Fitbit
According to Reuters, Google has made an offer to acquire Fitbit. The report explicitly states that there is no certainty that the offer will lead to a deal. But think about this… what could Google/Alphabet be thinking? Google’s existing wearable strategy is not working. Fitbit’s wearable strategy is not working. WearOS requires more processing power and battery life than can be had in a smartwatch, so the user experience is awful (and I’m being kind).... Continue Reading →
Misfit Beddit
  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 Sleep System,... Continue Reading →
Calorie Counting Microwave
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 meal,... Continue Reading →
Microsoft
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 designed to track steps, calories... Continue Reading →
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 workouts... Continue Reading →
Fitbit
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 Fitbit Force... Continue Reading →
Embedded Wearable Tech
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 and nerve stimulators... Continue Reading →