September 17, 2013
Zamzee, the commercial spin-off of Redwood City, California-based HopeLab, is launching a new version of its kids' activity tracker and gamified fitness platform geared at large groups, particularly clinical settings such as pediatric weight loss clinics.
HopeLab established much of the efficacy data on Zamzee in group settings. For instance, a study published last year showed that overweight...
August 14, 2013
Lumo Body Tech, makers of an app-connected posture sensing belt, launched a new, overhauled version of its LUMOback sensor today. The new sensor is a significant hardware upgrade and also includes new tracking capabilities and app features.
The company has redesigned both the belt and the sensor unit to be lighter, smaller, and more comfortable than the first generation of the unit. The shell of...
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...
July 31, 2013
One way or another, the wrist is going to be a consumer battlefield.
In the world of health and fitness tracking, smartphone connected devices like Fitbit Flex, Jawbone UP, and Basis Band have scoped out the wrist as the ideal place for accelerometers, pulse, and galvanic skin response sensors to give people feedback about their workouts. In the mobile computing sphere, startups like Pebble and...
July 10, 2013
Palo Alto-based Azumio, makers of the popular Instant Heart Rate app and a number of other mobile health apps, launched a new free app called Argus, which aggregates readings from many of Azumio's other apps as well as including built-in tracking for food, sleep, and activity. Unlike most of Azumio's apps, which are available for Apple and Android, Argus is currently available on iPhone only.
July 3, 2013
Last week, Microsoft announced Bing Health and Fitness, an app that tracks diet, health and exercise, according to an official Microsoft website, Bing Blogs. The app syncs to Microsoft HealthVault, which brings in data from other health trackers such as blood glucose monitors, electronic scales, and activity and medical monitors. Bing Health and Fitness is a part of the Windows 8.1 Preview, a pre...
June 21, 2013
Last week, Withings commercially launched Pulse, an activity tracker, which the company first announced at CES in January. The tracker is available for pre-order at $99.95 from the company's website.
Pulse is unique among activity trackers in that it can auto-detect when you start running and as the name suggests it can measure your pulse. Nike+ FuelBand is rumored to get a similar pulse...
June 18, 2013
Mayo Clinic announced last week a new online platform called Mayo Clinic Healthy Living that will leverage mobile health tools to provide preventative care to employees of Mayo's B2B employer clients. The company plans to launch the product in October.
"The clinic is a great setting, it's really great for complex medical problems, but for the majority of the population that has no significant...
May 29, 2013
Misfit also released a picture of a black version of the Shine with a leather band.
Misfit Wearables announced that it is once more pushing back the shipping date of its crowd-funded Shine tracker, and that the device will no longer support Android at launch. Supporters of Misfit's $846,000 Indiegogo campaign this past January will now have to wait until mid-July for their trackers.
May 24, 2013
Mountain View, California-based iHealth Lab, a subsidiary of Chinese medical device company Andon Health, announced a new device this week, the Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker. As part of the announcement, iHealth also formed partnerships with two fitness tracking companies, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper.
iHealth's new fitness device comes as a wristband or belt clip, and unlike most other...