Posts Tagged: Fitbit

Does Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble signal a dismal future for smartwatches?

Does Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble signal a dismal future for smartwatches?

As you may already be aware, smartwatch manufacturer Pebble announced earlier today that its software assets would be acquired by once-rival company, Fitbit. The acquisition is effective immediately, which has resulted in some less-than-desirable changes for Pebble smartwatch owners and hopefuls, which include: cease in promotion, manufacturing, and selling of Pebble smartwatches (including the Pebble

Fitbit’s heart rate tracking is wildly inaccurate, study finds

Fitbit’s heart rate tracking is wildly inaccurate, study finds

Fitbit’s heart rate monitoring wristbands are wildly inaccurate, according to researchers. A study has found that Fitbit devices’ heart rate readings could be as much as 23 beats per minute (bpm) off compared to the number recorded by an electrocardiogram (ECG). “The PurePulse technology embedded in the Fitbit optical sensors does not accurately record heart rate, and