Hot off a CES where the wearable fitness company displayed new partnerships and integrations instead of new device models, Fitbit today has announced that it is acquiring Vector Watch. I tested and reviewed Vector a while back and thought the device was one of the more hopeful Windows Mobile-oriented gadgets, its performance and abilities proved to be lackluster.
Like other fitness wearable companies, Fitibit is looking to solidify its place in the industry - an industry that is currently imploding due to a consolidation of actors. Fitbit just recently announced another acquisition as it snatched up the community darling, Pebble.
Per Vector, this is what you can expect right away from this acquisition:
- Vector Watch devices will continue to work, warranty is valid and technical support is available for all our smartwatches sold worldwide.
- Customers will be able to create and submit for approval designs for new watch faces both for Vector Luna and Meridian. Our platform can be accessed at http://developer.vectorwatch.com and the acceptance policy remains the same.
- Developers will no longer be able to create new streams; however, already published ones can be edited.
- If you want to own a Vector Watch, charging cables and screen protectors, you can find our products on sale within the list of worldwide retailers available online at: http://vectorwatch.com/retailers. Find the closest near to you.
Read the full announcement: The Vector Watch software platform and team joined the Fitbit family