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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...
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,...
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...

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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...
Endomondo brings fitness to your Pebble-adorned wrist

Endomondo brings fitness tracking to your Pebble adorned wrist

Endomondo has announced that it is now available for Pebble users so that they can take their workouts with them and monitor their fitness from their wrists. Endomondo is now available for iOS users in the Pebble appstore and will be coming to Android Pebble users later in the year. With...
Heart Rate Montiors

How to choose the best heart rate monitor

Technology is making it easier and easier for us to monitor what we are doing. And as we are still in #MobileFit month, the what we are doing bit will be in regards to our body. We've already talked about the best fitness trackers, and those seem to be a good entry-level step into fitness. Moving...
Connected water bottles from Gatorade monitor player hydration levels

Connected water bottles from Gatorade monitor player hydration levels

There's plenty of awesome tech at the World Cup in Brazil this year. We've already seen these cool watches that alert referees to goals, but there is also some cool tech for the players — right in their water bottles. The Brazilian national team is testing out some smart bottles from Gatorade,...

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