Fitbit targets employers and health plans with Care

Fitbit targets employers and health plans with Care

When it launched the Versa back in March, Fitbit also announced plans to pivot. While the company will continue to operate in consumer hardware, it’s also shifting much of its focus toward healthcare. A month…

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Taking a spin with Garmin’s vivosmart 4 activity tracker, out today

Taking a spin with Garmin’s vivosmart 4 activity tracker, out today

Garmin continues to go head-to-head with Fitbit with the launch of its latest offering — the vivosmart 4 activity tracker. This sleek new wristband not only tracks steps, activities and gives you the weather but…

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With Charge 3, Fitbit blurs the smartwatch line

With Charge 3, Fitbit blurs the smartwatch line

Fitbit’s ability to start righting the ship can largely be credited with its dive into the smartwatch category. Ionic was a bit of a mess, to be sure, but the Versa has proven a bona…

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Foundry Group quietly announces a big fat $750 million fund

Foundry Group quietly announces a big fat $750 million fund

Foundry Group, the Boulder, Co.-based venture firm cofounded 11 years ago by startup whisperer Brad Feld, has raised a $750 million seventh fund to target early-stage and growth-stage companies, as well as to invest in other venture…

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Trump’s China tariffs could drive up the price of the Apple Watch and Fitbit trackers

Trump’s China tariffs could drive up the price of the Apple Watch and Fitbit trackers

A new $200 billion round of tariffs on Chinese goods could have some broader implications for U.S.-based hardware companies. New government rulings on the Trump-imposed tariffs single out a couple of key devices buy name,…

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Fitbit employees charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Fitbit employees charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Six current and former Fitbit employees have been hit with a federal indictment over the theft of trade secrets from one-time rival, Jawbone. All had worked for Jawbone for at least a year between 2011…

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The many twists and turns of hardware

The many twists and turns of hardware

Steve Sloane Contributor More posts by this contributor The mystery of the public marketplace Getting to the root of the revenue multiple Note: This is the final article in a three-part series on valuation thoughts…

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Hurry! Fitbits Are Now On Sale

Hurry! Fitbits Are Now On Sale

Fitbits have been all the rage recently, and I’ve finally caught up to the trend. All I can say is, what took me so long? These are such wonderful tools in tracking your fitness journey,…

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