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Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky   at the Web Summit in  Dublin in 2015. Pebble is among the firms  that found out that being a star on crowdfunding sites didn’t necessarily translate into a sustainable business. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Think of crowdfunding and you might immediately think of throwing a few euro towards a new smartwatch or a plant pot that does double duty as an air p(...)

The new Fitbit Ionic automatically detects when you start exercising. Photograph:  Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Earlier this year, Fitbit bought the assets of now defunct smartwatch maker Pebble, and the Ionic is the first smartwatch to come out of that merging (...)

The Fitbit Ionic is the company’s first device to include a sensor that can estimate blood oxygen levels.

Fitbit unveiled its first smartwatch on Monday, hoping that the health-focused features of the device will reverse the hardware maker’s declining infl(...)

The company sold 6.5 million devices in the fourth quarter. That compares with more than 8.2 million in the quarter a year ago

Fitbit’s fourth-quarter revenue fell 19 per cent, hurt by fading consumer demand for its once-popular wearable fitness trackers. Revenue in the quart(...)

The Flex, an ‘electronic coach’, device by Fitbit

“There’s 14 billion wrists in the world,” Eric Migicovsky told me a few years ago while explaining his confidence in the future of Pebble, the plucky (...)

Fitbit founder James Park: bought Pebble – or some of its key assets  – for $40m. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Pebble, the one-time darling of the wearable tech market and the crowdfunding scene, has called time on its operation. Despite selling more than 2 m(...)

Chief executive James Park unveils the FitBit Blaze fitness tracker at an industry event  in January. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Fitbit has confirmed its acquisition of Pebble, including the smartwatch pioneer’s software, intellectual property and many of its engineers, but not (...)

Eric Migicovsky at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

“There’s 14 billion wrists in the world,” says Eric Migicovsky with a smile. There is a very good reason he has an interest in wrists and what can go (...)

Pebble Time Smart Watch If the price of the Apple Watch is a sticking point, Pebble’s range is worth considering. It’s got some new models with a f(...)

People who purchase the watch early on Kickstarter will be able to pay $160 for the Pebble Time, which will cost $200 at retail locations later this year.

When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last year, the company chose to do so in the same spaceit showed off the Macintosh computer 30 years earlier. It (...)

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