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  • A rolling, connected tape measure

    A rolling, connected tape measure

    If you’re designing a piece of hardware to help design hardware, it certainly helps to have a few prominent projects under your belt. The team behind InstruMMents is responsible for a few, including, perhaps most notably, the Misfit Shine, the modular activity tracker that seemingly came out of nowhere and eventually got snapped up by Fossil. As with the Shine before it, the 01… Read More

  • Misfit’s next wearable is a hybrid smartwatch

    Misfit’s next wearable is a hybrid smartwatch

    It’s a bit of synergy that was only a matter of time. Late last year, Fossil Group purchased Misfit for a cool $260 million. And now, just under a year later, the wearable startup, best known for its modular fitness devices, is launching a watch. To its credit, the company’s not going full-on smartwatch here. There’s not a hint of Android Wear to be found on the Phase. Read More

  • VCs are betting on the great Chinese fitness boom Crunch Network

    VCs are betting on the great Chinese fitness boom

    As the Chinese economy has boomed in the last decade, millions of people have entered the middle class. And the Chinese aren’t just getting wealthier, they’re getting fitter. China, it seems, is in the midst of a workout craze — and that represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for venture investors to back emerging health and wellness technology companies. Read More

  • Misfit introduces a new Speedo-branded swim tracker

    Misfit introduces a new Speedo-branded swim tracker

    Misfit is back with another swim-focused fitness device, the Speedo Shine 2, which combines all of the hardware capabilities of the Shine 2, which the Speedo-branding and swim tracking of its predecessor. The Cullen Jones endorsed wearable counts laps, tracks activities and sleep, does text and call notifications and features a vibrating swim timer. It also has multicolor LEDs, a battery… 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

  • Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

    Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

    Wearables maker Misfit, now owned by Fossil, is following up on yesterday’s news of Ray, a slimmer alternative to its flagship fitness tracker the Misfit Shine, with the launch of its first set of in-ear wireless headphones. Called “Spector,” Misfit says the idea was to create a “smart hearable” product – headphones that actually work like a fitness… Read More

  • Misfit Ray Is A New, Slimmer Fitness Tracker That Looks More Like A Bracelet Than A Watch

    Misfit Ray Is A New, Slimmer Fitness Tracker That Looks More Like A Bracelet Than A Watch

    With its first major product release since its acquisition by watchmaker Fossil Group in November, Misfit today debuted its latest entry in its line of fashion-forward fitness trackers with the launch of the Misfit Ray. The fitness and sleep monitor features a cylindrical aluminum body, and works with the company’s other Misfit-branded or custom accessories, and can be worn as either… Read More

  • A Quick Tour Of Wearables In 2015

    A Quick Tour Of Wearables In 2015

    Wearables had a varied year in 2015, with a lot of hype and a few big winners streaking ahead of the field, leaving plenty of also-rans struggling to stand out. It’s fair to say that the entire category is yet to prove whether it offers lasting utility or mere faddish novelty… Read More

  • Fossil Group Buys Health-Tracking Wearable Startup Misfit For $260M

    Fossil Group Buys Health-Tracking Wearable Startup Misfit For $260M

    Watchmaker Fossil Group said today it would acquire Misfit, which creates various wearable and sleep trackers in addition to a health-tracking platform, for $260 million. Sonny Vu, CEO of Misfit, will serve as Fossil’s CTO. Misfit makes devices like the Shine, a wearable fitness and sleep tracker that costs $99 that the company says has a 6-month battery life. The company came out with… Read More