Android running apps

By Brian Dolan May 3, 2012
In recent weeks Pebble, developers of a "smartwatch" that connects to iPhone and Android devices via Bluetooth, has become the most successful project or startup to leverage the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise money: So far, it's raised more than $8 million. The Kickstarter platform has only raised a few hundred million overall, which made Pebble's success headline news. This week the...
By Brian Dolan March 21, 2012
Given the recent influx of connected fitness devices that often offer their own companion smartphone apps, it may come as no surprise that at least one existing fitness app developer has decided to launch its own branded suite of devices to feed data into its app: Austria-based Runtastic. This week the company announced the availability of a GPS-enabled pulse watch and a heart rate chest strap....
By Brian Dolan November 21, 2011
RunKeeper announced a $10 million round of investments led by Spark Capital, which has also invested in Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, with participation from another new investor, AOL co-founder Steve Case's Revolution Ventures. Return backer OATV, the venture arm of O'Reilly Media, also participated in the new round. The Boston-based startup, which now has 14 employees, plans to use the funding...
By Brian Dolan January 3, 2011
A new partnership with BodyMedia shows that Sprint has finally woken up to the consumer health opportunity. BodyMedia, which develops connected fitness devices and mobile applications, has inked a deal with mobile operator Sprint to embed 3G cellular connectivity into its BodyMedia FIT Armband. BodyMedia already offers a number of devices that help users track calorie burn, activity levels and...