Tagged with: Quantified Self

Misfit and Beddit’s New Sleep System Helps Track Your Sleeping

Misfit and Beddit’s New Sleep System Helps Track Your Sleeping

  Fitness and health might be a landscape best defined by how products work together. Or, how they don't. But it seems that fitness trackers and other wellness accessories are in a hurry to start dovetailing in 2014. Case in point: Misfit, makers of the Shine fitness tracker, have announced the Misfit Beddit ...

GE is Building a Microwave That Counts Your Food’s Calories

GE is Building a Microwave That Counts Your Food’s Calories

Your next microwave might be able to measure how healthy your food is. Researchers at General Electric have developed a device that can quickly measure the calories in your food by utilizing just three pieces of information: fat content, water content, and weight. From this data its able to approximate the calories of your ...

Report: Microsoft’s ‘Smartwatch’ is Actually a Fitness Wristband

Report: Microsoft’s ‘Smartwatch’ is Actually a Fitness Wristband

Microsoft’s smartwatch has long been rumored as a device that competes with Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear watches, and any future hardware from Apple, but it might not take the form of a watch. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft’s smartwatch will actually be a fitness wristband with multiple sensors ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 1, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 1, 2014

Love the Quantified Self movement but wish there was a device to help take your strength training to the next level? The PUSH Band, an app-enabled wearable fitness tracker, is here to help. PUSH, launching later this summer, is the world’s first fitness tracker that also tracks metrics on strength training by logging your ...

Samsung’s Simband, its Newest Wristband, Will Continuously Monitor Your Health

Samsung’s Simband, its Newest Wristband, Will Continuously Monitor Your Health

Hoping to take the lead in the race to build the ultimate wearable device, Samsung offered a sneak peak Wednesday at its next-generation health-tracking wristband, known as the Simband. Using different wavelengths of light beamed at your skin, Simband will track multiple measures of its wearer's health continuously, such as ...

Fitbit Owns Half of the World’s Wearable Market

Fitbit Owns Half of the World’s Wearable Market

Fitbit appears to be a tour de force in the wearable world. New numbers released by analyst Canalys on Wednesday show Fitbit devices accounted for nearly 50 percent of the world's 2.7 million wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2014. Apparently, the recent kerfuffle and recall over allergic sensitivities to the ...

We May Soon Have Wearable Tech Embedded in Our Bodies

We May Soon Have Wearable Tech Embedded in Our Bodies

A breakthrough in wireless technology could allow a new wave of health tracking tools that can be embedded inside our bodies – in our livers, hearts and even in our brains. A new wireless charging technique known as “mid-field wireless transfer” can deliver power to tiny electronic devices such as sensors, pacemakers ...

Jawbone and Automatic Team Up to Encourage Walking Over Driving

Jawbone and Automatic Team Up to Encourage Walking Over Driving

Japanese watchmaker Yamasa Tokei had a cool idea: a small wearable device that uses the natural motions of your body to keep track of how many steps you take. Tokei called his device the Manpo-Kei, roughly translated as “10,000-step meter.” That was almost 50 years ago. The problem is that, since then, the pitch for ...

Cue is a Home ‘Spit Kit’ That Mimics Five Lab Tests

Cue is a Home ‘Spit Kit’ That Mimics Five Lab Tests

The quantified self movement has been mostly focused on athletes and people trying to be active and measure their progress, but in the last year or so it has branched into the medical realm. Cue is one such example of this phenomenon. The device, which debuted on Tuesday, tracks inflammation, vitamin D, fertility, ...

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike recently discontinued Nike Fuel bands and fired a bunch of related staff. President and CEO Mark Parker said, "I think we will be part of wearables going forward. It'll be integrated into other products that we create, and then we'll look at expanding our partnerships to create more reach for the Nike Fuel and Fuel ...