Gigaom readers were strongly positive on the prospects for the Apple Watch but questions remain on price and user interface.
Apple’s Health app won’t just track quantified self data from third-party apps or manual entry: It can work directly with Bluetooth-enabled wearables which could make some app makers feel a little ill.
First, Jawbone’s UP wristbands connected to your dog’s collar. Now they’re connecting to your car. The app is bringing in data from devices that have little to do with personal fitness, and that’s great.
We saw LG’s Lifeband Touch at January’s Consumer Electronics Show and it’s finally going on sale. Expect to see it on retail shelves later this month in the U.S., along with a pair of earphones that can measure heart rate and blood oxygen levels.
Jawbone’s UP app isn’t just tracking your own steps, but the steps you take with your dog. A tie-in with quantified pup startup Whistle will merge data from both activity trackers.
Will the quantified-self companies get with the program and woo senior citizens, or will they leave that fast-growing market to a handful of early movers?
Sporting goods company Wilson is working with a Finnish startup called SportIQ to create a basketball that uses sensors and artificial intelligence…
Information about Apple’s new Healthbook app for iOS sheds light on what types of quantified self data you may be able to track on an iPhone. Some of that information, however, will have to come from external sensors and devices; perhaps an Apple smart watch?
Machine learning algorithms can do a lot of things if they have enough data — recommend products, identify fraud and even help women get pregnant. Fertility startup Ovuline says its 60 million data points from users have helped 50,000 of them get pregnant.
Forget your connected bracelets or mattress pads. The folks at Select Comfort have a Sleep Number connected bed so you can track your sleep. All for $8,000.
Hearing a mention of Epson doesn’t likely bring wearables to mind but the company says it should: It has a history with smart watches and builds custom sensors. That history comes to the present with Pulsense, a pair of heart-tracking bands.
Withings is adding the Aura sleep system to its line of scales, baby monitors and activity trackers. The $299 device tracks your movements and your environment, and then uses sound and lighting to improve your sleep.
Parents, this app wants to quantify your diaper changes. Ins & Outs is an activity tracker for babies, and it’s been built by the Janus Friis-backed product incubator The Factory.
A seattle-based startup has built a tracker that knows when you are sitting or standing. The goal is to help people stand more and sit less. But is it necessary?
Under Armour has acquired MapMyFitness, an Austin, Texas-based company that uses a phone’s GPS to let people map their runs, bike rides…
There are too many choices available for consumers when it comes to devices and apps that track your steps or daily activities. What needs to happen is consolidation across the industry and a focus on storytelling, not just activity.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/test-and-measurement/meet-the-datasexual Is there a line beyond which people are no longer mere Quantified Selfers but something much more annoying? Could data really…
A new sensor-equipped headset claims to analyze a user’s breathing patterns and heart rate to help reduce stress, improve athletic performance and encourage weight loss.
Jawbone’s API for its UP fitness-tracking wristband is now open to developers worldwide.
Feeling like you just aren’t quite quantifying enough of your daily life? Check out Hexoskin, a maker of connected tanks that track your heart and respiration as well as your steps.
Although there’s another big player in the smartwatch game thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, I’m not sure that the current concept of smartwatches and other wearables is right. Pushing smartphone data to a wrist is just “table stakes”: Bring me context!
Startup Owlet is launching a crowdfunding campaign to bring a sensor-equipped “smart” sock, which monitors a baby’s breathing, to market.
Eclipse Breast Health Technologies, which launched an Indiegogo campaign on Tuesday, wants to digitize the breast self-exam with a handheld, at-home device.
“Smart” posture sensor LumoBack now tracks more activity metrics, like calories burned, in addition to buzzing each time it senses that its wearer is slouching.
A recent Slate article criticizes Max Levchin’s new fertility app as a too-intrusive tool from a data-loving technophile, but, in many ways, it’s an extension of what many women have been doing for decades.
Music that matches your mood? Movies that respond to your emotions? Los Angeles startup BioBeats believes it can use biometric data to create adaptive media for consumers and clinical settings.
Fitness trackers and life logging apps might not add too much depth to our understanding of our daily routines, but they do provide a good judgmental eye. Who else is gonna call you out on being a hedonist?
Thanks to new technology for collecting and sharing health data, visiting with the doctor can be as simple as sitting down with your computer or smartphone.
I evaluated how both of these gadgets work with Apple devices. Do you thrive on competition or are you more self-motivated? The one that will be best for you depends on your goals and objectives.
Can the Eagles’ new data-driven strategy turn the team around? Who knows, but it offers a window onto where the quantified-self movement is headed.
Too many products look like they were designed by men in Silicon Valley for men in Silicon
Valley, says one wearable tech CEO.
Paris-based digital health company Withings has raised $30 million in a bid to accelerate international growth.
Argus promises to combine all of your sources of data about your food intake, daily fitness, sleep, stress and more into one app that supplies context about how these data sources relate to each other.
Startup Human API wants to help developers turn all the different datasets related to your health into valuable consumer-first applications.
Connected devices are making their way into the animal kingdom, which may have surprising benefits for humans if it helps lead to acceptance of sensor data for tracking health.
Startup Whistle has designed an activity tracker that clips on to your dog’s collar, but its core offering is a cloud-based analytics service designed to quantify your pet’s health.
Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai isn’t just logging information about his weight, sleep and activity, he’s sharing the information openly with the hope that other developers will discover interesting ways to use it.
Startup Ovuline uses machine learning to make sense of women’s health data and help couples conceive.
Fitbit’s newest fitness-tracking device, the Flex wristband, begins shipping on Monday. It’s more conspicuous than clip-on models — which may not be a bad thing.
Despite the number of fitness apps already available, Seattle-based Cody believes it can win over mainstream consumers with a virtual coaching app.
Fitness tracking app Runkeeper has launched in six new languages in an effort to reach a larger international audience.
Four months after releasing its new and improved UP fitness bracelet, Jawbone has launched an app for Android users.
Tictrac, a startup that helps people aggregate data from various tracking devices, apps and other non-health tools, this week opened to the public.
Basis Science has raised a $11.5 million for its wristband that uses sensors to track several health indicators. The company also said that Esther Dyson and Deepak Chopra had joined its advisory board.
The Leikr watch, which features a two-inch color screen, will hit U.S. shores this summer after a successful crowdfunding campaign that set a record for Danish Kickstarter projects.
A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project indicates that 7 in 10 American adults tracks a health indicator like weight, diet, exercise or a symptom. But half say they track “in their heads” and about a fifth use technology.
Google is reportedly looking to bring a smart watch to market. That’s not too hard to believe when you consider it already has one that few people know about.
It’s easier said than done to stick to New Year’s resolutions for getting more sleep, exercising regularly or undertaking any other health-related routine. But a growing set of apps help people improve habits through activity tracking, design and networking with communities of peers or experts.
On the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign for its smart posture sensor, LUMO Body Tech on Wednesday announced that it had raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Madrona Venture Partners and including Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Jerry Yang.
Everyone’s talking about the greatness of big data, but we’re nowhere near the promised land of what’s possible when we turn data loose on our lives. Here are three things to watch that could affect how companies and everday people consume all that info.
On Monday, Nike announced the launch of a new Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars. Through the program, ten startups that use Nike+ technology will received mentorship, coaching, office space and other benefits.
Retrofit, a Chicago-based company offering a data-driven, expert-led weight loss system, on Tuesday announced that it had raised $8 million in Series A funding, led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and including Correlation Ventures and Hyde Park Angels.
While most of us are getting ready to coast into the weekend, maybe making plans to hit up happy hour later, Neal Mueller is setting out with three other men to become the first people to row across the Arctic Ocean. Why?