October 14, 2015
Updated with statement from Fitbit
A California judge has ordered, in a preliminary injunction, that the five Fitbit employees accused of stealing trade secrets must return any Jawbone information in their possession to Jawbone and prove they've deleted any copies, according to a Law360 report.
A preliminary injunction doesn't guarantee that the court will ultimately rule in...
September 30, 2015
Some 21 percent of US adults use a wearable device right now, and of those, 36 percent use a Fitbit device, according to a Forrester Research survey of 952 online US adults.
After Fitbit, 16 percent use a Nike+ FuelBand, 16 percent use an Apple Watch, 13 percent use Samsung Galaxy Gear, 11 percent use a Microsoft Band, and 10 percent use a Jawbone device.
Forrester also broke out the age...
September 16, 2015
Fitbit's Corporate Wellness arm officially became a HIPAA compliant platform, announced Target as a new client, which will offer Fitbits to its 335,000 US employees, and showed off a new software offering that will facilitate fitness competitions among employees in large, distributed companies.
Fitbit Wellness has been around almost since the beginning, but is lately one of the ...
September 8, 2015
After a string of lawsuits that Jawbone has filed against Fitbit, the latter has filed one of its own, suing Jawbone and its subsidiary, BodyMedia, in Delaware District Court, for alleged patent infringement.
Fitbit is suing Jawbone over alleged infringement of three patents, two of which were issued in May 2015 and a third that was issued in December 2014. The two from May 2015...
August 31, 2015
In the second quarter of 2015, Apple shipped 3.6 million units of the Apple Watch globally, just under Fitbit's 4.4 million units, according to a report on wearable devices from the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Fitbit still has the largest market share, 24.3 percent, though its share is 6 percent less than it was in the second quarter of 2014. Meanwhile, Apple, which only began shipping ...
August 27, 2015
The demand for wearable devices, which include fitness bands, smartwatches, smart glasses, and other sensor-enabled devices, has decreased after reaching a high point in January, according to an Argus Insights report compiled from approximately 328,000 consumer reviews since January 2014.
Argus explained that over the last 18 months, the wearable market has grown significantly. Demand was slow at...
August 27, 2015
During a campaign stop in Iowa this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touted the importance of telemedicine, Politico reported this morning. The entire speech is available from Clinton's campaign, but here's the relevant passage:
"And we also need to do better on health care. Decades ago, I led a commission on rural health in Arkansas that worked on increasing access in remote parts...
August 19, 2015
Entrada's mobile app
Every year Inc. Magazine manages to convince thousands of private companies to divulge their otherwise closely held financial data to the publication in exchange for a chance at placing on the annual Inc 5,000 and Inc 500 fastest growing private companies in America lists.
While we're not in the habit of reporting on awards, Inc's is based on hard data, albeit self-...
August 11, 2015
Katherine Morley makes a donation at the Hirsh Library at Tufts.
Last year when Endeavor Partners published a study showing that a third of wearable activity tracker users consign their device to the sock drawer within six months, most people saw it as a fatal flaw in the activity tracker trend. But Lisa Gualtieri, an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts...
August 6, 2015
Fitbit sold 4.5 million activity tracking devices in the second quarter of 2015, resulting in revenue of $400 million, Fitbit CEO James Park reported in the company's second quarter earning call. He added that this compares to revenue of $114 million in the same period last year and represents year-over-year growth of 250 percent.
Since first launching, Fitbit has sold over 25...