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Fitbit unveils health-focused smartwatch

Fitbit desperately needs a hit. The company unveiled its first smartwatch on Monday, hoping that the health-focused features of the device will reverse the hardware maker’s declining influence in the wearables market

Jawbone goes bust, taking $900m with it

Jawbone is liquidating, though its CEO is starting again with a company that moves out of the fitness-tracker business in favour of health-related products, an area that deeper-pocketed rivals also are entering. Founded in 1999, Jawbone

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Fitbit’s fall signals end of wearables hype

As the market leader, Fitbit has always been regarded as being synonymous with wearables in general. Its launch as a public company was at a point when the hype of wearables was at a peak with claims of the technology bring about a revolution in

Fitbit sales plummet as popularity wanes

Fitbit’s fourth-quarter revenue fell 19%, hurt by fading consumer demand for its once-popular wearable fitness trackers. Revenue in the quarter – which includes the holiday shopping season – dropped to $573,8m, the

Fitbit’s Pebble deal to help in fight with Apple

Fitbit, the fitness band maker, has acquired software assets from struggling smartwatch start-up Pebble Technology, a move that will help it better compete with Apple. The purchase excludes Pebble’s hardware, Fitbit said in a

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