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Topic: Fitbit

Fitbit makes stock market debut, share price jumps by more than 50%

06/18/2015, 02:06 pm

Wearable fitness tracker firm Fitbit, which competes with the Apple Watch with its own hardware, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, and investors promptly drove the company's share price up by more than 50 percent in the opening hours.

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Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its potential, thanks to lackadaisical third-party support

06/07/2015, 07:06 am

Apple's HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple's own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions from some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.

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Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'systematically plundering' confidential data

05/28/2015, 11:05 am

Jawbone is suing rival fitness tracker maker Fitbit, accusing the latter of "systematically plundering" corporate secrets by hiring Jawbone workers who smuggled sensitive data before exiting the company.

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Fitbit leads in fitness tracker popularity, but Apple Watch poised to gain ground

05/22/2015, 11:05 am

Fitbit devices remain both the most used and most wanted fitness trackers, but Apple is in a position to make gains with the Apple Watch, especially as a huge number of consumers plan to buy a wearable device in the near future, according to a U.S. consumer survey published on Friday.

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Fitbit files for $100 million IPO, warns of Apple Watch competition

05/07/2015, 05:05 pm

San Francisco-based fitness tracking device maker Fitbit on Thursday announced it is preparing for an initial public offering that it hopes will raise at least $100 million.

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Fitbit adds support for multiple trackers, bike tracking as Apple Watch launch approaches

03/23/2015, 03:03 pm

With the launch of the Apple Watch just around the corner, Fitbit has updated its software to support daily use of multiple devices from its ecosystem, while the new Surge has gained bike tracking capabilities.

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Review: Fitbit Surge, an iPhone-connected health & fitness tracker

02/21/2015, 12:02 am

For iPhone users seeking a wrist-worn fitness tracker with GPS, heart rate monitoring, and multiple-day battery life, the Fitbit Surge is a good "tweener" device -- not quite a smartwatch, but much more functional than a basic wearable.

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First look: Fitbit Charge HR fitness band with real-time heart rate sensor

01/31/2015, 12:01 am

Fitbit's new Charge HR fitness band puts an emphasis on wearability with a slim and light form factor, but maintains a wealth of health tracking features including a real-time heart rate sensor and onboard display.

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First look: Fitbit Surge, a fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring 'super watch'

01/17/2015, 12:01 am

Fitbit's latest premium wearable fitness tracker, the Surge, has been dubbed a "super watch" by the company, thanks to its inclusion of a heart rate monitor, exercise tracker, GPS, monochrome touchscreen display, and up to seven days of battery life.

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Pandora for iOS gets a new look in beta, American Express app adds Touch ID login

12/02/2014, 02:12 pm

Starting Tuesday, some users of popular streaming radio app Pandora began seeing a beta preview of a new user interface on their iPhone. Plus, American Express cardholders can now view their account information using Touch ID.

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Sync Solver bridges the gap between Apple's Health app and Fitbit devices

11/19/2014, 09:11 am

Users tied into the Fitbit ecosystem and frustrated by its lack of compatibility with Apple's Health app in iOS 8 can turn to a new app called Sync Solver, which automatically exports Fitbit data like steps, weight and sleep into the Health app.

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Fitbit products remain on the shelves at Apple Stores, for now

11/10/2014, 08:11 am

Though Apple removed Fitbit hardware from its online store last week, the company's popular lineup of activity tracking devices remain on the shelves at Apple's retail stores.

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HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

11/07/2014, 12:11 pm

Proving an earlier rumor accurate, Apple on Friday removed Fitbit hardware accessories from its online store, narrowing the fitness-related devices offered by the company ahead of the Apple Watch launch.

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Fitbit unveils new Charge, Charge HR & Surge digital fitness trackers

10/27/2014, 12:10 pm

Fitbit on Monday gave fitness buffs three new options for wrist-worn activity trackers, introducing the Charge and Charge HR --spiritual successors to the Fitbit Force -- alongside the Fitbit Surge, which the company is calling a "fitness super watch."

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Leak suggests new Fitbit Surge smartwatch will best Apple Watch by integrating GPS

10/22/2014, 02:10 pm

Newly leaked marketing materials suggest Fitbit may be on the verge of releasing a new fitness-focused smartwatch with a heart rate sensor as well as integrated GPS, the latter of which the upcoming Apple Watch will not feature without tethering to an iPhone.

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As new Fitbit models loom, Apple Stores set to stop selling its HealthKit-incompatible devices

10/15/2014, 12:10 pm

Apple Stores will reportedly stop selling Fitbit products, which are not compatible with the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, as a new model with heart rate sensing capabilities is expected to hit the market soon.

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IFTTT adds Fitbit channel, Kik messenger for Apple's iOS gains 'new people' section

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular web automation service If This, Then That now allows users to perform tasks based on data from a Fitbit activity tracker, while a new version of Kik messenger makes it easier to manage conversations and media content.

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Allergic reactions cause Fitbit to recall wrist-worn Force fitness tracker

02/21/2014, 02:02 pm

Apparent skin irritation issues have forced Fitbit to cease sales of its wrist-worn, iPhone-compatible Force, and also to recall units of the fitness tracker that are already on the market.

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