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Google's Project Nightingale has allegedly collected tens of millions of health records without patient consent (Update: Google Health elaborates)

Tech giants like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft are moving aggressively into healthcare, but Google could leapfrog them all thanks to a troubling secret project. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has allegedly been gathering troughs of health data on millions of Americans spanning 21 different states since last year. Google has not sought approval from patients to collect this data, but the nature of its agreement with the heathcare provider reportedly makes everything nice and legal. It still feels plenty sketchy, though.

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Google's next wearable move could be acquiring Fitbit

Google's approach to fitness has always been... lackluster. Google Fit hasn't received much attention lately, Wear OS lacks many of the tracking features that other wearable devices have, and the company's planned 'Google Coach' fitness assistant never materialized. Now it appears Google's solution to all of this might be to buy one of its largest competitors: Fitbit.

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The best smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables for Android (Fall 2019)

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, smartwatches and fitness trackers can be fantastic tools. They can give us enhanced insight into our health, or simply give us easier access to tools and controls without pulling a phone out.

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Fitbit reportedly looking for buyer after slashing 2019 revenue forecast

Fitbit has been on a rollercoaster of success and uncertainty since releasing their first step tracker all the way back in 2007, and now the fitness tech icon may be looking for a potential buyer. This comes after Fitbit cut its 2019 revenue forecast after sales of its newest wearables (namely the Versa Lite) were below expectations.

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Use these apps to keep that beach bod through the winter — or get one for next summer

If you ask my friends what I'm really into, they'll definitely mention fitness. As surprisingly as it sounds, this wasn't the case about ten years ago, until I decided I wanted to lose weight and start training more seriously. I've been able to achieve my goals and understand what I was doing thanks to a bunch of apps, and I wanted to share a some of them with you to help you get in shape or track your objectives in a way that matches your lifestyle.

I've compiled a list of apps with the help of our team, and organized them into categories, as not everybody has the same needs and ambition.

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Fitbit Inspire HR drops to $80 to help you keep your beach bod through winter ($20 off)

Summer is almost over, but you've worked so hard to build that beach body of yours, it would be a shame to destroy it as soon as you put some clothes back on. Thankfully, Fitbit's Inspire HR tracker has just dropped to $80 to help you keep track of your workouts all year long.

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Runkeeper kills WearOS app, citing 'buggy experience'

2019 has been a sad year for WearOS, as the platform witnessed the death of several apps over the past few months. Runkeeper is the latest company to announce the retirement of its application on WearOS devices, claiming the experience was buggy for most users.

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[Update: Now on sale] Samsung reveals fitness-oriented wearables, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e

As expected, Samsung is full of announcements today, including a new, slimmer successor to 2017's Gear Fit2 Pro that looks to be a direct competitor to the Fitbit Alta HR/Charge 3. The new pair of fitness-focused wearables go by the name Galaxy Fit, with a lower-end black and white display model gaining the "e" suffix. Both of these fitness-oriented wearables do activity and sleep tracking, run similar software, have built-in heart rate monitors, "full touch capabilities," and are water resistant to 5ATM, but the similarities end there.

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Monday deals: Savings on Fitbit Charge 3, plus a cheap wireless charger and smart home gadgets galore

Another week, another batch of deals. Today we bring you a discount on Amazon's top-selling fitness tracker, plus a dirt cheap wireless charging pad and several well-priced smart home gadgets.

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

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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