Deal reinforces Fitbit’s commitment to innovation, expands potential
feature set of future devices
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT) the leader in the connected health and fitness
market, today announced it has acquired wearable payment assets of Coin,
a Silicon Valley consumer electronics and financial technology company.
The deal includes key personnel and intellectual property specific to
Coin’s wearables payment platform. While there are no plans to integrate
Coin’s wearable payments technology into the 2016 Fitbit product roadmap,
the acquisition accelerates Fitbit’s ability to develop an active
NFC payment solution that could be embedded into future Fitbit devices,
broadening its smart capabilities. The acquisition excludes smart
payment products, such as Coin 2.0.
This acquisition is indicative of Fitbit’s commitment to innovation,
which centers on making connected health and fitness devices that are
motivating, smart, and stylish.
“We are focused on making wearable devices that motivate people to reach
their health and fitness goals, and that also make their lives easier
with the smart features they need most,” said James Park, CEO and
co-founder of Fitbit. “Coin has been one of the key innovators in
advanced payment solutions. The inclusion of their payment technology
into our offerings will further our strategy of making Fitbit products
an indispensable part of people's lives."
The transaction was completed on May 12.
About Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them
with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader
in the connected health and fitness category, Fitbit designs products
and experiences that track everyday health and fitness. Fitbit’s diverse
line of award-winning products includes Fitbit
Charge HR™, Alta™,
One® and Fitbit
Zip® activity trackers, as well as the Aria®
Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Fitbit products are carried in over 50,000 retail
stores and in 63 countries around the globe.
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including, among other things, statements regarding the ability of
Fitbit to successfully develop an NFC payments solution feature for
future Fitbit devices and the timing of the introduction of such
feature. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may
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