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New Fitbit Sense Watch Will Help Detect Stress - Benzinga
Earlier this week, Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) announced three new devices for consumers. The company is launching further into the health care space with its ...
Earlier this week, Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) announced three new devices for consumers. The company is launching further into the health care space with its new offerings. What Happened: The Fitbit Sense highlights the new offerings. This new watch upgrades many offerings already included on Fitbit watches, but the big difference maker is an EDA sensor. This will be the first smartwatch on the market able to show users’ stress level. The Sense will use a built-in electrodermal activity sensor that can tell when a user is sweating even before they realize. The watch will be available for $329 in September. Fitbit Premium members will get detailed breakdowns of stress scores. The other two offerings from the company are the Versa 3 ($229) with improved heart tracking, and Inspire 2 ($99), a pure fitness tracker. Why It’s Important: The Fitbit Sense highlights the company’s push into health care. “I think one of the important things to take away from our fall launch is that it really underscores our continued evolution of being a pure fitness tracking company to a healthcare company," CEO James Park told Yahoo Finance. Park also mentioned there has been a greater interest in stress management since the pandemic. Fitbit also is testing its effectiveness in tracking COVID-19 symptoms in users. The Fitbit Sense offers a differentiating feature from other smartwatches on the market, something that can help the company gain share against Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). The watch will also include improved heart rate monitoring and an ECG app. Apple’s watches have seen plenty of positive press thanks to detecting heart conditions for its customers. The new watch should also boost the average selling price and paid subscribers for Fitbit Premium. The company announced recently that it hit 500,000 Fitbit Premium members, who pay $9.99 a month or $79.99 per year. Second-quarter revenue declined, but the bright spot was the average sale price rising 16% to $100. © 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Colt launches Internet Access On Demand in Singapore - Benzinga
Enabling enterprises to Pay As You Use & Scale Bandwidth in near-real-timeSINGAPORE, Aug 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Colt Technology Services has ...
Enabling enterprises to Pay As You Use & Scale Bandwidth in near-real-time SINGAPORE, Aug 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Colt Technology Services has extended 'on demand' capability to its premium business internet offering in Singapore, becoming the only provider in Singapore and the region to provide customers with IP Access On Demand via its SDN-enabled On Demand platform. As a 'pay as you use' commercial model, enterprises can benefit from high bandwidth and agile internet connectivity, provisioned quickly without signing up for any long term contracts. Enterprises now take full control over their internet connections, flexing bandwidth up and down in near-real-time with a feature-rich self-service portal removing complicated service delivery processes and lead-times. For existing Colt On Demand customers, there is no need to add another port. The same physical port enabling On Demand Ethernet and On Demand Cloud connections can be used for IP Access On Demand - enabling seamless and efficient connectivity. This new IP Access on Demand service is backed by Colt's wholly-owned and managed metro area network in Singapore, part of the global Colt IQ Network, which connects to more than 900 data centres and 29,000 on-net buildings globally. Since its launch in 2017, Colt's metro area network covers over 90% of Singapore and 95% of the Central Business District. With Colt being the only non-native carrier in Singapore that fully-owns its network, as well as fibre metro networks in key Asian cities (including Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka), the U.S. and major European cities, Colt is perfectly positioned to offer Singapore-based enterprises seamless connectivity solutions. Colt has branches and offices located around the world and provides a unique proposition to the local market. Today's business environment requires flexibility more than ever, and enterprises need connectivity solutions that can react to business challenges in real-time for them to continue to be successful. Colt's On Demand offering has grown from strength-to-strength, with the current expansion in Asia enabling connectivity across business hubs around the globe. Warren Aw, Regional Director in Singapore, says: "The launch of Internet Access On Demand in Singapore will give a big boost to our business. Colt is in a unique position as we are the only On-Demand internet access Service Provider in Singapore. We can support organisations should they require our market-leading portfolio when moving into the region. We are also well placed to support local organisations and existing customers in their drive for more efficient, innovative services as they continue their digital transformation journeys." "Even though we are living in unprecedented times, we need to make sure organisations can remain connected and continue to drive their businesses forward. What differentiates Colt from other providers is our ever-growing global footprint, connecting 52 metropolitan area networks, 210 cities and over 29,000+ on net buildings. We are in the best position to support enterprises through our secure and stable network, which can connect to their business locations globally with ease." About Colt Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing. Colt understands business connectivity requirements and provides high performance and high bandwidth solutions to enable customers' success, with Colt's vision centring on being the most customer oriented business in the industry. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net. Press Contact:Nola Pocock - Head of PR [email protected] Source: Colt Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire . All rights reserved.
Facebook Rolls Out Messenger Rooms, Co-Opts Zoom and Houseparty's Features - Benzinga
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) Messenger “Rooms,” a joinable group video call feature usable by even non-Facebook members, was launched on ...
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) Messenger “Rooms,” a joinable group video call feature usable by even non-Facebook members, was launched on Friday. What Happened Messenger Rooms supports video calls that can be used by up to 50 users with no time limit and will rival Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ZM) that also supports large number of users. The company is rolling out Messenger Rooms in some countries this week and will be available in the United States and the rest of the world over the coming weeks. Why It Matters According to Facebook, between Messenger and WhatsApp, there are more than 700 million account holders that participate in video and voice calls each day. The number of calls has more than doubled in many countries and even increased tenfold in others, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the social media giant released Facebook Gaming earlier than planned to cater to the needs of gamers under lockdown. Stan Chudnovsky, Vice President of Facebook Messenger, said in a statement, “We don’t view or listen to your calls, and the person who creates the room controls who can join, who sees the room, and if the room is locked or unlocked to new guests.” He claims that Rooms was built with “safety top of mind so you can feel comfortable connecting with your friends, family and communities.” Privacy concerns have dogged rival Zoom, which has just released an updated version with more robust security measures. Facebook Price Action Facebook shares traded 0.91% higher at $191.80 in the after-hours session on Friday. The shares had closed the regular session 2.67% higher at $190.07. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Facebook. © 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.