Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

Google is acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion – TechCrunch

Just days after it was reported that Google was close to buying Fitbit, Google and Fitbit today confirmed the purchase: Google will pay $7.35 per share for the wearables company in an all-cash deal that values Fitbit at $2.1 billion. Relatively speaking, this is a great landing for Fitbit . The company’s price has fluctuated… Continue reading

Meet TezLab, the Fitbit for Tesla vehicles – TechCrunch

Some of the best real-time insights into Tesla and its global fleet of electric vehicles — outside the confines of its Silicon Valley headquarters — might be through the lens of TezLab, a tiny upstart in Brooklyn. Now, a little more than two years after its founding, TezLab is on the verge of hitting what… Continue reading

How the Apple Watch changed the world – TechCrunch

In 2015 Switzerland was fucked. This blunt belief, grunted out by Apple’s Jony Ive and repeated by the media as a death knell for the watch industry, seemed to define a sad truth: that the Swiss watch was dead and Apple pulled the trigger. Now, three years and four Apple Watches later, was Ive right?… Continue reading

Fitbit CEO James Park on the way forward for wearables

The last couple of years have been tough on Fitbit. After riding the wearable wave to exponential growth, the company has undergone grown pains, readjusting its outlook and shrinking its workforce. The company may have grown too fast, riding a tech trend on the way up, without prepping itself for the crash — or at… Continue reading

Fitbit is betting big on the Ionic smartwatch

The Ionic is a bit of a Hail Mary pass. The smartwatch represents years of R&D and millions of dollars in acquisitions converging into one product. It’s one the company’s CEO has been talking up months before its official unveiling, pointing to it as a sign that Fitbit has fight left in it, even as… Continue reading

A smartwatch won’t fix what’s broken with Fitbit

Fitbit’s Q2 earnings could have been worse. Unlike Q4 of last year, the company didn’t use the opportunity to announce that it would be laying off six percent of its staff. Still, things are bad. As we pointed out earlier in the week, the company’s stock price is little more than 10 percent of its… Continue reading

Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by researchers in the UK suggests that, in some circumstances, fitness wearables can end up doing the opposite: becoming a… Continue reading

A first-time wearables user reviews the Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit has eight different fitness trackers on the market right now. And while the company’s financials are downright troubling, it’s still shipping more product that every other wearable company. That’s due in part to tremendous name recognition, solid product design and mainstream appeal. The company offers eight different tiers of products, but they’re all design… Continue reading