February 5, 2015
The five trackers used in the study.
A new study from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) looked at five popular consumer activity trackers and evaluated them for accuracy. The study found that five devices -- Nike+ FuelBand, Fitbit Ultra, Jawbone UP, BodyMedia FitCore and Adidas MiCoach -- all tracked steps relatively accurately, but many were less accurate when it comes to tracking...
January 13, 2015
Seventy percent of US consumers own a smartphone, while just 5.7 percent own a fitness-sensing wristband, according to a GlobalWebIndex survey of 7,500 US internet users conducted in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Although GlobalWebIndex labeled the category "smart wristband", in the survey question, the research company used Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone Up, and Adidas miCoach as its only examples. Two...
August 20, 2014
According to a report from Engadget (and some new pages on Adidas' website), Adidas is gearing up to open its miCoach platform to developers.
Though few details are available right now (the API has not been officially announced), it appears likely the developer tools will allow other apps to integrate movement, tracking, and even coaching data from Adidas miCoach products, which include the...
February 7, 2014
Athletic apparel maker Adidas sued Under Armour in the US District Court in Delaware over the alleged infringement of 10 digital health-related patents. Adidas' lawsuit also included fitness tracking app maker MapMyFitness, which was acquired by Under Armour in November 2013 for $150 million.
Adidas patents cited in the lawsuit include ones for: a location-aware fitness training device that...
August 9, 2012
IMS Research seems to pile on to growing number of research reports that point to wearable devices as an important trend in digital health: According to IMS by 2016 the "minimum revenue opportunity" for wearable devices will be $6 billion.
IMS Research notes that the current market for wearable devices is concentrated around a small group of products in the healthcare, medical, fitness, and...