In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays.Thursday, March 15
1. Fitbit’s financial chief knocks the Apple Watch: „I have yet to meet anyone who owns an Apple Watch who’s passionate about the product,“ said Fitbit’s chief financial officer Bill Zerella. „If you don’t have an Apple phone, you’re not buying an Apple Watch… 80% of the world is Android, not Apple.“
Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit’s new Versa smartwatch Commentary: Not only is [...]
Fitbit today announced the Fitbit Versa, which the company described as the „smartwatch for all.“ The Versa has a few features that directly compare it to the Apple Watch, as well as an overall design that looks similar to Apple’s wearable device. Alongside the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit announced a kid-focused Fitbit Ace device and female health tracking coming to the Fitbit iOS app.
Fitbit said the Versa is the „lightest metal smartwatch“ in the United States market, with a case made out of ultra-thin, anodized aluminum that is slightly tapered and angled so it fits small or large wrists. The device’s touchscreen supports a brightness of up to [...]
Fitbit Pay officially launched in the U.K. on Tuesday, but with only one bank currently supporting the mobile payment platform, access to it remains severely restricted for users of the company’s latest wearables.
The Fitbit Pay payment system was introduced as an exclusive feature of the Fitbit Ionic, the activity tracker firm’s first attempt at a smartwatch, released on October 1. The digital wallet works in a similar way to Apple Pay on the Apple Watch, but up until now it wasn’t available outside of the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
Fitbit Pay users in the United Kingdom need to hold an account with Starling Bank, a newcomer and relative [...]