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  • Misfit’s new hybrid smartwatch offers a better notification system

    Misfit’s new hybrid smartwatch offers a better notification system

    Hybrid smartwatches are a weird category right now. No one’s really mastered the perfect balance between the smart and dumb, though a handful of products have done a decent job, most notably Withings/Nokia’s Steel/Steel HR line. Fossil-owned wearables company Misfit has made some valiant efforts, as well, including the Phase — though the model was a bit of a mixed bag. Read More

  • At under $60, Misfit’s Flare trims all the fat and many of the features from fitness tracking

    At under $60, Misfit’s Flare trims all the fat and many of the features from fitness tracking

    Misfit’s new fitness tracker comes in at less than $60. The Flare is a device completely devoid of all bells and whistles for the sake of offering users simple tracking functionality without losing an arm and leg in the process. Read More

  • Misfit goes full-on smartwatch with the Vapor

    Misfit seemed destined to get here, soon or later. Between getting swallowed up by Fossil and the recent introduction of the Phase hybrid watch, the company has been spending the last couple of years dipping its toes in the waters of more advanced wearables, finally going all in with the Vapor. The Vapor is a reasonably fairly slick affair, built with a focus on minimalism more akin to its… Read More

  • Misfit shoots for simple with the Phase hybrid smartwatch

    Misfit shoots for simple with the Phase hybrid smartwatch

    I’ve been mostly enjoying my time with the Phase, thus far. It might be all the time I spent with the Gear S3 of late, but it feels good having a relatively reasonably sized watch on again. Something that’s not flashy like the Apple Watch Nike+, something that, honestly, you forget you even have until you need it. The Misfit Phase isn’t a groundbreaker. That path has already… Read More

  • 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