New Move to Try Now: Sumo Squat

There’s a seemingly endless number of ways to work out, yet many of us fall victim to routines. It happens. You hit the gym day after day, and do your regular weight circuit or cardio class, and you’re done. But while routines can be a good thing, your body and muscles actually crave (and need) change in order to get stronger. Why...

How Stress Affects the Heart & How You Can Reverse It

Have you ever wondered about the effects stress can have on the body and everyday life? Stress can dramatically impact heart health and cognitive function, including making healthy life choices, says Catherine Calarco, chief marketing officer of HeartMath. “Science shows that connecting the heart and mind increases performance, and the...

Spreading Fitbit Love to the Workplace

Extra steps can offset walking

Our mission here at Fitbit is to empower and inspire people to live a healthier, more active life. We believe that small changes can add up to big results, and we created Fitbit’s corporate wellness program to bring the benefits of Fitbit trackers to the workplace, because, as a surprise to no one: healthy employees are happier and more...

Wrist Tracking and More with Fitbit Flex

We are so thrilled to be announcing Fitbit Flex to everyone. For many years, we managed to keep our research team very busy developing the technology to make Fitbit Flex, our first wristband product, work the way we want it to work. We wanted to make sure we captured actual steps taken without capturing “steps” from everyday hand...

Meet Fitbit Zip!

In developing the Zip, we reexamined every aspect of what makes our trackers great – from how the clip would work, to the shape of the device — but in the whole design process, the one feature that we kept coming back to was: how do we make a tracker that doesn’t have a button so that it’s more water resistant, but still has a...

Introducing Fitbit Aria

We’re excited to let you be among the first to learn about our newest product—the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale.  Aria will accurately track your weight, body fat percentage, and BMI over time, and sync your weight data to your Fitbit.com account through your wireless network.  Online charts and graphs will track your weight and body...

Fitbit iPhone App is Now Available!

You can now log as you go with the new Fitbit iPhone app! Fitbitters have been talking about the power of logging food and activities when achieving and setting goals. With the new Fitbit iPhone app, the power of logging your activities and food can be carried around with you wherever you go — even when you are offline.  With the ability to...

How One Businessman Found Balance with Fitness and Work

When Chris, an entrepreneur who who started a home security company, noticed his busy lifestyle was taking a toll on his health and fitness, he knew he needed to make a lifestyle change.”My health and fitness had reached an all-time low,” says Chris. “I had moved to start FrontPoint Security, and the business was doing...