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...
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 22, 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook is a fan of the wrist-worn activity tracker Nike+ FuelBand
In February, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal confirmed already-circulating rumors that Apple is developing a smart watch. Apple's most recent hiring decisions have further solidified this rumor -- new employees share a common thread of having a mobile health development background, according to GigaOm...
May 24, 2013
Research firm ON World is predicting a fitness tracking capability will be a top consumer requirement for forthcoming smartwatches.
"Some sports and fitness markets will be disrupted by the emergence of new general purpose mobile sensing products such as smartwatches," Mareca Hatler, ON World's research director, said in a statement. “Also, dedicated mobile sensing sports and fitness device...
February 12, 2013
While rumors of a wrist-worn Apple device -- an iWatch -- have circulated for some time, this week those rumors gained a little more credence following anonymously sourced reports in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The Times stated that "Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass, according to people familiar with the company’s explorations."...