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Fitbit Unveils 3 New Fitness Trackers — Without Wear OS 3

The svelte updates to the Inspire, Versa, and Sense models still don’t use Google’s wearable OS, though the range still looks tempting.

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If you were eagerly awaiting a new smartwatch release from Fitbit that would feature an updated OS in the form of Google Wear 3, you’ll probably be disappointed by the firm’s latest announcement. However, that’s perhaps as far as bad news goes for this new range of fitness trackers, as overall, the trio of models otherwise look incredibly compelling.

The Inspire 3, Versa 4, and Sense 2 are all now available for preorder, with each model looking a little slimmer and more polished than before, albeit sporting Fitbit’s own OS instead of the Google iteration. Fitbit’s software is attractive and easy enough to use, and you’ll still be able to access maps and wallet features from the search giant despite not getting the full Wear OS treatment.

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At $100, the Inspire 3 is the entry-level model and compares favorably to the likes of Garmin’s Vivosmart series.

The always-on AMOLED face and 10-day battery life are notable in this price tier, as are the monitoring features, which boast:

  • Always-on tracking for blood oxygen (SpO2).
  • Always-on skin temperature monitor.
  • Irregular heartbeat rhythm warning.

The watch has also received FDA approval and CE marking, so you can be sure the device will keep a watchful eye over your vital signs. As well as comprehensive monitoring, you also get a Daily Readiness score, helping you decide whether you need to recover or head out for another training session, and a new Sleep Profile feature able to track 10 different sleep metrics.

The Inspire 3 comes in three colors and can be fitted with a wide range of new Fitbit bands too.

A Genuine Apple Alternative?

The Versa 4 ($230) and Sense 2 ($300) aim to take a slice of the Apple Watch’s market share, though, of course, both devices work with Android and iOS, so offer a good deal more flexibility than Cupertino’s walled garden device.

Both Fitbit trackers have overhauled software, tweaked to offer a (dare we say) more Apple-like vibe. However, unlike Apple’s devices, they will comfortably last a whole week on a charge and refill to a day’s worth of power in just 12 minutes.

Features include everything present on the Inspire 3, with the Versa 4 being optimized for workouts, using built-in GPS and 40 exercise modes. The Sense 2 now features a Body Response sensor that hunts for stress triggers and alerts the wearer if anything troubling is uncovered.

Both watches are also lighter and thinner than previous iterations, with the entire lineup offering a slimmer, smarter experience all around.

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UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023

Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.

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Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.

As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.

So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.

“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.

Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.

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World’s Deepest Swimming Pool

Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.

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World’s Largest Mirrored Building

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Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.

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World’s Longest Video Livestream

On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.

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