Archive | June 5, 2018

Fitbit Eating Garmin’s Lunch With The $200, No-GPS But With-Music, ‘Versa’.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the ‘Techcrunch’ post.

Click to access the Amazon product page.

Click to access “MarketWatch” for Fitbit.

This is beyond amazing and highly depressing. The Fitbit Versa does not warrant this level of interest and support. They have sold 1 million units — within a month! Sacré bleu.

How Fitbit outmaneuvers and outsells Garmin, on a consistent basis, is pretty incredible. It is all marketing.

90% of those that buy Fitbit have not ever heard of Garmin.

To be fair Fitbit got this right. No GPS, but music — and at $200.

The Garmin Forerunner 645, with GPS, is twice that!

So, if you don’t want GPS, this is quite the watch for $200 — given that it has 3 gyroscopes and an altimeter.

However, Fitbit stock is still in the doghouse. Garmin has done much, much better.

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by Anura Guruge

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