Nov 30, 2018

Smartwatch prices to drop by 2022

The cost of smartwatches will slowly decline, due to lower-priced competitors and as higher volumes lead to reductions in manufacturing and component costs.

Aug 3, 2018

FNB debuts payment feature for Fitbit, Garmin

The bank introduces a tap-and-go payment feature, which allows customers to make payments using their Fitbit and Garmin wearables.

Apr 18, 2018

Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor lands in SA

The Fitbit Versa will be available in SA for R3 200 from the beginning of May.


Clothing, ear-based wearables to grow to 30m in 2022

Specialist wearables are expected to grow over 25 times faster than typical activity trackers, according to Juniper research.

Nov 2, 2017

Fitbit forecasts better than expected quarterly revenue

New products uplift the San Francisco-based company, which has come under pressure in a saturating market for wearables.

Oct 3, 2017

Roku stock slumps after rally

Despite a line-up of new devices, the newly listed music streaming company's stock tumbled 11% yesterday.

Sep 4, 2017

Smartwatches drive wearables growth in Q2 2017

Wearables shipments grew 10.3% year-over-year in Q2 2017, pushed by smartwatch growth.

Aug 29, 2017

Fitbit takes aim at Apple with new smartwatch

The wearable device maker yesterday launched its latest device, the Ionic smartwatch, with features ranging from fitness tracking to contactless payment.

Aug 3, 2017

Fitbit tops revenue estimates

The wearable device maker reports a smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly revenue.

Jul 10, 2017

Jawbone's demise a case of 'death by overfunding'

The consumer electronics company now ranks as the second largest failure among venture-backed companies, based on total funding raised.

May 4, 2017

Fitbit blazes past its revenue forecast

The wearable device-maker reports quarterly revenue above its own forecast, and says launches planned for this year are on track.

Mar 6, 2017

Wearables market reaches all-time high

Worldwide shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 16.9% year-over-year, says IDC.

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