• News tagged "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.

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?

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