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Fitbit buys smartwatch maker Pebble's software assets


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Written by G.Я     12/07/2016 09:51:00 am  No comments

Fitbit buys smartwatch maker Pebble's software assets. Fitbit, Inc. the leader in the connected health and fitness market, today announced that it has acquired specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development. The acquisition excludes the company's hardware products. The Pebble transaction was completed on December 6.
Fitbit buys smartwatch maker Pebble's software assets
Fitbit buys smartwatch maker Pebble's software assets
With this acquisition, Fitbit adds deep industry expertise in platform development that complements the company's core discipline of innovative health and fitness features. The additional resources will facilitate the faster delivery of new products, features and functionality while introducing speed and efficiencies to develop the general purpose utility consumers value in a connected device. The acquisition will also accelerate the development of customized solutions and third party applications for Fitbit Group Health customers and partners, including researchers, employers and providers.

With Android usage accounting for nearly 90 percent of smartphone OS market share globally, the ability to deliver consumers cross-platform devices is a key competitive advantage in the wearables category. As an early entrant in the category, Pebble was a trail blazer of the largest open, agnostic connected device operating system, which complements Fitbit's broad cross-platform compatibility with more than 200 iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.

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