Included in the myriad of improvements bundled into the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update are new Bluetooth features for both desktop and mobile, including support for notifications on wearables.
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Last week, Fitbit announced some new features to its app, including a new community feed and a guidance tab. The company has confirmed that the former feature is coming to Windows phones.
The rumors were true: Pebble announced today that it has "made the tough decision to shut down the company", with Fitbit acquiring "specific assets", excluding Pebble's hardware devices.
It was reported that Fitbit was in the process of acquiring Pebble. It appears that Fitbit's aim is to secure the software assets that could be purchased for less than $40 million.
Recent statistics by IDC state that sales of the Apple Watch have seen a notable drop, with negative year-over-year growth. A shift towards simpler wearables is seen as one of the reasons behind it.
Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals this year include big Surface discounts, an unlocked Lumia 650 for $79, up to 50% off Xbox One games, up to $1,000 off gaming PCs, Office 365 savings, and more.
Pebble started off as a media-darling with its highly successful Kickstarter campaign. But over the years, the company has struggled, laying off staff, but now could be purchased by competitor Fitbit.
Fitbit has just unveiled a couple of new fitness trackers, designed to be follow-ups to its current offerings. The Charge 2 is a high-end, big-screened tracker, while the new Flex 2 is waterproof.
Fitbit sent out an email today to users that have linked their accounts to Microsoft's HealthVault, stating that the company will no longer support the service beginning on September 12.
This week has been more quiet in the Windows Store, but there are some news you may have missed with all the Google I/O buzz, so here is a roundup of the most important bits from the last seven days.
If you were keen on Coin, the company's wearable payment platform was acquired by Fitbit and will no longer produce Coin 2.0. All sales will cease, but support will continue for two years.
Fitbit has continuously expanded its product line over the past couple of years and it looks like they are ready to introduce mobile payments in the next year with its latest acquisition.
The smartwatch maker Pebble is to layoff 40 employees this week as it struggles to stay afloat against competition from Fitbit and Apple Watch. The company will also double down on health and fitness.
Fitbit is launching a brand new fitness bracelet that has a strong focus on design and fashion appeal. The basic version of the Alta bracelet is available for pre-order today for $130.
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Fears around the new Fitbit Blaze sent the company's stock price tumbling 18% on Tuesday. The device is the first to sport a smartwatch form factor similar to Android Wear and Apple Watch.
Earlier today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Fitbit announced its first smartwatch called the Blaze, which will be powered by the company's own OS and priced at $200.
If you're one of the people who bought a wearable as a gift this Christmas, it's highly likely that you bought one of Fitbit's offerings, as downloads of its app have jumped quite a bit as of late.
The latest data from IDC shows that the wearable device market is still dominated by Fitbit and Apple. But Xiaomi is right on Apple's heels, which should make for an interesting holiday season.
Apple still hasn't revealed official sales figures for its Watch, but industry analysts at IDC say that it shipped 3.6 million units last quarter, taking 19.9% of the global wearable devices market.
Fitbit has announced the launch of its universal app for Windows 10 with an overhauled design, plenty of new features and the forthcoming support for Windows 10 Mobile and the Xbox One.
Xiaomi isn't a name you instantly associate with wearables, but they're currently trailing behind Fitbit as the world's second largest wearables vendor, beating out Samsung and Garmin.
The Microsoft Store is currently offering a free Lumia 635 Windows Phone with 4G LTE connectivity, when you purchase a Fitbit Charge activity- and sleep-tracking wristband for $129.
Fitbit has a smartwatch type health device called the Surge and it is being updated with a new biking feature that many have been asking for since the device was released a few months back.
The Lumia 930 launched in the UK last July for around £400 - but you can now buy Microsoft's flagship Windows Phone brand new for £299.99, along with a free Fitbit Flex fitness tracker worth £79.99.
Today's 12 Days of Deals offer is for the sports minded among us, with savings of $39.99 on a Fitbit Activity Tracker and Yurbuds Earbud bundle, but like the other deals, it's only available today.
Microsoft has announced a range of promotions and discounts for Black Friday, including up to $150 off its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and a Dell Inspiron notebook with 15.6-inch touchscreen for $279.
If you have a Microsoft Band, you need to calibrate it so that the device accurately records your steps but how to do it has not been talked about so far as it was private information.
AT&T will launch the Lumia 830 on Nov 7, priced at $99.99 on a two-year plan, or $449.99 off-contract - more costly than some had expected, although AT&T is (temporarily) offering a free Fitbit Flex.
With Microsoft launching its new wearable fitness tracker we wanted to see how all these similar devices stack up to each other, at least based on official info. Check all the stats after the jump.
Following Fitbit's launch on Windows Phone 8.1, the Microsoft Store is now offering a promotional bundle, including a Nokia Lumia 635 and Fitbit Flex wristband from $148.95 - saving you around $50.
Just a few weeks after confirming its plans for a Windows Phone app, Fitbit has launched that app today, bringing extensive support for its fitness-focused wearables to Microsoft's mobile OS.
Fitbit has confirmed that it will soon support Windows Phone 8.1 with the launch of a new app, finally allowing users to connect and sync their fitness-tracking wristbands to their Windows Phones.
Fitbit has announced that it has stopped selling its Force fitness wristband and has issued a recall of the current model after some users reported getting skin rashes while wearing the device.
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You know how Apple used to sue everyone with an "i" in front of their name? It looks like Fitbug is doing the same with the word "fit" as they claim trademark infringement against rival Fitbit.
Fitbit, makers of the popular fitness tracking devices, have officially confirmed they are working on a Windows Phone 8 app. There's no official release date but they said it would launch "soon".
We finally have an official app for Fitbit. It's available both for Windows 8 and RT and it gives users a convenient way to check their activity stats and how close they are to their daily goals.
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