Fitbit, the world’s largest fitness wearable company, has acquired luxury brand smartwatch start-up Vector. This comes shortly after its acquisition of Pebble smartwatches.
Pebble, one of the first and perhaps best known “smartwatch” brands, is dead. The potential Fitbit acquisition turns out to be “key Pebble assets – it would no longer operate as an independent company".
Total smartwatch sales worldwide slipped by 51.6% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to the corresponding quarter in 2015, according to market intelligence provider IDC.
So says Eric Migicovsky, CEO of Pebble but there are a few caveats to that statement.
Motorola has announced the Moto 360 watch, which is basically everything the Pebble isn't - sexy, round, and, well, watch-like.
Emerging technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Google Glass and smartwatches would become bigger disrupters to existing business models than the iPhone and its one million-plus apps. So says one of Australia’s largest app developers.
The world's most successful Kickstarter project, the Pebble smartwatch, has updated its Android app to include support for the Pebble App Store.
Until now the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter said it would be launching down under 'soon', but aspiring crowdfunders down under now have a firm date for the Australia and New Zealand launch.
Online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter will soon be allowing Aussies to make a buck, joining similar services Indiegogo and Pozible down under.
Wearable tech is taking another step forward with Sensoria, a pair of 'smart socks' for your feet.
Thought Google Glass was too pricey? Or maybe a little too trendy? Fear not, a low-cost alternative is on the way.
Apple is hunting for engineers to work on its much-hyped iWatch, which is now expected in 2014 after "engineering problems."
The Pebble smartwatch was a masive hit on Kickstarter, and momentum is only continuing to skyrocket.
It is not about watches or glasses or any other wearable device – it is about what replaces smartphones once they become too big to be ‘pocketable’.
Early rumours have proved correct, with Samsung today confirming work has begun on a smartwatch to rival others from Apple and Nike and Pebble.
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