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Fitbit

Fitbit is a company producing activity trackers founded by James Park.

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Timeline

August 28, 2019

Fitbit announces Versa 2, Aria Air with Premium subscription service

August 2019

Fitbit launches a watch called the Versa 2 with built-in Amazon Alexa and sleep tracking capabilities.

August 13, 2013

Fitbit raises a $43,000,000 series D round from Qualcomm Ventures, Foundry Group, True Ventures and SoftBank Capital.

January 1, 2012

Fitbit raises a $2,069,200 series C round from Foundry Group, True Ventures, SoftTech VC and Felicis Ventures.

September 10, 2010

Fitbit raises a $9,000,000 series B round from Foundry Group, True Ventures and Felicis Ventures.

October 10, 2008

Fitbit raises a $2,000,000 series A round from True Ventures.

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Adriel Velazquez

Employee



Adrienne Dreyfus

Employee



Alex Bowman

Employee



Alex Goya

Employee



Allison Leahy

Employee



Andre Batista

Employee



Angad Singh

Employee



Ash Dewey Grigas

Employee



Audrey Cole

Employee



Awot Ghirmai

Employee



Aydin Senkut

Investor



Benoit Mayer

Employee



Brad Feld

Board member



Bret Netzer

Employee



Bruce Yang

Employee



Cameron Ring

Investor



Caroline Wiryadinata

Employee



Corey Spears

Employee



Courtney Clavon

Employee



Doug Strickland

Employee



Emma Feshbach

Employee



Eric Xu

Employee



Garry Shtutman

Employee



Hale Fulton

Employee



Hao Le

Employee



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News

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PTI
January 19, 2020
Devdiscourse
Researchers have reported for the first time that the resting heart rate, and sleep data from wearable devices can be used for real-time prediction of infectio
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
December 26, 2019
Mail Online
Apple's App Store list suggest Amazon's Echo was a popular gift this holiday season this year, as it took the number one spot on the top 10 free apps list following Christmas Day.
Andrew Meola
December 18, 2019
Business Insider
Still confused about what the Internet of Things is? Check out specific devices, applications and examples of IoT that are redefining global markets.
James Rogerson
December 15, 2019
TechRadar
From fitness trackers to smartwatches and beyond, any of these gifts would make a fitness fan very happy.
Mariam Matti
December 13, 2019
CTVNews
Are fitness trackers such as Fitbit Ace 2 and Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 an effective tool to help keep your kids active? Experts weigh the pros and cons of buying a device for your child.
Jordan Minor
December 12, 2019
Geek.com
If we're going to keep using wearable technology to quantify our bodies in increasingly creepy ways, it needs to do more than just help us stay in shape. It can't just help. It ...
Rob Thubron
December 11, 2019
TechSpot
As reported by The New York Post, both agencies were concerned over the sensitive health data that Google would have access to as a result of the purchase. Privacy advocacy groups such as the Center for Digital Democracy, Public Citizen,...
Bani Sapra
December 10, 2019
Business Insider
The tech giant's acquisition of Fitbit prompted concerns over sensitive health data now joining Google's already-substantial consumer data portfolio.
Lisa Eadicicco
December 10, 2019
Business Insider
Apple's AirPods have emerged as the leader in the fastest-growing wearables category, making it harder for Samsung and others to catch up.
Owen Burke and Mara Leighton
December 2, 2019
Business Insider
Updated 12/2/19 at 4:50 pm EST: Kohl's Cyber Monday sale includes deals on Dyson, Fitbit, & more. Plus, earn $15 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
The Logic
November 19, 2019
Financial Post
Bell has applied for patents in the U.S. and Canada that lay out a comprehensive vision for how its wearable technology could be used both by individuals looking to monitor ill loved ones, and by institutions wanting to track large populations.Peter J. Thompson/National Post files
David Nield
November 17, 2019
Wired
Apps like FitBit and Apple Health collect some of the most sensitive data you have. Here's how to control what they can see and what they can do with it.
Diane Bartz
November 13, 2019
U.S.
Lawmakers pressed top U.S. antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet's Google , Facebook , Amazon and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies' continued acquisitions.
Gilad Edelman
November 13, 2019
Wired
The company's moves into health data will test how serious antitrust enforcers are about privacy issues.
Michael Simon
November 13, 2019
Macworld
Fitbit is rolling out a number of new features designed to make your Versa more like a smartwatch.
Dieter Bohn
November 12, 2019
The Verge
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the best smartwatch for Android users -- whether you have a Galaxy, a Pixel, or OnePlus phone. The Active 2 is good because it checks off all the most important smartwatch boxes: it looks pretty good, is fast enough, and has a few good fitness options. The battery lasts a little over a single day.
Ingrid Lunden
November 12, 2019
TechCrunch
On the heels of Google buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion, another player in wearables and health technology has picked up a big round of growth funding to continue expanding its business. Whoop, which makes a sensor-equipped (and screen-free) strap that continuously tracks your activities 24/7 and then provides a multitude of performance metrics and other [...]
WIRED Staff
November 8, 2019
Wired
On this week's podcast, we talk about the Facebook rebrand, Google buying Fitbit, and what happens when big brands take over small, disparate products.
Rob Thubron
November 8, 2019
TechSpot
According to Strategy Analytics, Apple continues to lead the pack by a wide margin. The Cupertino firm shipped 6.8 million of its Apple Watches in Q3 2019, up 51 percent compared to the 4.5 million units it shipped during the...
Foo Yun Chee
November 7, 2019
U.S.
The acquisition of companies for their data is concerning in general for regulators, Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday, a week after Google bought fitness trackers company Fitbit.
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