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Fitbit adding 2FA, because your health is no one's business but yours

Fitbit adding 2FA, because your health is no one's business but yours

It's been more than a year since many of us got more acquainted with our webcams than we ever wanted to be. You've used the excess of personal time to invest in your personal health, right? Right? Well whether you have or haven't, keeping your health info to yourself is probably a good call. To that end, Fitbit now supports two-factor authentication (2FA) for its user accounts.

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Strava's latest update cleans up its messy maps

Strava's latest update cleans up its messy maps

Strava is one of the most popular fitness apps on Android. Perfect for running, cycling, and swimming, the app has more than 10 million installs on the Play Store, and it's easy to see why. Strava's development team has added a ton of new features and functions to the app over the last few years, which has made the interface a bit clunky and crowded. Thankfully, the UI is getting a complete redesign to help clean up the experience.

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Fitbit's next tracker looks like it could be its most stylish to date

Fitbit's next tracker looks like it could be its most stylish to date

It's been a busy few months for Fitbit. Even if the company has had any major product launches since the Sense and Versa 3 arrived on store shelves last fall, plenty has changed in that small amount of time. Last November, its wearables finally gained support for Assistant, a move made possible by Google's acquisition of the company. Regulators approved that deal back in January, and now, Fitbit might be ready to launch one of its first trackers after being acquired. If you were expecting some kind of high-end smartwatch, however, prepare to be disappointed.

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The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 ups the budget fitness tracking game once again

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 ups the budget fitness tracking game once again

Xiaomi's Mi Bands are known and loved for their incredible value, and today, the company is raising the bar yet again. It has just launched the Mi Smart Band 6 during its Mi 11 Ultra launch event, and it's quite the upgrade over its predecessor, sporting a 50% bigger display stretching across the whole front and SpO2 tracking.

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The OnePlus Watch is official and it sounds too good to be true

The OnePlus Watch is official and it sounds too good to be true

We've been hearing about a OnePlus smartwatch for well over a year now, and the company even had a working prototype all the way back in 2016. Following leaks upon leaks and teaser after teaser, the company is finally ready to make the elusive product fully official. It has just released the OnePlus Watch alongside its new phone series.

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The best smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables for Android (Spring 2021)

The best smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables for Android (Spring 2021)

Android as an ecosystem is lacking any one de facto wearable accessory. Whereas iOS users enjoy exclusive access to the best smartwatch you can buy, we Android loyalists have to do a little research to choose from a staggering number of smartwatches and fitness trackers (and yes, iPhone owners can use these devices, too — but there's not much reason for them to).

But we here at Android Police have done the legwork for you! Here, for your convenience, is a selection of the very best wearables you can get for your Android phone.

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Assistant can now display your wellness activity on smart displays

Assistant can now display your wellness activity on smart displays

Back in November, Google Assistant gained integration with third-party fitness trackers to natively inform you about your activity. Even though the feature was limited to sleep data and exclusive to Fitbit devices, Google is expanding it to smart displays, which can now proactively show this information.

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Google claims Fitbit acquisition is 'complete,' governments around the world disagree

Google claims Fitbit acquisition is 'complete,' governments around the world disagree

Google's acquisition of Fitbit is now complete, according to an announcement made by the company earlier this morning. Claiming that the deal was always about Fitbit's hardware expertise and not customer data, Google says it has smoothed over regulatory concerns with a series of safeguards and commitments. However, we aren't sure if either US or Australian regulators' concerns have actually been addressed given the ongoing state of both investigations.

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Google Fit removes advanced weight training tracking on Wear OS

Google Fit removes advanced weight training tracking on Wear OS

Google Fit doesn't receive as much attention as it should, but Google gave it a massive redesign earlier this month. The update improved sleep tracking and changed the interface to better match Google's other applications, but it seems there was at least one feature lost in the transition: advanced weight training tracking.

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Google Assistant can now track wellness data from third-party services

Google Assistant can now track wellness data from third-party services

About a year ago, Google signed an agreement to acquire Fitbit and therefore create its own lineup of wearables. Although the deal is still pending regulatory approval, both companies have been working on joining forces and bringing their services together. Just a few days ago, Fitbit's new operating system built native Assistant integration to the company's watches, in addition to Alexa.

To further complete this process, Assistant has received a new Wellness section, which integrates with Fitbit trackers and lets you access sleep data from any assistant-compatible device.

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