Guest Post From wearable fitness-trackers to sleep-monitoring applications, mobile is the place to go for those looking to improve their health and well-being. But the persistent lack of interoperability among today’s leading and emerging mobile health technologies has resulted in widespread frustration.
We had two companies that got $43 million today — so why not celebrate the 40s!
Quantified selfers, there’s money to be made from your love of data. Fitbit, the fitness gadget maker that collects data about your exercise activities, received $43 million in funding today, according to an SEC filing.
According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 million Americans. But more than twice as many — 28 percent — are interested in wrist-based wearable devices. That’s almost 50 million people.
Fitness is good, but wellness is better. And to become one with the universe, you must first become one with your T-shirt.
So, you’re looking for a fitness wristband to keep you in a healthy mindset. We’ve compared the top three to help you choose.
The $100 Fitbit Flex starts shipping today, balancing the missing incline-sensing feature with Bluetooth connectivity.
Fitbug claims Fitbit has caused irreparable harm and damage to their company, and it has asked the U.S. District Court in Northern California to order Fitbit to stop allegedly using its Fitbit mark and conduct that causes confusion with Fitbug’s brand.
Security systems, cars, homes, appliances: everything modern, seemingly, has a remote control.
Self-quantification is awesome in theory, but the data and record-keeping, frankly, suck. Which is why I’m pretty pumped about the Amiigo fitness bracelet.
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Finally, Fitbit has an activity tracking wristband of its own.
The speculation is that Apple is designing a new iWatch that connects to iPhones, relays messages, and displays status alerts. But would the company that reinvented the computer, the phone, and the way we consume media be aiming so low?
Fitness gadgets are getting better at tracking your activity and sleep. Here’s the rundown on a bunch of options.
In the battle of the latest fitness gadgets, there are no losers.
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If you’ve been meaning to jump on Fitbit’s fitness tracking bandwagon, now’s a good time to start.
Fitbit today announced two new fitness trackers to maintain its lead against competitors like Nike.
Welcome to 2012 and a new list of New Year’s resolutions — a list that likely includes some variation on adopting a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to the acceleration of technology, fulfilling your resolutions this time around may be easier than it was in 2011.