wristworn wearable

By Aditi Pai 04:52 pm 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...
By Aditi Pai 05:18 am June 16, 2015
Just days before its expected IPO, San Francisco-based Fitbit disclosed in another amended SEC filing that it will increase the price of its shares to between $17 to $19, which would see the company itself raising up to $425 million in its IPO. Its current stockholders would stand to make $230 million if it is priced at the high end of its range -- for a total IPO worth upwards of $655 million....
By Aditi Pai 06:22 am June 2, 2015
Fitbit Surge San Francisco-based Fitbit disclosed in an amended SEC filing that it plans to price its shares between $14 to $16 and raise up to $358 million in its imminent IPO. Fitbit will debut as “FIT” on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's directors, executive officers, and significant stockholders will hold around 51.9 percent of Fitbit's capital stock. Fitbit will sell 22.4...
By Aditi Pai 07:52 am May 11, 2015
Plantation, Florida-based CarePredict has raised $1 million for an aging in place technology service that helps caregivers keep tabs on the wellbeing of older family members. The partial round of funding was disclosed recently in an SEC filing. CarePredict has developed a wristworn device, called Tempo, that tracks a senior's behavior and sends this data wirelessly t0 a rhythm journal. Tempo...
By Aditi Pai 09:47 am April 13, 2015
Jawbone has announced that they will start shipping their newest activity tracking device, the UP3, to all US customers who preordered the device when it was announced, on April 20th. It also announced that it couldn't get the waterproofing right, so the device won't be for use by swimmers as originally intended. Jawbone first announced the UP3, a more advanced activity tracking device, along...
By Aditi Pai 07:02 am June 25, 2014
Whoop CEO Will Ahmed Boston-based startup Whoop raised $6 million to build out its continuous heartrate-sensing wristworn activity tracker, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total announced funding to $9.6 million to date. In the most recent filing, Atlas Venture Partner Jeff Fagnan was listed as an investor, he's also an investor in Streetwise Media, which first broke the...
By Aditi Pai 09:49 am June 24, 2014
Withings has joined the growing number of companies focusing on style above all else when it comes to wearable devices. The digital health device maker announced a new wristworn activity tracker, called Withings Activite, that looks similar to a regular analog watch. This fall Activite will be available with a black or silver face for $390 in stores and on Withings' website. The watch, designed...