Fitbit now owns Vector as it scoops up another smartwatch maker
Say goodbye to another small smartwatch company gobbled up by the Fitbit machine.
Fitbit continues to grow its portfolio, with the fitness tech company now acquiring Vector, our favorite smartwatch maker. This comes a short time after the acquisition of Pebble, though with Vector offering full support for Windows Mobile we're a little more despondent this time around.
From Vector's blog post:
It all sounds like the usual PR spiel from such an acquisition, but Vector is also answering a few questions. Mostly you can still buy a watch and it will still work and be supported, but it looks like the end of the road for new features:
As for what Fitbit intends to do with all this smartwatch software it's purchasing, only time will tell. But at least Fitbit is a good partner of Microsoft and continues to support the Windows platform, so we'd expect to be included whatever it ends up being.
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