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Topic: Fitbit

Fitbit begins rolling out more apps & watchfaces for iPhone-connected Ionic smartwatch

12/05/2017, 11:12 am

In tandem with a software update, Fitbit on Tuesday announced the addition of over 60 apps and 100 watchfaces for the Ionic, its competitor to the Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch shipments in Q3 estimated at 3.9M units, including 800,000 Series 3 with LTE

11/14/2017, 10:11 am

Apple has regained its position as the biggest producer of wearable devices in the world, analytics firm Canalys claims, with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the cellular model said to help overtake Xiaomi in the third quarter, despite a small contraction in the marketplace.

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Review: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more apps

11/11/2017, 12:11 am

Fitbit's first attempt at a smartwatch proves better as a high-end fitness tracker than a full-on competitor to the Apple Watch.

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First look: Fitbit guns for Apple Watch Series 3 with Ionic smartwatch

10/30/2017, 11:10 am

Long rumored but now finally here, the Ionic is Fitbit's first step beyond fitness trackers into full-fledged smartwatches, putting it in direct competition with the Apple Watch.

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Apple joins FDA pilot program allowing it to skip some rules for health products

09/26/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple has been picked as one of nine companies for a pilot program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which which will let the firms avoid regulations that can slow the development of health-related products.

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Boston Red Sox used Fitbit to steal signs, not Apple Watch, reporter claims

09/18/2017, 04:09 pm

Recent accusations that the Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the New York Yankees were misguided, since the team may have actually used a Fitbit instead, according to one reporter.

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Diabetes monitoring company Dexcom partners with Fitbit, but Apple Watch users not abandoned

09/08/2017, 03:09 pm

After praising the Apple Watch earlier in the year, glucose monitoring software company Dexcom has forged a partnership with Fitbit to integrate the technology into the Ionic smartwatch -- but the monitoring featured in the Fitbit device may appear on the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.

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Fitbit debuts Ionic smartwatch to mostly positive first impressions

08/28/2017, 11:08 am

Fitbit on Monday unveiled the Ionic, its first full-fledged smartwatch intended to go head-to-head with products like the Apple Watch.

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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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