Tech Digest daily roundup: Fitbit devices will require Google account from 2023

Google completed its acquisition of Fitbit last year and rebranded it "Fitbit by Google," but Fitbit continued to launch wearables as it used to before getting acquired. And while customers can currently use Fitbit accounts for new devices and services, things will change from 2023 onwards. Fitbit has updated its support page to reveal that after the launch…

Fitbit releases Inspire health tracker – but you won’t be able to buy it!

Health tracker company Fitbit has released a new wearable that will only be available exclusively to corporate employees and health insurance members. Fitbit Inspire features all of the standard fitness tracker options, including activity and sleep tracking, a counter of calories burned, and reminders of when to do physical activities. A more advanced version, known…

Fitbit adds bike mode to Fitbit Surge

Health tracker Fitbit has added bicycle tracking to its top-end Surge wearable. Using the GPS on board the Surge, it will track your bike journeys and give you the ability to look back at your route on a map in the Fitbit app. Clearly Fitbit is gunning for the likes of Strava that does what…