly off the mark. A source speaking to Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo claims that the team used a Fitbit device, not Apple’s smartwatch. It’s not cer…

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Fitness wearables will live or die by their apps

By apps, engadget, fitbit, fitbitionic, fitnesstracker, gadgetry, Gadgets, garmin, garminvivoactive3, gear, ifa2017, Samsung, smartwatch, smartwatches, wearables

This week at IFA, some of the biggest players in wearables launched their latest smartwatches. From Fitbit’s debut Ionic to Samsung’s Gear Sport, these fitness-focused watches also run the companies’ own proprietary platforms, each offering their own…

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Samsung Gear Sport hands-on: Promising but incomplete

By engadget, fitness, fitnesstracker, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, health, ifa2017, Samsung, samsunggearfit2pro, samsunggearsport, smartwatch, smartwatches, video, wearables

Samsung may have just unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, but it’s not finished with new devices yet. Here at IFA 2017, the company unveiled a trio of wearables with a deeper focus on fitness: the Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness band and the Ge…

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FIFA envisions a future where players wear in-game fitness trackers

By engadget, entertainment, epts, fifa, fitness, fitnesstracker, fitnesstracking, football, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, glt, goallinetechnology, health, ifab, interview, soccer, Sports, var, videoassistantreferee, wearable, wearables

Like it or not, soccer is moving into the modern era. For the past few years FIFA, the sport’s governing body, has been working with the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to bring experiments like goal line technology and Video Assistan…

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Fitbit faces ill-timed lawsuits over haptic feedback

By activitytracker, alta, altahr, blaze, charge, charge2, chargehr, engadget, fitbit, fitnesstracker, flex, flex2, gear, haptic, hapticfeedback, immersion, lawsuit, patents, surge, wearable, wearables

Fitbit is facing hard times between slowing fitness tracker sales and a reportedly floundering smartwatch project. Unfortunately, there’s more bad news to add to the pile. Immersion is suing Fitbit in China and the US for allegedly violating multip…

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NFL players can track and sell their own health data

By athletes, biometricdata, Business, engadget, fitness, fitnesstracker, football, gear, health, healthdata, NFL, nflpa, wearables, whoop, whoopstrap

Professional athletes know that it’s not just the matches and training sessions that matter: it’s what you do in your downtime too. Whoop’s wearable straps specialise in this area, tracking your movement, heart rate, and ambient temperature to better…

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Fitbit unveils a stylish Alta band with heart rate tracking

By activitytracker, altahr, engadget, fitbit, fitness, fitnessbands, fitnesstracker, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, health, sleep, wearable, wearables

It’s been around a year since Fitbit unveiled the Alta, its first stab at a wearable that’s both thin and attractive. Now Fitbit is introducing a new model that delivers one of its most requested features: heart-rate tracking. The $150 Alta HR looks…

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