Fitbit paid 23 million dollars for the assets of Pebble

Fitbit paid 23 million dollars for the assets of Pebble

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Fitnesstrackerfabrikant Fitbit has 23 million dollars paid for the acquisition on smartwatchmaker Pebble, in the fourth quarter of 2016.

That leaves Fitbit in the quarterly report that the company on Wednesday has published.

Initially it was thought that Pebble for less than forty million dollars’ would be acquired. It is the smartwatchmaker in the past managed more than forty million dollars to pick up donations on crowdfundingwebsite Kickstarter. There is that prediction may come from.

In addition, Fitbit fifteen million dollars paid for Vector Watch, a other manufacturer of smartwatch.

Less fitnesstrackers sold

In the last quarter of 2016 has Fitbit 6.5 million fitnesstrackers sold. A year earlier, it was 8.2 million.

The sales decreased from 711,6 million to 573,8 million dollars. Nevertheless, the number of active Fitbit-fitnesstrackergebruikers increased from 16.9 million to over 23 million.

Fitbit posted in the previous quarter and a loss of more than 146 million dollars, while the company a year before a profit is booked of over $ 64 million.

Higher sales, however, loss

Throughout 2016, the manufacturer has a sales of nearly 2.17 billion dollars. A year earlier this was still 1,86 billion dollars.

Furthermore, there is a loss of 102.8 million dollars listed for 2016. At the end of 2015, the profit is still more than 175 million dollars.

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