Fossil Group

The Misfit Vapor 2, a smartwatch from Fossil Group.

By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2019
Google has agreed to pay $40 million to acquire a still-under-development smartwatch technology from Fossil Group. While the companies have not disclosed much about the technology in question, there is reason to believe it is health or wellness-related.  Greg McKelvey, EVP and chief strategy and digital officer of the Fossil Group, told Wareable that the technology is something that grew out of...
By Jonah Comstock June 21, 2016
Misfit (now a Fossil brand) and swimwear brand Speedo have launched the second generation of their Speedo Shine device, a tracker for swimmers Misfit originally launched last August. Just as Speedo Shine was a swimmer-focused version of the Misfit Shine with new firmware, Speedo Shine 2 is swimmer-focused version of the Shine 2. That means the device itself is thinner than its predecessor and...
By Jonah Comstock November 13, 2015
Fossil Group will buy wearables company Misfit for $260 million, the companies announced last night. Fossil will keep the Misfit brand and product line intact and work with them to develop and release additional products in Misfit's pipeline. Misfit founder and CEO Sonny Vu will serve as president and chief technology officer of connected devices at Fossil, an executive-level position. The...