Wearables

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06 Mar: Pre-Order Fitbit’s Latest Wearables at Best Buy Now

For more than a decade, Fitbit has been introducing fitness trackers and smartwatches designed to motivate people of all activity levels to reach their goals.

On Wednesday, the company announced it’s adding four new wearables to its lineup: Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Inspire, Inspire HR and Ace 2.

The Versa Lite Edition, Inspire and Inspire HR wearables will be available later this month, but you can reserve a device now by pre-ordering at Best Buy. The Ace 2 children’s fitness tracker will be available at Best Buy this summer.

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15 Feb: Tech, Common Sense and Good Shoes Lead to Stronger Heart, Smaller Waistline

For Justin Durrant, even the little things were becoming a struggle. Tying his shoes. Getting the mail. Taking out the trash.

He was 37 years old, weighed 340 pounds and both his parents had died young of heart disease. He decided it was time to do something.

“I wanted to be around for my kids,” he says. “Genetics were playing against me, so I figured I’d take control of what I can.”

As we mark American Heart Month in February, stories like Justin’s serve as a reminder of how important it is to keep that ticker healthy.

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23 May: You Have a Fitness Tracker. Does Your Dog Need One, Too?

Pack on a few extra pounds over the winter? Chances are Fido did, too.

More than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are overweight, according to a recent survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). Even more alarming, 28 percent of cats and 18 percent of dogs are now classified as clinically obese, meaning they are at least 30 percent above ideal weight.

This obesity epidemic is keeping our furry, four-legged friends from living longer, healthier, better lives.

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07 Mar: How to Find the Fitness Tracker That’s Right For You

You’re making fitness moves.

Maybe you’re ditching the elevator for the stairs, fitting in a few more days at the gym or throwing a few more miles onto that run. You’re stepping up your game big time but still need that push every now and again.

Let a fitness tracker help you.

We get it — with plenty of health and fitness wearables to choose from, finding the right one to slap on your wrist can prove challenging.

But it’s all good.

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07 Dec: How Much Physical Activity Goes Into Running a Best Buy Store on Black Friday?

The holiday shopping season is officially here – so what does it really take to run a Best Buy store during the busiest time of year? Best Buy teamed up with Fitbit to find out.

To start, seven store managers from across the country were equipped with the Fitbit Charge HR – an advanced fitness tracker that lets you track your heart rate, steps, active minutes, calories burned and even your sleep, plus much more. The managers’ activities were tracked from Thanksgiving evening, when Best Buy stores opened, through the Black Friday weekend.

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26 Jul: Apple Watch is Coming to Best Buy

The Apple Watch, one of the year’s most talked about and innovative products, is coming to Best Buy.

Starting Aug. 7, Best Buy will be the first national retailer, other than Apple Stores, where customers can buy the Apple Watch. It will begin to arrive in more than 100 Best Buy stores and will also be available on BestBuy.com. Another 200 of our stores will have the Apple Watch in time for holiday shopping.

“The Apple Watch is a big addition to our stores and website, and we know our customers want it,” said Jason Bonfig, senior category officer at Best Buy.

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07 Jan: New Year’s Resolutions Made Easy with Wearable Tech

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Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? There’s a good chance it includes exercise. According to a University of Scranton study, getting fit is consistently one of the top five most common resolutions but only eight percent of us are successful in keeping them. Since resolutions are hard to stick to, Best Buy has a ton of wearable tech options that will keep you on track into the rest of 2015.

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about a number of new wearable devices, including activity trackers.

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19 Dec: This Holiday’s Must-Have Tech Gifts? Here They Are

Just in time for the holidays, Best Buy – with some help from a consumer survey – has created a list of tech products that will have everyone doing the Jingle Bell Rock. From items under $100 to wearables, here are the hottest gifts this year:

 

Gifts Under $100

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We get it – you have to buy your girlfriend’s godparents, younger brother, AND next-door neighbor gifts that will convince them you’re living large, but you’re on a tight budget. Here are some quality gifts under $100.

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05 Nov: New Fitness Devices Arrive: Which One for Me?

In a world full of breaking news around activity trackers and fitness devices, you’re probably wondering which one will get you moving, staying active and sleeping better?

Just today, Jawbone introduced two new activity trackers into their family, the Jawbone UP3 and UP MOVE. And last week, Fitbit announced three new products: Fitbit Charge, (available now in Black at Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com) Charge HR and Surge. These devices help users have a better understanding of their activities and improve their daily activity habits.

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16 Sep: Best Buy Welcomes Two New Wearables

Forecasters claim the wearables market will climb from $2.5 billion last year to $12.6 billion in 2018.

That’s in part thanks to activity trackers like Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up – and to the folks who not only wear them at the gym, but while waiting in line at the grocery store.

Now two of the latest and greatest health and fitness devices join the wearables family at Best Buy — the Garmin vívosmart and the Misfit Flash.  Here’s the lowdown:

The Garmin vívosmart is an activity tracker with a few smartwatch-like notification features as an added bonus.

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11 Jun: Pebble Steel is Here and it’s Tougher, Sleeker, and Well, Better

Pebble’s slick new smart watch – say hello to stainless steel and Gorilla Glass – is coming to Best Buy customers this Sunday, and Best Buy is the only place where you can check it out in person before buying.

Pebble Steel is an elegant follow-up to its predecessor and the second-generation, high-end smart watch is now as strong as it is sleek. And this Sunday, June 15, you can get your hands on it at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores, in addition to finding it at BestBuy.com

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24 Apr: Best Buy Exclusive: Misfit Shine Arrives Sunday in Two Fresh Spring Colors

Face it, the Misfit Shine was already sleek and stylish in its black and grey models.

Now, starting Sunday, April 27, you can pick up the popular activity tracker in Coral and Storm Blue hues – only at Best Buy.

The fresh spring colors, including the sport band, will be available for $99.99 at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com. The Shine Bloom Necklace, featuring a spiraling geometric design in a hand-finished 18-inch stainless chain, will be available on BestBuy.com