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After going it alone with health tracking hardware, Nike is expanding relationships to use its Nike+ app with non-Nike devices. The company…
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In a surprise move, Nike released a Android app for its (most likely) discontinued FuelBand wearable accessory.
Nike has let go most of the members of its FuelBand wearables unit and will stop developing new versions of the device,…
Google is borrowing strategies from Nike and other clothing companies to keep interest in Glass high. By artificially limiting Glass sales to one day, it remains an insider product for those well-connected and in the know.
Motion tracking firm Movea has teamed up with Texas Instruments and design firm Xm-Squared to unveil a reference design for a more accurate fitness band.
LG is once again flirting with fitness tracking, unveiling the Life Band Touch at CES 2014.
Garmin’s new vívofit activity tracker features an always-on, curved display and one year’s worth of battery life.
Software isn’t just eating the world, it’s highly profitable compared with most other industries. Software and tobacco are bringing in high margins, and other businesses want in.
San Francisco-based Fitbit is rolling out its second wristband, the Force, which not only tracks activity and sleep, but displays the time and will, ultimately, show incoming phone call notifications
The startup behind the Basis health-tracking watch has raised a second tranche of its Series B round and said its online store is now fully open to the public.
Apple has reportedly hired Nike design director Ben Shaffer to work on wearable devices. Can an iWatch be far behind?
How will health data tracking reach the masses? By showing people that it can seamlessly improve healthcare delivery, day-to-day communication and even entertainment.
Jawbone, the maker of the Up fitness-tracking wristband, has raised more than $100 million in a combination of debt and equity financing.
Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America and Alcoa are out. Visa, Nike and Goldman Sachs are in, says the DJIA.
San Francisco-based fitness tracking startup Fitbit has raised $43 million in a Series D round of funding led by Softbank Capital.
Berlin-based Clue is the latest startup trying to bring new technology to women interested in monitoring their cycles.
Jawbone has acquired health tracking pioneer BodyMedia in a deal valued at north of $100 million.
Nike and TechStars have announced the 10 startups that will be in its new accelerator program for digital fitness startups.
This is the year that wearables are breaking out into the mainstream. Whether it’s connected wrists, eyes, feet or ears, we take a look at the devices that are sitting on your body, and collecting and crunching data.
Not to be outdone by Nike, UnderArmour has a new wearable exercise tracking strap. The Armour39 measures calories and heart rate, combining those with additional data to create your, ahem, WILLPower score.
When it comes to building connected products and services, developers must abandon their screen-centric focus and figure out how people live their lives and how a new product can fit into those lives.
The emergence of wearables — connected devices you wear on your body — is sweeping big tech companies like Google and Apple, as well as startups like Misfit Wearables. But if the devices are just plain dorky-looking they’re going to struggle to break into the mainstream.
According to a patent document, Apple could be working on a system for wearable and attachable sensors. The technology could be used for tracking fitness and health, as well as for monitoring items in shipping and industrial production.
Lew Cirne started New Relic to offer network application monitoring as a cloud-service back in 2008. Since then, he has raised $115 million and wants to take his fast-growing company public by 2014.
In a move that highlights the importance of design, software and data, wearable computing hardware company Jawbone is buying design agency Visere along with mobile app maker MassiveHealth. The company hope to marry their talents with its embedded computing expertise.
GAIN Fitness, a San Francisco-based startup backed by InterWest Partners, former Square COO Keith Rabois and Practice Fusion co-founder Matthew Douglass, is launching a new marketplace of workout apps from top trainers.
Google Glass didn’t emerge as a sleek (but nerdy) pair of digital glasses. Google’s first prototype was a clunky Borg-looking device that required a backpack full of batteries.
Jawbone is coming back to the market with a brand new (and much improved) version of its much maligned UP wearable device that tracks your personal data including time spent walking. This time, it faces considerable challenge from Nike’s increasingly popular, Fuelband.
Nike’s VP, digital sport Stefan Olander said Monday at GigaOM RoadMap that Nike’s wearable technology thrives on the fact that people want credit for their athletic activity. Forty percent of the runs completed through Nike’s GPS running app are shared on either Facebook or Path.
Path is finally expanding to the iPad, America’s most popular tablet and a natural place for Path’s family-oriented users to head next. In landscape mode, the iPad app allows users to see popular posts of the day, including posts from friends on music, books and movies.
Looking for the next big thing in wearable computing? HD video cameras you can take on your next skydiving or snowboarding expedition are popular items right now, and the new video camera from Contour is headed to an Apple retail store near you.
What are some of the most popular features of niche social network Path? CEO Dave Morin says the company has seen impressive user demand for the running feature on the app, wanting to share information on their runs with friends and family members.
As more people pick up connected pedometers, specialized exercise trackers and personal calorie-counting devices that connect back to the web, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is trying to capitalize on the trend with new certifications for running and cycling. This is a win for consumers.
What if a photo could be more than a static image, and tell a story through tags, links and videos? Stipple’s updates Thursday bring forward what it hopes is the “smart image,” allowing photographers and brands to track and monetize their photos across the web.
Path announced today that it has integrated with the Nike+ FuelBand, allowing users to track their movement throughout the day and receive motivation from friends using Path. The connection marks an important mainstream partnership for Path, which has struggled to gain widespread adoption from users.
Nike falls foul of UK advertising regulators because sponsored tweets for which it paid two top footballers were not obviously marked out as marketing.
Facebook announced today that it’s launching the App Center for its mobile platform, allowing users to get personalized app recommendations on their phones through the Facebook app, demonstrating the company’s connect with third-party app developers and push to integrate with mobile.
Thursday, Apple filed a patent application for “personalized fitness services” on a handheld device, focusing on exercise in a gym setting. Features would include how-to videos for equipment, as well as the ability to check on classes and possibly schedule training sessions.
Today, it is increasingly pervasive in our society to have an obsession with metrics and numbers without context. And as modern technology has started to get more complex, these metrics and other numbers have become a crutch for marketing and spin.
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