Fitbit buys out smartwatch maker Vector

Fitness band manufacturer Fitbit has acquired yet another smartwatch company. Merely a month after Fitbit's acquisition of Pebble, the San Francisco-based corporation has now bought out Vector – a smartwatch maker hailing from London, for an undisclosed amount.

Vector launched in March 2015 with two very elegant smartwatch models called Vector Meridian and Vector Luna. Both models come in various cases and straps made out of high-grade materials, and the company even partnered up with BMW to create a limited edition of the Vector Luna. These wearables also feature a battery life of 30 days, phone notifications, basic activity tracking and an interface that supports certain third-party applications.

Vector announced the merger with a statement on its website: 

The company assured that their watches will continue to function as intended, but new product features will not be added. One notable difference from the Pebble deal is that warranties and technical support for Vector wearables won't be cut off. 

How much of an influence will Vector have over the design and features of future Fitbit wearables? Currently, no one knows, but while we're waiting to see the effects of this merger, let us remind you how Vector's Luna model looks in black and brown.



3. Cicero

Posts: 1167; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

The developers of Vector are Romanians.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3208; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Great. The only two smartwatches that worked on BlackBerry OS10 are now in the hands of Fitbit.

1. libra89

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Bummer :(

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