Tagged with: Health and Wellness

Jawbone Launches HealthKit-Friendly ‘Up’ App, Doesn’t Need Jawbone Device

Jawbone Launches HealthKit-Friendly ‘Up’ App, Doesn’t Need Jawbone Device

Jawbone has launched its new Up app for the iPhone, which utilizes Apple's Health app and HealthKit to track and deliver advice based on a user's diet and physical activity. Not to be confused with Jawbone's other Up app, this newest app does not require the company's fitness tracker and works with over a hundred apps and ...

HealthKit App Support in iOS 8 is Delayed Until the ‘End of the Month’

HealthKit App Support in iOS 8 is Delayed Until the ‘End of the Month’

On Wednesday morning, apps designed to connect to the new iOS HealthKit framework were set to launch alongside the brand new iOS 8, but those apps, hungry for your data about calories and fitness progress, apparently hadn't laced their jogging shoes. Shortly after the new version of iOS launched, developers learned that ...

The Misfit Flash is a Screenless Fitness Tracker, Will Cost Less Than $50

The Misfit Flash is a Screenless Fitness Tracker, Will Cost Less Than $50

On Tuesday, Misfit announced Flash, its second wearable product. It’s a disk-shaped activity tracker that is covered in soft plastic. It will retail for under $50 when it goes on sale in October. The Flash is a sequel to Misfit’s first wearable activity tracker, Shine. The primary difference is that the Shine is $99.99 ...

Here’s How Medical Trials Plan to Use Apple’s HealthKit

Here’s How Medical Trials Plan to Use Apple’s HealthKit

Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice. HealthKit, which is still under development, is the center of a new healthcare system by Apple. ...

Jawbone’s Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware

Jawbone’s Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware

For the past few months, I've done something which is dorky even by my own dorky standards: I've often gone out in public with two wearable devices on my wrist. One has been a smartwatch of some sort. (At the moment, it's Motorola's Moto 360.) The other has usually been Jawbone's Up 24 fitness band. Here's why: Overall, the ...

Garmin’s Vivosmart Packs Smartwatch Features Into a Fitness Band

Garmin’s Vivosmart Packs Smartwatch Features Into a Fitness Band

Fitness trackers like the Jawbone Up, Nike Fuelband, and Garmin Vivofit are typically smaller, more minimalist than their smartwatch cousins, but their features are limited too. Garmin’s latest wearable, the Vivosmart, combines these two worlds with a fitness tracker design and robust smartwatch-like features. Garmin ...

Apple Will Reject Any HealthKit App That Stores Private Data in the Cloud

Apple Will Reject Any HealthKit App That Stores Private Data in the Cloud

Given recent events surrounding the security of cloud-storage accounts, Apple is keen to reassess any updates to iOS. The company has revealed that any Healthkit apps storing a user's private wellness data in iCloud will be flat-out rejected from the App Store. That same info, gathered by apps using the Healthkit API, is ...

Google’s ‘Calico’ Announces $1.5 Billion Anti-Aging Research Center

Google’s ‘Calico’ Announces $1.5 Billion Anti-Aging Research Center

Calico, the secretive Google-backed life sciences company, on Wednesday revealed plans to build what could be a $1.5 billion research and development center with biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, the recent spinoff of Abbott Laboratories. The new San Francisco Bay Area facility will focus on drug discovery and early drug ...

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac rhythm that affects one in four people. A visit to your physician is normally required to detect it (and is still a must), but a company called AliveCor has just announced ...

Adidas Opens its miCoach Platform to Third Parties

Adidas Opens its miCoach Platform to Third Parties

  If it's not the lure of delicious new gadgets, it's stone cold bribery. Either way, the reasons to stay slumped on the couch are evaporating quicker than the sweat off a runner's head. Adidas looks set to slay some more, too, as we've learned the sports giant is opening up its miCoach fitness-logging platform ...