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Fitbit Versa – Significant Sales, Significant App Growth.

Fitbit have just announced that they have shipped over 1 million of their Fitbit Versa (reviewed here) since April 16th. Furthermore over 2.4million users of the Fitbit app have signed up for the female health tracking feature which calendarises and notifies for menstruation and fertility periods. Fitbit also state that 18,000 developers have signed up…

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Fitbit Versa – New Fitbit with FitOS2

Fitbit have announced their new and more populist smartwatch. More populist than 2017’s Fitbit Ionic and more populist than the somewhat niche Fitbit Ionic Adidas. Welcome to the Fitbit Versa at $199. It is designed to look somewhat similar to the Apple Watch. People obviously like the Apple Watch so maybe similar looks are not…

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Fitbit Blaze 2 – Pictures

We recently saw what I considered to be ‘OK’ Fitbit financial figures. Unfortunately Fitbit had told the markets to expect more and didn’t deliver. The shares headed South for a while.   It looks to me like Fitbit (obviously) knew in advance what the 2017 figures were going to be and so they coincided a…

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Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition – available March 19, 2018 Fitbit announce a new app for the Ionic smartwatch. adidas have developed the  “adidas Train” app. This works on the Fitbit Ionic platform and Fitbit have been kind enough to partially re-brand the Ionic just for Mssrs adidas and co. Yep. The Fitbit Ionic is JUST…

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Fitbit Shares Crash In After Market Trading

The precise quote is “Fitbit Shares TUMBLE” (Source: thestreet.com). Let’s have a look why. Stock markets can be confusing to the uniniated. Fitbit’s newly released Q4 revenues to Christmas 2017 (Source: fitbit.com) were only slightly down on the same period the previous year. Indeed the same figures show a massively reduced loss (that’s generally good…

Fitbit acquire TWINE Healthcare

Fitbit have just announced that they are acquiring TWINE Health with the deal likely closing in Q1. It confirms one of the ways forwards for Fitbit will be targeting corporate users. So this in itself is NOT a move towards more medical-grade devices from Fitbit. But it makes sense if they can leverage Twine’s existing…

Fitbit Ionic Review

Fitbit Hits 25m Active Users

  Fitbit have just announced that they have 25 million active users. That’s quite a lot. Although I’m not quite sure what an inactive user would be…think about it. Fitbit make several claims including: Fitbit Charge 2 is the top-selling fitness tracker in the U.S. More than 20 million people using Feed within the Fitbit…

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Fitbit doomed?

It looks like Fitbit’s Ionic (review here) is failing to live up to market expectations.   There are various rumours and analyst comments on stock/inventory not being sold in the run up to Christmas. In part, this is what you can see reflected in the recent share price fall of just over 50cents for the…

Fitbit Ionic Review

Fitbit deals – some good, some GREAT (USA)

Fitbit have refreshed some of the activity tracker parts of their range recently and have also introduced their first super- smartwatch…The Ionic. Deals Galore… I’ll manually write in the BLACK FRIDAY price as sometimes the Amazon images don’t show the current price but it’s cool when you click-through. Fitbit Alta HR – $99 I’d prefer…

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Fitbit – Revenues and profit down again

Fitbit have just announced their 3rd quarter results (Source: Fitbit.com). I don’t think there is anything particualrly surprising in there (below and linked). But the key to seeing the signs of success will be in a few months time, or even a year’s time, as the new stuff comes though. Clearly the new ‘stuff’ starts…

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Fitbit adds stuff ?!?

fitbit have relatively basic but generally well-working products. Their online ecosystem is good. In the light of new competitor products, FITBIT have announced further additions to their online offering – press release below In my opinion some of these online platforms and apps (eg Under Armour) are getting WAY too complicated. I do complex stuff…

Fitbit buys Pebble – but not the products. hmmmm

Looks like Fitbit just bought some people. Oh and some software-IP as well. Seems that Pebble’s ideas and staff are more attractive than its products… Is this the app acquisition talked about? Fitbit, Inc. Acquires Assets from Pebble Deal helps accelerate speed to market for innovative new features and functionality for consumers, enable customization and…

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Fitbit Statement

Today Fitbit released this statement. Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has not received any communication from ABM Capital, or any other firm, regarding a reported offer. As the leader in the connected health and fitness market, we remain focused on delivering innovative products consumers love and are confident in our vision for the future. Source: Fitbit Get used to…

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2017: The year of the Garmin – Sports Watch MARKET predictions for an exciting year – not just for Garmin

We can already see that sports technology is exploding in many directions: the market is global and is growing globally; technology is broadening its capabilities & competencies; online services and apps are getting cleverer; corporate health consciousness is growing; basic activity trackers’ usefulness is being questioned; smartphone apps offer ever-richer experiences; wearability/fashion is important; and the big boys…