Apple removes Nike FuelBand and Jawbone UP from its stores as Apple Watch launch looms
posted by Alan F. / Mar 11, 2015, 9:44 PM
Other fitness monitors are still listed for sale in the online Apple Store, although they are not worn on the wrist. For example, both Wahoo and Polar have monitors that are worn around the body. The Jawbone UP Move clip-on finess tracker is also still available online.
Apple had already stopped selling popular fitness bands made by Fitbit last year after the wearable manufacturer decided not to allow its products to integrate with Apple's HealthKit. The latter keeps track of the fitness and health data generated by third party fitness trackers, and the Apple Watch once it is released.
Nike, for its part, has been focusing on software instead of hardware and its health and fitness focused Nike+ app will be available for the Apple Watch.
source: re/code via AppleInsider
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Apple watch has been officially renamed "Apple Want"
posted on Mar 11, 2015, 9:45 PM 1
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I don't think these type of device are necessary when your doing your workout. People now a days connect their lives to technology. So lame.
posted on Mar 11, 2015, 9:51 PM 1
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They're not necessary, but depending on your level of commitment they can be very useful, so not lame at all... At least no more lame than somebody slamming connectivity on a mobile tech site... ;-)
posted on Mar 11, 2015, 11:59 PM 1
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Those sons of B$$$h$, they should be sued for non competitive behavior!!!
posted on Mar 12, 2015, 1:38 PM 0
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Guess that means no Android Wear compatibility anytime soon. Is Pebble up next???? What a shame that a company this large has to do this. If your product is good let people decide. Are headphones next on the chopping block? But then again it's their store and they can do what ever they want.
posted on Mar 11, 2015, 10:23 PM 4
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That last sentence is the key. You don't see Goodyear selling Firestone tires in their stores, nor do you see Tiffany selling Bulgari. As Apple sells more products in stores with finite floor space, expect to see more things get squeezed out.
posted on Mar 11, 2015, 10:38 PM 5
I do see Goodyear selling Yokohama, Kumho, Cooper, and Hangook tires in their stores. It's not as if Apple Stores are selling the LG Urbane. I guess Apple Car and ios compatability will start being phased out as Apple looks to start selling automobiles.
posted on Mar 12, 2015, 1:55 AM 4
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Yes it's their store and If their going to remove a product from the competitor they should make sure they have something better to replace It, which the Apple watch does not (my opinion). Waste of $400
posted on Mar 11, 2015, 11:20 PM 2
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Yea who wants to do business with apple. They either turn your company into bankrupcy or just simply show you the door out. And Nike even did alot of things for apple. Thank god im not married to this pathetic company. ..
posted on Mar 12, 2015, 12:35 AM 1
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Yup pretty much all the suppliers who worked for Apple have nothing but curses when they talk about them. Almost all of them are being ripped off big time and the only way they're still cooperating with them is because of the name.
posted on Mar 12, 2015, 1:01 AM 0
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Because God Forbid if Apple had to deal with some competition.
posted on Mar 12, 2015, 7:44 AM 0
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