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Join Fitbit for Your Next Race

Dean Karnazes runs through Death Valley

Race season is upon us! If you’re feeling inspired to sign up for a race this year, or are simply looking to up your step count, we’re here to help. Fitbit is the official fitness tracker of Destination Races. Destination Races is the visionary producer of the Wine Country Half Marathon Series offering unforgettable race weekends for...

How Dean Karnazes Uses Heart Rate Data While Training

Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes shares some of his favorite recipes

PurePulse Heart Rate is a new technology at Fitbit that we’re really proud of. Included in both the ChargeHR and Surge, it offers continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones. Tracking your heart rate allows you to accurately track your calorie burn, maintain workout intensity, maximize training, and optimize...

Preparing for Your First 5K

jenn pattee running 1

3.1 miles — the perfect distance for your first foray into one of the world’s most popular sports (for the record, that’s about 6,000 Fitbit steps). We’ll help you navigate some of the obstacles that trip people up when they’re starting a running program for the first time, or coming back to running after a break. Here’s how to...