�Selina Wang and Su­san Decker

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - Politics/ Policy -

com­mis­sion rul­ings, to over­turn it on pub­lic pol­icy grounds, but such ef­forts rarely suc­ceed.

Jaw­bone is no longer among the top five most pop­u­lar track­ing devices. Ap­ple, Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics, and Xiaomi have in­tro­duced com­pet­ing prod­ucts. That’s also threat­en­ing Fit­bit. “The mar­ket sees Fit­bit in this cat­e­gory go­ing against Ap­ple at the top, Sam­sung in the middle, and Xiaomi in the bot­tom,” says Steven Wardell, an an­a­lyst at Leerink Part­ners, who has a hold rat­ing on the com­pany. “There’s in­vestor anx­i­ety about the long-term fu­ture.”

The bot­tom line The U.S. In­ter­na­tional Trade Com­mis­sion could stop im­ports of Fit­bits and Jaw­bones amid com­pet­ing pa­tent claims.

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