activity trackers

  • Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

    Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

    Chalk one up in Fitbit’s column. An International Trade Commission judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor on a series of patent disputes brought forth by Jawbone. This ruling seems to make it less likely that Fitbit would face an import ban of its wearable fitness trackers. In this case ITC Judge Dee Lord invalidated the last of Jawbone’s patents the two companies are fighting over. Read More

  • Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

    Nokia’s history as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is becoming a distant memory, but it’s not out of the gadget business just yet. To build out its health technology business, the company today announced that it has acquired Withings, makers of smart scales, activity trackers, and other health gadgets. Withings is based out of France, and with Nokia in Finland… Read More

  • Fitbit Remains The Worldwide Leader In Wearables, But Xiaomi Is Quickly Gaining

    Fitbit Remains The Worldwide Leader In Wearables, But Xiaomi Is Quickly Gaining

    Fitbit has long been the king of wearables and an IDC report released today says James Park and Co. still wear the crown. But Xiaomi is quickly gaining power. A lot of power. Fitbit managed to ship 21 million devices in 2015, up 93.2% over 2014’s amount of 10.9 million units. That said, even by shipping nearly twice as many units, Fitbit still lost marketshare. Over the same time period… Read More

  • Fitbit Plummets 16% In After-Hours Trading

    Fitbit Plummets 16% In After-Hours Trading

    Fitness gadget-maker Fitbit tumbled 16% in after-hours trading, with investors disappointed by the company’s guidance for the current quarter. Fitbit is forecasting $420 million to $440 million in revenue for the current quarter and adjusted earnings per share is expected to be between zero and two cents. Yet San Francisco-based Fitbit announced significantly better-than-expected… Read More

  • Fitbit Crushes Expectations In Q3, But A Follow-On Equity Offering Drags Its Shares Down

    Fitbit Crushes Expectations In Q3, But A Follow-On Equity Offering Drags Its Shares Down

    Following the bell, Fitbit announced its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $409.3 million, and earnings per share using normal accounting methods of $0.19. The company’s adjusted profit totaled $0.24 per share. The results are notably strong. Investors had expected the company to report a far-slimmer $0.10 adjusted per-share profit off of revenue of just $350.97. Read More

  • The Not-So-Secret Language Of The Misfit Shine

    The Not-So-Secret Language Of The Misfit Shine

    Here’s a random tidbit about the Misfit Shine, the activity tracking device from Misfit Wearables. I ran into CEO Sonny Vu about a week ago, and when he pulled a Misfit Shine out of his bag, he pointed out something that no one seems to have noticed. Or if they noticed it, they didn’t say anything about it online. Read More

  • Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

    Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

    Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That’s not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More

  • The Risk And Rush Of Supporting A Crowdfunding Project

    The Risk And Rush Of Supporting A Crowdfunding Project

    Last week, a small crowdfunded project called the Healbe GoBe made news, as backers and journalists questioned the company’s claims that it could measure caloric intake using a wearable device. While the claims do sound wild at best, the company is sticking to its story — and Indiegogo is sticking by the project. Read More