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Sunday, 15 Jan 2017

Fitbit reportedly tried to acquire Jawbone last month

Fitbit reportedly tried to acquire Jawbone last month

Sources told the Financial Times that Fitbit wanted to acquire Jawbone in December 2016, but talks between the two companies failed in the end. Read on to find out why.

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017

Fitbit acquires European smartwatch startup Vector

Fitbit acquires European smartwatch startup Vector

Fitbit has made another acquisition in the wearable space.

Thursday, 8 Dec 2016

Pebble confirms that it's joining Fitbit; will issue Kickstarter refunds

Pebble confirms that it's joining Fitbit; will issue Kickstarter refunds

Pebble, one of the pioneers of the smartwatch industry has confirmed that it is ceasing operations and will no longer manufacture Pebble devices, following a buy out by Fitbit.

Tuesday, 6 Dec 2016

Fitness trackers are kings of the wearables market

Fitness trackers are kings of the wearables market

A recent finding by research firm IDC revealed that the wearables market is dominated by fitness trackers, not smartwatches.

Friday, 2 Dec 2016

Fitbit may be buying Pebble for US$40 million

Fitbit may be buying Pebble for US$40 million

The Pebble brand may be phased out after the acquisition.

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

Guess which device is the most wanted gift this Christmas

Guess which device is the most wanted gift this Christmas

Piper Jaffray conducted a survey of 1,000 people on their most wanted gifts this Christmas and one device came up top with a significant margin ahead of the rest.

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

Fitbit announces new Charge 2 and Flex 2 activity trackers

Fitbit announces new Charge 2 and Flex 2 activity trackers

Fitbit has just announced two new activity trackers. The Charge 2 with heart-rate monitoring, and the "swim-proof" Flex 2.

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.

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