Apple reclaims world #1 wearable maker spot

After a great third quarter, Apple is back on top of the wearables market, with a new report from Canalys stating that the tech giant now controls nearly a quarter of the wearable

Published on: November 16th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

First look at Fitbit’s newest smartwatch and wireless headphones

Fitbit is trying its hand in the smartwatch and wireless headphones market, and on first glance, the devices don't disappoint. This week we are unboxing the latest Fitbit devices for Tech and Sports,

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit launches its first smartwatch, wireless headphones, and an updated smart scale

Apple may have overtaken Fitbit as the world’s top wearables vendor earlier this year, but the longtime leader has some tricks up its sleeve. Fitbit has recently unveiled its first-ever smartwatch, the Fitbit

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit Ionic smart watch to launch new mobile payments service

Fitbit is entering the mobile payments market with a branded feature called Fitbit Pay on its new Fitbit Ionic device hitting retail shelves this October, the firm announced on Monday. Similar to other

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Fitbit is taking its NBA jersey sponsorship to the next level

The NBA opened the flood gates this offseason to jersey advertisements, and Fitbit is taking the opportunity to the next level. The wearable-device maker has announced that it has sponsored the Minnesota Timberwolves

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Canada in top 20 most fit countries, Fitbit data reveals

If you thought it was hard to reach your step count goals every day, Fitbit may be giving you some extra motivation. The US-based connected wearable fitness device company has identified its list of

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Smartwatch maker Pebble discontinues brand after Fitbit acquisition

The connected health and fitness market just became a little smaller. Wearable activity tracking technology company Fitbit announced on Dec. 7 that it had acquired specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs


Opportunities abound with these two wearable workplace apps

If there has been been a revolution in how human resources professionals approach their tasks in recent months, it would have to be credited to new wearable devices like Microsoft Band and Oculus

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Should HR really be using wearables to monitor employee heart rates?

The quest for work/life balance isn’t a new drama, and with more companies pushing a flexible workplace model fueled by mobile technology that will only increase. But here’s a new wrinkle in the

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

IDC says Apple Watch shipments met outside projections

Apple Inc. shipped 3.6 million wearables in the second quarter of 2015, according to analyst firm IDC. In putting a number on Apple Watch shipments, the sole Apple product in this category, IDC

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Fitbit Charge HR satisfies your inner competitive athlete

Fitbit Inc. makes what are perhaps the most ubiquitous of the many activity trackers sprung onto the market in the past couple of years. Fitbit emerged early, starting up in 2007 in San

Published on: August 21st, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Get social – Pet Wearables are taking woof to a whole new level

As we all know, “Dogs are a man’s/woman’s best friend!” so it should not be any surprise that humans’ interest and embrace of wearables is quickly migrating to Fido. A pet wearable event held

Published on: July 2nd, 2015 Marylka Empey

3 kinds of wearables as we know them today

Expect the nascent wearables industry in Canada to be worth $600 million in five years. This was one of the insights that Krista Napier, senior analyst of mobility for IDC Canada, offered at

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji