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Topic: Fitbit

Fitbit intros iPhone-connected Versa smartwatch & kids-oriented Ace fitness tracker

03/13/2018, 11:03 am

Fitbit on Tuesday launched two new devices -- the Versa, its second smartwatch, and the Ace, its first dedicated fitness tracker for children.

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Series 3 sales help crown Apple Watch king of 2017 wearables market

03/01/2018, 02:03 pm

Some 8 million Apple Watches may have been sold in the December quarter, allowing Apple to beat out the likes of Fitbit for wearables dominance not just then but during the whole of 2017, according to research published on Thursday.

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Fitbit preparing second foray into smart watches with new model having more 'mass appeal'

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

Just a few months after the release of the Fitbit Ionic, the company is preparing another smart watch, to further compete with the Apple Watch.

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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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