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About this Fitbit Sense 2 review: I tested the Fitbit Sense 2 for five days. It was on firmware 60.200001.184.16 and connected to my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra throughout the testing period. The unit was provided to Android Authority by Fitbit.

Update, May 2023: This review has been updated to better reflect the state of the watch after its most recent software update.

What you need to know about the Fitbit Sense 2

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Fitbit Sense 2: $299 / £269 / €299

What’s good?

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Right off the bat, I love the design of the Fitbit Sense 2. Fitbit kept the device familiar for users of the original Sense while subtly refining things, such as making it thinner and lighter. However, the new button is what really makes the design a winner. If I never need to use a capacitive groove again, it will be too soon.

The button performs the same functionality as the groove. A quick tap takes you back to the home screen, while a double tap can be customized to perform various shortcuts (launch an app, initiate a digital assistant voice command, etc.). A new function, however, is that a single tap while you’re on the home screen opens up an app selector. This gives you a list of all the apps on the watch so you can quickly launch what you need. It also throws your most-used apps to the top of the list for easy access.

As you can see, the overall GPS trip data from the Sense 2 is very similar to the Tickr X data. However, when you dig down deep, you see the Sense 2 fails to be accurate. In the first problem example, you can see the purple line heading deep into the houses lining the street. In the second problem example, you can see that the tree cover in the park caused some major discrepancies between the two devices (the Tickr X is more closely aligned with what I actually did that day).

The second trip, unfortunately, was not much better:

Once again, the overall GPS data shows a decent-enough map. Once you zoom in, though, you find lots of issues. In the first problem example, you can see the Sense 2 recording me doing some kind of crazy loop inside someone’s house. It also failed to record me doing an actual loop while waiting to cross the road (you can see the blue loop near the street on the map). The park visit is even worse than the first time with the purple line not coming close to the blue line.

This data makes it hard to recommend the Sense 2 if truly accurate GPS tracking is important to you.

Heart rate data — one of the most fundamental aspects of any fitness tracker — isn’t much better, unfortunately. On those two inline skating trips, my HR data wasn’t even close to that of the Wahoo Tickr X. I swapped out to a Polar H10 chest strap to see what was up, but that data was also wildly inconsistent. I ran this all by Fitbit. Interestingly, it suggested using biking mode for tracking instead, which doesn’t make much sense to me. Regardless, I decided to use biking mode for the Sense 2 on one wrist and biking mode for the Sense 1 on my other wrist. Doing so produced this chart:

Clearly, even with both Fitbits on the same tracking mode, the two models do not produce the same tracking. However, do note that this chart is still better than any of the charts I got while using the chest straps.

Regardless, HR tracking on the Sense 2 needs some work. We had a similar experience with the Versa 4’s readings in our testing, so here’s hoping it’s something that can be fixed with software updates rather than poor hardware.

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When the original Sense launched in 2023, Fitbit promised it would eventually support Google Assistant. This was a huge selling point, even if it was disappointing it wouldn’t be available out of the box. About three months after launch, though, the company delivered on that promise. With the Sense, you can long-press the capacitive groove to launch a Google Assistant voice command prompt. With that open, you can control your smart home, create calendar reminders, open/close apps on the Sense, send a text, start a timer on the Sense, and much more.

Curiously, this is not the case with the Sense 2. Google Assistant isn’t supported out of the box, and Fitbit told us there are no plans to support it at this time.









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We asked Fitbit if there are any plans to bring third-party apps to the Sense 2. It told us, “we will only have first-party tiles available on [the Sense 2] at this time.” That doesn’t guarantee other apps won’t ever be available, but it certainly sounds like they won’t. That means that, unless Fitbit makes it happen, there is no way to listen to or even control music through the Sense 2. Over the years, music controls have become a fundamental aspect of a smartwatch, and for the Sense 2 not to have them is, frankly, ridiculous.

The Fitbit Sense 2 has a 5ATM water-resistance rating. That means you can swim up to depths of 50m.

Fitbit rolled out Google Pay support in November 2023 and Maps support in January 2023.

No. The Sense 2 only supports Amazon Alexa for voice commands.

The Sense 2 has 24mm straps. However, it uses a proprietary connector, so you’ll need to get straps made for the Sense or Sense 2. Additionally, straps for the Versa 3 and Versa 4 will work as well.

The Sense 2 does not come with a charger. You’ll find a charging cable with a USB-A connection in the box, but you’ll need to provide your own USB-A wall adapter.

Yes, you can use the original Sense charger with the Sense 2. You can also use the chargers for the Versa 3 and Versa 4, should you need to.

Yes. New and existing Fitbit Premium subscribers receive six free months of Premium when they connect the Sense 2 to their account.

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Review: Apple Watch Series 3 Is The New $200 Fitbit Killer

Priced to compete

Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Versa 2 (each priced from $199) are highly capable fitness trackers, but there’s much more to the Apple Watch than counting steps.

Apple Watch has a highly motivational activity tracking system that uses three colored rings to measure your fitness throughout the day. Close all three rings by achieving three daily goals:

meet your personal active calories burned goal with movement

exercise for the globally recommended 30 minutes per day

stand and move around for at least one minute out of 12 hours

Move, exercise, and stand goals are rewarded with milestone achievements, and Apple Watch users can share activity and compete together for extra motivation.

Fitbit does offer built-in sleep tracking, but Apple Watch works with plenty of third-party sleep tracking apps that save data securely on the iPhone.

Apple Watch Series 3 also detects when your heart rate drops or increases unexpectedly. Low heart rates and high heart rates can sometimes require treatment.

The built-in Workout app offers a wide range of precision fitness tracking, and any activity can be measured with heart rate data — and yes, it’s also a step tracker.

Prefer to workout away from the iPhone? Apple Watch Series 3 includes a built-in GPS that isn’t included on the comparable Fitbit. The new Versa 2 does tout voice control using Amazon Alexa, but it’s limited to a few tasks. Siri is deeply integrated with the Apple Watch, including the ability to start specific workouts based on goals.

For $100 more, the Apple Watch Series 3 is cellular capable so you can use phone calls, messages, and stream music away from the iPhone.

Packed with features

I reviewed Apple Watch Series 3 two years ago when it debuted, bringing cellular connectivity to the watch for the first time.

It was absolutely an impressive achievement in miniaturizing much of the iPhone experience in a watch-sized fitness tracker, but how well can a two-year-old Apple Watch hold up in the fast-moving tech world?

That’s something I’ve had a chance to experience over the previous week. I sold my Apple Watch Series 4 at the start of last week to make room for the new Apple Watch Series 5.

I can’t imagine going a day without my Apple Watch, of course, so I’ve been wearing my old Apple Watch Series 3 while I await the arrival of the new model. After wearing Apple Watch Series 4 every day for a year, the older design definitely felt dated … then it started to feel normal in a matter of days.

In the last few days, I’ve enjoyed the Apple Watch Series 3 all over again to do common Apple Watch tasks like:

Read notifications at a glance and reply to Messages with voice while my iPhone stayed in my pocket

Use Siri to ask about the weather or control HomeKit smart home accessories

Withdraw cash from the ATM using Apple Pay

Pay for gas at the pump using Apple Pay

Sync music from the iPhone for listening offline from the Apple Watch with AirPods

Track an 8K bridge run with real time heart rate data and pace stats

Track a pool swim workout with the watch in the water

After a week of wearing Apple Watch Series 3 exclusively, I have to admit that I’ve wondered why I needed to upgrade last year and this year. Easy excuse: I’m a technology journalist. But you don’t have to have the newest Apple Watch to have the Apple Watch experience.

Apple Watch Series 3 also gains several new features in watchOS 6, the latest version of the Apple Watch software:

Two new watch faces with Numerals Mono and Numerals Mono

New apps with Audiobooks, Calculator, Cycles, and Voice Memos

The all-new Reminders app and the built-in App Store

And Activity Trends for viewing fitness insights and actionable goals

You don’t get built-in ECG, fall detection, or the new hearing health features of Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5, but Apple Watch Series 3 remains super competitive.

If you’re in the market for a smartwatch or fitness tracker, Apple Watch is at the top of its class in both categories — and Series 3 is an excellent recommendation at its budget-minded new price.

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Pixel 2 Review: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Pixel 2 is Google’s only second attempt at making a smartphone, and boy did Google knocked it out of the park with this one. The original Pixel was one of my favourite phones of 2023, and hence, I was eagerly waiting to see what Google does with this year’s Pixel phones, and to me, Google has more than delivered. Yes, the smaller of the two devices that Google launched, the Pixel 2, might look like a 2023 flagship with those big top and bottom bezels, but it behaves like a smartphone worthy of being a 2023 flagship. To use it is using Android at its best and that feels like pure joy. But that’s not all that this phone has to offer us. So relax and read on as we take a deep dive and see what the new Pixel 2 excels at and where it falters, as we bring you the review of the new Pixel 2:

Pixel 2 Specifications

Before we talk about my personal opinion, let’s get the specifications out of the way. Needless to say, the Pixel 2 packs all the latest and greatest hardware that the smartphone world has to offer us. Check out the details in the table below.

Dimensions145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)

Weight143 g (5.04 oz)

Display5.0 inches (1080 x 1920 pixels) OLED Panel

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz and 4×1.9 GHz)


Storage64/128 GB

Camera12.2-megapixel, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, phase detection and laser autofocus, with dual-LED flash

Camera8-megapixel with f/2.4 aperture

BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery

SystemAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)

SensorsGPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ( a/b/g/n/ac), LTE (nano-SIM)


What’s In the Box

The Pixel 2 comes in one of nicest packaging I have seen with any smartphone. The cardboard box feels premium and the unboxing experience was satisfying, to say the least. The box has everything that you expect, well that is everything except a pair of wired headphones (more on this later).

Pixel 2 (Just Black Color)

Charging Adapter

USB type-C Charging Cable

USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack dongle

Quick Start Guide

Sim Ejection tool


Design and Build Quality

Last year’s Pixel phones sported a very uninspiring design and this year Google has done a great job at refining that design. However, the design has always been a matter of personal choice and you might not like it, but I certainly do. The phone has a metal back with a glass shade at the top. The glass shade has shrunk from last year and looks and feels really nice. Some users don’t like it, but for me, it has become synonymous with the Pixel brand (can also be seen in the new Pixel Book) and I wouldn’t want it to be removed in the future too. I also love the fact that now the Pixel phones are IP-67 water and dust resistant, a feature which was missing on the original Pixels.

The metal back is not slippery like other phones, rather it has been coated with a material which gives it a rougher and textured feel to it. This makes the phone grippier than any other flagship phone in the market right now. The back also houses the camera and the fingerprint sensor both of which are crazy fast. Google has discovered the optimal position of the fingerprint scanner, and it just feels natural unlocking the phone with this. The front is what makes this phone really polarising in terms of design. The top and bottom of the phone sport huge 2023 bezels. Yes, they also store the dual-front firing speakers, but the Pixel 2 XL also does that with the almost bezel-less design so Google doesn’t get a pass here. The screen is a 1920*1080 AMOLED panel which looks quite good. The display along with the front camera is protected by the Corning Gorilla glass 5 which is as tough as they come.

Now that you know the overall design of the Pixel 2, let me tell you one thing, the phone feels far premium in the hand than it looks from a distance. And this is a trend that you will notice throughout this review. The textured metal back feels really nice in hand and also makes sure that the phone never slips out of your hand. Yes, the bezels are there, but after using the phone for a few days, your brain automatically rejects them from your view. You will notice it when you compare it side by side with the likes Samsung Galaxy S8, the new iPhone X or even the Pixel 2 XL, but when you are just using the phone for what it is, it will not bother you. The bottom line is that this phone is not going to win any design awards, but it is going to feel wonderful in your hand.


There’s nothing more to add, it’s an OLED display and it does everything that an OLED display does. The blacks are pure black and the color reproduction is very good. Google has toned down the saturation a bit to make it more true to life and hence the colors are not as punchy as Samsung’s panels, but that doesn’t bother. If you like the over-saturated colors on the Samsung’s panel, Google has included a vivid color mode which will give it extra punchiness and has also promised to give users more control over the display color calibration with future software updates. That is the thing to notice here, the OLED display panel has all those capabilities which a Samsung’s panel has in the hardware, however, Google used software to tone it down.

To conclude, no the Pixel 2 doesn’t suffer from any display issues. Yes, the display looks great. However, if you want more saturated colors, you will need to enable the Vivid mode inside the settings and wait for the next software updates which will give users more control. At the end of the day, this is a really nice OLED panel and you will not be disappointed by what you are getting.

User Interface

Above the search bar is the dock which can house up to five apps and a special widget at the top which shows you date, day, and your most recent upcoming appointment or calendar events. I really love the widget as now I don’t have to open calendar to see what’s next on my agenda. When you swipe left to right on the home screen, you get your usual Google Now panel which shows you important information like weather, upcoming events, and more along with trending news, and other things depending on your preferences. The ever learning and improving Google Assistant is obviously here. However, now you can access it in a couple of ways. You can either long-press on the home button as you always did or now you can also squeeze on the side of the phone to summon your Google Assistant.

Yes, the feature is similar to HTC’s active edge and it works flawlessly here. You can calibrate the squeeze force you need in the settings, and once you have set it up as per your liking, you can summon the Google Assistant pretty easily. It took me a few days to get used to it, but now it has become so intuitive that I don’t know why it was not there from the start. Using the squeeze feature has become a second nature to me and because of that, I am using the Google Assistant way more than I used too, so kudos to Google for that.

As always, you can swipe up to get to your app drawer where everything is arranged neatly in alphabetical order. There’s also a top row which houses your most recently used apps along with a Google search bar. Scrolling the app drawer is silky smooth and the interface never stuttered even for a second in all my time of using this phone. There are also many small refinements and add-ons that the new Pixel 2 launcher brings with it which makes using the phone more joyful, but we have a whole dedicated section for that later in the article. Right now, you should know that the Pixel 2 gives you the best Android experience packed inside a beautiful and fluid user interface.


When it comes to performance, the Pixel 2 is right at the top with the best of the smartphones. It has all the specs which we come to expect from a 2023 flagship device, that is the octa-core Snapdragon 835 coupled with Adreno 540 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. The hardware when coupled with the Pixel 2’s fluid software makes Pixel 2 a screamer. The phone handled everything that I threw at it with ease. Normal operations like launching apps, going home, and loading games was as fast as expected. However, what stood out to me that even after an hour of sustained gaming (Asphalt Xtreme, injustice 2), the phone did not bog down.

That level of sustained performance must be attributed to the thermal management of the phone. Even after gaming for one hour, the phone never really got hot and was only warm to touch. The bottom line is that the phone is fast and you won’t feel it backing down even for a second. I don’t place much of my trust in numbers, but I know some of you care about that stuff, so you can find the Geekbench and Antutu scores in the picture below. When you compare the score to iPhone 8 Plus’s A11 Bionic chip, the Pixel 2 doesn’t even stand a chance. However, having used both of them side by side, I barely noticed a difference in the performance. Rest assured, when your Pixel 2, you are in for a buttery smooth performance.


At last, we come to the section of this review which I was looking forward to. No, it’s not because I am a camera geek, on the contrary, I refrain from using cameras on my phone more than most of the smartphone users I have met. I rarely take pictures with the primary camera of my phone and selfies are out of the question. Do you want to know what I have used my smartphone’s camera to do in the last year? I have got two things for your, “Video calling and document scanning”. So, why was I looking forward to writing this part of the review? Well for one, the camera on the Pixel 2 is a delight to use. It also helps that it has arguably the best freaking cameras on any smartphone, period.

I am someone who just points and shoots. I don’t go into settings and tweaking every minute detail and adjusting every setting that the camera offers. I want my camera to be as smart on the software side as capable it is on the hardware side. And I am happy to report that by far, the Pixel 2 cameras are the smartest smartphone camera’s on the planet. Every shot I took came out to be beautiful. Whether I was taking photos in the low-light condition or normal daylight conditions, the shots came out perfect. Don’t even get me started on the Portrait mode. I for the love of god cannot understand the sorcery Google has used in the image processing, but the Pixel 2 takes amazing portrait shots with just one camera.

Yes, that’s right, the Pixel 2 sports a single 12.2-megapixel primary camera (f/1.8 aperture) along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (f/2.4 aperture). So, the portrait mode works flawlessly with just a single camera, something which other manufacturers can’t even pull-off with two cameras. Google says it is using a dual-pixel technology which essentially means that each pixel on the camera captures a right and a left view. The difference in perspective in the views combined with Google’s machine learning allows it to create a perfect bokeh effect. When Apple launched portrait mode, it was in beta for months before it worked properly, the Pixel 2 does this out of the box. It not only can take portrait images for humans but also for objects with well-defined boundaries and soft-blurred background.

Telephony and Audio Quality

Some users had reported that there was a slight crackling sound coming out of the Pixel 2 but I don’t have that issue on my phone. Apart from that, phone calls on the Pixel 2 were loud and clear. Both sides were able to hear each other without any problem. The Pixel 2 is also very good at noise cancellation as proved by the fact that the person on other side didn’t hear anything even in noisy conditions. But, that is expected of a flagship smartphone. Where Pixel 2 takes the cake is in audio via its dual-firing front-facing speakers. The speakers are the best speakers on any smartphone released till now. I also don’t see any other smartphone apart from the Razer phone beating Pixel 2 when it comes to audio quality through speaker in the near future.

Playing games on the speakers is pure pleasure as you hear everything loud and clear. Watching movies and listening to music is also very immersing as the speaker handles itself pretty well even on the highest volume settings. Look, it won’t replace your portable Bluetooth speakers, but it also won’t let you down if you forgot to bring one with you. However, doesn’t matter how great the speakers are, it still does not justify killing of the headphone jack. I hated when Apple did it with iPhone 7, I hated it when other manufacturers like HTC followed suit, and I hate it now. Google makes the matter worse by not including a USB-C headphones. If they can’t make a USB-C headphone, how are we supposed to find a good one in the market? People who have adapted to this change and now rely on Bluetooth headphones might not be affected by this, but I still use my wired headphones and using dongles is the only choice I have, and I hate it.


When it comes to connectivity, the Pixel 2 comes with a nano-sim slot and supports most of the major LTE bands around the world, so you won’t have any problem using it anywhere in the world. It also supports the latest 802.11 (a/b/g/n/ac) dual-band WiFi with WiFi direct technology. There is no slot for microSD card but the phone does come with either 64 or 128 GB model which should more than enough for everyone. As I mentioned above, the call quality is great as the Pixel 2 never loses connection even in an area with shoddy network coverage. To summarise, it does everything that is expected of a flagship level device.


In my week of using it, Pixel 2 showed a pretty decent battery life. For me, it lasted the whole day with 10-15% battery still in the tank. That is when I was using the phone very heavily with gaming, photo and video shooting, lots of Twitter, and web browsing. In normal day-to-day uses, you should expect to end the day with 20% juice left in the tank. When it comes to specs, the Pixel 2 sports a 2700 mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s fast charging. It goes from 0 to 100% in around 80 minutes. Google says you can expect 7 hours of usage with 15 minutes of charge and I agree. However, keep in mind that the 7 hours of usage refers to normal usage and not 7 hours of screen-on time which now as I am typing seems absurd to think of.

Awesome Tidbits

Remember when I said that this phone is a joy to use, well that is made possible because of all the above excellent features combined with some awesome tidbits which I am going to mention here. Some of these features come with Android Oreo natively and should reach other devices sooner or later. That being said, they are present on Pixel 2 now and they are awesome:

Free Unlimited Storage In Google Photos:

Google Lens:

The Pixel 2 also comes with the beta version of Google Lens. Think of Google Lens as Google Glass but inside your phone. Right now it is present inside the photos app and you can activate it anytime you want by hitting the lens button. It basically analyses the image and gives you relevant links like buying information, similar photos, generic information about the product in the image etc. It’s in beta so it doesn’t work all the time, but it is pretty cool.

Squeeze Foe Google Assistant:

I know I already talked about it, but seriously after you are used to summoning your assistant with the squeeze feature, you can’t go back. It’s so intuitive and better than long-pressing the software home button or calling it out loud.

Swipe to Bring Down Notification

See Battery Status of Connected Bluetooth Devices

Android Oreo in Pixel 2 also offers one very neat feature. Now, you can easily see battery status of all the Bluetooth connected devices right on your Pixel phones. You don’t even need special headphones or speakers. Any connected headphone or Bluetooth speaker’s battery status will be displayed on your phone. This is a very handy feature for those who are into wireless headphones.

That’s not all, there are many other awesome features like this that Pixel offers. You will discover them slowly but surely as you get familiar with the device.

Pixel 2: The Best That Android Can Offer

Apart from the above mentioned two problems, everything is great here. If you love stock Android, you will love Pixel 2. It all starts with the Pixel 2 launcher which brings the best of Android along with some added tweaks which makes the experience even better. The software experience is fluid as it is backed by the latest flagship grade hardware. The SnapDragon 835 combined with Adreno 540 GPU gives this phone all the horsepower that it needs. The phone will never stutter on you, doesn’t matter how much you push it.

However, even if Pixel 2 didn’t have the above qualities, I could recommend this smartphone in heartbeat just for its cameras. Google’s computation technology along with the 12.2-megapixel primary and an 8-megapixel secondary camera create a magic which will be hard to beat by any other smartphone out there. Every shot you take will be perfect and you don’t need to be a photographer to take great photos with this phone. If it can turn a user like me whose least useful feature in a smartphone is a camera, in its favour, think what it will mean for users who are going to actually use it.

To conclude, the Pixel 2 is one of the best phones available in the market. I would say it’s the best, but that is arguably as everyone has a different definition of best when it comes to smartphones. However, despite what your preferences are, this phone is not going to disappoint you in any manner. If you buy it, you will be a happy customer.

Pure Android experience

The best cameras in any smartphone

Fast Charging OLED Display

IP67 Water Resistance


No headphone jack

No wireless charging

Huge 2023 bezels

SEE MORE: Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review: Evolution Over Revolution

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Fitbit Premium Review: Is It Worth It?

Fitbit Premium is Fitbit’s, well, premium subscription service. As such, it provides additional data, guidance, and exercise routines to Fitbit users. Think of it like any other freemium service you might use — anyone can download and use the Fitbit app for free, but it’ll cost you a monthly fee if you want everything the Fitbit ecosystem has to offer.

Fitbit devices already collect plenty of fitness and health stats. The goal of Fitbit Premium is to help you understand how those stats affect various parts of your daily life. In Fitbit’s own words, Premium “turns stats on your wrist into personalized guidance.”

Fitbit Premium offers four main benefits that aren’t available in the standard Fitbit app: guided programs, workout videos, personalized insights based on your health and fitness level, and an exclusive Health Metrics dashboard. We’ll dive into each one of these later, but for now, let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

How much is Fitbit Premium?

Fitbit Premium costs $9.99 per month in the US and £7.99 per month in the UK. If that’s too expensive, you can save by purchasing a yearly subscription for $79.99 or £79.99. At the time of this review, Fitbit is offering a free 90-day trial to new users for a limited time. You can sign up at chúng tôi or in the Fitbit app.

We’re no longer taking new memberships for Health Coaching, but existing members can continue to use Health Coaching through the Fitbit App.

It’s unclear whether or not new users will be able to sign up for the health-coaching tier in the future.

Fitbit Premium availability

Fitbit Premium availability is dictated by language, not by country. Currently Fitbit Premium is available in the following languages:













Chinese (Traditional or Simplified)




Portuguese (Brazilian)

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As mentioned, Fitbit Premium gets you access to guided programs, dynamic workouts, personalized insights, and a Health Metrics dashboard.

Get Active: A two-week plan that encourages you to start becoming more active by offering bonus video workouts, as well as stories and tips

Push-Up Prep: A three-week plan that will help you strengthen your arms, create core strength, and master the art of the push-up

Run Training: A three-week plan that will help you increase speed and endurance by offering a structured workout plan, cross-training video workouts, and daily tips

Beginner Bodyweight: A three-week program that will teach you the basics of fitness while helping you increase strength and mobility

Intro to HIIT: A three-week program that will teach you the basics of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and challenge you with cardio and strength workouts

Personalized Insights

If you’ve used the Fitbit app in the past, you’ve probably seen little “insights” crop up from time to time. Insights are bits of analysis found around the Fitbit app that tell you how you’re doing and what you could be doing better. Fitbit Premium users will see more of these insights show up, and they’ll be more personalized based on your health and fitness data.

These personalized insights are generally pretty helpful. Whenever I’m not using Fitbit Premium, I tend to dismiss insights more often than not. A simple “Try getting more sleep” message from Fitbit is hardly helpful, but putting my actual sleep data into context makes a world of difference. “On days that you get more than your average 22 minutes of exercise, you also get an extra 7 minutes of deep sleep,” one insight read. That’s useful!

Speaking of sleep, Fitbit Premium users also get a more detailed sleep score breakdown as well as access to Fitbit’s Sleep Profile program. This program evaluate’s users sleep habits over the course of each month and identifies what type of sleeper each person is habitually. It then offers users guidance to improve their sleep quality. In short, sleep data available in a free account is already quite useful, but a Premium plan, again, helps make more sense of the data.

If you’re constantly struggling to fall asleep at the right time or struggling to stay asleep, the Fitbit app will also suggest you enroll in a Guided Program to improve. Likewise, Premium users also get a useful sleep restoration graph that shows your sleeping heart rate and a percentage for how much you’re tossing and turning each night.

Fitbit Health Metrics dashboard

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You might have noticed another section in your Fitbit app’s home screen called the Health Metrics dashboard. This is where Fitbit displays historical health data for you to keep track of over time. The dashboard includes five metrics, which can be viewed in weekly or monthly graphs:

Breathing rate: shows your nightly average breathing rate in breaths per minute

Compatible devices: Fitbit Alta HR, Blaze, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Inspire HR, Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Google Pixel Watch

Heart rate variability (HRV): shows your nightly average heart rate variability in milliseconds

Compatible devices: Fitbit Alta HR, Blaze, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Inspire HR, Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Google Pixel Watch

Skin temperature: shows variation in your nightly skin temperature from your baseline

Compatible devices: Fitbit Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Charge 5

Oxygen saturation (SpO2): shows your nightly average SpO2

Compatible devices: Fitbit Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Charge 5

Resting heart rate (RHR): shows your average resting heart rate in beats per minute

Compatible devices: Fitbit Alta HR, Blaze, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Inspire HR, Ionic, Versa family, Sense family, Google Pixel Watch

Fitbit Premium

See price at Fitbit

Not at all. Cancel your subscription on Android, iOS, Microsoft devices, or Fitbit’s desktop platform by following the prompts under your account settings. For more step by step directions, head to our dedicated guide which covers how to cancel your Fitbit Premium from any platform.

Apple Watches are hands down the best smartwatches available for iOS users. They offer unmatched app support and tons of tracking features. On the other hand, we consider Fitbits great picks for casual activity tracking or for anyone new to health and fitness tracking. For a more in-depth breakdown of the two ecosystems, read our Fitbit vs Apple guide.

Problems With The Pixel 2 Xl And How To Fix Them

The Pixel 2 XL is meant to showcase everything Google has to offer. The performance is fantastic, the camera is excellent, and the software is what Google wants Android to be. Unfortunately, hardware issues have dominated the conversation instead. From the display to the speakers, users have come across more than one Pixel 2 XL problem that shouldn’t be plaguing an expensive flagship.

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No device is without its issues of course, and this smartphone is definitely no exception. We’ve rounded up some of the common problems faced by Pixel 2 XL owners, as well as potential solutions to get your device back on its feet!

Note: Not every Pixel 2 XL owner will face these problems. In fact, it is more than likely that you won’t come across any of these issues at all. 

Dull colors – Google has attempted to keep the display colors as accurate as possible. Some users find the lack of vibrancy to be rather off-putting though. Google may have a software solution available soon. Until then, you can download the Oreo Colorizer app. This app isn’t available from the Google Play Store, so be sure to enable “allow unknown sources” in the Settings menu first. You can find out more about the app and download it here.

Screen burn-in – Screen burn-in is a common issue with OLED screens, but shouldn’t be an issue with modern smartphones for months, or even years. However, some Pixel 2 XL users have come across screen burn-in on their device. There isn’t anything that can be done except to pick up a replacement. To find out more about screen burn-in and how to avoid it, check out our very useful guide here.

Blue tint – Users have come across a blue tint when looking at the display at an odd angle. This is a display issue that probably cannot be fixed. Even a replacement device will likely have this problem.

Dead pixels – A few users have also come across dead pixels on the display. You can download and run a pixel fixer app from the Google Play Store like Dead Pixel Test and Fix. Let the app run its course and the dead or stuck pixels on your screen should go away. However, if the apps don’t work, your only option is going to be to pick up a replacement.

Pixel 2 XL Problem #2 — Random reboots

Some users have found that their device randomly reboots, sometimes multiple times a day.

Potential solutions:

A rogue app could be the cause for these random reboots. Boot the device into Safe Mode (you can find the instructions on how to do so below) and see if the problem persists. If not, an application is the issue. You can then either delete the last few apps installed before the problem started, or perform a factory reset and start over. That’s recommended only as a worst-case scenario, since you will lose all your data.

This seems to be a software issue, and an upcoming update should hopefully address it. You can check the severity of the problem by using an app like Touchscreen Test that you can download from the Google Play Store here. If your taps don’t register at all, the best option is to pick up a replacement device.

This is another software issue that will be addressed with the Oreo 8.1 update.

For most users, just removing the adapter and plugging it back in has worked. Keep in mind that multiple attempts may be required.

If you are using the phone speakers and then plugging your headphones in, the switch may not happen. Close the music or video player first, plug in your headphones, and it should work as expected then.

Pixel 2 XL Problem #5 — “Fatal camera error” message

A few users get a “Fatal camera error” message when opening the camera app for the first time.

Potential solutions:

Those who faced this error have found that a factory reset solves this problem. You may have to perform a factory reset twice though. It’s best to open the camera app and check to see if this error pops up before setting up your device in case you do have to reset it.

Turn the device and the router off for at least ten seconds. Then turn them back on and retry the connection.

Go to Settings – Power saving and ensure that this option is turned off.

Use the Wi-Fi Analyzer to check how crowded your channel is, and switch to a better option.

Forget the Wi-Fi connection by going to Settings – Wi-Fi and long tapping the connection you want, then selecting Forget. Re-enter the details and try again.

Make sure the router firmware is up to date.

Make sure the applications and software on the device are up to date.

Go into Wi-Fi – Settings – Advanced and make a note of your device MAC address, then make sure that it is allowed access in the router’s MAC filter.

Bluetooth issues

With issues when connecting to the car, check the manufacturer’s manual for the device and the car and reset your connections.

Ensure that you are not missing a vital part of the connection process.

Go to Settings – Bluetooth and ensure nothing needs changing.

Go into Settings – Bluetooth and delete all prior pairings, setting them up again from scratch.

When it comes to issues with multiple device connections, only a future update will be able to address this problem.

App scaling – Most developers have or will update their apps to better suit the new 18:9 and above aspect ratio on current devices. However, there are some apps and games that still end up with black bars on either side. While devices like the LG V30 and Galaxy S8 have an app scaling setting, the Pixel 2 XL doesn’t right now. This is hopefully something that will be added.

Connectivity – Google is expected to address a lot of Bluetooth and GPS issues that users have faced with the official update for Oreo 8.1 that will be rolling out soon.

Call quality – The second microphone seems to be causing problems with call quality, with the person at the other end unable to hear anything.

Guides — Hard reset, boot into Safe Mode

Hard reset:

Turn off the phone.

Hold the volume down button and power button simultaneously until the device switches on.

You should see Start with an arrow.

Tap volume down twice and the power button to enter Recovery Mode.

Hold the power button then press and release the volume up button.

Use the volume buttons to select wipe data/factory reset.

Choose Yes with the power button.

Safe Mode:

Hold the power button after ensuring the screen is on.

Tap and hold the Power off selection in the menu.

Tap OK to initiate Safe Mode.

Apple Watch 2: Apple Plans Facetime Camera, Iphone

Two months after the initial launch of the Apple Watch, and only a day following the device’s debut at Apple Stores, sources have revealed Apple’s considerations for the 2023 release of a second-generation model. According to multiple sources familiar with Apple’s plans, the Apple Watch 2 is planned to gain a video camera, a new wireless system for greater iPhone independence, and new premium-priced models. Interestingly, it will also feature similar battery life to its predecessor…

FaceTime Video Camera

Apple’s current considerations call for a video camera to be integrated into the top bezel of the Apple Watch 2, enabling users to make and receive FaceTime calls on the move via their wrists. The company telegraphed its interest in increasing Apple Watch FaceTime functionality during the rollout of watchOS 2.0 at the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month. For the first time, the new software allows users to answer FaceTime Audio calls from the Apple Watch, as well as route FaceTime video calls to either be answered on an iPhone or rejected. Of course, plans can change and it is possible that the camera could be pushed back to a later model. 

More iPhone Independence

Under an initiative internally called “tether-less,” Apple plans for the second-generation Watch to have more functionality when used independently from an iPhone. Currently, the Apple Watch’s activity tracking, mobile payment, and music playback functionality work substantially without a connected iPhone, but many other features that could normally function solely under a Wi-Fi connection do not function completely, including text messaging, emailing, and receiving updated weather data.

In order to make the next-generation Apple Watch more capable without a connected iPhone, Apple intends to integrate a new and more dynamic wireless chipset into the wearable. Although the Apple Watch 2 will likely continue to require an iPhone for heavy data transfers, including software upgrades and the synchronization of media files, basic communication tasks could be handled without iPhone assistance. The new Wi-Fi chip will also enable the Find my Watch feature we reported on earlier this year, as Apple will be able to track Apple Watches using Wi-Fi router triangulation technology instead of GPS.

Battery Life

While Apple and consumers were both concerned about the Apple Watch’s real-world battery life prior to the product’s April release, Apple has conducted market research since then, and has concluded that the majority of current customers are satisfied with charging their Apple Watches nightly. According to a source, Apple’s research indicates that average consumers finish each day with between 30% and 40% charge remaining on their Apple Watches, enabling the company’s engineers to change their hardware priorities for future Apple Watch models.

Additional Variations


While minor hardware upgrades for this holiday season have been hinted at in analyst reports over the past several months, it is most likely that Apple will wait until 2023 to release a full next-generation Apple Watch device. Sources did warn that Apple prototypes several variations of future hardware products before release, so the plans for a camera-equipped model could ultimately be saved for another generation either due to roadmap changes or component availability. To hold off Apple Watch customers until a new model, Apple will release watchOS 2.0 this fall with new Nightstand functionality, a trio of new watch faces, improved email functionality, and new “Digital Touch” messaging features.

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