Jawbone Surprises with Acquisition of Mobile Health Startup

Although Jawbone first rose in consumer prominence in response to the company’s high-performance Bluetooth headsets, activity tracking has become one of the bigger markets explored in recent months by the hot young company.

Just this morning, news came to light that Jawbone has acquired San Francisco, California-based startup Massive Health, which was founded in 2010 as a way to reinvent how people deal with their health through technology.

“We are proud to say that we have been acquired by a company that not only leads in consumer products, but is the leading company in consumer health,” a post on the Massive Health website reads Tuesday. “They do hardware. They breathe design. They are FastCompany’s second most innovative consumer tech company (beaten only by Appleā€”and we’re coming for you, Apple). They are: Jawbone.”

Massive Health was a company born from a passion to make products that make being healthy as easy as using an iPhone. By bringing together the best and brightest from Silicon Valley, we believed we could help galvanize a design renaissance in health. With this acquisition, we believe we’ve succeeded.

By bringing Jawbone and Massive Health together, the acquired firm asserts, “we unify under one roof their world-class product team and our deep software know-how.”

As of this writing, financial terms of the deal aren’t known.

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