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By Jonah Comstock April 21, 2014
Less than 3 percent of early users of The Eatery, the first app from app maker Massive Health, which was acquired by Jawbone in February 2013, used it often enough to be considered active users, and of those, only about 10 percent showed an improvement in the healthiness rating of their meals, according to a new study in JMIR. This is an especially interesting finding, as the company's unique...
By Aditi Pai March 6, 2014
Jawbone, maker of the Jawbone UP activity tracker, launched an app today with a different take on sleep tracking. The app, UP Coffee, helps users regulate their caffeine intake and understand how caffeine affects their sleep. While the app is open for anyone to download, not just owners of a Jawbone UP wristband, if the user owns the UP or UP24, he or she can also sync UP Coffee with that device...
By Aditi Pai February 12, 2014
Approximately 1.6 million smartwatches were shipped in the second half of 2013, and over 17 million total wristworn trackers are expected to ship in 2014, according to market research firm Canalys. Fitbit shipped the most wearable bands (58 percent market share), which Canalys suggested could be because Fitbit launched its Flex and Force bands in May and October 2013 respectively. Jawbone had...
By Neil Versel January 20, 2014
Welltok, the Denver-based creator of an online and mobile "social health management" platform, has introduced a partnership program to link technology with disease management and wellness programs. The idea is to make it easier for population health managers from payers, health systems and accountable care organizations to provide services and actionable steps for program members. "We're able to...
By Jonah Comstock December 26, 2013
Healthrageous. It's clear that consolidation is finally starting to happen in mobile health. In the third quarter of 2013, MobiHealthNews reported an unprecedented number of mobile and digital health acquisitions in a single quarter -- five. Depending on where you count Humana's acquisition of Healthrageous (which we reported on October 1st), the fourth quarter either matched or surpassed that...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2013
Maxwell Health, a web- and mobile-based "employee benefits operating system" has raised $6 million, bringing its total first round funding to $8 million. The round was led by existing investor Vaizra Investments, with contributions from new investor Catalyst Ventures and other previous investors Tribeca Venture Partners, Serious Change, Lerer Ventures, and BoxGroup, as well as undisclosed angels...
By Jonah Comstock November 13, 2013
Jawbone's UP bracelet does pretty well in the activity tracker space, at least according to CEO Hossain Rahman who told Fortune the company was experiencing "crazy sell-through demand" when the company borrowed $93 million in September. But one glaring omission in Jawbone's product offering, cited in FixYa's consumer feedback report in August, is the omission of wireless syncing. While the Fitbit...
By Aditi Pai November 7, 2013
Jawbone VP of Software Jeremiah Robinson said the next step for the company's wearable activity tracker, Jawbone UP, is using data from users to help the device better fit into their lives. "We're still in the phase of correlations and it's hard to run a massive human AB trial in free living data, but we are seeing some really cool things," Robinson said at the Wired Data Life event in New York...
By Aditi Pai October 29, 2013
Ontario, Canada-based Airo Health has announced a wearable sensor poised for launch in fall of 2014. Instead of steps, Airo tracks activity using heart rate, and instead of manual entry, Airo tracks nutrition passively. Airo's nutrition tracker uses wavelengths of light to look into the bloodstream to detect metabolites, which are released during and after the user's meal. These metabolites will...
By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2013
At the "3 CEOs" session at the Health 2.0 event in Santa Clara, California this week, two CEOs of famously acquired digital health companies, Christine Robins of BodyMedia and Pete Hudson of iTriage-maker Healthagen, talked about their respective mergers. Also, Hudson and Doximity's Jeff Tangney expounded on recently launched products, while Robins merely hinted at a big move to come. Hudson,...

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