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Smartwatches can catch COVID-19 a week before symptoms?

24 Jan 2021

Smartwatches can catch COVID-19 a week before symptoms?

A study published by researchers from Mount Sinai in New York found the Apple Watch is capable of detecting COVID-19 in the wearer up to a week prior to clinical diagnosis.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more

26 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more

In the updates since last night, Google announced new features for Chrome, aimed at making the browser faster and power-efficient.

EU launches in-depth investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit

04 Aug 2020

EU launches in-depth investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Google's acquisition of wearable company Fitbit.

Fitbit Charge 4, with built-in GPS, launched at Rs. 15,000

01 Apr 2020

Fitbit Charge 4, with built-in GPS, launched at Rs. 15,000

As a sequel to the Charge 3 fitness tracker, Fitbit has now launched the Charge 4 in India as well as other global markets.

Fitbit Charge 4 leaked renders reveal a Charge 3-like design

23 Mar 2020

Fitbit Charge 4 leaked renders reveal a Charge 3-like design

Fitbit is gearing up to launch Charge 4 as a follow-up to its popular Charge 3 fitness band. The renders of the upcoming wearable have surfaced online, revealing a design that is almost the same as Charge 3.

Apple Watch to get blood oxygen detection feature soon

09 Mar 2020

Apple Watch to get blood oxygen detection feature soon

Apple is working on expanding the health monitoring capabilities of the Apple Watch with a couple of new features.

Google acquires wearables brand Fitbit for $2.1 billion

01 Nov 2019

Google acquires wearables brand Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google has announced that it has "entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fitbit," a leading manufacturer of fitness trackers and smartwatches, for approximately $2.1 billion.

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

01 Nov 2019

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

Indians are the least active and second-most sleep deprived people in the world, according to a survey by Fitbit - a renowned maker of fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Fitbit Versa 2 launched in India at Rs. 21,000

17 Oct 2019

Fitbit Versa 2 launched in India at Rs. 21,000

As the sequel to one of its best-selling Versa smartwatches, Fitbit has launched the Versa 2 in India.

Singaporeans are getting free Fitbits, but there is a catch

27 Aug 2019

Singaporeans are getting free Fitbits, but there is a catch

People living in Singapore will soon be eligible to bag free Fitbit-made smart bands.

Hackers can track you via Fitbit, other smartbands: Here's how

18 Jul 2019

Hackers can track you via Fitbit, other smartbands: Here's how

If you own a Fitbit, chances are your device has a critical Bluetooth vulnerability, one that could allow hackers to track you.

Flipkart Big Shopping Days: Top deals on mobiles, laptops

15 Jul 2019

Flipkart Big Shopping Days: Top deals on mobiles, laptops

Taking on Amazon's Prime Days sale, Flipkart is hosting its own Big Shopping Days sale.

To counter haters, Congress shares RaGa's Fitbit numbers from Kailash-yatra

07 Sep 2018

To counter haters, Congress shares RaGa's Fitbit numbers from Kailash-yatra

Rahul Gandhi's Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is being widely discussed in Indian politics (for reasons unknown) and now Congress, in a bid to take haters head-on, has shared Fitbit numbers of the party president's pilgrimage.

Fitbit Charge 3 launched in India, starts at Rs. 14,999

22 Aug 2018

Fitbit Charge 3 launched in India, starts at Rs. 14,999

As the successor to 2016's Fitbit Charge 2, US-based Fitbit has launched its Charge 3 in India.

6 new Apple products that could be launched this year

18 Aug 2018

6 new Apple products that could be launched this year

After a brilliant run for over a decade, Apple is having a stellar 2018, having become the first US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation.

Fitbit says it has shipped over 1 million Versa smartwatches

06 Jun 2018

Fitbit says it has shipped over 1 million Versa smartwatches

Fitbit has shipped over 1 million units of Versa smartwatch since its launch earlier this year, the company announced in a statement.

Fitbit Versa smartwatch launched in India at Rs. 19,999

10 May 2018

Fitbit Versa smartwatch launched in India at Rs. 19,999

A year after unveiling its Ionic smartwatch in India, Fitbit has launched another smartwatch in the country.

Fitbit launches Ace, a fitness tracker just for kids

14 Mar 2018

Fitbit launches Ace, a fitness tracker just for kids

With several companies including Garmin already offering wearables for kids, Fitbit's newest fitness tracker is not much of a surprise. However, the company is definitely late to catch up with the trend.

Global wearables market grows 7.7% in Q4 2017, Apple leads

04 Mar 2018

Global wearables market grows 7.7% in Q4 2017, Apple leads

According to data from IDC's WorldWide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, total shipment volumes for Q4 2017 reached 37.9 million units, up 7.7% from the 35.2 million units shipped in the same quarter in 2016.

This "Smart Condom" can rate your sexual performance, detect STD

30 Nov 2017

This "Smart Condom" can rate your sexual performance, detect STD

More and more things are becoming "smart" every day, and unique gadgets/devices are hitting the market, thanks to technology!

This sensor can turn any fabric into a fitness tracker

18 Jul 2017

This sensor can turn any fabric into a fitness tracker

Harvard University researchers have developed a highly sensitive, soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that can turn any piece of clothing into a fitness tracker.

MIT engineer developed wristband to detect human emotions

23 May 2017

MIT engineer developed wristband to detect human emotions

We have seen wearables monitoring our heartbeat and counting footsteps, but now an MIT engineer has developed a wristband, which does a little bit more, it monitors human emotions.

UCSF study on Apple Watch highlights potential for health monitoring

12 May 2017

UCSF study on Apple Watch highlights potential for health monitoring

A study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, and heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram concluded that the Apple Watch, when paired with an AI-based algorithm, can detect the most common abnormal heart rhythm with an accuracy of 97%.

Wearables emerge as an ally, help authorities in busting crimes

01 May 2017

Wearables emerge as an ally, help authorities in busting crimes

"I deduce that the victim had 4 hours of sleep last night, then she went to the park to jog, around two hours later she had the altercation and died."

US: Fitbit Flex 2 tracker explodes on Wisconsin woman's arm

28 Apr 2017

US: Fitbit Flex 2 tracker explodes on Wisconsin woman's arm

A Wisconsin woman suffered second-degree burns when the Fitbit Flex 2 - a fitness device - she was wearing on her arm caught fire.

Fitbit snags smartwatch company Pebble

09 Dec 2016

Fitbit snags smartwatch company Pebble

American fitness company Fitbit has acquired smartwatch maker Pebble for less than $40 million.