Jawbone, a company popular for its Bluetooth headsets, speakers and fitness bands, is reportedly closing shop. A report from The Information suggests that the company has already begun sending notices to its staff as well as the creditors. Most of the employees at Jawbone have begun the transition to a spinoff brand, known as Jawbone Health Hub, the report adds. CEO and co-founder of Jawbone, Hosain Rahman, has already moved on to the new company.
The Consumer Electronics Show can sometimes be the home for companies to show off what’s known as “vaporware,” or something that’s been announced, but isn’t available to buy.
Last year was an interesting time for Jawbone, an accessory and device manufacturer that has been around for quite some time.
James Park, co-founder and chief executive of Fitbit, believes Apple has the wrong approach to wearables with the Apple Watch. Park has also revealed how his company’s latest devices were inspired by the iPhone 4s and its seamless Bluetooth syncing.
Smartwatches are expected to become even bigger in 2016 as shipments reach 110 million by the end of the year — and Apple Watch is likely to account for half of them, according to IDC. By 2019, smartwatch shipments are expected to surpass 200 million units.
All wearables are not designed equal, and, more often than not, this is a conscious decision to separate the device from the laundry list of competitors.
When it comes to wearables, one of the more attractive options out there is the Apple Watch, but sometimes it just isn’t meant to be.
There are a lot of devices to choose from when it comes to gifting, but apparently a lot of people out there got a Fitbit for Christmas.
For wearables, especially smartwatches, adding as many features as possible is one way to stand out. Fitness tracking is something that many consider standard at this point.
Last year, HP unveiled the MB Chronowing, a straightforward smartwatch with an old-time design. Now HP’s back with a more futuristic design and more features.