Images of Fitbit’s next smartwatch have been obtained by Wearable, following the fitness firm’s recent confirmation of a new device launch later this year.
During an investor’s call yesterday revealing weaker-than-expected results, Fitbit CEO James Park said the company will introduce a smartwatch in 2018 that will have „mass appeal“, seemingly confirming lackluster sales of its Ionic smartwatch (reviewed here).
According to Wearable, the new device will be the successor to the two-year-old Fitbit Blaze and will run the same Fitbit OS that first showed up on the Ionic – software that was largely the result of Fitbit’s [...]
Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 have proven to be a „magnificent success“ for Apple, which recorded its „best quarter ever“ in the wearables market, according to the latest data from research firm IDC.
Fourth quarter shipments reflected in millions (Source: IDC) Apple shipped an estimated 4.6 million Apple Watch units in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from an estimated 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter, according to IDC. Its share of the wearables market, which includes basic fitness trackers, was an estimated 13.6%, down slightly from 14.1% in the year-ago quarter.
Apple closed the gap with wearables market leader Fitbit, which [...]
Fitbit today announced a new featured called „Sleep Schedule“ as an update to its existing iOS and Android apps, aimed at guiding users into an overall more healthy lifestyle through the introduction of consistent sleep patterns. Users who wear their Fitbit devices to bed will gain increased insight into their sleeping schedules, as well as personalized sleep goals and reminders that are all aimed at encouraging a consistent bedtime every night.
Interestingly, Fitbit’s new Sleep Schedule appears largely similar to the new „Bedtime“ tab in iOS 10. Beta testers have commented on Bedtime’s disappointing sleep tracking functionality — [...]