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Fitbit acquires smartwatch maker Vector Watch

Vector Watch Face Contest winner - Runner-ups

The smartwatch market is going through rough times. Plummeting sales have hurt a number of manufacturers. It has also proven to be an opportunity for some other players. Just last month, Fitbit acquired Pebble in a bid “to accelerate the expansion of our platform and ecosystem to make Fitbit a vital part of daily life for a wider set of consumers.” […]

Fitbit acquires assets from Pebble

Pebble Core

Fitbit today confirmed rumours that started to swirl last week that it will acquire some of Pebble’s assets. It announced that is acquiring “specific assets” that include key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development. As reported earlier, hardware is not part of the deal. “With basic wearables getting smarter and smartwatches adding health and fitness capabilities, we see […]

Pebble Time 2 and Core to be cancelled as Fitbit acquisition looms

Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2

Rumours emerged last week that Fitbit was looking to acquire struggling smartwatch company Pebble. A new report yesterday shed new details. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg suggests that the buyout will focus on Pebble’s software assets. The deal reportedly includes job offers for about 40 percent of Pebble’s staff, mostly software engineers. Pebble staff in other roles, such as interface designer […]

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 revealed?

Rumoured Fitbit Charge2 and Flex 2

Fitbit recently confirmed that it was planning to unveil new products before the end of the year. Rumours that these would be updated versions of the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge gained credence this week thanks to leaked images of the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Flex 2 surfacing online. The Fitbit Charge 2 will improve upon the original Charge in a number […]

New Fitbit devices coming by year’s end

Fitbit Alta

Fitbit kicked off 2016 with the introduction of the Blaze smartwatch and fashionable Alta fitness tracker in quick succession. The company earlier this week announced its second quarter earnings and gave us a glimpse at what it has in store for the rest of the year. Both Chief Executive Officer James Park and Chief Financial Officer Bill Zerella confirmed that Fitbit will unveil some new Fitbit […]

New Fitbit Sleep tools promise to help you sleep better

Fitbit sleep tools

Fitbit yesterday released an update to its Fitbit app. It adds a set of new Fitbit sleep tools designed to  improve sleep consistency and overall health. The new features include personalized sleep goals that help you get the optimal amount of sleep and customized bedtime and wakeup targets. Reminders will help you stay on track. A sleep schedule history lets you chart your […]

Fitbit acquires Coin wearables payment platform

Fitbit Blaze

Future Fitbit wearables may not only track your health and fitness but also allow you to easily make mobile payments. The company today announced that it has acquired Coin’s wearable payment assets. These include key personnel and intellectual property specific to the wearables payment platform. “We are focused on making wearable devices that motivate people to reach their health and fitness goals, and that also make their lives easier with […]

Fitbit continues to dominate wearables market in Q1 2016

Fitbit Alta

Fitbit kicked off 2016 much as it finished 2015: At the top of the wearables market. It remained the top manufacturer in the wearables market in Q1 2016 as overall shipment volumes reached 19.7 million units, a 67.2% jumped from the 11.8 million units shipped in same quarter a year ago. While volumes grew as expected, the top five manufacturers list […]