May 25, 2016
Smartwatch maker Pebble, one of the first companies to popularize the modern smartwatch concept, has launched a new device, called Pebble Core, that specifically targets runners. Unlike Pebble's other devices, Core is not a wristworn device, but a "a tiny little Android phone without a screen" that runners can clip-on or stick in their pocket, Pebble CEO and co-founder Eric Migicovsky told...
November 14, 2013
A billion dollar sports brand just stepped up its digital health game in a big way.
Baltimore, Maryland-based athletics apparel company Under Armour is acquiring Austin, Texas-based MapMyFitness for a reported $150 million. MapMyFitness, which has about 20 million registered users now -- up from 13 million in January -- offers running, biking, and walking apps and social networks that integrate...
November 13, 2013
During the third quarter of 2013, Android accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments worldwide compared to 12.9 percent of iOS smartphone shipments, according to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). This is a new milestone for Android, which has been surpassing iOS shipments for a few years now. Some apps, like Basis Band's connected app, went to the Google Play store...
August 14, 2013
When Weight Watchers held its second quarter meeting, Chief Financial Officer Nicholas Hotchkin addressed the company's declining earnings, accrediting some of the loss to the "sudden explosion of interest in free apps and activity monitors". While there are countless free apps that track diet and exercise, where are dieters turning to watch their weight?
Weight Watchers claims it built its...
July 16, 2013
This week, fitness app developer MapMyFitness announced a partnership with retailer Brooks Running Company to create an online community, The Happy Run Group. This new social group is based around a three-year program aimed at engaging competition among runners, offering prizes and building community.
Last year, MapMyFitness raised $9 million from Austin Ventures. The company also has...
June 7, 2012
This week Aetna added two more mobile health app developers as partners. One is now a part of its CarePass Sync Platform, which is where it has nestled iTriage -- the startup it acquired last year -- as it continues to build up its ACO strategy. MapMyFitness, a fitness app developer that has a number of apps and more than 9 million users, now integrates with CarePass. Meanwhile, GoodRx -- a cost...
June 7, 2012
Mobile fitness technology company MapMyFitness announced that it has raised $9 million in its second round of funding, which was led by return backers Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners. The round also included contributions from a handful of new MapMyFitness strategic partners, namely the Competitor Group and The Running Specialty Group.
While MapMyFitness did not disclose any...