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Topic: Fitbit

Fitbit intros iPhone-connected Alta HR, plans sleep tracking updates for current wearables

03/06/2017, 12:03 pm

Fitbit on Monday revealed the Alta HR, an upgrade of its more fashion-oriented fitness tracker, plus plans to update the software on two of its other devices with better sleep tracking.

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Apple Watch saw 'best quarter ever' with 4.6M units during holidays, estimate claims

03/02/2017, 12:03 pm

Thanks to the Series 1 and Series 2, the Apple Watch saw its best-ever performance in the December quarter, according to research estimates shared on Thursday -- even if Apple was eclipsed in the wearables market by the likes of Xiaomi.

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Uber, Yelp, OKCupid among major iOS apps potentially affected by massive 'Cloudbleed' leak

02/24/2017, 11:02 am

Content delivery network Cloudflare has suffered a serious, months-long breach of user data, including content from thousands of websites and iOS apps Uber, Fitbit, Yelp, and OKCupid, according to reports.

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Fitbit's $23M Pebble purchase lower than expected, under financial pressure from Apple Watch success

02/23/2017, 10:02 am

Fitbit has confirmed it paid $23 million for smartwatch maker Pebble, far below the expected value of the deal when it was announced in early December, amidst both companies' struggles against the Apple Watch.

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Fitbit to cut $200M in jobs & expenses after encroaching Apple Watch sales cut into market

01/30/2017, 11:01 am

Fitbit -- Apple's main competition in the wearables space -- announced a reorganization on Monday in the aftermath of a weak fourth quarter, that includes the layoff of 6 percent of its workforce.

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Fitbit attempted to acquire rival Jawbone last month to fight Apple Watch, report claims

01/12/2017, 01:01 pm

Jawbone could have become the latest acquisition of main rival Fitbit, with a report alleging the two fitness wearable competitors discussed a possible sale of assets at the end of last year, talks that ultimately broke down over a low-ball offer.

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Pebble says its iPhone-connected watches will keep working through 2017

12/15/2016, 02:12 pm

Although the Fitbit buyout means production of Pebble smartwatches is being discontinued, devices already on customers' wrists will be fully functional for at least another year, according to an official blog post.

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Fitbit's Pebble buyout valued at less than $40M, more about fighting Apple than product line

12/07/2016, 09:12 am

New details about Fitbit's buyout of Pebble have emerged, namely that the deal is more about acquiring software and talent the company needs to fight Apple in the wearable arena, and less about the Pebble product line.

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New study on holiday wearables sales gives Apple Watch dominant revenue lead

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

A new research study has determined that not only did Apple garner nearly half of the online revenue generated, but that number has grown significantly since the last holiday season, at the expense of its rivals Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin.

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Apple Watch market share falling amongst fitness trackers, holding steady with smartwatches

12/05/2016, 11:12 am

New IDC data examining the wearables market shows a growing overall presence, with fitness bands claiming 85 percent of Q3 sales, but little impact demonstrated from the late-quarter Apple Watch refresh in its short availability.

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Fitbit to reportedly buy smartwatch maker Pebble for 'small amount,' phase out product

11/30/2016, 11:11 pm

Wearable fitness device giant Fitbit is reportedly on the verge of buying out, and subsequently shutting down, smartwatch upstart Pebble for what sources describe as a "small amount."

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Fitbit reveals new Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers, plus updated app

08/29/2016, 11:08 am

Fitbit on Monday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connectable fitness tracker lineup, with the $150 Fitbit Charge 2, and $100 Fitbit Flex 2.

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Fitbit buys Coin assets, makes plans to enter same mobile payment space as Apple Pay

05/18/2016, 01:05 pm

Fitbit on Wednesday announced the purchase of Coin's wearable payments assets, a takeover which should put Fitbit on a path to launching its own mobile payments technology sometime in 2017, and hence competing even more closely with Apple.

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Early Apple Watch adopters were mostly men, but latecomers are starting to skew toward women

05/05/2016, 03:05 pm

At launch, the overwhelming majority of Apple Watch buyers were men. But in the year since it debuted, women have begun to close the gap and embrace Apple's new wearable platform, new research shows.

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Fitness bands outselling all other wearables, including Apple Watch, research finds

05/04/2016, 10:05 am

Despite devices like the Apple Watch nominally being able to do more, dedicated fitness bands are vastly outselling other wearables in the U.S., according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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Fitbit CEO says Apple Watch 'wrong way' to approach wearables

05/03/2016, 01:05 am

James Park, chief executive at Fitbit, in an interview published Monday described how his company was able to withstand what many viewed as direct competition from Apple in 2015, saying the Cupertino tech giant took a wrong turn with Apple Watch.

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Wearables market surged in 2015 fueled by Apple Watch & Fitbit, IDC data shows

02/23/2016, 02:02 pm

Wearable sales leaped ahead in both the December quarter and during 2015 as a whole, thanks in no small part to Apple Watch sales, research firm IDC said in a report published on Tuesday.

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Fitbit's latest wearable is Alta, a low-profile activity tracker with swappable bands

02/03/2016, 09:02 am

Fitbit on Wednesday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connected wearable devices lineup, the $130 Alta, featuring a slim touchscreen OLED and five days of usage on a single charge.

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Class action lawsuit claims Fitbit's heart rate monitoring isn't accurate enough

01/06/2016, 04:01 pm

A new class action lawsuit is accusing Fitbit of misleading shoppers about the heart rate sensors in two of its flagship fitness trackers, the Charge HR and the Surge.

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Fitbit reveals Blaze fitness tracker with color touchscreen, Misfit launches compact Ray

01/05/2016, 01:01 pm

Fitbit on Tuesday announced the Blaze, its first-ever fitness tracker with a color touchscreen, while Misfit continued its alternative approach by introducing the ultra-compact Ray, further expanding the landscape of iPhone-connected wearable devices.

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