How Fitbit created its first ‘dumb’ wearable

September 15, 2017

The Fitbit Flyer is ready to be thrashed.Image: lili sams/mashable Fitbit has a surprising new release coming out later this fall: a set of workout-ready wireless headphones called the Fitbit Flyer. The Flyer is Fitbit’s first product without any sensors or fitness-tracking features, a significant departure from the company’s signature line of largely wrist-based activity trackers. The Flyer is closely tied to the company’s other big fall release, the Ionic…


Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and Flyer headphones: Hands on

August 29, 2017

Fitbit's smartwatch, Ionic, is finally here.Image: lili sams/mashable Over the past couple of years, Fitbit has witnesses its signature fitness wearables slowly being eclipsed by the Apple Watch and other smartwatches like Samsung’s Gear line and Google’s Android Wear. It released the Blaze watch last year, which was a step up for Fitbit in terms of sophistication, but still left customers wondering when it would release a true smartwatch, complete…