Bluetooth 4.0

By Jonah Comstock May 30, 2013
Polar, the longtime makers of heartrate-monitoring watches and chest straps, has launched a Bluetooth Smart-enabled, iPhone-connected activity tracker. The Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart is a small device that clips to the shoe and tracks stride-length, speed, running cadence, and distance. Activity tracker maker Fitbit notably uses Bluetooth Smart in its devices, but while Fitbit is geared...
By Chris Gullo December 19, 2011
CardioMapper, the first app to use the Bluetooth Smart low-energy spec, is now available in Apple's AppStore and available for iPhone 4S users. The $1.99 app from developer body-PRO is capable of connecting and continously transmitting data from heart rate monitors that feature Bluetooth Smart (previously known as Bluetooth 4.0) support. For more than 10 years body-PRO has developed mobile health...
By Brian Dolan June 13, 2011
Dayton Industrial's heart rate monitor The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) recently announced the finalization of two new developer specifications for connected vital sign monitoring devices looking to make use of the short range wireless technology. The specs called health thermometer profile and heart rate profile, are the first mobile health profiles to be part of the upcoming...