February 23, 2016
Wearable device vendors shipped 78.1 million units this year, more than double last year’s total, which was 28.8 units, according to IDC.
Fitbit’s shipments in 2015 reached 21 million units and accounted for 26.9 percent market share. Devices from two other wearable device vendors, Xiaomi and Apple, account for about 15 percent market share each. Xiaomi shipped 12 million units and Apple shipped...
February 22, 2016
Garmin has unveiled two new activity tracking devices, a smartwatch called vivoactive HR as well as a new version of its vivofit device, called vivofit 3.
Vivoactive HR is a GPS smartwatch that allows consumers to track activity, steps, floors climbed, intensity minutes, heart rate, and sleep. The device offers built in apps to track specific sports including walking, running, biking, swimming,...
October 20, 2015
Fitbit’s corporate wellness offering, which became a HIPAA compliant platform a little over a month ago, has added a premium software feature to its program, called Corporate Challenges. The move adds additional momentum to Fitbit's enterprise-focused business, which recently added Target as a customer.
The company also announced a number of new enterprise customers including Aon Service...
March 31, 2015
San Francisco-based Fitbit acquired fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, for at least $17.8 million, according to an SEC filing.
FitStar had previously raised $5 million from Advancit Capital, Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Floodgate, and Mesa Ventures, according to CrunchBase.
In the filing, Fitbit selected "yes", when asked "Is this offering being made in connection with a business...
August 1, 2014
In February of this year, the FDA cleared two wristworn activity trackers from British company Camntech: non-smartphone-connected, but highly accurate devices intended for use in clinical trials. In July, Australian company dorsaVi followed suit, obtaining clearance for its ViMove sensor system for detailed activity tracking. Meanwhile, Orthocare Innovations, a company...
April 23, 2014
Redwood City, California-based Misfit Wearables, which offers the activity tracking device Shine, announced today the availability of a new stainless steel pendant necklace, called Bloom, that Shine owners can use to wear their devices in a new way. Recently Misfit announced that it was selling socks and t-shirts for Shine users that included a tiny pocket where the Shine device could snugly fit...
January 7, 2013
At the CES event in Las Vegas this week, Fitbit unveiled a new Bluetooth Smart-enabled, wrist-worn activity tracker, called Fitbit Flex. Like most of Fitbit's other trackers, the Flex also promises to help users track their sleep health if worn at night. All of Fitbit's previous activity trackers were intended to be worn clipped on to clothing or tucked into users' pockets. The Flex, which is...