Fitbit’s new smartwatch looks to win over women and Android users

March 14, 2018

The Fitbit Versa is Fitbit's mass-market smartwatch.Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable When Fitbit launched its first “real” smartwatch, the Ionic, last fall, its target customer was clear. Between the many sensors, Fitbit Coach software, and (literally) edgy design, you could tell the Ionic was made for athletes — or at least those who consider themselves to be one. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but what about the casual user? There are…


Save on this Garmin fitness tracker and get pumped for that New Year’s Resolution

December 14, 2017

Check in while you work out.Image: Garmin Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you’ve got a fitness friend that you’re shopping for during the holidays, the Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker could make a great gift, and it’s $20 off today. Image: Garmin This fitness tracking watch monitors all of your daily fitness activities from your heart rate to…


Fitbit launches investigation after a wearable reportedly explodes on a woman’s wrist

May 25, 2017

The Fitbit Flex 2 worn by a model, thankfully not engulfed in flames.Image: fitbit A woman in Wisconsin said her Fitbit exploded on her wrist, causing second-degree burns and prompting her to get up and move for all the wrong reasons. Dina Mitchell told ABC News in an email she had only been wearing her tracker, the Flex 2, for about two weeks when it burst into flames while she…