Fitbit today announced the Fitbit Alta HR, which the company is calling the „world’s slimmest fitness wristband“ that has a continuous heart rate monitor. The Alta HR launches just over a year after Fitbit debuted the original Fitbit Alta, which included new „Reminders to Move“ to tell users to stand up and move around a bit, like Apple Watch stand notifications.
The main upgrade for the Fitbit Alta HR revolves around its ability to detect the user’s heart rate throughout the day, thanks to the company’s PurePulse technology. Additionally, the Alta HR will include all of the usual Fitbit benefits, like automatic exercise recognition, [...]
Fitbit has made another acquisition in the wearables market, this time buying out European luxury smartwatch maker Vector Watch for an undisclosed price.
Vector Watch only launched in March of last year offering a range of 12 smartwatch models in various fashion-conscious styles. Key features in its line-up include basic activity tracking, phone notifications, and 30-day battery life, with some third-party apps built into the interface. The London-based company announced the buyout in a statement on its website.
Today, we are happy to announce that the Vector Watch team and our software platform are joining Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness [...]
Pebble CEO and founder Eric Migicovsky took to the company’s blog yesterday to personally confirm its imminent closure, following media reports earlier on Wednesday that Fitbit has acquired its technology, software assets, and other intellectual property.
Thank you all for being such loyal supporters and champions of the Pebble community and brand. You helped start something fantastic when you backed our first Kickstarter project (and shout-out to the first inPulse users). Since then, we’ve shipped over 2 million Pebbles around the world!
However — due to various factors — Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity. [...]