10 fitness devices to compete with Jawbone UP

By Brian Dolan


Valencell is the creator of Healthset, a technology that gives audio headsets the ability to monitor the health and fitness of the user. Healthset sensor technology tracks real-time physiological metrics including heart rate, calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, speed and more, while the consumer listens to music, talks over the phone, or goes about daily life activities. Data is streamed to smartphones and/or mp3-players through wired or wireless links, enabling live body metrics, training, and coaching via fitness applications on mobile devices and online.

Best Buy's venture arm recently invested in the startup, which hopes to ink deals with headphone makers to embed its technology.

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