heart rate monitor

By Aditi Pai January 5, 2015
Shelton, Connecticut-based Fitlinxx, maker of the BtoB activity tracker Pebble, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its newest device, a bandaid-like heart rate tracker, called AmpStrip. Fitlinxx first announced the device in November 2014. "This is our first foray into consumer products that we would sell directly -- and we want to get it right," Fitlinxx explains on its...
By Aditi Pai June 24, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 This Friday, Samsung is launching a new version of its latest smartphone, called the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. The new phone was developed in partnership with Sprint and MapMyFitness, which was acquired by Under Armour for $150 million last year. Samsung added a textured shell to the Galaxy S5 Sport so that users might benefit from the added grip. The phone will also be dust...
By Aditi Pai March 17, 2014
Apple has made headlines several times in the last few months after rumors about the iWatch were leaked along with several hires. Amidst the hustle to interpret Apple's next moves for its expected iWatch and potential companion health app, several news sources have begun reporting on different Apple patents that might be incorporated into Apple's next device. Here are several patents that Apple...
By Brian Dolan January 2, 2014
Last week the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Apple a patent for a "seamlessly embedded heart rate monitor" that the company's R&D department envisions using for authentication, personalization, and other features on imagined future devices. Apple has filed for a number of digital health-related patents over the years, MobiHealthNews rounded up a few way back in 2010...
By Aditi Pai August 5, 2013
Adidas' is poised to launch a new activity tracker, the miCoach X_Cell. The recently cleared FCC filing was first spotted by Engadget. Users can wear the X_Cell with a textile strap across the chest or with miCoach compatible apparel, such as a Techfit shirt. The device measures acceleration, change in direction, jump force, heart rate and workout time. Information from the activity tracker can...