Fitbit quietly enables blood oxygen tracking on its wearables

Fitbit's devices from recent years have blood oxygen monitoring (SpO2) hardware, but they haven't used it -- until now. Users on Reddit and elsewhere have noticed that their Versa, Ionic and Charge 3 devices are suddenly (if sometimes temporarily) pr...

One in five Americans wears a smartwatch or fitness tracker, Pew claims

If you've noticed devices on many people's wrists, you're not the only one -- new data suggests they're quite common. Pew Research Center has published a study indicating that just over one in five American adult respondents (21 percent) regularly u...

Polar’s Vantage fitness watches now offer daily training guides

If you're planning to counter all those holiday dinners with rigorous exercise, Polar might have your back. It's updating its Vantage V and Vantage M watches with some particularly useful coaching features, most notably the FitSpark personalized tra...

New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection

The heart monitoring technology inside the Apple Watch may be useful for scientific studies and even saving lives, but one doctor believes it's also straight-up theft. New York University cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel has sued Apple over allegation...

Transit’s Apple Watch app returns after two-year hiatus

More than a few well-known developers pulled their Apple Watch apps in the past couple of years due to technical obstacles or just a lack of interest, but one of those apps has come roaring back. As promised back in September, Transit has re-launche...

Save $50 on Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 ahead of Black Friday

The pre-Black Friday sales continue with a solid discount on Samsung's latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active 2. Amazon has discounted both the 40mm and 44mm models by $50, making them $229 and $249 respectively. Additionally, all three color opt...