Tagged with: Quantified Self

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Wearable technology usually evokes images of fitness-tracking wristbands such as the Jawbone UP or FitBit Force. More athletic types might envision Polar H7 strap-on heart rate monitors or Nike Fuel bands, while others might think about Samsung's Galaxy Gear or try to imagine what Apple's new iWatch might look like. But ...

Runtastic Overhauls Mobile App, Tells You When to Drink Water

Runtastic Overhauls Mobile App, Tells You When to Drink Water

App developer Runtastic has carved a sizable ‘niche’ for itself in the digital fitness realm in recent years, notching up north of seventy million downloads since its foundation in 2009. This figure includes all platforms and its myriad of apps – which covers ones for homebodies and others specifically for those ...

Google Announces ‘Android Wear’: Its Plan for a Wearable OS

Google Announces ‘Android Wear’: Its Plan for a Wearable OS

Google on Tuesday announced Android Wear, its effort to take the operating system beyond the phone and tablet and into the brave new world of wearables. The effort is starting with watches, though Google suggested it sees a broader role for Android. Earlier this year the company also detailed an effort to get Android into ...

Google Glass: Not the Only Eye Candy in Town

Google Glass: Not the Only Eye Candy in Town

I'm a Google Glass owner and I've had my share of ups and downs with my $1500 curiosity purchase. Mom says I look like I'm scratching my head when I'm using Glass, and my photos and videos are shot and shared fast and furiously, but they're all pretty bad. I also spend inordinate amounts of time sending the wrong things to ...

Jawbone Launches Android App for UP and UP24 Devices

Jawbone Launches Android App for UP and UP24 Devices

I was quite excited about the Jawbone UP24 with wireless connectivity back in December, but disappointed it was only available for iOS. I moved back to my older generation UP after getting rid of my iPhone 5s so I was very pleased to see Jawbone release the Android version of the Jawbone 3.0 app on Tuesday that now works ...

Wello iPhone Case Measures Your Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and More

Wello iPhone Case Measures Your Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and More

Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier. Called Wello, the case has sensors built in that can give you a picture of your overall health after holding it a special way for just a few ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 6, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 6, 2014

There are dozens of different wearable computers that make sure you’re eating right, sleeping right, and getting the exercise you need. But there’s only one that makes sure you’re getting the right amount of sunlight every day. SunSprite, a new gadget currently seeking funding on IndieGogo, is solar-powered and ...

Intel Acquires Fitness-Tracking Company Basis for $100+ Million

Intel Acquires Fitness-Tracking Company Basis for $100+ Million

Intel has won the Basis auction, we’re hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150 million. Basis makes wristwatch health trackers, capturing 7 percent of the market versus competitor Jawbone’s 21 percent. As Intel was all about the wearables this ...

Netflix Hacked a Fitbit to Pause Your Movie When You Fall Asleep

Netflix Hacked a Fitbit to Pause Your Movie When You Fall Asleep

Done right, internal hackathons are awesome. They encourage company developers to build all the crazy stuff that they’d normally never dabble with, be it for lack of time, fear that their co-workers/bosses would think they’re nuts, or because their ideas are just too far from “the company vision” or whatever. When ...

SunSprite (on IndieGogo) Makes Sure You Get Enough Sun Each Day

SunSprite (on IndieGogo) Makes Sure You Get Enough Sun Each Day

There are wearables to track your exercise activity, food consumption and sleep habits. There are even wearables that want to be smartphones-lite. But never before has there been a portable tracker for daily sunlight exposure. That's a niche GoodLux is looking to fill with its SunSprite, a solar-powered, Bluetooth 4.0 ...