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New Year’s Eve Celebration in Steps

Steps on New Year's

Ever wonder what the average Fitbit user’s activity looks like on New Year’s? We took a look at just that! It tells a fun story, too. We see that the younger crowd is the most active, and well into the morning hours too. There’s also an obvious drop just as the ball is about to drop as people settle down with their...

These Artists Turned Fitbit Data into a Connected Canvas

The artistic duo LigoranoReese have been collaborating as a team on amazing projects since the mid 1980s. But Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese’s latest exhibit, I•AM•I exhibit at the Catharine Clark Gallery until January 3, 2015, is a phenomenal, interactive self-portrait derived from Fitbit and psychological data. Here, the artists...

Fitbit Halloween by the Numbers

This is a guest post from Robert da Silva, a data scientist on the Fitbit R&D Team with a PhD. in Astrophysics. His favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s Pieces, just like E.T. It can be a challenge to stay healthy during the holidays. Mostly it’s eating too much turkey or holiday desserts. And the king of all the unhealthy holidays...

These Students Used Fitbit to Win MIT’s Biggest Hackathon

(Image of BeaverDash via Zoe Sheinkopf, Technique) Over the first weekend in October, MIT held its biggest hackathon yet. Hundreds of undergraduates set up camp for HackMIT with a shot at a potential prize of up to $4,000. Fitbit—along with other services including Uber, Google Places, and DirecTV—provided its API for participants to create...

Watch this Fitbit Cameo on NBC’s “Parenthood”

Are you a Parenthood fan? If so, you probably caught Fitbit co-starring in Thursday’s episode on NBC. For Zeek’s (Craig T. Nelson) birthday, the fam gifts him a Fitbit to help get him into shape after his doctor’s recommendation to have heart surgery. We think it’s a great gift. But the tasteless gluten-free cake? Not so...

Christina Applegate Sports Tory Burch for Fitbit

The cast of Married With Children got together for a special reunion to celebrate Katey Sagal’s Walk of Fame ceremony. Christina Applegate was spotted with her Tory Burch for Fitbit tracker during her time at the podium. “The fact that your [Katey Sagal’s] body is better now than it was then makes me sick, because I’m wearing...

Free Run with Dean Karnazes at The North Face on Sept 8

Join Fitbit ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes as he leads a free training run from The North Face Store in Corte Madera, CA on Monday September 8 at 6pm just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The North Face will host a demo and shoe clinic where you can test out North Face shoes for your run, like the Ultra Protection Series. You can try on some new...