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The best wearable devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Smartwatches haven't been the smashing success that many manufacturers hoped they would be, but that doesn't mean all of them are bad or useless. Not everyone needs or wants a screen on their wrist, but for those of us who like tracking workouts and responding to notifications without reaching for a phone, they can be great tools.

We've put together a small list of our favorite wearables, from the fitness-oriented Fitbit Versa to Samsung's flagship Tizen smartwatch.

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The best wearable devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: APK Download] Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Google says it has been paying attention to your feature requests since the redesigned Fit app was launched in the summer and it has a new update just in time for the holidays — ready for you to watch the pounds pile on thanks to yet another leftover-turkey sandwich your body didn't ask for.

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[Update: APK Download] Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Google says it has been paying attention to your feature requests since the redesigned Fit app was launched in the summer and it has a new update just in time for the holidays — ready for you to watch the pounds pile on thanks to yet another leftover-turkey sandwich your body didn't ask for.

The most popular addition for Android loyalists is likely to be the new widgets, showing your goal progress in a neat little octagon or your step count, calories burned, and miles traveled.

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Google Fit gets a home screen widget and improved activity tracking in latest update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google hires David Feinberg to oversee all health projects

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

At any given time, Google always has overlapping projects and products, and that is especially true for the company's health initiatives. Google Fit tracks fitness and exercise, Digital Wellbeing on Android limits your smartphone usage, and so on. Google has now hired former Geisinger CEO David Feinberg to oversee all health initiatives at the company, including products still under development.

According to CNBC, Feinberg will report directly to Google's artificial intelligence head Jeff Dean, but will also work with CEO Sundar Pichai.

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Google hires David Feinberg to oversee all health projects was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The best wearable devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Smartwatches haven't been the smashing success that many manufacturers hoped they would be, but that doesn't mean all of them are bad or useless. Not everyone needs or wants a screen on their wrist, but for those of us who like tracking workouts and responding to notifications without reaching for a phone, they can be great tools.

We've put together a small list of our favorite wearables, from the fitness-oriented Fitbit Versa to Samsung's flagship Tizen smartwatch.

Read More

The best wearable devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Health 6.0 gets a new UI, expanded social features, and more

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Samsung Health is the fitness tracking hub built into all Samsung phones, but you can install it on other Android devices, too. Maybe you'll want to do that now that the app has gotten a fresh coat of paint. Samsung is rolling out a big v6.0 update with a new UI and social features.

Samsung's Play Store listing has been updated with the changelog, but it doesn't include much detail.

  • The Home screen now has an all-new design.
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Samsung Health 6.0 gets a new UI, expanded social features, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Fit gets a brand new design, gamifies exercise with Heart Points and Move Minutes

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Earlier this month, we revealed that Google was working on a health and wellbeing product called 'Google Coach.' It would recommend workouts, monitor your nutrition, and more. A new Google Fit update was announced today, but it doesn't appear to have those features.

The new Fit is rocking Google's Material Design theme, but the main focus is on activity goals. You can now earn 'Move Minutes' for making changes to your daily routine, like walking up stairs instead of taking an elevator, or taking a walk instead of driving somewhere.

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Google Fit gets a brand new design, gamifies exercise with Heart Points and Move Minutes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Strava announces Summit, new premium membership model with themed packs

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

After making headlines for the wrong reasons earlier this year, Strava is hoping its new membership plan will create some positive buzz for the popular social fitness app. Strava Premium is being replaced by Summit, a customizable model with three different packs.

Users can mix and match the Training, Safety, and Analysis Packs as they see fit, with each costing $23.99 for a whole year or $2.99 per month. You can get all three together for an annual fee of $59.99 or $7.99 monthly.

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Strava announces Summit, new premium membership model with themed packs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Fitbit Ace kid-focused fitness tracker is now available

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Fitbit has been in the business of making fitness trackers and wearables for years, but they've all been designed for adults. Now, there's a kid-specific fitness tracker called the Ace. It's available for purchase now, and it'll cost you $100.

So, what makes the Ace a kid's fitness tracker? For one, it's a little smaller and has a single adjustable band. It has a small monochrome display like the Alta, but there's no heart rate sensor like the more expensive Alta HR.

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The Fitbit Ace kid-focused fitness tracker is now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Fitbit Ace kid-focused fitness tracker is now available

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Fitbit has been in the business of making fitness trackers and wearables for years, but they've all been designed for adults. Now, there's a kid-specific fitness tracker called the Ace. It's available for purchase now, and it'll cost you $100.

So, what makes the Ace a kid's fitness tracker? For one, it's a little smaller and has a single adjustable band. It has a small monochrome display like the Alta, but there's no heart rate sensor like the more expensive Alta HR.

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The Fitbit Ace kid-focused fitness tracker is now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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