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Jawbone has started offering a program to businesses offering them bulk discounts on Jawbone fitness trackers.
Fitibit has new trackers: The recalled Fitbit Force returns as the Fitbit Charge with an optional heart rate monitor. Next year, fitness buffs can also pick up the Fitbit Surge, which features a square-shaped LED screen.
Measuring what’s happening with your body has never been easier, but measuring what goes in, is still an analog process of journals and maybe photos. A GE researcher wants to change that.
How safe is your smart scale? Craig Labovitz of Deepfield said that it’s probably not.
You generally need an iPhone(s aapl) or Android(s goog) handset if you want a smartwatch or health tracker, because most of these don’t…
For fitness tracker enthusiasts looking for the next new thing, Withings has added a sensor that tracks your respiration to its upgraded Pulse O2 activity tracker.
Bridging the protocols and different data formats spoken by our connected devices is going to take a lot of integration, or maybe just some pattern recognition software and contextual analysis.
Thinking about another wearable activity tracker to replace your recalled Fitbit Force? Here are a few options.
Fitbit is facing its first lawsuit a month after recalling its Force activity tracking band, which caused an allergic reaction for some users.
These technologies are changing how design is being used like never before.
Whistle started out selling a dog collar tag that monitored your pets activity, but it’s trying to evolve its platform into more than just a means of measuring walks.
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The company is no longer selling the activity tracking band due to an allergic reaction being experienced by some users, and is conducting a voluntary recall.
Fitbit has acknowledged the issue and is offering affected users a replacement device or refund.
Starting next month an update will let allow you to view your smartphone’s caller ID on the display of your Fitbit Force.
Sony’s Core sensor slips into a wristband to track your activity levels and let you bookmark noteworthy moments.
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show will have tons of amazing new tech on display but it’s all for nothing if not easy to use. I’m hoping for a trend of simplicity and user experience magic from this year’s devices.
Christmas is time to give and receive gifts. Many of the gifts these days happen to be related to technology. I asked my colleagues what were the best gifts, ones they love the most, they received this year. Here is that short list.
Forget Zigbee and Z-wave, here’s a startup that wants to make Bluetooth the mesh networking protocol of choice for the smart home. But can Bluetooth deliver a mesh?
After spending time with both the Fitbit Force and Jawbone UP24, I’ve compared their features side by side to see which one is worth your activity tracking dollars.
A display makes all the difference in the world for the Fitbit Force. For most people, this is the activity tracker to get.
As the holidays draw close, these twelve gift ideas will help accentuate the most often used features for any iPhone or iPad owner on your shopping list.
Weigh in with your thoughts on the future of the wearable computing market.
Fitbit is reportedly working on a new fitness band, the Fitbit Force, which can provide more detailed statistics about your daily fitness levels and also functions as a watch.
A quick snapshot of where health tech investors are putting their money.
The 50-year-old weight loss stalwart is under attack from new, free fitness apps, but a Chicago startup may offer some clues on how it could fight back.
Keas, a San Francisco startup that offers employers a social service for boosting employee health and productivity, has raised $8 million.
Target will sell electronics products endorsed by the editors of Wired in stores and online. Selections include the Square credit card reader, Fitbit and Belkin WeMo. Target also has an editorial partnership with CNET.
Looking for a cheap way to try out fitness tracking, or lost your Fitbit or Jawbone Up and want an affordable replacement? Moves is a free iPhone app that uses the phone’s accelerometer and location tracking to help you stay active.
TechStars Chicago, formerly Excelerate Labs, has announced its inaugural class of startups.
As genome sequencing drops to a price that’s palatable for more consumers, two doctors debate whether those without medical conditions should do it.
The secret to Amiigo’s intelligent fitness tracker is a collection of sensors and a reference database full of information about hundreds of activities. The more data users feed it, the smarter it gets.
Like the concept of the fitbit activity tracker, but worried you might drop it in the washing machine or easily misplace it? The fibit Flex could be a good option to consider, the company’s new wristband that looks more like the Nike Fuelband or the Jawbone Up.
The internet of things is set to be a hot topic this year at CES, but before going gaga over the latest connected device, there are some hard questions industry watchers should ask — or at least think about– when evaluating the latest announcements and gadgets.
I took the Fitbit One out for a test drive (or in this case a walk) and absolutely love the updated model, as well as the creation of a Fitbit Zip for users looking for a more affordable product with slightly less features.
Google’s Project Glass may sound like a bet on a distant future, but wearable computing could become a billion-dollar business sooner that you might expect: Juniper believes that smart watches, wearable fitness gizmos and head-mounted displays will bring in $1.5 billion by 2014.
I was debating the purchase of a $130 broadband-connected scale versus to help me track my fitness and nutrition goals. As I weighed (HA!) the choice, I came up with three metrics that should help consumers figure out if paying more for connectivity is worth it.
The Web is fantastic, but even with our smartphones, we’re still stuck staring at a screen. Some startups and DIYers are trying to make it easier to bring the binary interactions of our digital lives into the real world. This is awesome.
Five months after debuting an app for iOS, the team at Fitbit launched a version for Android smartphones and tablets. The free software works in conjunction with the Fitbit Wireless Tracker, a $99 sensor that tracks steps, flights of stairs walked, and hours of sleep.
Want to really embrace the quantitative self? Forget tracking your sleep and start tracking your dental hygiene. Beam Technologies, a year-old startup is set to introduce a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush and app that will launch next month and retail for around $50 for the base.
Fitbit was among the early leaders in building connected portable health devices, a market that has become crowded in the last year with new rivals. Now Fitbit is announcing it has raised $12 million to help it fend off competition from emerging rivals.
Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? You might want to consider one from the growing group of wearable personal metrics devices. The idea is data and feedback about our movement and our consumption can make us smarter, more motivated, and more competitive with ourselves and others.