Fitbit Versa 2 review – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Versa didn’t single-handedly save Fitbit, but it gave the struggling wearable company a way forward. The smartwatch demonstrated the potential for life beyond the fitness tracker. It also proved that Fitbit was finally ready to offer a product that could compete with the utterly dominant Apple Watch. Last year’s Versa Lite was, by […]

Fitbit, Andela, AfricaTech, startups and Brexit, plus content moderation – gpgmail

[ad_1] Programming note: Happy Labor Day! To our U.S.-based readers, happy Labor Day weekend. Extra Crunch will be off on Monday and will resume publishing next Tuesday. Reminder: EC ticket discounts for Enterprise Sessions and Disrupt SF Next week, we will be hosting our Enterprise Sessions event at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. It’s […]

Fitbit Announces Versa 2 Smartwatch With Alexa

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Fitbit scooped up the remains of fan-favorite smartwatch maker Pebble several years ago, using that expertise to launch its own line of smartwatches. The Ionic came first, and then the smaller, cheaper Versa. Now, Fitbit is back with a […]

Fitbit cofounders James Park and Eric Friedman are coming to Disrupt SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] Ten years ago, a hardware startup launched a fitness device on stage at gpgmail 50. The $99 gadget combined a pedometer with a diet monitoring system, designed to help wearers meet their fitness goals. Of course, a lot has changed for Fitbit in the intervening decade. The company has since become synonymous with fitness […]

Apple, Samsung continue growth as North American wearables market hits $2B – gpgmail

[ad_1] New numbers out of Canalys show strong continued growth for the North America wearables market for Q2. The market hit $2 billion value for the quarter, according to the firm, marking a 38% year over year growth. It’s not exactly earth shattering, but it’s steady for a category that felt almost dead in the […]

The smartwatch category is growing, as Apple remains dominant – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fitbit and Samsung have capitalized as well — can Google do the same? Brian Heater @bheater / 7 hours Last week Samsung and Fossil kicked off the week by announcing new smartwatches. On the same day. At the same time. From a brief moment, it felt like 2015 all over again, when the world […]

Fitbit lowers guidance after Versa Lite disappoints – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fitbit continued solid device growth for Q2, up 31%, year over year, representing a 5% bump in revenue. From that angle, the company’s long-term turnaround appears to be on track — but things weren’t all cheery this time out. Notably, the company’s stock is down in after-hours trading after it lowered guidance for annual […]