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Fitbit acquires Coin, the smart payments company
Fitbit acquires Coin, the smart payments company
Health and fitness wearables giant Fitbit has announced the acquisition of Coin, the one-time Kickstarter darling that offered smart payment ...... 22 May 2016
Nokia acquires Withings to get into the health wearables business
Nokia acquires Withings to get into the health wearables business
Nokia has announced their acquisition of Withings, the French health and wearables company. The one-time handset giant will pay €170 million ...... 27 Apr 2016
Fitbit's latest sell 1 million units, each
Fitbit's latest sell 1 million units, each
Fitbit's latest wearables, the $200 Blaze and the $130 Alta, are both hits, selling 1 million units each. The fitness trackers went on sale ...... 03 Apr 2016
IDC: Apple shipped 11.6 million Watches in 2015
IDC: Apple shipped 11.6 million Watches in 2015
According to research firm IDC, Apple shipped 11.6 million Apple Watches in 2015, including 4.1 million in the final quarter. Apple does ...... 24 Feb 2016
Apple shipped 12 million Apple Watches in 2015, dominating industry
Apple shipped 12 million Apple Watches in 2015, dominating industry
According to research firm Canalys, Apple completely dominated the smartwatch market in 2015, shipping over 12 million units. The company ...... 07 Feb 2016
Fossil buys fitness wearable startup Misfit
Fossil buys fitness wearable startup Misfit
Earlier this week, Swiss watchmaker Fossil announced the acquisition of fitness wearable startup Misfit for $260 million. The deal is expected ...... 14 Nov 2015
Apple is now in second place in global wearables market
Apple is now in second place in global wearables market
Apple has quickly taken second place in the fledgling wearables industry, just a couple of months after launching their first device, the Apple Watch. ...... 29 Aug 2015 - 2 comments
HTC cancels its 'Grip' fitness band before it ships
HTC cancels its 'Grip' fitness band before it ships
Back in March, HTC and Under Armour announced a fitness wearable, the Grip, which it had planned for release sometime during the spring. ...... 20 Jul 2015
CES 2015: Fitbit's latest fitness trackers now on sale
CES 2015: Fitbit's latest fitness trackers now on sale
Fitbit has launched two new fitness trackers today, the Charge HR and Surge, both of which reflect your activity stats right from their enlarged displays. ...... 07 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
The Withings Activité Pop is a great looking fitness tracker and watch
The Withings Activité Pop is a great looking fitness tracker and watch
Withings, a small French electronics company made waves last year when it introduced the Activité, a $450 Swiss-made smartwatch and fitness tracker. ...... 04 Jan 2015 - 2 comments
Google shuts down their Glass tech support retail shops
Google shuts down their Glass tech support retail shops
Google has confirmed the shut down of their "Basecamp" physical stores from which the company offered support for Google Glass headsets. ...... 24 Nov 2014 - 4 comments
Google Glass is not ready for debut in 2014: report
Google Glass is not ready for debut in 2014: report
Google Glass, the wearable headset that allows users to basically attach Google services and a camera to eyeglass frames, will not see its consumer ...... 15 Nov 2014
You can now get Google Glass right from the Google Play Store
You can now get Google Glass right from the Google Play Store
Although the device is still in its "Explorer" beta, Google has made the Google Glass headset available to all directly from the Google Play Store. ...... 06 Sep 2014 - 3 comments
Google preparing to launch 'Google Fit' to collect your health tracking data from phones, bands and compete with Apple, Samsung
Google preparing to launch 'Google Fit' to collect your health tracking data from phones, bands and compete with Apple, Samsung
According to Forbes, Google will launch a new health service, dubbed "Google Fit" to collect your data from fitness trackers and smartphone/tablet apps. ...... 13 Jun 2014 - 5 comments
Pebble and Fitbit top selling wearables for Q1
Pebble and Fitbit top selling wearables for Q1
The wearables market, quickly growing with new products seemingly launching daily from different OEMs, seems to have a few clear winners. ...... 26 May 2014
     

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