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How to get fit with Android and Wear OS, part one: Choosing your hardware

How to get fit with Android and Wear OS, part one: Choosing your hardware

Every year, there are two resolutions that top lists all around the globe: get fit and lead a healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, without the proper motivation and guidance, these resolutions can often fizzle by right around now in mid-March, leaving plenty of expectant do-gooders with no viable way forward. To help you stay on track, we’re launching a limited series that will show you how to get physically and mentally fit with just an Android phone and a Wear OS smartwatch.

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Garmin's vívofit 4 fitness tracker helps you shed that winter belly for just $60 ($20 off)

Garmin's vívofit 4 fitness tracker helps you shed that winter belly for just $60 ($20 off)

It's never too late to shed that winter belly, and what better way to start doing it than with a little extra help? Garmin has you covered, with its Vivofit 4 fitness tracker. You can grab one for $20 off at just $60 on Amazon to start working on your beach bod.

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Garmin's Vívosport activity tracker drops to $112 on Amazon, the lowest it's ever been

Garmin's Vívosport activity tracker drops to $112 on Amazon, the lowest it's ever been

If you're looking for a full-featured fitness tracker that can also act as a smartwatch, Garmin's Vívosport is the right device for you. It offers a variety of fitness-focused features while letting you check your notifications and control your music. The tracker traditionally sells for $170, but it's dropped to just $112 on Amazon.

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

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.

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Google's next wearable move could be acquiring Fitbit

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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Fitbit reportedly looking for buyer after slashing 2019 revenue forecast

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

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)

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'

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

[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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