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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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%.
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."
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.
09 Dec 2016
Fitbit snags smartwatch company Pebble
American fitness company Fitbit has acquired smartwatch maker Pebble for less than $40 million.