Fitbit gets to No.2 on the App Store in another holiday season win

Did you find a Fitbit under the tree this week?

It looks like Fitbit, once again, sold big over the holiday and Christmas period, with its companion app rising to No.2 on the App Store's free apps this week. Not to mention also taking the No.8 spot on Google Play too.

Last year the Fitbit app managed to take the No.1 spot on the App Store on Christmas Day, though we doubt CEO James Park and co are too worried about competition from Super Mario Run which is what pipped it this time.

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Indeed, Fitbit's shareholders - that fickle bunch - seem to be impressed. The news meant that Fitbit's shares gained 8% on Tuesday, though that's still down 39% on November before Park warned of manufacturing problems and lower demand.

We won't have Fitbit sales estimates for a while yet but perhaps Park was too cautious, judging by these app downloads. It's most likely a combination of gifts and pre-January "new me" purchases. In the third quarter of 2016, Fitbit sold approximately 5.3 million trackers, more devices than its nearest competitors Xiaomi, Apple or Samsung.

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We're expecting Fitbit to have an even bigger year, after its buy outs of Coin and Pebble. See where it comes in our list of 50 big wearable tech gamechangers for 2017.

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  • novdjokovic·

    It got No. 1 on Christmas Day, not No. 2

  • FitbitReaper·

    Too bad it's stock is a piece of $hit Down like 40% since mid Calendar Year of '16 

  • Shirlsstaff123·

    I got mine Christmas day so far had to change arms as I got very bad pain like bruising under my fit bit I no its not tight as can get 2 fingers underneath band I have moved it a bit lower now on other arm as was getting pain not sure weather it's user error or not. .. I cannot wear in bed as to painful if I lay on it but will see how I go in the next week or so