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Topic: Fitbit

Estimates peg Apple Watch at third place in wearables with 2.8M units in June quarter

08/03/2017, 09:08 am

The Apple Watch's share of the global wearables market is on the rise, but still leaving the company behind rivals Xiaomi and Fitbit, according to research data published this week.

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Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor will offer third-party apps & 'app gallery' at launch - CEO

07/28/2017, 02:07 pm

Fitbit's first true smartwatch will launch with select third-party apps and an "app gallery," the company's CEO promised on Friday, trying to dispel earlier rumors.

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Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch

06/22/2017, 10:06 am

The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region -- the Middle East and Africa.

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Leaked images show first glimpses at Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor & earbuds

05/01/2017, 11:05 am

New images are said to depict Fitbit's first full-scale smartwatch, as well as its first set of Bluetooth earbuds -- both apparently intended to compete with Apple.

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Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor may launch without app store or third-party apps

04/13/2017, 01:04 pm

Already delayed from spring until fall, Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch may not ship with a planned app store, or possibly even third-party apps.

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Design issues force Fitbit to delay latest Apple Watch competitor until fall

04/11/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple's main rival in the wearables space, Fitbit, is reportedly postponing the launch of its first full-fledged smartwatch from spring until fall, owing to a pair of design issues.

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Pebble watches will work indefinitely with new software update

04/05/2017, 09:04 pm

Pebble this week issued a firmware update that removes device dependency on cloud services, meaning existing hardware will remain operable once parent company Fitbit shuts down legacy Pebble servers later this year.

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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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