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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(...)

Step-counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading  scientist has claimed. File photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Step-counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading computer scientist has claimed. Dr Greg Hager, from (...)

Noelle O’Reilly, CEO of Dublin Tech Summit, which will include a Fashion Stage: “If you’ve just come from a very serious fintech talk and need a break, the fashion stage works for a bit of downtime.”

The Dublin Tech Summit, at the Convention Centre Dublin on February 15th and 16th, is not for hardcore techies. This is not a criticism, but rather a(...)

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 (...)

According to recent figures from research firm IDC, Fitbit had 23 per cent market share in the wearable technology space in the third quarter.

Wearable technology firm Fitbit saw healthy growth in profits and turnover at its Dublin-based international business in 2015, newly filed accounts s(...)

An athlete demonstrates the New Balance RunIQ fitness tracker watch at an exhibit of wearables by Intel during the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty

Are wearables set to die out, dealt the death blow by falling consumer interest as the novelty of counting every step you take wears off? Are you sti(...)

Photograph: iStock

Wearable fitness trackers aren’t for everyone. But if you think they might help motivate you, here are few suggestions. LumaFit From €69 Made by a(...)

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 (...)

FleishmanHillard managing director Rhona Blake: “we’ve had a very solid 2016 and a really strong second half of the year, particularly in terms of new business wins”

The Irish operation of public relations firm FleishmanHillard, whose clients include APB Group, Boots, Centra, Grant Thornton, Skoda and William Fry (...)

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