Pocket-lint - Fitbit Wearables https://www.pocket-lint.com Welcome to Pocket-lint, for the latest electronic product reviews, including news on gadgets, digital cameras, home cinema, audio, cars and mobile phones. Mon, 17 Apr 2023 14:16:09 GMT en-US hourly 60 <![CDATA[Fitbit Sense 2 vs Versa 4: What's the difference?]]> Fitbit refreshed its portfolio in August 2022 with the launch of the Inspire 3 fitness tracker, alongside the more capable Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches. We've got a separate feature on how the Inspire 3 stacks up against some of Fitbit's other trackers, but here we are looking at how the flagship Sense 2 smartwatch and Versa 4 smartwatch compare to each other.

Fri, 30 Jun 2023 14:46:19 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/fitbit-sense-vs-versa-smartwatch-differences-features-compared/
<![CDATA[Fitbit reportedly working on a dedicated kids' smartwatch which could save you a bundle]]> Google-owned Fitbit looks like it could be hard at work on getting a new smartwatch ready and this one is different from all the rest. Rather than being designed for adults, this new Fitbit smartwatch looks set to be aimed squarely at the kids in the house.

Mon, 17 Apr 2023 14:16:09 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/fitbit-reportedly-working-on-dedicated-kids-smartwatch-which-could-save-you-a-bundle/
<![CDATA[Fitbit no longer charges for you to see your own health data but there are still limits]]> Fitbit has announced that it's going to partially fix one of the most annoying features of its service and one that afflicted products like the otherwise excellent Pixel Watch.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:26:17 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/fitbit-no-longer-charges-for-you-to-see-your-own-health-data/
<![CDATA[Fitbit patents a blood pressure monitor built into a smartwatch]]> Fitbit appears to be working on a new smartwatch technology that would allow people to check their blood pressure using nothing more than the device on their wrist.

Fri, 10 Feb 2023 17:29:30 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/fitbit-patents-a-blood-pressure-monitor-built-into-a-smartwatch/
<![CDATA[How to do a Fitbit workout on Google Pixel Watch]]>

Google's takeover of Fitbit means that it's got one heck of an integrated fitness platform for its devices moving forward - including its first real smartwatch, the Pixel Watch.

Sat, 31 Dec 2022 13:16:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/163573-how-to-fitbit-workout-google-pixel-watch/
<![CDATA[Best smartwatch deals to expect for Black Friday 2022]]>

The Black Friday sales bring with them lots of anticipation - especially in the buoyant smartwatch market, where plenty of people are keen to buy a watch to integrate with their phone, support their fitness goals or just to look good.

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 16:35:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/deals/black-friday/139509-smartwatch-deals-the-best-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-smartwatch-bargains/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Sense 2 review: Excellent health watch]]> Fitbit offers multiple devices in its recently updated portfolio, but it's the new Sense 2 that sits at the top of proceedings. There's arguably the Google Pixel Watch too, which has some Fitbit features built in, but if you want all the features that Fitbit itself has to offer, it's the Sense 2 that will give you them.

Thu, 27 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/fitbit-sense-2-review/
<![CDATA[This is what the Fitbit app for Wear OS will look like]]>

The Play Store listing for Fitbit's Android app has been updated, and - as well as showing a redesign of the phone app - shows what the Fitbit app for Wear OS will look like on your wrist when you load it on to a smartwatch running Google's platform

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:00:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/162889-fitbit-wear-os-app-screenshots/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Versa 4 initial review: Sense lite?]]>

Fitbit launched a slew of new fitness-tracking wearables in advance of the hectic holiday launch season, updating its tiny Inspire band as well as its two watches: Versa and Sense. In this hands-on we're looking at the former of those two.

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 15:00:12 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/reviews/fitbit/162526-fitbit-versa-4-review/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Sense 2 arrives with promising features, but no WearOS]]>

Fitbit has announced a flurry of new products including the Sense 2, which takes the place of the Sense as the company's flagship product

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 13:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/162358-fitbit-sense-2-announced/
<![CDATA[Fitbit to reveal wearables on Aug. 24: Sense 2 and Versa 4?]]>

UPDATE: Fitbit has now announced the Inspire 3 and Versa 4 smart/fitness watches, plus the Sense 2 smartwatch.

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 04:36:29 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/162361-fitbit-sense-2-versa-4-event-date-time/
<![CDATA[Fitbit's 2022 lineup has been leaked in full]]>

We've yet to see any Fitbit launches in 2022, but that's about to change, with three new devices hitting the scene.

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 15:56:35 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/162160-fitbits-2022-lineup-has-been-leaked-in-full/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 photos leak: Coming this fall?]]>

The Fitbit Sense smartwatch might soon get a follow-up called the Fitbit Sense 2, and it could arrive alongside the Versa 4. Photos of these fitness trackers have leaked online.

Sat, 23 Jul 2022 04:15:05 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/161972-fitbit-sense-2-and-versa-4-photos-leak-coming-this-fall/
<![CDATA[Fitbit recalls 1.7 million Ionic watches after burn reports]]>

Fitbit has announced it is recalling its Ionic smartwatch, following reports of overheating and burning by users.

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 15:14:13 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/160249-fitbit-ionic-smartwatch-tracker-recall-burn-hazard-full-refund/
<![CDATA[EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Fitness Device 2022]]>

The 19th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards, celebrates the best devices and products across 20 categories from smartphones to cameras.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/fitness-trackers/news/ee/149737-pocket-lint-awards-nominees-for-best-fitness-tracker-and-how-to-vote/
<![CDATA[New Fitbit update: Sense and Versa 3 add Google Assistant]]>

Fitbit is introducing Google Assistant support to the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3. It's rolling out a Fitbit OS 5.1 update in the US starting 19 November 2020. The update is also bringing new blood oxygen monitoring features, Alexa audible replies, and more.

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:15:12 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/154711-new-fitbit-update-google-assistant-sense-versa-3-voice-calls-text-messages-speech-spo2-monitoring-bloody-oxygen/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Sense review: Great health watch, average smartwatch]]> The Fitbit Sense is the company's top-of-the-range smartwatch, competing with the likes of the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch devices, but with a stronger focus on health.

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/reviews/fitbit/154402-fitbit-sense-review/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Versa 3 adds GPS, a speaker and fast charging]]>

Fitbit has announced several new products, including an update to the Versa 2 smartwatch in the Versa 3.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 09:38:32 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/153477-fitbit-versa-3-adds-built-in-gps-fast-charging-and-a-speaker-for-calls-from-your-wrist/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Sense offers ECG, skin temperature and stress sensors]]>

Fitbit has announced a number of new devices, including a new hero smartwatch in the Fitbit Sense. The Fitbit Sense is the company's all-singing, all-dancing smartwatch that places a big focus on health, sitting above the Versa line and designed to eventually replace the Ionic.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:52:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/153470-fitbit-sense-smartwatch-offers-ecg-skin-temperature-sensor-and-stress-management/
<![CDATA[Google to buy Fitbit: What you need to know]]>

Google has announced that it has entered a "definitive agreement" to acquire Fitbit.

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:40:52 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/149916-google-might-buy-fitbit-what-you-need-to-know/
<![CDATA[How to setup and use Alexa on the Fitbit Versa 2 and what you can do]]>

Fitbit's Versa 2 smartwatch has Amazon Alexa built-in, allowing you to ask Alexa to help with you with a number of tasks, from controlling compatible smart home devices, to finding out how many calories are in a donut.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 06:34:04 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/149487-how-to-setup-and-use-alexa-on-the-fitbit-versa-2-and-what-you-can-do/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Versa 2 review - Pocket-lint]]> The Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch is the latest addition to the company's rich portfolio, succeeding the 18-month old Fitbit Versa with some design refinements, software additions and one key difference: built-in Alexa voice control.

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:28:44 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/reviews/fitbit/149096-fitbit-versa-2-alexa-smartwatch-review/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch has Alexa built in so you can ask how many calories are in an avocado]]>

Fitbit has announced the latest product additions to its portfolio in the Versa 2 smartwatch and the Aria Air body scales.

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:07:48 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/149095-fitbit-versa-2-smartwatch-has-alexa-built-in-so-you-can-ask-how-many-calories-are-in-an-avocado/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Versa 2 with built-in Alexa confirmed by packaging leak]]>

Several rumours have suggested Fitbit is planning on updating its Versa smartwatch before the year is out in the Versa 2 and the latest leaks have added fuel to the fire. 

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:57:29 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/148973-fitbit-versa-2-with-built-in-alexa-confirmed-by-packaging-leak/
<![CDATA[Fitbit's Versa 2 watch will pack an OLED screen and Alexa]]>

Fitbit may be developing a Versa 2 that better competes with the Apple Watch.

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 22:03:23 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/148847-this-is-what-fitbit-s-next-alexa-powered-versa-smartwatch-looks-like/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Versa Lite Edition review - Pocket-lint]]>

The Versa Lite Edition of Fitbit's well-known Versa smartwatch knocks £50 off the standard 2018 model's price tag, coming in at a penny shy of £150. It has been designed to target a "youthful" audience and it comes in two fabulous new colour options: Mulberry and Marina Blue.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:24:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/reviews/fitbit/147359-fitbit-versa-lite-edition-review/
<![CDATA[Versa Lite Edition makes Fitbit's fitness smartwatch even cheaper]]>

Fitbit announced several new products during its Spring event, including a Lite Version of its Versa smartwatch. The smartwatch, which sits below the company's flagship Ionic smartwatch, is already offered in a standard model and Special Edition model, but the Lite Edition model has been introduced to appeal to a "youthful audience".

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 10:02:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/147355-versa-lite-edition-makes-fitbit-s-fitness-smartwatch-even-cheaper/
<![CDATA[Will Fitbit Versa 2 only bring new colours? Let's hope not]]>

It looks like Fitbit is working on a successor to the Fitbit Versa smartwatch that launched last year. But it might not be much of an update.

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:33:24 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/146978-will-fitbit-s-new-versa-2-only-bring-new-colours-let-s-hope-not/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Pay now supports its first major UK bank in Santander]]>

Fitbit has announced that British bank Santander is now supported via the Fitbit Pay platform, for the Ionic and Versa smartwatches. The update to both smartwatches means those who bank with Santander can now make contactless payments using the Ionic or Versa, without needing a phone nearby.

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:11:42 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/144315-fitbit-pay-now-supports-santander-in-the-uk/
<![CDATA[Fitbit OS 2.0 now rolling out to the Ionic]]>

Fitbit has confirmed that the latest version of its smartwatch OS, Fitbit OS 2.0, will be rolling out to the Ionic in the coming weeks. The latest software, which will come preinstalled on the recently announced Fitbit Versa, will bring a number of new features to the company's first smartwatch.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:37:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/143953-fitbit-os-2-0-now-rolling-out-to-the-ionic/
<![CDATA[Fitbit's new smartwatch for 2018 revealed]]>

Soon after Fitbit CEO James Park revealed the company wants to produce more "mass appeal" smartwatches this year following the release of its first model, the Ionic, Wareable has obtained exclusive information relating to a future watch.

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:30:34 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/143800-fitbit-s-new-smartwatch-for-2018-revealed/
<![CDATA[Fitbit confirms more smartwatches for 2018]]>

Fitbit released its first smartwatch in the Ionic in 2017 after specialising solely in fitness trackers, and now during its latest earnings call, the company has confirmed that it will produce more smartwatches in the year ahead.

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:10:42 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/143787-fitbit-confirms-more-smartwatches-for-2018/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition watch will launch in March for $330]]>

Those of you waiting for the Adidas-themed Fitbit Ionic will be glad to know there has been an update.

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:39:16 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/143783-fitbit-ionic-adidas-edition-smartwatch-will-launch-in-march-for-330/
<![CDATA[Fitbit will officially kill support for Pebble smartwatches this summer]]>

Fitbit is ending support for Pebble smartwatches in June.

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:28:21 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/143455-fitbit-will-officially-kill-support-for-pebble-smartwatches-this-summer/
<![CDATA[Fitbit might finally make a smartwatch just for children]]>

Fitbit has apparently discovered kids exist heaven's forbid and is rumoured to be looking at making a smartwatch just for kids.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:35:33 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/143300-fitbit-might-finally-make-a-smartwatch-just-for-children/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Ionic's first major software update adds new apps and watchfaces]]>

Fitbit has rolled out the first major update to Fitbit OS, the software that powers its Ionic smartwatch.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:06:59 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/143024-fitbit-ionic-s-first-major-software-update-adds-new-apps-and-watchfaces/
<![CDATA[Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech]]>

Fitbit is working on a GPS-equipped smartwatch, and thanks to a new leak, we know what it might look like and feature come launch day.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:44:21 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/141878-latest-fitbit-smartwatch-leak-shows-off-design-and-new-heart-rate-tech/
<![CDATA[Fitbit's first smartwatch confirmed to launch in time for the holiday season]]>

Fitbit's first ever smartwatch is still on course to launch later this year, following the confirmation by the company's CEO James Park.

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:01:58 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/141814-fitbit-s-first-smartwatch-confirmed-to-launch-in-time-for-the-holiday-season/
<![CDATA[Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement]]>

Fitbit, the company known for its range of fitness trackers, will release its very first smartwatch later this year. Until now, the smartwatch has largely been subject to rumours and leaks, but Fitbit's CEO James Park has revealed some information to the Financial Times.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:24:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/141645-fitbit-smartwatch-is-on-track-waterproof-and-will-offer-accurate-health-measurement/
<![CDATA[Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts]]>

Fitbit has been developing its very own smartwatch, and has been buying companies such as Pebble to strengthen its team and to ultimately produce a product that consumers will want to buy.

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:14:46 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/141521-fitbit-s-smartwatch-project-hit-by-staff-walkouts/
<![CDATA[Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak]]>

Fitbit is working on its first official GPS smartwatch - and it looks a lot like an existing Fitbit watch.

Mon, 01 May 2017 23:20:51 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/140916-fitbit-s-gps-smartwatch-project-higgs-fully-revealed-in-photo-leak/
<![CDATA[Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn]]>

Fitbit is working on its first official smartwatch, but don't expect it until this autumn.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:35:07 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/140770-fitbit-delays-launch-of-gps-smartwatch-and-wireless-headphones-until-autumn/
<![CDATA[Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale]]>

Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:10:43 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/140733-pebble-app-update-allows-watches-to-kind-of-still-work-after-fitbit-sale/
<![CDATA[Fitbit's CEO confirms expansion into the smartwatch scene]]>

Fitbit is on a bit of a charge at the moment. At the end of 2016, the company acquired Kickstarter record setting smartwatch company Pebble while in May last year, it acquired Coin, a company with its fingers in mobile payments.

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:12:42 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/140135-fitbit-s-ceo-confirms-expansion-into-the-smartwatch-scene/
<![CDATA[Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition]]>

We first heard the news that Fitbit was on the verge of buying Pebble at the beginning of the month, one week later and the deal has been finalised.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:27:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/139668-pebble-is-dead-and-your-warranty-expired-fitbit-finalises-acquisition/
<![CDATA[Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?]]>

The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:40:54 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/134645-three-peaks-challenge-how-well-did-apple-asus-fitbit-misfit-and-withings-track-our-activity/