What happened this year in the land of connected activity devices? It has been a disruptive few years for a lot of ‘internet of things’ companies. Fitlinxx, the maker of Pebbles, went out of business, Withings was acquired by Nokia, Misfit was acquired by Fossil, MapMyFitness was acquired by Under Armour, and Jawbone stopped making consumer devices. Where does that leave us?
As of today, here’s where Walker Tracker data comes from.
What about all those tiny slices at the top of the graph?
How does this compare to last year?
It’s pretty easy to see from the data that Fitbit is still king and gained share year over year. The trends show a rise in Apple Health, Fitbit, Google Fit, and Garmin. Decreases are seen in manual entry (these are from the traditional, non-connected devices — they still retain a healthy following on Walker Tracker and are, by nature, the most privacy sensitive of the lot), Jawbone, and pretty much all other devices.
We do not connect with all devices (we added MapMyFitness today!), though we constantly evaluate to see which devices we ought to connect to. Let us know what you think of your device in the comments.