New Fitbit bands may soon double up as mobile wallets 

Fitbit users could soon make payments with a flick of the wrist, as the maker of the simple yet hugely popular fitness bands races to pack in more features in its products.Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it bought wearable payment technology assets from Silicon Valley startup Coin, which makes devices that use near-field communication (NFC).Fitbit,[…]

Fitness band faceoff: Garmin vivofit 3 vs. Fitbit Alta 

A lot of writers have published a lot of stories about how Fitbit should be (and perhaps is) worried about Apple and its Watch wearable. The real story, however, is that Garmin is now a serious Fitbit competitor in the world of activity trackers.[Related: Garmin vivoactive HR vs. Fitbit Surge]Garmin’s new vivofit 3 ($100), for example,[…]