Since Fitbit absorbed Pebble like an intergalactic space creature would a taco sandwich, all eyes have been trained on the fitness wearable company to see what they’re going to do with their new acquisition. Rumours have hinted at a smartwatch and this latest set of leaks appear to confirm that fact.
This is what the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch will look like.
In the first quarter of the year, Apple for the very first time had overtaken Fitbit which has been a dominant wearable brand for the longest time. However, in last quarter, Apple has been dethroned from the top spot and it isn’t by Fitbit.
As if it wasn’t clear enough that Huawei’s all about fitness with their wearables, the Chinese company has unveiled yet another pair of fitness-centric smart wearables and they’re designed to take on Fitbit’s Charge 2. Meet the Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro.
Even with the introduction of new smartwatches, Fitbit has shown resilience in the past few years maintaining the top spot in the wearable market. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics.
Apple has taken over the number 1 spot and to rub salt into the wound, Fitbit is also overtaken by an affordable Chinese rival.
Fitbit is still struggling to launch its first proper smartwatch. Initially planned for this quarter’s release, the upcoming wearable has been delayed until later this year due to several issues which include GPS performance.
Now we get an early peek of Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch thanks to Yahoo Finance and it looks like an evolution of its current Blaze fitness watch.
To me, fitness trackers should be as discrete as possible. The more comfortable and unobtrusive it is, the more likely I will wear it. So, when Fitbit launched the brand new Alta HR today, I was definitely looking forward to seeing if it could take the place of the Charge 2 on my wrist.
You would probably know by now that Pebble is officially dead after its acquisition by Fitbit. As a result, Pebble’s cloud services which are quite dependent on most Pebble users would eventually come to an end.
To ensure that all existing Pebble smartwatches would continue to tick in the foreseeable future, they have just released a new software update which allows you to use your smartwatch independently.
Smartwatch maker Pebble was in dire straits this past year. Despite the resounding popularity of their new wearables (which raised almost USD13 million on Kickstarter), a report surfaced earlier this month that the company was going to be sold to Fitbit.
However, a recent report also states that this deal would result in the cancellation of Pebble’s Time 2 and the Pebble Core.
I love rooting for the underdog. That’s probably why I like Pebble so much…even though I’ve never owned one before. But now, it looks like the company’s underdog story is coming to an end.
After a rough patch, the e-paper smartwatch company looks poised to be bought and absorbed by fitness wearable giant Fitbit.