• News tagged "fitbit"

Friday, 20 May 2016

Fitbit acquires mobile payment firm Coin, plans to launch NFC payment solution

Fitbit acquires mobile payment firm Coin, plans to launch NFC payment solution

Fitbit recently acquired mobile payment firm Coin and plans to accelerate its development of an active NFC payment solution for its future wearables.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Fitbit retains top position in wearables market while Xiaomi overtakes Apple

Fitbit retains top position in wearables market while Xiaomi overtakes Apple

International Data Corporation (IDC) released its Q1 2016 report for the global wearables market which shows Fitbit still taking the lead ahead of Xiaomi, Apple and Samsung.

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

Pebble will lay off 25 percent of its staff this week

Pebble will lay off 25 percent of its staff this week

The smartwatch startup will be laying off 40 employees this week. Pebble's CEO attributes the decision to slower fundraising response.

Thursday, 14 Jan 2016

US Customs seized US$35,000 worth of fake Fitbits

US Customs seized US$35,000 worth of fake Fitbits

It seems that even fitness trackers aren't safe from being pirated.

Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016

Fitbit takes the fight to Apple Watch with the Blaze smartwatch

Fitbit takes the fight to Apple Watch with the Blaze smartwatch

Announced at CES 2016, the Fitbit Blaze is a stylish-looking fitness tracking smartwatch with an activity tracking focus to its functionalities.

Monday, 28 Dec 2015

Received a Fitbit as a gift for Christmas? Many apparently did

Received a Fitbit as a gift for Christmas? Many apparently did

Fitbit's app jumped 20 spots to the top of the Apple App Store on Christmas Day, which suggests that many people received a Fitbit wearable as a gift. Is that enough to keep Apple and Xiaomi at bay?

Monday, 7 Dec 2015

Fitbit still leading the wearable market with Samsung dropping out of the top 5

Fitbit still leading the wearable market with Samsung dropping out of the top 5

Research firm IDC's Q3 2015 report reveals that Fitbit is still leading the wearable market with Samsung dropping out of the top five. Hit the link to find out which newcomer did that!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Jawbone sues Fitbit ahead of Fitbit's planned IPO

Jawbone sues Fitbit ahead of Fitbit's planned IPO

Ahead of Fitbit's planned initial public offering, one of its biggest competitor has sued the company for stealing information by poaching employees.

Friday, 13 Feb 2015

Is your activity tracker giving you a rash?

Is your activity tracker giving you a rash?

Keeping track of your daily activities with a wearable device requires you to keep it in close contact with your skin, 24-7. However, for the sake of healthy skin, it may be wise to take a break from wearing the tracker all the time.

Thursday, 4 Dec 2014

Wish granted! Fitbit's Charge set to rush into stores before Christmas

Wish granted! Fitbit's Charge set to rush into stores before Christmas

To all those wishing for a Fitbit Charge as a Chrismas present, Santa (or somebody at Fitbit) heard your wishes. The Charge is coming before Chrismas locally!

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