[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Fitbit's outstanding innovations contributed to the technology industry for 16 years (2007)


(worldkings.org) Fitbit (stylized as fitbit) is an American consumer electronics and fitness company. It produces wireless-enabled wearable technology, physical fitness monitors and activity trackers such as smartwatches, pedometers and monitors for heart rate, quality of sleep and stairs climbed as well as related software.The company has sold more than 120 million devices and has 29 million users in over 100 countries.

The company’s milestones: 

March 26, 2007: The company was founded as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. in San Francisco, California, by James Park (CEO) and Eric Friedman (CTO). 

October 2007: The company changed its name to Fitbit, Inc.

2014: Fitbit began offering activity trackers, along with a website and a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile. Users have the ability to log their food, activities, and weight, to track over time and set daily and weekly goals for themselves for steps, calories burned and consumed, and distance walked.



2017: The company released its Fitbit Ionic smartwatch.  

2018: The company released a redesigned, lower-priced version of the smartwatch called the Versa.

October 2018: The Fitbit Charge 3, a wristband health and fitness tracker introduced, and was the first device to feature an oxygen saturation (SPO2) sensor. 

December 17, 2018: Fitbit released the Fitbit OS 3.0, which included an extended dashboard, quick logging for weight and water intake, and goal-based exercise mode. The new extended on-device dashboard (Fitbit Today) would include more data regarding sleep, water intake and weight.



June 3, 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced Fitbit Flow, a ventilator in response to the shortages of ventilators in medical centers and hospitals around the world which are needed to treat critically ill patients.

August 2021: Fitbit also announced new smartwatches Fitbit charge 5 tracker, which is water resistant to a greater degree but not waterproof. 

August 2022: Fitbit announced new smartwatches, the Versa 4, the Inspire 3, and the Sense 2, featuring incremental improvements mainly in fitness tracking features and battery life over the last iterations.



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