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The problem with fitness trackers

The problem with fitness trackers

In today's world, fitness related businesses and products are growing like crazy. One of the larger trends seen in the mobile electronic market are fitness related products. While there were fitness bands like FitBit and a handful of useful health applications available for mobile devices, 2014...
Coming soon to Indiegogo: LEO, An intelligent fitness wearable by GestureLogic

Coming soon to Indiegogo: LEO, An intelligent fitness wearable by GestureLogic

Leonard MacEachern is a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His company, GestureLogic, is showing off a new wearable that is soon to arrive on Indiegogo. The wearable, called LEO, is a band of silver-woven fabric that wraps around the user's thigh and measures hamstring movement...
SMS Audio heart-rate sensing headphones leverages Intel tech to solve wearable tech's biggest challenge

SMS Audio heart-rate sensing headphones leverage Intel tech to solve wearable tech's biggest challenge

50 Cent's SMS Audio and Intel have partnered together to release new heart-rate sensing headphones. While the headphones sound similar to what LG had released earlier in the year, the Intel partnership solves one of the biggest problems with wearable technology. Thus far, many of the wearables on...

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Wrist-on with the fancy Withings Activité fitness watch

Smartwatches and fitness watches started out somewhat utilitarian and understated, but watches like the upcoming Withings Activité are bringing real fashion to the party. Unlike the round-faced Moto 360 and LG G Watch R smartwatches running Android Wear, the Withing Activité dials things back to...
Jabra's new earburds track your heart while pumping tracks

Jabra's new earbuds will track your heartbeat while pumping tunes

The Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds from Jabra will, as the name might imply, monitor your heartbeat through your lobes. The Bluetooth earbuds feature a biometric heart rate monitor that will sync up with the Jabra Sport Pulse app (coming for both iPhone and Android) and give the exercising wearer...
Sony has a $200 sensor to analyze why your tennis game sucks

Sony's $200 Smart Tennis Sensor will tell you everything that's wrong with your swing

If you've been wondering why you're just so bad at tennis, or hoping to improve on your already awesome game, Sony's new Smart Tennis Sensor might be just the gadget you've been looking for. The gadget, which will screw into the lower end of compatible "select tennis racket models by top...
SMS Audio heart-rate sensing headphones leverages Intel tech to solve wearable tech's biggest challenge

SMS Audio heart-rate sensing headphones leverage Intel tech to solve wearable tech's biggest challenge

50 Cent's SMS Audio and Intel have partnered together to release new heart-rate sensing headphones. While the headphones sound similar to what LG had released earlier in the year, the Intel partnership solves one of the biggest problems with wearable technology. Thus far, many of the wearables on...
Runtastic Orbit keeps things focused on the run

Runtastic Orbit keeps things focused on the run

Runtastic, best known for their suite of fitness apps, has today released their Orbit fitness tracker. The Runtastic Orbit tracks a users steps, fitness activities, calories burned, sleep cycles, and even ambient light. The Orbit uses Bluetooth smart to connect to the companion smartphone app,...
Sense sleep monitor aims to track your tossing and turning through your pillow

Sense sleep monitor aims to track your tossing and turning through your pillow

Sense is a new connected accessory that hopes to help you have a better day through better sleep. Comprised of two parts, a Sleep Pill that clips on to your pillow to measure movement in bed and a a Sense module that sits on a nightstand or table to analyze your surroudings, the system will tell...
Rumored Under Armour partnership could help Samsung compete with Apple

Rumored Under Armour partnership to help Samsung compete with Apple

It looks like Samsung may be pushing further into the connected market. After partnering with UCSF to expand its health initiatives and a speculated expansion into the connected home space with rumored acquisition of SmartThings, Samsung is now rumored to be partnering with U.S. athletic apparel...
Smarter contacts for smarter eyeballs

Google's 'smart contacts' could soon find their way to your eyeballs

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has signed a deal with Google to license the search giant's "smart lens" contact technology. Google[x] revealed the glucose level-sensing contact lenses earlier this year, which monitored chemical levels in tears once a second and relayed that information to...
Adidas's new miCoach Fit Smart will track your workouts from your wrist, style be damned

Adidas's new miCoach Fit Smart will track your workouts from your wrist, style be damned

Many fitness tracker manufacturers put considerable effort into attaining a design that's as small and attractive as possible, but not Adidas. Their new miCoach Fit Smart wrist-worn tracker isn't particularly beautiful, and it's certainly not small, but it makes up for that with raw function. The...
Using IFTTT with Fitbit

Using IFTTT with Fitbit

We've offered an introduction to IFTTT, and even looked at using WeMo with IFTTT. Continuing with this series of posts and we find ourselves focusing on Fitbit. Similar to using WeMo with IFTTT, you'll first need to make sure you activate the channel for Fitbit. Then once that has been taken care...

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