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, influenza, and Continue Reading →
Nike+ FuelBand
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 Continue Reading →
Amazon is dedicating part of its store to the ever-growing number of wearable devices on the market. The online hub, simply called Wearable Technology, covers smartwatches, wearable cameras such as the GoPro, healthcare devices and fitness trackers. Given the space is relatively young, Amazon is also educating customers with an area called Learning Center. It Continue Reading →
Vancive Metria
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 wearable technology is quickly Continue Reading →
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 wishing to get a Continue Reading →
Android Wear
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 Continue Reading →
Lumus DK40
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 Continue Reading →
Jawbone UP
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 Continue Reading →